2016 has seen Nothing But Thieves tour almost solidly in support of their self-titled debut album, which was released in November last year. To round off a crazy twelve months the quintet played three of their biggest headline shows to date - all of which sold out in advance - ending with a performance at Brixton’s O2 Academy. These guys are riding a huge wave of success and after tonight 's performance this is thoroughly deserved.
This week VANT will play an intimate show at The Cluny in Newcastle as part of the annual Dr Martens Stand For Something Tour. We caught up with frontman Mattie Vant ahead of the show to talk about influences, activism and more.
2016 marks the first year of Manchester’s newest music venture, Neighbourhood Festival. Spanning 11 venues across the city with acts including Blossoms, Vant and Twin Atlantic, there is no denying the strength of the line-up for a festival in it's first year; but did it live up to expectations?