In the dynamic world of contemporary rock, The Black Vultures have emerged as a force to be reckoned with.
“Treat Me Like An Animal” was more than a mere debut; it was a statement. It resonated across streaming platforms and radio waves, garnering acclaim from music industry critics and fans alike. The track’s triumph was capped off when it was crowned the Single of 2023 by Radio DJ Neil Jones of Smart 101 Radio and Bad Monkey Records, a testament to its impactful arrival in the music world.
The Black Vultures are a harmonious blend of talent and passion. Huw Williams leads with his commanding voice and rhythm guitar, complemented by the incisive lead guitar of Aled Owen Jones. The rhythm section, consisting of Mitch Casey on bass and backing vocals and Brandon Pritchard on drums, forms the backbone of their sound. Together, they create music that’s both fresh and familiar, drawing inspiration from a diverse range of influences including QOTSA, The White Stripes, The Strokes, and The Black Keys, to name a few.
Their name, The Black Vultures, is a homage to their musical inspirations, particularly bands like The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, and Them Crooked Vultures. It’s a name that encapsulates their identity: bold, unapologetic, and with a hint of mystery.
“NEVER SAY,” their latest single, delves into the complexities of relationships. It’s a narrative about realization and the courage to move on, hoping for a future unburdened by the past. The single is set to be self-released on 2nd February 2024 on online streaming platforms, accompanied by a much-anticipated video release on 23rd February 2024.
Adam Walton of BBC Introducing has already spotlighted “NEVER SAY,” praising its “MIGHTY CLASSIC RIFFING” and declaring it “Dead Good.” This endorsement is a clear indication of the band’s growing influence and appeal.
Looking ahead, The Black Vultures are not resting on their laurels. They are set to record their third single in January 2024 with the talented Welsh producer Chris Peet, who will also collaborate with them on their eagerly awaited debut album later in the year. Their relentless performance schedule throughout 2023 has laid a solid foundation for their 2024 plans, which include captivating audiences at various shows and festivals across Wales and the UK.
With their blend of energetic, catchy songs and an increasingly magnetic stage presence, The Black Vultures are not just a band to watch; they are a musical experience waiting to be discovered.