We caught up with Vitamin to chat about their 2016 plans
Leeds based four-piece Vitamin recently unveiled their brand new video for single 'This Isn’t Love' and we caught up with frontman Jared to chat about their plans for the rest of 2016, musical influences, and their Charlotte Rutherford-directed new visuals.
What are you listening to at right now?
I'm really into Grimes' new album 'Art Angels'. It's just a totally forward thinking album, such a breath of fresh air for me.
Do you have an all-time favourite album or song, and if so, what is it and why?
My mood changes too quickly to settle on just one song, For all time favourite record i'd go 'Thriller'. Simply because the level of song writing on that record is practically un-touchable, seriously haven't heard a record that comes close since. It's fascinating that it's basically an album of hits but simultaneously a totally cohesive piece of art.
Tell us about your song and video ‘This Isn’t Love’! It’s awesome!
The song is simply about not being in love with a person that loves you. It's realising the difference between 'loving someone' and 'being in love' and being honest with yourself about the reality of a relationship, with that also comes a sense of celebration you find when your honest with yourself about how you truly feel. We collaborated with one my favourite directors on the video, Charlotte Rutherford. The video depicts a relationship with something twisted beneath the surface, the bizarre and otherworldly inflections within the aesthetic of the video represent that turmoil beneath surface.
What’s coming next for Vitamin? Are you recording a full-length record or planning a tour?
We're going to be touring throughout the rest of year, we'll be touring with The Magic Gang as well as Clean Cut Kid, we'll also be at a bunch of festivals over summer. We're starting up 'Brothers and Sisters' again (our club night) starting in April. We're still working on the record but it's coming! I can't for us to start showing people what we have planned for this album.
Talking of tours, what are your best memories of being on the road? Any crazy or memorable stories? Favourite places to play?
I just want to see the whole world and seeing it through music suits me, Japan and America are big ones for me.
The group's live dates in support of The Magic Gang are as follows:
Watch their music video for 'This Isn't Love' here:
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