Vagiant is a five-piece union of antisocial, paranoid still life loving, good-mannered and joyful nerds. That’s what they think about themselves, I think they need urgent medical care, lots of colorful pills, eventually biscuit cases. This is totally madness on loose. No genre attached, this is a quite contorted, experimental, glowing and flowing (post) Rock journey through different sounds and styles, from quiet, warmer moments to energy full, nervous breakdown-like explosions. In an extensively patterned and predictable, standardized world, Vagiant brings chaos and disorder, bring a fresh breath of music.
And what’s even better, you can grab for free (name your price) this 5 track release from their Bandcamp page.
They reminds me very often of one of my favorite bands: Cop Shoot Cop. Eventually they might be a newer and improved version of it, they have absorbed several newer influences, infusions, but managed to stay kind of ageless and avant-garde, merging the Punk rawness and energy with the Magic of deeply Indie and experimental (progressive) Rock. Rolo Tomassi are somewhere close enough on the same path of…. musical madness.
This is definitively a band to keep an ear and eye on.
“Massive human spoilage, bleeding ears, rectums and mothers crying, cities laid to ruins and black presidents get elected – this what happens when Vagiant hits the spot. Who are they? None of us know. And still – who the fuck are you anyway?” (K. Kosenkov)