The Underground Vault – London, UK – Blues Rock
The Underground Vault reels you in with their sizzling guitar riffs, pops of unbridled percussion and tasty bass lines. The fourman band relies on guitar heft and thoughtful, often poignant lyrics. Blair Dollery fronts the band in an unassuming manner but the dude can shred. He was named the Indie Guitarist of the year in the UK. That’s a big deal. His good mate, Jamie Dove, plays smoking guitar with ease. Pete Sadler provides the thumping bass lines while Dan Young offers precision percussion. THE UV named due to their initial playing at Underground venues. The boys claim their is a little something in a vault. They have 2 EPS out so far Dawnbreaker and In the Water. Each EP is flooded with
Gathering their inspiration from 60s legends Jimi and Cream they also mix their appreciation for 90s Brit pop/rock into their cataclysmic sound. I haven’t heard anything of this caliber of playing and thought provoking lyrics in awhile. A stand out song off their EP Dawnbreaker is the haunting epic musical journey that is “Ghost” Built around a raucous stinging initial riff, a lingering guitar solo and growling singing of lyrics such as “They don’t see/ They don’t see my Ghost/….”Had a feeling I was cursed/With my eyes see my Earth”. Perhaps it’s thinking bout what people don’t see that only you know is there. That is my interpretation.
Fiery percussion winds the banger “Colt” up. It streaks at you like a bullet while the lads rage it out on their guitars. Pete crushes the bass to keep time with the drumbeat. “Got this gun in my hand/gonna shoot you as fast you can”.
The UV are hitting the road in April to play their special rad style of blues rock. They booked a few dates to entertain their Scottish fans with their rousing, energetic live shows. Perhaps with a little coaxing maybe we could get them to come visit us Stateside. They are going to blow up is my feeling. Boom like that. Instead of the Underground Vault they may need to change it to the “Overground Vault”.