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Vlmv Rev Up With Tom Hodge!
15th August 2018
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The Act: VLMV featuring TOM HODGE

The Release: ‘LITTLE HOUSES’

The B-Sides:
‘LITTLE HOUSES’ (Live at Nice Weather for Airstrikes Studios)
‘ALL THESE GHOSTS’ (Live at The Nave Leeds)

The Format: DIGITAL SINGLE

The Release Date: SEPTEMBER 7TH 2018

The Label: FIERCE PANDA RECORDS

The Truth: Self-proclaimed ‘ambient-ish post-something’ duo VLMV celebrate summertime shows way out west at ArcTanGent Festival and at Erased Tapes Sound Gallery in Hackney Village with the release of a new single called ‘Little Houses’, which features Tom Hodge. The track is released digitally on September 7th and the live shows look like this:

AUGUST 18TH ArcTanGent Festival
Fernhill Farm Experience, Compton Martin, Somerset
with Shellac + Arcane Roots + Black Peaks + lots more at www.arctangent.co.uk

AUGUST 22ND Erased Tapes Sound Gallery
174 Victoria Park Road, London E9 7HD
Doors seven o’clock. Admission seven pounds
https://www.facebook.com/events/648516592172101/

Creeping from the southern recesses of London Town, VLMV were formerly known as ALMA until several cases of mistaken identity with a green-haired Scandipop princess necessitated a gentlemanly branding rethink. So they flipped their name upside down and come up with VLMV, which is still pronounced ‘ALMA’. Or, if you simply must be a pronunciation pedant, ‘Uhl-muh’.

‘Little Houses’ is the third track to be taken from VLMV’s current mesmeric ‘Stranded, Not Lost’ album, a fragrantly fragile affair frequently built upon little more than glowing post-post-post-rock whispers and haunting dreams. Fittingly, ‘Little Houses’ comes heavily (dis)armed with the gorgeously understated piano work of Tom Hodge, whose recent work includes composing the score for primetime BBC drama ‘McMafia’ alongside Franz Kirmann, as well as ‘A Portrait Of John Doe’, an album collaboration with electronic musician and producer FLOEX, released by Mercury Kx records.

All of which makes utterly sensitive sense when one considers Lambrou’s cosmic provenance as mainstay of Codes In The Clouds and Monsters Build Mean Robots. Joined by fellow Code In The Clouder Ciaran Morahan, VLMV deploy a loop station, multiple delay pedals, a piano, soaring strings and a shattered falsetto to create a slow-moving, high-flying soundscape of luscious gravitas. But don’t take our words for it, read these snippets of ‘Stranded, Not Lost’ reviews right here…

“The audio equivalent of a shimmer of light reflecting off a body of water; effortlessly captivating and more complex than it initially appears.” – www.ghostcultmag.com

“This is the sound of that state in between sleeping and waking – a place in which we’re not quite dreaming, but we’re not fully awake…Sadness rarely sounded so beguiling.” – www.theprogressiveaspect.net

“With a sonic palette that brings real warmth to what initially seems to be icy and stark (the aural equivalent of a long country walk on a frozen landscape) the warmth, the depth and the humanity that is teased out through these songs grows and delights.” – www.progradar.org

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