VLURE share new single ‘Show Me How To Live Again’, with announcement of their debut UK tour.
Youthful abandon and a stationary lifestyle are two concepts that by nature, don’t usually go hand-in-hand. Whilst there’s an argument that rest is by all accounts good for the soul, the return to basement venue dwellings, and the inevitable communal sleeplessness that comes with having a ‘good time’, has been a rollercoaster feat of endurance for those who until recently, spent most of their existence clustered in a sweaty grovel somewhere familiar, and all together unknown- dependent on where the night may head.
Where Massive Attack’s Daddy G was once quoted saying he creates “dance music for the head, rather than the feet” in ‘Show Me How To Live Again’, VLURE take the best of both scenarios, and create a moving environment that’s welcoming yet frightening, intimate but anthemic, and altogether masterfully disruptive.
Documenting Scottish Subcultural intersections like the Loverboy donned spawn of counter-cultural filmmaker Grant McPhee, and The Prodigy’s ‘Music For The Jilted Generation’ (Glasgow edition), ‘Show Me How To Live Again’ is a self-described “coming-of-age tale through the filter of excess” that seeks to be acknowledged in spaces where being seen but not heard has become common-ground.
This is vulnerability for the courageously passionate. Vitally contemporary, it’s dance music for those who seek to escape, but attentive enough to question the meaning of it all again, and again, and again. Never breaking character for more than a second, ‘Show Me How To Live Again’ manifests as the intrinsic sense of freedom that comes from submitting to protagonist un-convention, and embracing uncertainty with a re-visited sense of self.
Whatever the mind chooses to believe, the heart achieves in numbers. VLURE remind us to take it all in before it’s too late for in their world of youthful Metropolis, hell is a form of structural exuberance, and sanctity: banded-trust, companionship and Euphoria ‘94.
It feels good to be back on the dancefloor once again.
Sep 10 TRNSMT, Glasgow
Sep 10 TRNSMT Afterparty with The Murder Capital, McChuills, Glasgow
Sep 18 Psyched, Portsmouth
Nov 19 The Tunnels, Aberdeen
Nov 20 Mash House, Edinburgh
Nov 23 Deaf Institute, Manchester
Nov 24 Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
Nov 25 Rough Trade, Bristol
Nov 26 MOTH Club, London
Nov 27 Green Door Store, Brighton
Nov 29 Headrow House, Leeds
Photo by Marilena Vlachopoulou
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