The People Vs VanlustbÃƒÂ¤der
Album Listening Party
VanlustbÃƒÂ¤der release their debut album 'The People V's VanlustbÃƒÂ¤der' on 3 April.
Dragged up in Brisbane, Australia, (the same backwaters that gave the world that country's two most critically loved bands, 'The Saints' and 'The Go-Betweens'), these boys fuse rock, indie and punk in a way that will leave your jaw well and truly dropped.
"The bands motto 'what you see is what you get' is all about pure, unadulterated rock, with a heavy helping of roll thrown in. As individuals we couldn't be more different," frontman Shane explains. "Our guitarist Paul is a massive punk and huge David Bowie fan, Terry is a 6ft 6 half Japanese half German guy, John the drummer is plain crazy and I'm just a music nutcase who buys all his albums from charity shops. Some bands are just photocopies of their 60's or 70's heroes, and once they get off stage they are just nerds. With us, there's no pretence. We're all about massive songs and big performances."
"To me, our band is like life" Shane surmises. "We represent what life is really like. There are things you can laugh at as well as things you find depressing. You need to cram as much as you can into it Ã¢Â€Â“ which is how we see our music. We want people to listen to our album and work out for themselves who and what we're influenced by. Surely that's half the funÃ¢Â€Â¦'
He'll be performing a new residency at an intimate theatre.
Queens of the Stone Age front man Josh Homme has described their new music as ''an experience''.
Vicky Cornell explains that they're planning to pay tribute with a sculpture.
It's their first foray into television.
Luc Besson has loved the Valerian story for many, many years.