Tut Vu Vu L.P.
“Do not adjust your radio, this sound couldn’t be more different…” – Stephen Duffy, The Jazz House show on BBC Radio Scotland.
Tut Vu Vu are an instrument based four piece comprising of Matthew Black, Jamie Bolland, Raydale Dower and Iban Perez. They have variously and incorrectly been referred to as ‘musique concrète’, ‘arguably the best band in Glasgow’, ‘the love child of David Lynch and Anaïs Nin’ or ‘vaguely jazz based rhythm with a wayward electronic disposition’, regardless of these descriptions they are proud to release their self titled debut album ‘Tut Vu Vu’ on VAVA Records, March 2015.
Andy Weatherall describes their sound as having “undertones of the Bad Seeds, The Cramps and I’m also getting Anton LeVay, what’s not to like.” While playing it as part of his guest mix on the BBC 6 Music Freakier Zone show, Stuart Maconie tells Weatherall it is the “favorite of all the things you’ve brought in…I really love it.”
In their own words:
“Our understanding of what it is to be human. With hydrogen sulphide at more than 700 parts per million and the re-entry devices at a pulsed–plasma critical stage, the need to constantly monitor such forces and handle their data flows is imperative if we are to go even deeper into space.”
Or as Theatre Critic Gareth Vile puts it:
“…sound is atomised, every note of disintegration lovingly attended, re-assembled and broadcast to the universe, every track herein a message to civilisations yet undiscovered.”