It’s quite a journey from dramatic pop in an Islington pub to sky-high in a Sadomasochists hand-glider. From “odd electronica using old records and live clarinet” to “100,000 Soundcloud plays in seven days”. From bold, artful videos to weird Thai cover versions, mass Lithuanian singalongs and 30 million YouTube streams.
Such are the leaps and bounds of Vaults. The London trio have shot from being the hottest unsigned band in the UK – courtesy of a Number One Hype Machine slot – to acclaimed performances at Latitude and Reading/Leeds festivals, selling out the Village Underground in London, a US tour that included gigs at CMJ and BBC Introducing in New York, a tour with Paolo Nutini, and the promise of one of the most keenly anticipated debut albums of 2016.