Just landing at Heathrow - hope to see y'all at Rooz Studios in Shoreditch tonight for our massive pumpkin show. It's showtime London! Bwahahahaha!
Busy times here at Vigilante HQ. So busy we haven't even updated this page for a while.
Anyway, there's not long to go now until our DOUBLE FESTIVAL WEEKENDER!
Prepare to get smashed to pieces, London!
We'd like to wish all our fans across the Earth a very happy holidays. We'll see y'all in 2015 with a new album and of course some more live stadium rock. Go get 'em Santa. Peace out.
Vigilante have announced their first show of 2015 at The Enterprise in Camden City, London Town.
This very special show is expected to lift all post Xmas and New Year blues, whilst giving a much needed boost to the global economy.
The show will commence at 7pm, after which Vigilante will invite all fans to their exclusive secret after party. This will take place directly after the the Vigilante set at the same venue, with entertainment provided by some local live bands.
Okay so today's papers are going crazy with some bullshit stories about our guitar player.
We need to set the record straight here: we almost categorically deny that there's any truth in this story whatsoever.
Mehm O just went out for a hair appointment, the guy didn't quite understand what he wanted done, he came out looking a bit permed, some local dude was passing by with a camera, and then this is the result: lazy, asswipe journalism.
In a short statement today responding to the claims, Mehm O said: "These people are clearly out ta get me, but they won't catch me, coz I wake up around seven and I get outta bed around nine".
Vigilante drummer Thor is no stranger to success. Coming from a long line of Norse seafarers who successfully took over large areas of northern and central Europe, he knows all about being a winner.
These days Thor lives the life of a different kind succeeder: rock god. We caught up with him at his remote Scandinavian country retreat to find out more.
So Thor, how's it going?
Hey man. Yeah, I'm good thanks. Real good. Would you like a meatball?
Sure thing, they look great. Are you a fan of meatballs?
Well I'm not so much a fan, it's more like they're a part of me. My family has been making these little things exactly the same way since the 8th Century. Well it's probably longer than that, but that's just as far back as the records go.
Do you spend a lot of time here? It's your getaway from the hustle and bustle of Madison, Wisconsin life, right?
Exactly. Look, I mean I totally love Wisconsin. I'm a Cheese Head, man! But there's a lot of hustling going on back there. Not to mention the bustling! Don't even start me on the bustling, man... Out here I get to find the real me. Somewhere between the rolling green forests, the freshwater streams and the free-roaming deer is my inner peace. I come here to locate that peace, seize it, and nurture it. Do you like PM Dawn?
Umm, well.... I guess so, maybe...
That's a shame, coz he's a total ass of a man.
Right. Okay, so let's talk about what Vigilante have been up to this year. You've kinda taken a step out of the limelight in recent months.
Why is it called limelight? Do other citrus fruits not have their own light? Is it only limes? Is limelight green? Where is the lemonlight?
I think it's something to do with calcium, but I could be wrong. Let's try not to worry about that right now.
Yeah okay. So this year has been a busy year for Vigilante. There's been a lot of hard work going on behind the seens.
You mean scenes.
Correct, and well spotted. I like you. You're sharp. Like a Nordic warrior.
Thank you. Please carry on.
Where was I? Right, so we've been busy in the studio this year, that's why we've not been out on tour so much. We've been writing, jamming, arguing, that kinda thing. We've done a handful of private shows for corporation executives and other high fee paying clients, but that's about it.
What's the new material sounding like? Is it far removed from previous Vigilante stuff?
You know, like different.
Oh I see. Yeah, it's fundamentally different in the sense that it's actually better. We're now making a concerted effort to produce good music. We felt that before the mug public was lapping up any old sh.......
[at this point a man in a dark suit and dark glasses appears from the shadows and and speaks discreetly into Thor's ear]
I have nothing more to say about that right now.
Uh, okay. So let's talk about your drums. I was was told you love to talk about your dr......
Oh man! Well let me tell ya, I just took delivery of an awesome new tom. I've currently got the 7 piece PDP Maple Concept kit. Sizes are 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 for the toms, as you'd expect. But I wanted to add another small tom on the far left of the kit - so like TOTAL Neil Peart style! Anyway, I was thinking maybe an 8-inch roto-tom or something similar, so I went out and..... dude, are you still awake?
Where am I? Oh....
You sleeping okay at home, man?
Yeah I'm fine, thanks. Finally, for all your fans out there, is there anything going on in your love life? You were pictured by the paparazzi last month stepping out of a Paris nightclub with a couple of hot bl......
[at this point the man in the dark suit and shades reappears and slaps me firmly across the face. I'm told that Thor has to rush off to another appointment]
Thor, thank you very much for your time.
No problem, man. You wanna take some of these meatballs with you?
Hope you've all been watching the excellent Sonic Highways series on BBC4 with our good friends the Foo Fighters. Watch out for Episode 6, when Dave Grohl and the boys head to Madison, Wisconsin, where they catch up with Dick Valentine and Vigilante, and other mainstays on the Madison rock scene, such as Doofus, Ass Clown, The Melancholy Nob Polishers, and 5 Seconds Of Oh Just Fuck The Shit Off.
Vigilante would like to apologize to half a billion people around the world for not automatically uploading any amazing Vigilante songs to your iTunes account over the last couple of days.
We were unaware as to how offended people would by this blatant marketing push.
Don't worry though.... if you wish to reverse this process, you can go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id590369929 and download the songs for yourself.
Sorry again, and thanks for your global understanding xxx
We totally agree with this policy. As you are aware, Vigilante is not only an extremely amazing Rock band, we are also a force for righteousness. We will bring peace where there is crime. We will make love where there is hate. We will rock where there is silence.
Relating to this there band feels it's also important to make a public statement on international security:
Dick Valentine says: "Whilst the world is going to hell on a jet ski made of shit the brave among us must stand tall, (unless you're a shitty little pipsqueek, I have no time for those people)....
The world is flooded with international tourism. International tourism is the greatest threat to our liberty and general partying that the world has ever seen.
Vigilante stands with Borat Obama, and David Macaroon, and we stand against tourists. Vigilante will use the arcane power of the secret power chord to defeat evil anywhere in the world, but we must understand the causes of tourism.
Why did a British budget hotel chain become a bunch of evil tourists? Why? We must ask ourselves this question. Why did a 60s pop group begin a terror campaign in Nigeria? Why? Only when we've understood the causes of international tourism, can we then bomb the shit out of it.
IBIS and Procol Harum, we're coming for you."
Vigilante today made an impassioned appeal to psychedelic 1960s band Procol Harum to release the 270 girls they are reported to have kidnapped in Nigeria.
"I appeal directly to the senior leadership of Procol Harum: let these innocent girls go", said singer Dick Valentine. "It's not their fault you never really capitalized on the success of A Whiter Shade of Pale. 1967 is a long time ago. You must move on from this".
Sounding confused, bewildered and increasingly out of his depth, he continued: "I thought these guys were supposed to be hippies?"