VANT (Mattie Vant) caught the attention of Parlophone in 2015 who immediately signed Mattie as an artist upon hearing 80 second debut single, “PARASITE”, which was released on his own label Dumb Blood Records.
After nearly three years of extensive touring, five BBC Radio 1 ‘Hottest Records in the World’, the release of debut album ‘DUMB BLOOD’ and finishing the summer of 2017 on the main stages of Governors Ball, Lollapalooza, Fuji Rock, Pukklepop, Best Kept Secret, Reading & Leeds Festivals, Mattie decided to call time on the garage punk sound which VANT had become synonymous with. One final tour (The Last Days of Punk) in November 2017 marked an indefinite hiatus for the first incarnation of VANT.
2019 saw the return of VANT with a sold-out UK tour supported by the 'Exoskeleton' EP. Second album 'Conceived In The Sky' is slated for release in January 2020.