Formed around singer songwriter Graham Trust and founder members Tony Potter (drums) and Martyn Gilbert (guitars) The Vow made their commercial debut in 2012 with the album FOR A DREAMER. The Liverpool 3 piece’s brand of indie pop has surprising lyrical themes focused on infinity, the transcendental and the fey. The album was produced by Robbie Williams’ engineer Andy Strange (Intensive Care – 2005) and recorded at Liverpool’s now legendary Parr Street Studios. Keyboard duties fell to Guy Davies a Musical Director to Australian legend Jimmy Barnes.
The band released 4 albums in 4 successive, prolific years. 2013’s BLUER THAN YOU consists of several tracks not considered appropriate for the occasionally melancholic debut album. Here, there are rockers like “Free the World” and bright, catchy ditties like “Someone to Talk To” and “Falling Stars“. Then followed 2014’s YOU ARE? album and 2015’s GHOST WRITER . The single “Ghost Writer” concerns a romantic liaison with a dead Victorian authoress.
2016 was a barren year.
The Vow’s 5th studio album “IGLOO” is due for release in the summer of 2021. This comprises 12 songs which have either been recorded and produced at Igloo Studios in Liverpool or have been processed in some way there. This includes the single “I am immortal” / “Je suis immortel” (a tribute to the deceased French racing driver Jules Bianchi ), “All the other boys” which concerns the so called Universal Laws which feature in the book and film of The Secret, “That’ll be the day” (a sweet ballad about a love affair that can never be), a reworking of 2013 track “Caroline” accompanied by Simon Denny’s string arrangement, the love song Venus Girl and the similarly upbeat / up tempo “Madrid“. “Julia” explores the feelings Winston Smith may have held for Julia in George Orwell’s classic novel “Nineteen Eighty Four“. “God Help Me” plunders the depths of despair following the end of a love affair. The album will be completed by the inclusion of 2021’s “My Blues Tomorrow“, “Che” and “If Only”.