Clowdy’s A-Z of new artists in 2014: V is for…

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Really getting into the nit and grit of the alphabet now starting with V of our A-Z of new artists.

The Villainy

Often found hopping between Sweden and the UK due to mixed nationality’s within the band, including and limited to Sweden and the UK, The Villainy have had an inspiring year growing and nurturing their stylish and exciting rising anthems. Listen out for their vocally focused intros with poetic and somber lyrics which then shift into something heavier and more electric. One of our favourite tracks for you to look out for has to be “Miss Golightly”.


Vendettas consists of 3 lads from Leeds inspired by the Brit Mod era of suits, Vespa’s and brawls. There was some music in there as well. The performances of these revivalists perfectly justifies all these labels being thrown around. Great fun to listen to and completely raise the tempo with loud, lively guitar riffs with plenty of attitude. Enough to get them on stage supporting Paul Weller himself. You might have also seen them playing the BBC introducing stage at Reading and Leeds festival this year.

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Vena Portae

It so happens that we have another Anglo/Swedish band to introduce to you here. What can we say? Swedes love their V’s. Or is it us Brits? Mind you I’m British and I can give or take the letter V. Let’s actually talk about Vena Portae. An alternative folk gathering of Emily, Dom and Ruben who can all boast a very impressive background in music before they got together one Swedish winter to craft something harmonic, foot tapping and feel good with bittersweet accompaniment of slightly darker and evoking lyrics. A perfect example would be in one of their most well received tracks “Summer kills”. The track they recently played in an interview with Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2.


Dylan has now been involved with Clowdy for over a year as an integral part of the creative and marketing team. In his spare time he gives the rest of the office an intense inferiority complex by being a jazz pianist, mathematically proven to be the coolest possible hobby.