The Vintage Caravan (IS)
THE VINTAGE CARAVAN are a young band hailing from the Greater Reykjavik area. The Band was originally founded around 2006 when the band members were very young. However, it did not become a serious project until 2009.
THE VINTAGE CARAVAN are known for their energetic stage performance and have been very active live for the past few years. In 2011 the band has released their self-titled debut – their second effort, “Voyage” , is scheduled for an early 2014 release via Nuclear Blast.
»Arrival« the third full-length from this Icelandic trio implies a maturity worthy of any band that has been on the road for some decades and enjoyed their share of smoked-filled seedy backstage rooms reeking of stale beer. A relaxed rocker like ‘Winter Queen’, with its perfectly-timed build-up and meticulous solos speaks of a long-experienced songwriter worth his salt. The blues-soaked ‘Monolith’ is as cleverly assembled as the percussion-driven heavyweight ‘Last Day Of Light’ or the shapeshifting semi-ballad, half-groove monster ‘Eclipsed’, or the whirling psychedelic trip offered by ‘Babylon’. The hand of a masterful composer can clearly be seen at work in each and every of the diverse songs featured on »Arrival« combined with a rare musicality on the instrumental and vocal side that can easily match those rock giants of the 70’s. Yet that hand belongs to a kid or rather kids barely out of their teens.
2015 is going to be the busiest year in the steeply rising career of THE VINTAGE CARAVAN. Time to get rocking with »Arrival«!