The Vintage Caravan

The Vintage Caravan
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2018 / 2020

Genre

Stoner

Country

Iceland

Biography

A vintage caravan from the 60s/70s but constructed with the aid of modern know-how: a description that fits this band like a glove. These Icelanders have been active since 2009 and put their country on the map in terms of the psychedelic/classic rock revival (think Led Zeppelin, Blue Öyster Cult and Deep Purple). They are passionate about their music and in less than a decade the trio have clocked up a huge amount of miles of on-the-road experience and put out four albums. Their eponymous 2011 debut raised more than a few eyebrows thanks to a blend of classic rock with generous prog rock and blues influences. Follow-up ‘Voyage’ cemented the recipe and while some of the tracks on their Nuclear Blast debut ‘Arrival’ (2015) feature a more accessible rock sound, the psychedelic overtones are still very much present. ‘Gateways’ (2018) continues to refine their sound, displaying a maturity that belies the band members’ age. Check them out if you’re into Rival Sons, Kadavar and Blue Pills. (#GMM20)