London 2 piece BOB VYLAN today (July 21st) release a brand new single, an anthem in the making, ‘Dream Big’, their first new material since their single ‘The Delicate Nature’ from 2022. This new single follows on from last years 100% independent, Top 20 charting, Kerrang! Magazine, VIVE LE ROCK and MOBO Award-winning album ‘Bob Vylan Presents: The Price Of Life’,
‘Dream Big’ was written with a sense of the younger self, serving as an empowering tribute to loved ones which include Bobby Vylan’s daughter, nieces and nephews and even see’s them enlisted on backing vocal duty in the chorus. “As I see them growing and finding things they’re passionate about, it reminds me how important it is to continue having those childlike dreams of what we can accomplish in our lives.” says Bobby Vylan.
He continues “Growing up, dreaming of making some kind of positive change in the world or doing something you love wasn’t presented as a realistic option. Working class people are often too focused on getting by to have the luxury of “dreaming big”, fortunately, I was delusional. And we want to encourage that “delusional” belief in oneself to accomplish whatever they want to in this world.”
“We want to inspire people to achieve what they truly wish to achieve. We come from places and lifestyles that don’t encourage that. At a very young age, my path was thought to be set out for me. The school-to-prison pipeline that people talk about was something I was travelling through. I’m just fortunate that I was able to find another exit before I reached the other side of that pipeline. Other people I grew up with weren’t so lucky.”
Listen to ‘Dream Big’ now or watch the video below:
The pair will also be heading out later this year on a full UK and Ireland headline tour, which will see them take in 13 cities across the UK and Ireland with friends Kid Bookie, Panic Shack and Meryl Streek at select dates. Preceding that run, they will also be touring across Europe supporting Grandson through October,
This Summer has seen them dominating stages at festivals like Download, 2000trees, Nova Rock and TRNSMT so far. They will continue this with appearances at Greenman, Rebellion, Pukkelpop, Boardmasters, Latitude and more throughout the summer.
BOB VYLAN- VIVA LA VYLAN UK TOUR 2023 Plus Special guests Kid Bookie + Panic Shack + Meryl Streek (Ireland only) 8th November 2023 – Limelight 2, Belfast 9th November 2023 – Whelan’s, Dublin 12th November 2023 – Junction 1, Cambridge 13th November 2023 – Stylus, Leeds 14th November 2023 – Garage, Glasgow 16th November 2023 – Boiler Shop, Newcastle 17th November 2023 – O2 Ritz, Manchester 18th November 2023 – O2 Institute, Birmingham 20th November 2023 – Rock City, Newcastle 21st November 2023 – SWX, Bristol 22nd November 2023 – Engine Rooms, Southampton 24th November 2023 – Chalk, Brighton 25th November 2023 – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
————- ABOUT BOB VYLANLondon two-piece BOB VYLAN are unique. One vocalist (Bobby) and one drummer (Bobbie). One being a vital and focal mouthpiece, the other a rhythm maker and keeper, one audience ringleader, one master of the calm. They are a band that embraces both chaos and peace, a band that thrives on independence and creating their own path, a band known for mosh pits and pit hugs. They have a unique and ever evolving sound, one that crosses styles and genres, doing away with the traditional and embracing new and more unique sonic dimensions. They incorporate these styles within their music in an attempt to bridge and blend genres and subcultures together. It is this very unique style and sound that has found them embraced by rock, rap, punk, dance and alternative crowds alike.
Their independent nature has seen them start their own record label (Ghost Theatre), something created that allows them to release their music completely free from the restraints of the major label system. This route saw the band reach number 18 on the UK album charts, 4 in the physical charts and number 3 on the independent charts, with their 2022 album ‘Bob Vylan Presents The Price Of Life’. The first time in history that an album entirely self-produced, recorded and mixed by the band and released on the band’s own label has reached the top 20. The album also went on to win the Kerrang! ‘Best Album’ award for 2022, and helped the band win their first MOBO award in the new ‘Alternative’ category. They have also picked up fans with the likes of Iggy Pop and Craig Charles on their 6music shows, performed live on the BBC at Glastonbury, been featured on magazine covers such as Kerrang!, Foxxes, Hardbeat and Gigwise and written about by everyone from The Guardian to The Times, Alternative Press to Rolling Stone Magazine. Their most recent single ‘The Delicate Nature’ featuring Laurie Vincent from Soft Play, was released in late 2022 and went on to get over 50 plays across Radio 1, 6music, Radio X, Kerrang Radio and more.