The story is simple. After a chance meeting by being the last 4 in a Mario Kart tournament, Vigilantes became friends. They quickly put down the pads, picked up their guitars and never looked back. In 2020, they were chosen to be part of the unique festival experience of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in isolation and on top of that, Mike Skinner a.k.a The Streets selected them to be one of his picks from the BBC Introducing uploader.
Championed by BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens & Phil Taggart, Vigilantes are continuing the British tradition of taking American sounds and stuffing it with classic British tone. They do it so well that they have been placed on Radio 1’s Best Of BBC Introducing playlist and had repeat airtime on Amazing Radio & Radio X to boot. Noted by Fresh on the Net’s Tom Robinson as ‘On a mission’, Vigilantes are known as one of the hardest working live bands in the UK circuit by putting every fragment of energy into live performance. Due to this, Vigilantes have deservedly shared stages with the likes of Circa Waves, The Sherlocks & Fickle Friends.
“American influences with British hearts” – Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
“There’s good and there’s very good. This is very good” – Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1
“The power and tightness of the playing. Vigilantes will blow your socks off live” – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6, Fresh On The Net
“Powerful Indie rock!” – Elise Cobain, Amazing Radio
“These are very exciting!” – Janice Long, BBC Radio Wales