The Vanity Project

Manchester based enfants terribles, The Vanity Project, unleash their own brand of surrealist soundscapes to a wider audience through the release of single Centaur, out now via Eve of Creation.

Combining propulsive EDM beats and effected vocals, with fuzzy guitar segments and time changes galore, The Vanity Project have created their very own brand of counterculture. Centaur sounds like the discordant psychedelia of The Flaming Lips fused with the Pet Shop Boys in a shapeshifting body horror movie set to the backdrop of a manga anime. The duo’s shared experiences and unique outlook on life have provoked a sardonic, surreal sound giving a whole new meaning to the phrase folie a deux. 

Having met at youth theatre over ten years ago, multi-instrumentalists Flora Jackson and Robert Paterson combine eccentric electronica with shimmering art-pop sensibilities to create a sonic odyssey of cinematic soundscapes. Talking about the track, the duo elaborate: “Centaur focuses on the animosities of the Internet Era – from video game enemies to alt-right trolls. Enemies constructed for the sole purpose of being antagonists. The human instinct for conflict.”

Incepted in 2015, the pair have achieved a plethora of success, including winning The Independent’s iSessions in 2016, as well as receiving airplay from BBC 6Music and supporting BC Camplight at Gorilla, Manchester. 

To celebrate the forthcoming release of Centaur, The Vanity Project staged a ‘surreal evening of music, mirth and mayhem’ at Fairfield Social Club in Manchester on 11th April 2019. The night was immersive and strange, with The Vanity Project playing hosts to a guest list of musicians, comedians, artists and strays, in a cabaret format.

Centaur is out now via Eve of Creation.