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Magazine > Music Reviews > Vukovar - Part 1 - 2014 to 2016
Vukovar - Part 1 - 2014 to 2016
Published by Sthelensnow on 3/10/17 (797 reads)

Vukovar Part 1 - 2014 to 2016

Vukovar - Part 2 - 2017


New World Order

The Three Shades

The Blood Garden

Nero's Felines



Vukovar were formed in 2014.

The core band members are:

Rick Clarke
Dan Shea
Buddy Preston
Rick Antonsson

Their Facebook page says:
Vukovar come from the Brutalist wastelands in the North of England. Ultra-Realism. Depravity. Monotony. Concrete. Hedonism. Silence. Vukovar are idealists, voyeurs and totalitarians.

New World Order released 15 May 2015

The "New World Order - Remixed" e.p. is released by Small Bear Records on Friday 15th May 2015, and features the single edit of NWO plus remixes from Featherfin, isvisible, Jules Verne Theory, Gloryhole Collective, Skyline Advantage, Audiowok and Declan.

The full version of "New World Order" featured on this video is taken from Vukovar's debut album "Emperor", available on Small Bear Records.


Vocals and guitar: Rick Antonsson
Keys and Vocals: Dan Shea
Bass: Mikie Daugherty
Drums: Jon Peacock
Extra vocals: Marie Reynolds
Extra keys: Phil Reynolds

Music & Lyrics by Antonsson/Shea
Recorded and produced by Phil Reynolds & Dan Ankers
Video filmed & edited by Venison Lamprey for Spongwerke Farben

Licence: Standard YouTube Licence

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The Three Shades

Out now on Vulpiano Records - Vulpiano Records

With ‘The Three Shades’, Vukovar emerge once more from amongst the ruins of fallen industry and issue a proclamation: but rather than spell it out, these hushed voices speak in concrete-language. To understand you must submit to the subliminal.

This time the trio are joined by 80’s cult movie star, ‘Queen of the B’s’ Dawn Wildsmith; truly a match made in purgatory.

‘The Three Shades’ is a glimpse into Vukovar’s ever evolving creative processes, where the minimal is maximalist and all things real and unreal are just grist for the mill.

The release is also accompanied by the quiet, occult splendor of b-side “33/08/45 Mourning of the Conqueror”.

Credits for Vukovar - The Three Shades:

Creative Commons Attribution:
An Afternoon with Rodin by Chris Carter Artist https://vimeo.com/147555963
A SOLITARY SPACE POEM by VIRGIL DUC DOAN 2015 https://vimeo.com/141954351
TRAIN OVER BRIDGE by NINA BOWERS 2012 - MONO NO AWARE WORKSHOP https://vimeo.com/47430222
WHUPS by ANNELISE OGAARD 2013 - MONO NO AWARE WORKSHOP https://vimeo.com/62901716
rolo 1 _cinejornais _kodak tri-x 8mm byl horta _ r burgarell ihttps://vimeo.com/119114424
Rodin's The Three Shades NCMA Raleigh NC 5676 by bobistraveling https://www.flickr.com/photos/bobistr...

Public Domain:
Auguste Rodin, The three shades (Les Trois Ombres), for the top of The Gates of Hell, before 1886 from Auguste Rodin: The Man, His Ideas, His works, by Camille Mauclair and Clementina Black (1905) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...

Licence: Standard YouTube Licence

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The Blood Garden

Taken from the forthcoming album "Voyeurism" on Small Bear Records.


Licence: Standard YouTube Licence

This is Track 2 on The Blood Garden single. Written, performed, recorded and produced by the 3/3 of Vukovar at Little Vukovar.

Licence: SoundCloud Terms of Use

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Nero's Felines

Features excerpts from the short film 'The Stranger and The Imitator', Written and directed by Rick Antonsson.
Director of Photography: Alexandrah Black.
Edited by Marie Reynolds and Kieran Ball.
Cast: Monica Sarbaroria, Dan Shea, Rick Antonsson and Joshua Adam-Smith.
Music: Nero's Felines by Vukovar, from the album Emperor, available from www.smallbearrecords.com

Licence: Standard YouTube Licence

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Voyeurism released May 31, 2016

Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

CD with 4-page insert. Comes in a luxurious velvet bag. Sleaze for thy needs.


Voyeurism: The Alternative soundtrack to 'The Duke Paolo And Little K.'

The film has not yet been made. Little is known and what little is known may not be discussed freely, excepting for...

1) St. Pietro as unknowing king of his own land and that of thine: Thy Duke Paolo.

2) His own land - a purgatory manifested as decaying industrial Northern town.

3) A drowned young voyeur - now St. Pietro/Duke Paolo acolyte - known as Little K.

The bittersweet nature and passing of all things.


Recorded May 2015 @ Small Bear House.

Vukovar were: Buddy Preston, Dan Shea, Rick Clarke.
Additional: Mikie Daugherty, Marie Reynolds.

Engineered and produced: Dan Ankers, Phil Reynolds.

All songs written: 3/3 of Vukovar.

Sleaze and filth cannot exist without the act itself... nor can it exist without the witness. This encompasses all things. Egestion and ingestion... figure of eight.


License: All rights reserved

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Emperor released July 1, 2015

Spectacularly lovely hand-made CD
Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

Well, we at SBR like to think that, when we make our handmade CDs, we do something special. This one might be our finest moment yet. It's a genuinely beautiful package with all lovely inserts and that, hand-stamped and wax-sealed with our very own SBR seal and much swearing (who'd'a thunk hot wax could hurt so much?). Look at the photies. better yet, buy one and judge for yourself.

Includes unlimited streaming of EMPEROR via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.


Written by Dan Shea and Rick Clarke

Produced by Phil Reynolds and Daniel Ankers
Engineered by Phil Reynolds and Dan Ankers

Dan Shea – Vocals, Synth, Theremin, Noise, Samples
Rick Clarke – Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Feedback, Dictaphone, Electric Tanpura
Mikie Daugherty, Bass, Feedback, Percussion, White Noise Guitar, Vocals
Jonny Peacock – Drums
Mark Sayle – Vocals
Marie Reynolds – Vocals
Phil Reynolds - Keyboards, Bass, Some Drums, Occasional Guitar
Dan Ankers – Guitar, Piano
Simon Pott – Modular Synth

Selected gigs and Festivals


The PURITAN LP was released on the 25th October 2017. These shows with Rose (of Strawberry Switchblade, Sorrow, Coil, Current 93, Spell...) are a collector's wet nightmare and not to be missed. There are rumours that bootleggers will be making tapes of said events - allow thy soul to be captured and made obsolete Monument.

7th Oct 2017 - Marketbar Inverness, Inverness
25th Oct 2017 - Maguire's Pizza Bar, Liverpool w/ The Mekano Set (PURITAN LAUNCH)
26th Oct 2017 - New Continental, Preston supporting Jarboe
28th Oct 2017 - Westgarth Social Club, Middlesborough supporting Eton Crop & Inca Babies
8th Nov 2017 - Bar Bloc, Glasgow
9th Nov 2017 - The Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh

PURITAN was available to buy pre-release at any show before the 25th October 2017. The copies were few.

Licence: All rights reserved

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Except where otherwise noted, original recordings, videos, artworks etc. are copyright of their respective songwriters/performers/publishers/artists or whatever is applicable to that particular work with All rights reserved.


Twitter: https://twitter.com/vukovaruk?lang=en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VukovarUK/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/vukovaruk
Bandcamp: https://vukovarsmallbear.bandcamp.com/
Available on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4In7OrhnSrPKr40emSiKis?autoplay=true
Available on Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/vukovar/id995241103


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