Since its incepton with “Free Blank Shots” in 2010 Wallace Vanborn grew to be one the staples of the Belgian Rock Scene.
Known mostly for their mixture of heavy guitars, catchy hooks and thumping rhythm, Sylvester Vanborm, Dries Hoof and Ian Clement have passionately provided the landscape with 10 years worth of sound.
The successor to “Free Blank Shots”, entitled “Lions, Liars, Guns and God” (2012) was recorded at Mechelen’s famous Motormusic studio under the watchful eyes of Canadian veteran and three time Grammy winner David Botrill (Tool, Muse, Placebo).
Subsequently, “The Orb We Absorb” (2014) was recorded at the infamous Rancho De La Luna studio in Joshua Tree and was realised with notorious producer and desert guru Chris Goss (Queens Of The Stone Age, Mark Lanegan, UNKLE) at the helm.
Whilst songs like “Atom Juggler”, “Found In La”, “Cougars” and “We Are What We Hide” raided the airwaves, the band played more than 500 shows from the American west coast to Flemish and Dutch backyards and made its way to multiple radio and TV-shows (Studio Brussel, De Wereld Draait Door, Villa Vanthilt, etc), had three great runs at the Dutch showcase festival Eurosonic, played two shows at Pukkelpop festival (Mainstage & Wablief), played Sziget, Dour, Appelpop and a boatload of smaller and bigger festivals throughout Europe.
On the new studio album, “A Scalp For The Tribe” (2019), the gentlemen of Wallace Vanborn return to their roots. As with debut album “Free Blank Shots” (2010), which came about in a little shed turned studio, Ian Clement, Sylvester Vanborm and Dries Hoof once again place their own hands on the steering wheel and produce a record themselves.
Recorded at Number Nine Studios and mixed by Koen Gisen at studio La Patrie, the album combines the raw uncompromising gut punches of “The Orb We Absorb” and the cast iron tightness and layeredness of “Lions, Liars Guns and God” with the playfulness of “Free Blank Shots”.