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Albums Of The Week: Bob Vylan | Bob Vylan Presents The Price Of Life

The British duo fuse punk, politics and propulsive hip-hop on their sophomore LP.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Bob Vylan are a two-piece band that mix punk, rock, grime, rap amongst other genres, to create a unique style of music that speaks openly on a wide range of topics. After releasing their critically acclaimed album We Live Here in 2021, the London duo of producer/vocalist Bobby and drummer/spiritual inspiration Bobbie went on a sold-out U.K. headline tour, played at major festival, and supported Biffy Clyro and The Offspring. Now they’re back with their sophomore album Bob Vylan Presents The Price Of Life.

“This project is a concept album that has a recurring theme of money and the cost of things we place value on,” frontman Bobby explains. “Tracks blend into each other and lyrics in one track pull your attention back to a statement made in a previous track or set you up for a song to come. The album has allowed us the space to showcase different sides of our personalities. We don’t want to give the same thing over and over again, so we’re tackling topics in a different way this time.

“It’s serious and funny, it’s communal and obnoxious, it’s many things at any given time, and it’s a concept project. It explores the idea of paying your way through life and the expense of living in a society that places money above all else. It explores the places we’ve come from and the extremes we’ve seen people go to in order to survive. It also looks at the nuances around money in our society, the less-obvious connections, like the world of advertising and art having to align with advertisers’ values in order to be given a platform, as well as the price of healthy eating, the cost of technology not necessarily on our pockets but on our lives.”

This band are all about community, and for them, the stage is a place where they can really express that. At each show, they start off with mediation and end with a group hug, but what’s between is a message delivered in a way that both Bobby and Bobbie feel has been missing.”