The Vagary

In Amsterdam there’s a four-piece band called The Vagary, in which, alongside the singer and guitarist Thijs Havens (of the Saelors), Julien Staartjes plays the guitar, Lukas Verburgt the drums, and Bowie Verschuuren the bass. But the music differs from the other outfit’s: when “enigmatic cityscapes” and “dark walls of sound” (in the words of the band’s Facebook page) are mentioned, one will be given some idea of the music and its moods. Several parts, especially when the guitars take the lead, exert a sort of aural hypnotism that make one think of what the The Doors used to do, decades ago.