E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like – The Violets
Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to The Violets. I discovered this Band while shuffling songs on Spotify I liked their compositional style.
The sound of this band is very intriguing and mysterious. This music manages to make you travel with your imagination.
The thing that I liked the most is that although this band was already active in the 90’s the sound of their new album “Smoke, Mirrors & other half-truths” is modern. The influences from the past are there but the ability of these great musicians to adapt to today’s music is truly incredible and demonstrates a highly developed compositional experience.
As I was listening to these beautiful songs I closed my eyes and I saw myself driving a convertible on the endless Australian roads.
The music of The Violets brings with it the immensity of the desert and the comfort of the wind that caresses your face…these songs made me feel free.
Their style is a bit psychedelic and ethereal, certainly very refined.
It feels like these guys have been playing together for a long time as their sound chemistry is fantastic.
A nice discovery that I recommend to everyone.
Smoke, Mirrors & other half-truths is The Violets’ Album Out Now!
Sincere, Real, Mature!
From the day they first formed in Adelaide, Australia back in 1990, The Violets were an enigma. Created from a fusion of shimmering guitar lines, sonic abstraction and an almost cinematic vision, they smashed together light and dark, and made beautiful agony dance cheek-to-cheek with pretty mystery. It was pop, it was prog, it was flat out indie rock – but it was never quite like anything else.
The band signed with legendary Sydney label Phantom Records. Following critical acclaim, industry awards and nationwide airplay that greeted releases like Subtitle, Somewhere and debut album Leased Regret, the quartet endured a mid-90s hiatus after personal and contractual issues disrupted their upward momentum.
Towards the end of the decade, The Violets were writing their most sophisticated material; brooding, atmospheric songs strewn with literary allusion, dark psychology and bohemian playfulness. Sleeping eyes from the EP Asphyxia, garnered more airplay and preceded their second album, Unwelcome Digital Visitor.
2022 sees The Violets continue their idiosyncratic brand of alt-rock adventure, with a new album.
Smoke, Mirrors & other half -truths is another mysterious and adventurous chapter. It brings the sound of The Violets into the 21st century.
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