Violens Release Free ‘Winter Mixtape’
UK Tour With White Lies Starts THIS WEEK
Play Mercury Lounge December 9th With Acrylics & Class Actress
When Violens (vy-lenz’) began plotting their winter tour, they decided to create something to share with the audience overseas while working on their debut album. The New York band has explored a myriad of sounds and styles this past year on their self-titled EP (Cantora), a 7” for the track “Lighting Lightning” (Chess Club, UK only), and a slew of remix collaborations with the likes of MGMT, The Very Best, Lansing-Dreiden, White Lies and many more.
Violens wanted to help new fans piece together a complete picture of their diverse influences from 60’s pop psychedelia to the slick studio production of 80’s new wave, from punk and metal to the dance club bass they were raised on in Miami… The result is their Winter Mixtape, and it is available for free at http://www.violens.net
The mix introduces four songs from Violens’ forthcoming album alongside some wildly unique mash-ups which blend their own performances with music and lyrics of My Bloody Valentine, The Byrds, and Wire among others. You’ll also hear remixes of tracks from their debut EP, Violens’ own remixes of White Lies’ “Unfinished Business”, a new collaboration with Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, and a gorgeous acoustic cover of Saint Etienne’s “Avenue”.
Fresh off their tour in France where they performed with the likes of Bat For Lashes, Bad Lieutenant, Little Boots, Black Lips, and others, this week Violens return to London for a few select club shows before embarking on a tour of the entire UK with White Lies, kicking off at the first of their sold out Brixton Academy shows.
Catch them headlining Mercury Lounge on Wednesday December 9th, with guests Acrylics and Class Actress!
Upcoming Tour Dates With White Lies
19th Nov – Brixton Academy, London *
21st Nov – London Calling Festival, Amsterdam
22nd Nov – Academy, Leeds *
23rd Nov – UEA, Norwich *
24th Nov – Academy, Sheffield *
25th Nov – Rock City, Nottingham *
27th Nov – Apollo, Manchester *
28th Nov – Academy, Glasgow *
29th Nov – Academy, Newcastle *
1st Dec – Guildhall, Portsmouth *
2nd Dec – Academy, Bristol *
4th Dec – University, Cardiff *
5th Dec – Academy, Birmingham *
9th Dec – Mercury Lounge, NYC w/Acrylics & Class Actress