EXCLUSIVE EP PREVIEW TRACKS
- Single "TV" out now!
- 5-track EP out now!
One of the most exciting new British bands to emerge this year, The Violet May have been winning widespread praise for both their intense live performances and ear-grabbing music.
The band were first outed as one of Alan McGee's “Tips for 2010" in The Guardian before releasing their debut single, Bright Or Better, with an accompanying video shot by Douglas Hart of Jesus & Mary Chain. The Violet May went onto be named Steve Lamaq's "new favorite band" on his BBC 6Music show, headlined London's infamous KOKO venue (1,800 capacity), performed a sold out Italian tour, undertook a German tour with The Chapman Family, played at both Leeds Festival and Secret Garden Party, opened for Band Of Skulls and Boxer Rebellion, and won fervent support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, XFM, NME, Clash and Artrocker.
And all this before the release of their acclaimed EP “TV” released this summer. In the words of The Guardian, “their time is now.”
A highly limited edition version of The Violet May's new EP can be pre-ordered from the band directly here; http://thevioletmay.bigcartel.com/
The Violet May head out on a headline UK tour this October;
1/09 SUNDERLAND – Plugged Inn
2/09 INVERNESS – Mad Hatters
4/09 LONDON – Lexington
6/09 MANCHESTER – Alter Ego
7/09 LIVERPOOL – Mojo
8/09 SHEFFIELD – Leadmill
9/09 LEEDS – Milo
14/09 REYKJAVIK – Iceland Airwaves Festival
The Violet May are: Chris McClure (vocals); John Kubicki (keys, guitars, vocals); Jono How (guitar); Dan Booth (bass); Alan Whitaker (drums).
“Electric and inspiring… their time is now.” – The Guardian
“Music so cool, it doesn’t walk – it swaggers” – Music Week
“Electrifying… Familiarise yourself with these mugshots, for you will definitely be seeing a lot more of them this year” – Clash Magazine
“Really, truly, brilliant… single of the year so far”- Whisperin And Hollerin
“A stoner-riff-laden, carpet-bombing barrage of musical brilliance” – Artrocker
"sent from the heavens to revive the fading spirit of rock n roll" – Clashmusic