Here’s a taste of hot new Essex six-piece Evarane.
Evarane certainly talk a good game, claiming to offer “an ear-bleeding blend of pulsing rhythms, screeching guitars and sloganeering lyrics… Our wonderfully discordant new single, XX Complex, is as abrasive as it is brash.”
Hmm. To us, they sound like Flyleaf crossed with a more aggressive version of Christian rockers Fireflight.
Outspoken frontwoman Beka Pritchards clearly takes no prisoners. “I don’t give a fuck if you’re male, female, gay, straight, black, white, whatever; if you go on stage, make people know why you’re up there,” she says. “Put on a show. Make yourself memorable. Don’t go on looking scared and weak. Be confident and proud of the music you’re making because if you look like you’re having fun, people will too.”
The band are diving out of the 2013 starting blocks with support slots confirmed on the forthcoming Funeral For A Friend tour.
Evarane are also about to head to the studio to record their first EP with producer Dan Lancaster, which will be released in April 2013.
XX Complex will be available to download digitally from March 4. In the meantime you can check out the video below.
We haven’t a clue what’s going on in the clip, which features a mysterious oil-stained siren pursuing the band in a Dr Who-style disused quarry and/or empty warehouse, and frankly we don’t care. That’s because we’ve got one burning thought in our mind. To wit: Why have Evarane purloined the Giuffria logo (far left) and are attempting to pass it off as they own? Answers on a postcard, etc.
Stop press: Evarane are not Giuffria fans after all. They respond: “None of us have never ever heard of that band. We had to look them up, they don’t even have Facebook and split up before we were born. Maybe we should see if they want to gig, it’ll make for a funny poster.” At the very least Gregg Giuffria and Beka could swap hairstyling tips…
Tour dates: February
9th The Garage, Highbury March
1st Colchester Arts Centre (with Funeral For A Friend and Marmozets)
7th The Square, Harlow
8th Chinnerys, Southend-On-Sea
9th The Ivy, Sheerness
16th Klub Kerrang!, Highbury, London
17th Aces And Eights, Tuffnell Park, London April
5th Chinnerys, (wuth Funeral For A Friend and Polar)
9th Barfly, Camden, London
12th Kasbah, Coventry
19th The Firehouse, Windsor
26th Scorpios, High Wycombe
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