Posts Tagged ‘Avec Sans’

March 5, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 03.01.2017 – 03.05.2017

Featured music – March 1-5, 2017

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March 3, 2017

Avec Sans’ debut album Heartbreak Hi was easily one of my favorite electronic pop records last year. Despite us all converging in Austin a year ago for SXSW at the same time, I somehow criminally missed out on seeing the pair live, though I was fortunate enough to catch a quick DJ set at a friend’s showcase I was helping out at one evening. As fate would have it, I will finally get to see Alice and Jack in San Francisco when they play Popscene on May 5th. I’m more than excited to hear songs from Heartbreak Hi in person. This week, Avec Sans unveiled a eye popping music video for Heartbreak Hi track We Are. This colorful burst of visual eye candy and flashing lights is a fine match to We Are’s vibrant pulsating, 80′s tinged synthpop. The song is hypnotically thrilling, a surging tidal wave of snappy luscious radiance that melds CHVRCHES with School Of Seven Bells. A gorgeous limited edition signed CD single is available for pre-ordering, here. Avec Sans’ can’t miss debut album Heartbreak Hi can also be purchased from their shop, or digitally from iTunes.

September 9, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 09.07.2016

Featured music – September 7th, 2016

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September 8, 2016

Back in July, London duo Avec Sans released their debut album Heartbreak Hi, a record I’d been looking forward to immensely and even pre-ordered twice by accident, so great was my zeal. I’ve been obsessing over Heartbreak Hi’s vibrant pulsing, vivid enthralling electronic pop ever since. In the past, Avec Sans has graced us with a handful of brilliant covers, always managing to select songs and artists that I myself deeply adore. One such cover that’s also on Heartbreak Hi is their recent interpretation of Bon Iver hit, Perth. Today, we get to dive back into Avec Sans’ lusciously rippling, grandly eloquent electropop cover via an eye popping music video the duo has just unveiled. Throbbing lights and effulgent colors pull us in as we lurch to the beats of Avec Sans’ bittersweet pumping Perth, transfixed by the mesmeric effects and flashy patterns of their video. If you’ve yet to check out Avec Sans’ album Heartbreak Hi, you can purchase digitally or on CD/vinyl, here.

June 3, 2016

If I wasn’t told this tune is a cover of Bon Iver’s Perth, I may not have realized it right away, at least not until a little deeper into the electropop luscious tune. That’s how much Avec Sans has managed to make it all their own. The duo from London, who are ramping up to release their highly anticipated debut album on July 15th, give us a pulsating, throbbing re-imagination of the much loved Bon Iver ballad, and it’s simply one of the most brilliant covers I’ve heard all year. Perth has never been more exhilarating. It glistens and ripples as Alice’s glacial bewitching vocals whisk us far, far away. Avec Sans brings such radiant life to the originally much subdued and ruminative tune. My already rampant excitement for Avec Sans’ debut album Heartbreak Hi skyrockets ever more after listening to this new taster. You can still pre-order Heartbreak Hi from its Pledgemusic drive, here, as I’ve somehow managed to do twice in all my eager zeal.

April 20, 2016

Heartbreak Hi is vibrant and splashy, a stunning synthpop ode to the woe of doomed love from London duo Avec Sans. If you happened to somehow miss this whirring and pulsing treat of opulence when they first unveiled it over a month ago, today’s your lucky day. Today, we dive into the rich hues and sunlit radiance of Avec Sans’ music video for Heartbreak Hi, which also happens to be the title track off Avec Sans’ upcoming album coming out on June 3rd via indie label Beverly Martell. Avec Sans will be going on tour this June, with more dates in the UK and US to be announced shortly. I’m crossing my fingers that San Francisco is on their schedule. Pre-order Avec Sans’ Heartbreak Hi album, here. I’m so excited about the release that I accidentally ordered it twice, so one fortunate friend of mine will be receiving a sweet intoxicating gift. You’re welcome.

March 13, 2016


It’s mid March, and that can only mean one thing. It’s time for I Heart Moosiq to head out to Austin to take in one of the most intensive music weeks of the year. In the meantime, IHM writer and contributor Nick will be holding the fort back here in the Bay, channeling his immense passion for music through IHM while I’m away. 

For those of you also converging in Austin for SXSW, I Heart Moosiq is co-supporting an event on Wednesday night, March 16th, at the Speakeasy (Kabaret room), alongside Liberal Arts, Free Bike Valet, and Beating Lights. The official showcase, hosted by Los Angeles based tastemakers We Found New Music, features a spectacular lineup filled with IHM lauded talent. Come out and enjoy this diamond studded evening, and please do say hello! Showcase details below.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
7:30pm to 2:00am

(Kabaret Room)
412 Congress Ave
Austin, Texas 78701

ENTRY: Free with SXSW Badge/Wrist band. $10 for public entry.

RSVP here
SXSW Schedule here


8:00: Pr0files 
8:50: Bel Heir
9:40: Matt Woods
10:30: Oberhofer
11:20: Geographer
12:20: ASTR
1:20: EMI

Avec Sans and Paperwhite will also be DJing in between band sets. In other words, this is going to be one incredibly jam packed night of fabulous music.

Check out this year’s official The Independent Blogger’s Guide to SXSW for more on several of these acts, of whom yours truly had the pleasure of writing about for We Found New Music (Pr0files, Bel Heir, Matt Woods). I Heart Moosiq also wrote about XYLØ, Pastel Ghost, and Freedom Fry in the guide, which introduces 100 up and coming showcasing artists, many of which I hope to catch while I’m in Austin. 


February 28, 2016

London duo Avec Sans have just returned with an absolute stunner of a new release. Heartbreak Hi is a synthpop gem that whirrs and pulses with exuberant opulence. Every atom and molecule of this soaring ballad shimmers, emitting a swathe of intoxicating warmth and grandeur. Heartbreak Hi comes off of Avec Sans debut album, to be released June 3rd via Beverly Martel. With SXSW looming just around the corner, Avec Sans has solidifies themselves as one of the top acts to catch on my list.

July 23, 2015

We can always count on London’s Avec Sans when we’re craving for some gorgeously soaring and grandiose synthpop music. They bring those arresting qualities in droves on sweeping new single When You Go, which premiered last night on MTV’s new Scream TV series. Note to self: must check that show out if they’re selecting such spectacular music from acts like Avec Sans to premiere! Alice Fox’s effortless vocals are as incredible as ever on When You Go, gliding loftily over the song’s warmly pulsing, slowly swelling synths. Download When You Go on their Facebook page, here.

April 28, 2015

It’s been a long moment since we’ve heard a new original from Avec Sans, but get ready to treat your ears to new single Resonate, an aptly named exhibition of synthpop grandeur. Resonate’s darkly pulsing synths reverberate with endless power, as Alice Fox’s heavenly vocals glide luxuriantly across the glorious and full bodied soundscape. The British duo easily leave a resonating mark with the lustrous, awe inspiring return. Resonate is currently available as a free download on their Facebook and their website.