Posts Tagged ‘vverevvolf’

April 3, 2018

If you’re as fond of 80s inspired retrowave and synthpop as we are, then you’re going to love The Bomb. Its dark new wave comes courtesy of Santa Cruz duo Vandal Moon, who’ve even teamed up with rising Oakland project vverevvolf on the song, a very pleasant surprise considering our ever growing love for the recently discovered band. Shades of The Cure and Blaqk Audio bedeck the restlessly enamoring track, while vverevvolf’s vocals add some welcome and contagious heat. The Bomb is lifted from Vandal Moon’s upcoming album Wild Insane, out April 20th. Pre-order on Bandcamp, here.

February 9, 2018

It was not so long ago that we stumbled upon an intriguing new band who call our favorite town of Berkeley home.The moment we heard vverevvolf’s insanely infectious debut, Cruel Games, we were hooked. And we were fortunate enough to get to see them perform their music live at Popscene at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco soon afterwards, too. They dazzled us with their vigorous energy and a bevy of high voltage alt pop and synthpop anthems. Fast forward to this week, and the band is teasing the arrival of a debut EP as well as thrilling us with their latest single, Lemonade, which comes with a music video shot on that momentous evening at Popscene. I’m brought right back to that fateful night by the prismatic video, amazing stage lighting and twirl worthy verve included. Lemonade is an uplifting and mellifluous electro-pop treat. Its pulsating synths and punchy rhythm evoke CHVRCHES, but vverevvolf isn’t purely an electronic pop band. They also emit much synthrock spunk and zest, which at times, reminds us of PVRIS, too. vverevvolf’s first EP Electric Blue arrives tomorrow, February 9th, and they’ll be playing their next show at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on Valentine’s Day. Bring your beau, bring your bae, bring your best friend, or just bring yourself (solo show outings are great!), and prepare to dance yourself silly to this charismatic new band’s animated stage presence and vibrant music. You can pre-order Electric Blue via Bandcamp, here.

December 22, 2017

I’m extremely puzzled over how I managed to miss out on this band vverevvolf, even though they hail from right here in the gorgeous Bay. If not for the fact that they’ll be opening up for SARO and Sumif at Popscene in San Francisco on January 5th (likely the first show I’m attending in 2018), I may have continued to starve my poor ears of the Berkeley outfit’s mighty infectious alt and synthpop debut, Cruel Games. vverevvolf explains on their Soundcloud profile that they’re inspired by “80s horror iconography, bubblegum pop, and shitty exes”. No wonder I find them so alluring! Watch vverewolf’s music video for Cruel Games below, shot right here in San Francisco. Keep up with the intriguing new local band via their website, here. I know I’m getting there early on January 5th to see these guys. Tickets for the stacked Popscene show are available, here.