With a European tour next month—with select dates opening for Chameleons Vox—VV and the Void are premiering their video for “God Machine”, a track whose dark shoegaze elements evoke the ethereal sound that was part and parcel of early 90s goth.
Watch VV & The Void - God Machine (Music video): https://youtu.be/cAg-OYwXFUA
On the song and album, singer/songwriter Valentina Veil explains: "God Machine, as well as the whole album, was inspired by esoteric readings that definitely influenced and changed my approach to music and songwriting. "The Upper Room" is a sort of concept album, a journey through the tree of life and its different spheres. A journey that starts from our body as a medium and the contradictions between our animal instincts and our search for the unknown. A journey from that painful "Thorn" (opening song of the album) that make us bleed and shows us our weaknesses, to our need to unveil the unknown and find the truth (God Machine). It's a spiral journey, there is no end, no beginning, just a constant floating without any outcome, the journey starts over and over again (Et Apres, closing song) because life does not exist without death, good is nothing without evil, the Upper Room would not be without the underworld."
“God Machine” is featured on VV and the Void’s debut LP The Upper Room, which is out May 25th via Cleopatra Records.
Valentina Veil started VV & The Void and quickly gained the attention of followers, music writers, and producers in the international and underground music scenes of Australia, USA, UK and Europe. As VV & the Void, Valentina Veil has written, recorded, and produced her first full-length album, titled, “The Upper Room.” This debut album (set for release in 2018) was mixed by Lindsay Gravina (HTRK, The Birthday Party, Rowland S. Howard, Swervedriver) at Birdland Studios, in Melbourne, Australia. Often described as ethereal, gothic, minimal-drone, noir, and dark wave, VV & the Void’s music is the singular celebration of earthly and lucid dichotomy of grace and disproportion, the feminine and the masculine, the moon and the sun, birth and death, and the war of consciousness from the perspective of unconsciousness.
VV & the Void is Valentina Veil (vox/guitar), Brandon Robert (bass guitar), Sven Claussen (synths). They will be touring and playing shows throughout Europe and the US, all year. Look out for their new album, “The Upper Room”.
May 26th Germany Dresden - Club Debil
June 2nd UK Leicester - The Cookie w/Chameleons Vox
June 3rd UK Wolverhampton - Newhampton Arts Centre w/Chameleons Vox
June 4th UK Newcastle - Think Tank w/Chameleons Vox
June 6th UK Leeds - Brudenell Social Club w/Chameleons Vox
June 7th UK Bedford – Esquires w/Chameleons Vox
June 8th Germany Berlin - Rosi's / The Upper Room Record Release Party
June 9th UK Bristol - Old England
June 10th UK Notthingam - Nottingham Resuce Rooms w/Chameleons Vox
June 13th Czech Republic Brno - Kabinet Muz
June 15th Austria Vienna - Kramladen
June 16th Serbia Belgrade - MKC Kombinat
June 23rd Belgium Bruges - B52
June 30th France Lyon - Le Farmer
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