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After their electronic cover of Bon Iver’s track ‘Perth’ hit the top of Hypemachine, Avec Sans started performing live in 2013. They quickly gained recognition for their energetic live shows.
Press supporters include The Guardian who said of their music: “it’s a sophisticated slice of delicate synthpop with more interesting production touches and melodic hooks than most bands can muster in a career”. Other press support for Avec Sans has also come from publications including: Music Week, Clash, VH1, Noisey, MTV Iggy, PRS M Magazine, Fred Perry Subculture, Artrocker, Digital Spy, Pop Justice, Elle Magazine, Hunger, Notion, Wonderland and Tidal who featured them on their electronic music playlist for July, August and September 2015.
Avec Sans have released four singles: Hold On, Shiver and All of Time and Resonate; achieving radio play from: BBC Radio London, BBC Introducing, BBC 6 Music (Nemone Metaxas and Tom Robinson) XFM (evening play-listing), Gaydio,Frank Skinner on Absolute Radio and they reached the number one slot on Amazing Radio.
The band have been invited to perform at a number of international music industry events. In May 2015 they played at Canadian Music Week in Toronto. They have also been invited to Pop Montreal and performed at CMJ in October 2015. They are performing live at SXSW in Austin Texas in March 2016. Avec Sans played live for the first BBC Introducing London live event with Gary Crowley. They have also played the main stage at Bingley Music Live alongside acts such as The Pet Shop Boys, Example and Gorgon City and at events such as The Great Escape, Redfest, Sounds from the Other City and Kendal Calling.
Avec Sans’ track ‘When You Go’ appeared on Season 1, Episode 4 of MTV Television ‘Scream’ (TV series) and was subsequently released digitally. ‘The Answer’ concluded Season 3 episode 9 of MTV series ‘Are You the One’. Their tracks have also been played nationally across the UK and America in retail outlets such as House of Fraser, Anthropologie and Banana Republic.
Avec Sans have also had support from high profile holistic health advocate, Deepak Chopra, who regularly supports their music through the Chopra Foundation.
Avec Sans have remixed artists such as Swiss Lips (Epic), Haerts (Columbia) receiving praise for these from the likes of DJ Sasha and have played alongside acts such as Little Boots, Capital Cities, Bright Light, Bright Light and Kate Boy.
The band’s live show was devised with the aim of making electronic laptop performances more engaging, Jack hacked his Novation launchpad to display a light show and uses three launchpads in tandem, tilted towards the audience. Avec Sans subsequently filmed performances using 16 launch pads concurrently and have helped Novation demo and launch new products online.
Avec Sans have been taken into the hearts of many in the fashion industry; before they’d performed in public they were asked to design a shoe for London fashion brand Swear.Their music was used on the catwalks of Mercedez Benz New York Fashion week. They were also named band of the year by Dolce & Gabbana, have been Track of the Day onVogue.com and have been featured in Teen Vogue, Elle Magazine and DJ’d for the Milan launch of luxury brand Sandro.
Avec Sans have been touring and DJing internationally and are currently finishing work on their first album, Heartbreak Hi, which will be released in 2016.
"Marvellously bittersweet electro-pop" - The Times
"The pair have built up quite a reputation as "ones to watch"... with more interesting production touches and melodic hooks than most bands can muster in a career." - The Guardian
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