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Ava in the Dark

Sounds likePale Waves, Royal Blood, Billie Eilish
LocationLeeds

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Ava in the Dark are an upcoming dreamy Indie Pop/Rock band based in Leeds, UK. They're currently recording a series of singles to be released early 2019.

Front-woman Kiera Bickerstaff's angelic yet powerful vocals are accompanied by pitch-shifted guitar, punchy drums, glistening synths and distorted basslines.

The first single "With You", is a nostalgic synth Pop track with ambient vocals and shimmering synths, taking inspiration from current Pop influence such as Pale Waves, M83 and The 1975. "With You" has had a generous reaction from fans on streaming platforms from day one and has been aired on BBC Introducing twice prior to its release in February 2019 along with other local radio stations.

"Shimmering yet strident excellence... ...I love that very much indeed" - Adam Walton BBC Introducing on "With You".

"HONEY" the second single, out on the 15th March, is a stark contrast to their first single. It's a heavy, riff-soaked sassy Rock anthem, inspired by Royal Blood, Nothing but Thieves and Classic Rock artists such as Tom Morello. "Honey" has serious attitude, pitch-shifted guitar solos and luscious vocal harmonies. The lyrics were written in a quiet cafe in Soho, London and the track was later recorded in Leeds whilst the bassist blacked out in A&E...

The band will be experimenting with R&B and EDM for their next single out late March. They write, record and produce the music themselves in its entirety and believe that every part of the songwriting process is vital to the art of the finished track. Their music is written mostly by the lead singer, Kiera and the Bassist, Tommie who are both originally from North Wales and have moved to establish their careers in the music industry.

Whilst planning a Summer tour of the UK, Ava in the Dark have been perfecting their live set at Indie music venues in Leeds such as The Brudenell Social Club, Hyde Park Book Club, The Verve and the Lending Room, where they supported "Young Monarch" on their UK tour.

2019 will be a big year for Ava in the Dark as they continue to create music that resonates with their fans.

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