A powerful teaser for their new album 'Black Light White Dark', due out in early 2019, London's ethereal alt-rock outfit Evi Vine presents "Sabbath'" featuring The Cure's Simon Gallup on bass and Peter Yates of Fields of the Nephilim on guitar. They have also unveiled a new video for this track, created by Craig Murray, known for his extensive work with Mogwai. After asking Evi for ten words to describe the video they wanted, Murray took his favorite things which includes horror, liquids, hair and sea life to create a semi narrative film. Sabbath had this eerie vibe about it that I found myself oddly becoming absorbed by. The dark and hauntingly chilling atmosphere creates kind of allowed me to channel in a persona I’ve never found myself channeling from a song before. The vocals were so idiosyncratic and beautiful. If we’re discussing genre of music, I don’t think Sabbath is the type of single that can be categorized with other songs due to its highly individual characteristics. It holds its own as an art form and an experience for their listeners. It shows great dynamics with its augmented measurements timed perfectly.
Listen to Evi Vines new single "SABBATH" and be sure to check out their new music video!
Hey there! Care to introduce yourselves to our readers?
We are Evi, Stevie, Matt and GB from Evi Vine.
How did Evi Vine form?
3 years ago GB climbed in our car window as we drove away from a wedding out of his mind on alcohol, telling us we needed him in the band!….and somehow we did…. He introduced us to Matt and core was set. Matt took 3 months to join though as he’d cut of his thumb in an accident.
You guys have a unique musical style, how would you describe it?
We’re into our journey with music with a new band and we’ve become a tight knit family, band of brothers, sharing music and tales of childhood we have a different but collective story. Experiences drawing of all corners of the music that we have immersed ourselves in over the years, once we met Matt (bass) and 'GB’ (drums) we quickly realized we had been at the same gigs, the same festivals and the same clubs through the years so we have a musical vocabulary that goes beyond the ordinary…we actually used to walk past GB’s house on the way to work for about 10 years! So we all grew up with grunge, metal, electronic, dance music, trip hop, rave, techno, folk…it's all in there feeding through us when we play. We also recorded live for the first time which meant we were perhaps able to express the energy in the room together vibing off one another experimenting with new sounds, in a new space writing in the room was a new experience for us. Its the first time we’ve gone in with no song structures, we had a few ideas and riffs but took the time to let them breath and worked on them until we felt we had captured a moment/performance.
Did you all share the same vision when coming together to form this band?
The vision is to try and create something that moves us emotionally, in the hope it moves other people. We also recorded live for the first time which meant we were perhaps able to express the energy in the room together vibing off one another experimenting with new sounds, in a new space writing in the room was a new experience for us. Its the first time we’ve gone in with no song structures, we had a few ideas and riffs but took the time to let them breath and worked on them until we felt we had captured a moment/performance.
What has been the most memorable moment so far in your career?
Having Simon Gallup from The Cure come and record with us was pretty cool…as was Touring with The Mission and Pete Murphy last year.
What goals do you have set for yourself in 2019?
Heading straight back into the studio to record the next album….we’re in a creative period and want to get the new material down. We have some cool festivals lined up and we’re excited to share the album and let the music free.
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