Dublin post-punk alternative rock artist Ava Vox presents her new single ‘Crash’, an upbeat post-punk / goth rock banger with a haunting element, echoing the footsteps of such music trailblazers as Siouxie Sioux, Divinyls and Florence and the Machine. This is the first taste of Ava’s forthcoming debut album ‘Immortalised’, anticipated for release in early 2022,
‘Crash’ and the full album was produced by Ray McLoughlin (RMC Recording Studios), a musician and producer who has performed or recorded with innumerable artists from Cliff Richard, Daniel O’Donnel, Francis Black, Brian Kennedy, Derek Ryan, Nathan Carter, the RTE Concert Orchestra, Rick Astley and Mary Coughlan, He has toured worldwide, performing in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie and the Sydney Opera House, in addition to serving as musical director for shows for RTE, BBC, PBS America and SKY.
In February 2021, Ava Vox debuted with her rendition of The Cure’s ‘Love Song’, slowing down the tempo and solely accompanied by piano, performed by Ray McLoughlin. She followed up with ‘Strange Days’ single, a 2-track release that included her own rendition of Soft Cell classic ‘Tainted Love’ and beloved Bowie track ‘Life on Mars’.
A Dublin native, Ava Vox (real name Elaine Hannon) currently lives in County Meath. While she’s been involved with various music projects in the past few decades, her Ava Vox persona emerged in September 2020. With a unique vocal timbre and commanding delivery with a dash of Goth and Post-Punk, Ava Vox’s musical style ranges from slow melodic atmospheric to dynamic rock.
Elaine first ventured out as a vocalist when 17, quickly graduating from backing to lead vocalist. In the mid-1980’s, Elaine formed gothic rock / post-punk band The Seventh Veil, which ultimately disbanded in 1991. After significant airplay and excellent reviews by the likes of Hot Press Magazine, Eamonn Carr, and the Evening Herald, the band won the Battle of the Bands competition, the prize being recording time with Dublin producer Paul Thomas, well known for his work with U2, Kate Bush, UB40, Status Quo, Davy Spillane and Clannad.
“This new interpretation of the lyrics of the song ‘Crash’ allowed me to really let loose. Crash brings you somewhere – to a place, to another dimension, another time / futuristic. The music and the words lead me to create a music video (forthcoming) about the consequences of Global warming/climate change, to our planet and the human race,” says Ava Vox.
Ava Vox counts numerous artists among her influences, including David Bowie, Patti Smith, The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Cocteau Twins, Bauhaus, Japan and The Cult.
As of December 16, ‘Crash’ will be available across online stores and streaming services, including Apple Music, Spotify and Bandcamp. Ava Vox is currently completing work on new album ‘Immortalised’, due for release in early 2022.