The Montreal, Canada-based coldwave act Scene Noir are releasing a download EP on Friday, called “Violent Summer”. You can preview all 3 tracks right now on Bandcamp, and also pre-order them there.
The band recorded the material for this new EP in Montreal in July 2023. Behind the production helmet we notice Andrew Velvet (Cold Model Studios). The EP will be released on Velouria Recordz.
The line-up for this EP consisted of Aislinn Vaudry (vocals, synths), Kevin Hills (bass), David Brennan (guitar) and Andrew Velvet (vocals, synths, guitars).
Scene Noir formed in 2011 when Andrew Velvet (vocals, guitar, synth) and Dave Brennan (bass, guitar vocals) began playing indie venues and festivals around their native Montreal. In 2012 Scene Noir opened for the UK’s Attrition on their Canadian tour, with Andrew Velvet also playing synths for the headliners.
2014 brought the release of “Waves” their first full length on Cold Model Records. This was followed by another Canadian tour in company of Montreal’s Echo Beach. 2017 marked the release of “From Dreams to Memories”, a more electronic/goth sounding release featuring the singles “Another Night Of London Rain” and “Submission”.
By 2018 the two new band members, Aislinn Vaudry (guitars/vocals) and Kevin Hills (bass), had joined the formation. In 2021 they released their third album, “Telegraph”, via Velouria Recordz.
Here’s the new EP.
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