Phoria 'Volition' out June 3!
a rock dand from Brighton, England, draw on a range of musical genres to create their sound. In the days of Yourself Still, chordal guitar figures and often dense instrumentation drew comparisons to such bands as
Radiohead, Sigur Rós, and Mew.
. The band have more recently been compared favourably to Aphex Twin, Autechre, and James Blake, thanks to their embracing of modern music technology, unusual but dramatic musical sense. Their EPs have been very successful throughout Europe:
When playing live the band employ a
dramatic audio/visual show, playing to video backdrops
(created by guitarist Jeb Hardwick) whenever possible. Examples of can be viewed at the band's
live visuals, videos, and performances
can be viewed on Phoria's You Tube Channel. Popular music blog therecommender.net, when reviewing preview material from the bands then forthcoming Bloodworks EP, wrote 'This...isn't just reminiscent of Radiohead,
this is reminiscent of Radiohead at their best.
Popular blog The Sirens Sound reviewed the EP, stating that Yourself Still...carries various musical vibes from cinematic orchestra to post-rock and indie-rock to
a stunning pop environment
leading the overall outcome of this record to blazed emotion
"...Super-smart and endearingly pieced together from a breathtaking blend of whisper-like vocals and euphoric electronics"
Rave reviews, accolades and achievements include:
The Guardian 'Must Hear' List
1,000,000 Soundcloud Streams
Over 200,00 Views on YouTube
Radio 1\Huw Stephens\Phil Taggart and Alice Levine
BBC6 Music Record of the Week: Lauren Laverne recommends\Tom Robinson\
Top 3 Yahoo! Most Blogged Artist Worldwide
Simultanteous entries on the Hype Machine
Rob Da Bank's Fantasy Festival Line-Up
The final word myst go to Gold Flake Paint: "To say
there's nobody quite like them
sounds like something of a misnomer, but with each track the band are carving out a spot on the map that is strikingly their own."