Indie folk-rock band Fox Violet opens for Kristeen Young on the first night of her residency at the Satellite, so we chatted about what we can expect…
L.A. WEEKLY: When, where and why did Fox Violet form?
THEA JULIETTE STEVENSON: Fox Violet exists because we were all looking for a new way to create music without any kind of boundaries, one that incorporated a vision of no-holds-back music where we could be instrumentally wild and lyrically as questioning and unapologetic as we wanted. We live in a dark time, and we live in a weird city, we don’t want to shy away from that. FV is as much about dissonance as it is resonance. We exist for opposites.
Describe the sound…
The sound is as much an incorporation of dream scape ambience, as it is about grit and distress. Super inspired by lucid dreaming, Radiohead, Nirvana, Lana Del Rey, Leonard Cohen and Pink Floyd. Lyrically we examine a lot of dualities but it’s the intersection between something beautiful and something melancholic that fuels the fire.
I read on FB that you’re from London — how long have you been in LA?
I’m from London, and lived there for most of my life, so the music is influenced by that, but I’ve lived in L.A. for almost three years.
What can we expect from this set with Kristeen Young?
Lots of energy! We have a new song we are debuting as well as just just letting loose, we can’t wait to rock. Kristeen is amazing it’s going to be an exciting night.
When that’s done, what’s next?
EP, and shows shows shows. We play at Hotel Cafe main stage October 24, Madame Siam November 24, we have new songs being released, we hope to tour next year.
Fox Violet plays with Kristeen Young and the Glam Skanks at 9 p.m. on Monday, October 7 at the Satellite.
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