Released just over a week ago, we thought it would be a good idea to chat to Sarah and Sam about the music music and a host of other stuff.
Can you tell us a bit about Blue Violet? Where are you from and how did you start as a band?
Sam: Sarah is Scottish / French and I’m from Bristol, we started playing music with aech other a few years ago. Blue Violet came to life in 2021 when we decided to start a new project together.
What about the name, where did that come from?
Sarah: Those two colours portray the emotion of our music. Both melancholic and vibrant / uplifting.
If you had to sum each other up in one word, what would you say?
You recently released your new single Poster Girl, what does this song mean to you, as a band?
Sarah: It’s a song about fighting back. We liked the idea of having this strong female character in the narrative and in a way I kind of step into her shoes when we play it live. I like getting into that headspace when I’m performing.
Is this a hint at more new music on the way?
It’s no secret that we’ve been sitting on an album and we’re pleased to say the wait is almost over, we can’t reveal the release date just yet but we will be very soon!
Who produced this? Have you worked with them before? How was it working with them?
Rob Ellis, It was our first time working with him and we really enjoyed the process. We recorded it at Middle Farm Studios in Devon over the course of a month. We had a great team and it felt like a very natural meeting of minds.
Did you find that lockdown had an effect on your songwriting and music?
We wrote loads in the first few months and then did lots of demos. We were lucky enough to be living up in Scotland at the time in the countryside, and so had a lot of nature and quiet around us which is ideal for writing.
Looking back, is there anything you would have done differently?
Never! “No ragrets”
We hear that you are playing a couple of live shows soon. What can we expect from these?
We like to mix it up and do acoustic, intimate gigs as well as full band gigs. We have a bit of both coming up and more announcements on dates very soon.
What advice would you give to those looking to make their own music?
Even though things have been hard recently it’s worth sticking it out, music is important and hard times make for good art.
Where can we find out more about you?
Get in touch on our instagram or head over to blueviolet.uk
Anything else you would like to tell us, or even ask us a question?
What’s your favourite album of 2021?
Well for us it has to be The Lottery Winners with Something To Leave The House For.