Canadian post-punk band Ultrviolence strikes with new EP May 12th

March 31, 2017 in news
Ultrviolence - Forty Knives EP

Calgary/Vancouver post-punk band Utrviolence may be missing an ‘a’ in its name, but it’s found a mesmerizingly moody sound that attracts like a magnet.  Filled with restlessly swirling, yet weighty atmospheres and lead vocalist Nate Jespersen’s deeply brooding to swooping and keening croon, the band stands out from the post-punk/darkwave masses.

Ultrviolence’s latest killer disc, the Forty Knives EP, strikes May 12th via Northern Light Records.  It was produced by Jason Corbett (ACTORS) at Jacknife Sound and follows up 2016’s Black Sea EP.

Singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jespersen remains at the core of the band, but this time around the line-up includes members of Vancouver band ACTORS.  Jespersen was raised in the cold, desolate landscape of Alberta and spent his formative years teaching himself how to play a range of instruments.  That stark isolation seeps into Ultrviolence’s music and fills it with dark and dynamic turmoil.

Post-punk, darkwave, shoegaze, and post-rock all roil and crash into each other like stormy waves against the shoreline on Forty Knives.  Eerie “Guillotine” is the first single off the EP and it comes with an accompany video that showcases the bleak lyrics of the song.

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By Jen Dan

Jen Dan is a music writer based in New Jersey, USA who has a thing for Canadian music – well, as long as it aurally intrigues her… Over the years she has written countless music reviews and news pieces and interviewed a multitude of bands and singers – and even an actor here and there.

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