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Volenté - Broken Promises
Label: Dockrad Records
Catalogue No: Dockrad CD029
Release Date: March 25th, 2013
Distribution: iTunes, Amazon
Following on from her Hollow single -
.... “an enigma with a haunting sound that will stay with you for hours after the song has finished playing” purplerevolver.com
“a curiously chilling aura that’s more than captivating” indiemusicnews.com
“genuinely unique. Where has this girl been hiding? Incredible” musiceyz.co.uk
South Wales singer-songwriter Volenté is set to release a new single called ‘Broken Promises’, seeing her further develop her electronic credentials.
“a breath of fresh air for those who want to get past the mainstream electronic R'n'B genre of recent times and listen to something a little bit different” samueljsaunders.co.uk
Broken promises is a brutally honest bittersweet anthem with soaring operatic vocals, a fusion of classical music, electronic guitar, drum 'n' bass beats and some dubstep thrown in the mix.
The second track, 'So Many Times' is an electro-ballad which showcases Volenté’s stunning vocal range with a hint of Massive Attack-like elements. With her effortless amazing vocal range, this track really showcases Volente’s ability to create totally unique songs, while remaining true to her own style. A minimal but very powerful track!
End of Time's beats and vocals hit the listener like an arrow to a target! With industrial-like hooks, a heavy sub-bass, a bit of jungle and Volenté’s mesmerising, beautiful, haunting vocals will take you to another level. This track is definitely one set for the dancefloor.
Compared by critics to the likes of Bjork, cult indie favourites the Sundays and Kate Bush, ‘Broken Promises’, once again all produced, written, arranged and performed by Volenté herself, represents Volenté at her best!
.... Volente will be playing a host of shows to promote the single.
- Feb 22, 2013 6:40 PM Volenté - Broken Promises out 25th March 2013!
- Nov 16, 2012 4:51 PM Volenté forthcoming new E.P.
- Aug 24, 2012 6:36 AM Uplands Music Festival onstage 3pm
- May 31, 2012 3:07 PM Volenté supporting Stealing Sheep / Simian Ghost next Wednesday at Buffalo Bar, Cardiff!
- Apr 23, 2012 1:06 PM New single and video 'Hollow' out on 30.04.12
Genre: Alternative / Electroacoustic / Experimental
Location Cardiff, Un
Profile Views: 28398
Last Login: 4/11/2013
Member Since 6/28/2006
Record Label Dockrad Records - www.dockrad.com
Type of Label Indie
Bio<br>Volenté - Broken Promises<br> Label: Dockrad Records<br> Catalogue No: Dockrad CD029<br> Release Date: March 25th, 2013<br> Distribution: iTunes, Amazon etc. <br> <br><br> Following on from her Hollow single - <br> "an enigma with a haunting sound that will stay with you for hours after the song has finished playing" purplerevolver.com <br><br> "a curiously chilling aura that's more than captivating" indiemusicnews.com <br><br> "genuinely unique. Where has this girl been hiding? Incredible" musiceyz.co.uk <br><br> South Wales singer-songwriter Volenté is set to release a new single called 'Broken Promises', seeing her further develop her electronic credentials. <br><br> "a breath of fresh air for those who want to get past the mainstream electronic R'n'B genre of recent times and listen to something a little bit different" samueljsaunders.co.uk <br><br> Broken promises is a brutally honest bittersweet anthem with soaring operatic vocals, a fusion of classical music, electronic guitar, drum 'n' bass beats and some dubstep thrown in the mix. <br><br> The second track, 'So Many Times' is an electro-ballad which showcases Volenté's stunning vocal range with a hint of Massive Attack-like elements. With her effortless amazing vocal range, this track really showcases Volente's ability to create totally unique songs, while remaining true to her own style. A minimal but very powerful track!<br><br> End of Time's beats and vocals hit the listener like an arrow to a target! With industrial-like hooks, a heavy sub-bass, a bit of jungle and Volenté's mesmerising, beautiful, haunting vocals will take you to another level. This track is definitely one set for the dancefloor. <br><br> Compared by critics to the likes of Bjork, cult-indie favourites, the Sundays and Kate Bush, 'Broken Promises', once again all produced, written, arranged and performed by Volenté herself, represents Volenté at her best!<br><br> Volenté will be playing a host of shows to promote the single.<br><br> http://a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/127/275b70b59f1f40dfb5c86bf996c08761/l.jpg <br> <br><br> South Wales singer-songwriter Volenté grew up in musical family in South Africa, her father an accomplished violinist and pianist; and her mother an accomplished pianist herself. Volenté performed soprano solos at school from an early age and was a keen member of school and church choirs. Her first foray into modern music was aged 17, when she joined a 9-piece- avant-garde metal rock band by the name of "Stalin". They performed around South Africa, culminating in a 10 day performance at the National Grahamstown Arts Festival, the biggest annual celebration of the arts on the whole of the African continent. <br><br> Having relocated to London in the early 1990s, Volenté plied her trade as a session singer, working out of the famous Berwick Street Studio, whose other previous luminaries included The Specials, The Sex Pistols, The Chemical Brothers, David Bowie and Depeche Mode. Moving on to Wales in her early 20s, Volenté soon immersed herself in the local Cardiff scene, regularly appearing with musicians in various styles, showcasing her versatile vocals, including MC'ing with Ninjah & Jah Scouse, Egyptian Moroccan folk with Phil Moxham (Young Marble Giants/Everything But The Girl), 'High Life' fusion session band, Reggae – touring with a Bob Marley tribute band, appeared on the award winning 'Mr Blaidd' album by quirky Welsh indie/hip-hop merchant MC Mabon and featured and as a member of alt-indie-country gig-mad scenesters JT Mouse, amongst many others. <br> <br> During this time Volenté, as a member of trip-hop band The Sentiment, trawled London's record labels for a deal. Not willing to take 'no' for an answer she was actually offered a multi-million pound deal by a major record label. She forego the chance to don hot pants and sing euro-pop for the next ten years and decided to stick to original music which she is best at. <br> <br> Having set up Cardiff's Dockrad Records in 2001 with her business partner, Volenté's first release on the label was as part of trip-hoppers 'Maniana' on the 'Double Eyedrops' EP. Described as "hypnotic alternative electro-blues anthems with coffee=table undertones" the EP was critically acclaimed, and the band played to enthusiastic audiences around the UK in 2002. <br><br> Deciding to make a mark under her own name, Volenté released her first album entitled "Cold Clean" in 2004. The track "Bag of Chips" from the album was used as the soundtrack to the 2004 National Eisteddfod of Wales' BBC TV trailer. Critics loved the album and said it was:<br><br> "Crammed with flair and talent" South Wales Argus<br> "continually combines minimalism and lushness" Sound Nation<br> "Full of wide-eyed wonderment...wonderfully strange tunes" Logo Magazine<br> "A unique style...definitely worth a listen if you're open-minded about your music" Big Issue<br> <br><br> Volenté recruited a band and soon the seven of them played around Wales, Liverpool and London, further establishing her live credentials. <br><br> Whilst pregnant with her second child, Volenté recorded her second album, 'Butterflies Fall Away', but had to wait a while to release and tour the album! Again, all written, produced, arranged and performed by Volenté herself, her beautiful haunting vocals were said to: "emulate Kate Bush at her most dramatic" and she was compared by critics to the likes of Bjork, cult-indie favourites, the Sundays and Lambchop. <br>Volenté performed live at the Wales Millennium Centre, as a launch for the album. Her album was chosen as one of the Top Ten Albums of the year by BBC Radio Wales' Jason Camillieri, presenter of the "Mixing It" show. <br><br> Having returned from living in Canada where she regularly performed for the British Columbia Songwriters and Alberta Arts Associations, Volenté released her single and video, 'Hollow', with a string of live dates. 'Hollow' represented a slight change in direction for the singer-songwriter: "Even though I really enjoy singing and playing the guitar, I have always had a passionate love of drum and bass and more latterly dubstep, and have incorporated some of those elements into this latest single, whilst keeping to my own unique style" she says. Volenté has, in recent years, appeared as a featured guest vocalist on various singles for electro-dance outfit 'Nursery of Naughtiness' who count The Prodigy as some of their admirers. She was joined for live performances by Mark Lambert on bass and drummer Kirby, playing stripped down versions of the songs that appear on the albums. <br><br> Record Label Boss, Exhibited Multimedia Artist, Graphic Designer, Photographer and full -time mum, Volenté is an enigma. <br><br> What the Press are Saying:<br> AltSounds – "This record is a delight. It cast an eye to past classics from a 'rave generation' via 'trip-hop' favourites and brings it all bang up to date with its bassy backdrop while still holding on to an 'indie' root or two."<br><br> Samuel Saunders – "[Hollow is] a powerful, anthemic release that's soon to shoot the starlet to a high level of fame."<br><br> MusicEyz - "The intro contains a lovely piece of music, almost mystical and really makes you want to listen. Then a strange piece of composition introduces the amazing vocals of Volenté. Where has this girl been hiding? Incredible" <br><br> The Black Flag - "[Hollow] reflects her ever evolving musical tastes and influences with the track being centred on a heavy bass line allowing Volenté's vocals to almost float across the music in a somewhat haunting combination. Certainly when the album is released later in the year, if 'Hollow' is anything to go by, it could be one to watch."<br><br> Tastes Like Rock - "Vocals are haunting and the melody of Hollow is infectious. There's a sad yet soothing air to the song, perfect for a sunset worth of meditation and introspection."<br><br> <a href="/volentelloyd/photos/61721099#mssrc=SitesPhotos_PP_ViewPhoto"><img src="http://a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/153/f8c057e488cb403793f72d02e0824fdc/m.jpg" alt="" /></a> <br><br> Discography: <br> Volenté - Broken Promises (Single) Dockrad CD029 - 2013 Volenté – Hollow (Single) Dockrad CD026 - 2012 Volenté – Butterflies Fall Away (Album) Dockrad CD017 – 2008 Jason & Volenté – "Duets" Album, Sunday Express – 2005 Jason & Volenté – "Duets" Album 2, Sunday Express - 2005 Volenté – Cold Clean (Album) Dockrad CD014 – 2004 Maniana – Double Eyedrops EP Dockrad CD007 – 2002 <br><br> <a href="/volentelloyd/photos/61721098#mssrc=SitesPhotos_PP_ViewPhoto"><img src="http://a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/144/2115405ab4ce47e7ac108035f5e5f617/m.jpg" alt="" /></a> <br><br> <a href="/volentelloyd/photos/61721095#mssrc=SitesPhotos_PP_ViewPhoto"><img src="http://a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/151/37ecfd8f14654f5f9404aca7d2be6b73/m.jpg" alt="" /></a> <br><br> Featured Vocal Artist: Nursery of Naughtiness – Ether (Single) 2010 Skep – Sgep (Album) Dockrad CD019 = 2008 Skep – CTRL-S (Album) Dockrad CD013 – 2004 JT Mouse- Clusters (Album) FFVinyl 023 – 2003 JT Mouse – Sundrenched Torso / Superman (AA Single) BOOB011CD – 2003 Skep – Static (Album) Dockrad CD005 – 2002 Skep – Bingo EP Dockrad CD001 – 2001 MC Mabon – Mr Blaidd (Album) Ankst CD092 - 2000 <br><br> Featured Band Member: Stalin (Port Elizabeth, SA) Jerry van Wyk (Port Elizabeth, SA) SaraMeetsV (Cardiff, Wales) Maniana (Pontypridd, Wales) Rubyboots (Cardiff, Wales) JT Mouse (Cardiff, Wales) Dark Bazaar (Cardiff, Wales) Captain Paranoid & The Delusions (Cardiff, Wales) The Sentiment (Cardiff, Wales) High Life (Cardiff, Wales) Rachael Mari Kimber (Cardiff, Wales) <br> <br> <br> <object classid='clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000' id='Slideshow' width='640' height='483'><param name='movie' value = 'http://lads.myspace.com/slideshow20/p.swf'><param name='allowfullscreen' value='true'><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'><param name='allownetworking' value='all'><param name='wmode' value='transparent'><param name='flashvars' value='aid=allphotos&sid=crossfade&creationTime=1288733017000&uid=89134931&pr=3'><embed name='player' src = 'http://lads.myspace.com/slideshow20/p.swf' width ='640' height = '483' allowfullscreen='true' allowscriptaccess='always' allownetworking='all' wmode='transparent' flashvars='aid=allphotos&sid=crossfade&creationTime=1288733017000&uid=89134931&pr=3'></embed></object> <br><br> http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/150/l_24d416ebc6fe4e8cbf48a045990ab783.jpg <br><br> .. .. .. To buy Butterflies Fall Away album click on itunes icon..... ...... .... ..<br><br> http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/133/l_fe912644e0864d5081fe2e81419bf2bb.jpg <br><br> To buy Cold Clean album click on itunes icon..... ...... .... .. .. <br><br> http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/116/l_668b1aa057d3462e866a6feab6b0d970.jpg <br><br> To buy Maniana E.P. click on itunes icon... .. ........ .. <br> Ether features Volenté on vocals and is a typical N.o.N tune big leads, loads of hooks. Out 13th December 2010 through Exceptional Records.<br> <br><br>To hear the new Ether track on click on the link below http://soundcloud.com/alastairdawson313/sets/nursery-of-naughtiness-ether-e-p/<br>
Members<br>Volenté and drummer Kirby will be performing along with backing tracks created by Volenté from her forthcoming single Broken Promises!<br>
Influences<br> Linkin Park, Thurston Moore, Magnetic MC, Einstürzende Neubauten, Rachmaninov, Chopin, Beethoven, Bach, Nick Cave, M Ward, Shellac, Slint, Neil Young, Massive Attack, Rage Against The Machine, Beastie Boys, Swell, Sonic Youth, Pavement, The Prodigy, Skylab, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Nina Simone, Primus, Nirvana, Talk Talk, PJ Harvey, G.Love & Special Sauce, Chemical Brothers, Mercury Rev, Stereolab, Air, The Breeders, Tom Waits, The Amps, Teenage Fanclub, Beck, Ashokan, Red House Painters, dEUS, Sparklehorse, Cuba, Slayer, Coldplay,The Cinematic Orchestra, Frank Sinatra, Lamb, Morphine and Fugazi amongst so many others!.. <br>
Sounds Like<br>No one else on earth but I have been compared to Kate Bush, Bjork, PJ Harvey, Portishead, The Sundays, Sneaker Pimps, Lambchop, Mew, Shirley Bassey, The Pixies, Madonna, Beth Orton and the KLF!.. ...... <br><br> <object width="425px" height="360px"> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="wmode" value="transparent"/> <br>
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