As the release date of her debut album ‘Immortalised’ creeps closer, Dublin alt-rock / postpunk artist Ava Vox presents the single ‘Alone Again’, featuring bassist James Blennerhassett, who has worked with Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithful and Van Morrison, as well as drummer Robbie Casserly (Elvis Costello, Mark Knopfler, The Commitments, Riverdance). This haunting hymn is the second taste of her debut LP.
“The song ‘Alone Again’ is about an abusive relationship, where the victim eventually gets the courage to escape from their abuser. Once away, they realise it was the right thing to do for them, and they feel happy and safe at last. But then the abuser lures them back again, saying they will change, it will never happen again,” says Ava Vox.
Not long ago, Ava Vox released ‘Crash’, a post-punk banger with lively video, produced by Isaac Burke, echoing an ominous warning about environmental devastation with a visualization of the world crashing down. She early debuted with a cover of The Cure’s ‘Love Song’, followed by her ‘Strange Days’ single, which included her rendition of Soft Cell’s ‘Tainted Love’ and Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars’.
The ‘Immortalised’ LP was produced by Ray McLoughlin (RMC Recording Studios), a musician / producer who has performed or recorded with innumerable artists from Cliff Richard, Daniel O’Donnell to Francis Black and Rick Astley, and also served as musical director for shows for RTE, BBC, PBS America and SKY.
A Dublin native, Ava Vox (real name Elaine Hannon) now lives in County Meath. While involved with various music projects in the past few decades, her Ava Vox persona emerged in September 2020. With a unique vocal timbre and commanding delivery with a dash of goth rock and post-punk, her musical style ranges from slow melodic atmospheric to dynamic rock.
Venturing out as a vocalist at 17, Elaine quickly graduating from backing to lead vocalist. In the mid-1980’s, Elaine formed gothic rock / post-punk band The Seventh Veil, which ultimately disbanded in 1991. After significant airplay and excellent reviews by the likes of Hot Press Magazine, Eamonn Carr, and the Evening Herald, the band won the Battle of the Bands competition, the prize being recording time with Dublin producer Paul Thomas, well known for his work with U2, Kate Bush, UB40, Status Quo, Davy Spillane and Clannad.
Ava Vox ‘Immortalised’ Album Launch gig & celebration returning to stage again, on Friday 25th March at The Thomas House, Thomas Street, Dublin 8. Doors open at 8pm. Special guest DJ Terry Darklands.
Tickets available on Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ava-vox-immortalised-album-launch-gig-tickets-268547170817