Dublin alt-rock / postpunk artist Ava Vox presents her debut album ‘Immortalised’, a collection of eight powerful and lush tracks. The pseudonym of Elaine Hannon, formerly of 1980s gothic rock / post-punk band The Seventh Veil, this is the first long-player since launching this project in 2020.
This long-player was previewed by two powerful lead tracks – ‘Alone Again’ features bassist James Blennerhassett (Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithful, Van Morrison) and drummer Robbie Casserly (Elvis Costello, Mark Knopfler, The Commitments, Riverdance). ‘Crash’ is a post-punk banger with lively video, produced by Isaac Burke, echoing an ominous warning about environmental devastation as the world crashes down.
Original compositions include the stunning ‘Silent Tear’ and ‘One Sweet Goodbye’, which involves a 23 Piece String Ensemble/Orchestra by the Four for Music Ltd, Sofia Session Orchestra based in Sofia, Bulgaria. This album also features Ava’s rendition of The Cure’s ‘Love Song’, Soft Cell’s ‘Tainted Love’ and David Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars’.
‘Immortalised’ was produced by Ray McLoughlin (RMC Recording Studios), who has performed or recorded with innumerable artists, including Cliff Richard, Daniel O’Donnell, 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 now lives in County Meath. With a unique vocal timbre and commanding delivery, her musical style ranges from goth rock and post-punk to slow melodic atmospheric and dynamic rock.
At 17, Elaine quickly graduating from backing to lead vocalist of The Seventh Veil, which disbanded in 1991 after significant airplay, excellent reviews and winning the Battle of the Bands competition, the prize for which was recording time with Dublin producer Paul Thomas (U2, Kate Bush, UB40, Status Quo, Davy Spillane and Clannad).
As of March 25, the ‘Immortalised’ LP is available across online stores and streaming services, including Apple Music, Spotify and Bandcamp. Together with her band members Agris Siksna (aka George), Rick Johnston and Nigel O’Driscoll, Ava Vox will be playing a series of shows in Dublin, including the album launch at 86 Thomas Street in Dublin, the Alternative Sunday Social Club at The Wild Duck and Fibber Magees on 1st June