Since returning from European live runs with both Peaches and YACHT, Berlin-based darkwave-pop duo Evvol have spent the past few months holed up in their Kreuzberg studio writing the follow-up to last year’s debut Eternalism.‘Physical L.U.V’ (!K7 Records) is the result – a dense, ethereal and very personal EP, documenting the physical and emotional comforts and constraints of love.
“We feel “Physical L.U.V” is a pop song for 2016, a truth-telling story about motivations and expectations, and we wanted a video to match that. Produced in rural Germany, our short film tells the story of Luka, a genderqueer teenager whose everyday life consists of creating creamy ice-cold milkshakes in a gym and taking good care of the equipment. The story begins when Luka hitches a ride from a farmer in a tractor after work and encounters his daughter. Back at her parents’ dairy farm, they experience a special kind of ‘Physical L.U.V.’” Evvol Formed in 2014 from the ashes of previous musical projects and having rekindled their fractured relationship, Evvol – AKA Irish singer Julie Chance and Australian multi-instrumentalist Jane Arnison – embarked on a new and revitalised direction. Debut full-length ‘Eternalism’ was the sound of commercial pop fused with arty electronica, dripping with industrial charm and evoking Berlin’s seedy underbelly. Under a former moniker they have previously toured the world with Austra, and shared the stage with Grimes, Peaches and TRUST.
Less than a year after announcing their debut album to the world, Evvol look set to pick up the electronic-pop mantle and make 2016 their own. They play The Garage in London on 14th May to mark the release of ‘Physical L.U.V.’