Violet Swells

Photo credit: Alex Davern

The moniker of Ben Simms, Violet Swells began as a recording project in a small home studio. Quickly evolving into a live band, the Australian act has been releasing music and touring since 2014. Influenced by 60’s girl groups, new wave, and jangly baroque pop, the band infuses lush melodies with an underlying current of psychedelic experimentation.

Coming off support slots for Steve Malkmus & The Jicks, The Delta Riggs and Courtney Barnett, Violet Swells began 2017 with the release of their second EP ""There's No Time Like Eternity"". Hitting community radio and Triple J the 6 tracks found Simms incorporating extra synthesizers and motorick rhythms into their retro futuristic soundscapes, while maintaining the gooey melodies Violet Swells has become known for.

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