March 22, 2012 9:25
Pixie Geldof's Violet unveil debut single – listen
Daughter of Live Aid's Bob Geldof fronts the new band
The track, 'YOU', was posted on Luv Luv Luv Records Soundcloud yesterday (March 21). It will be released by the label on May 7. Pixie Geldof, the daughter of Boomtown Rats singer and Live Aid founder, Bob Geldof, is the lead singer in the band who describe themselves as a "dreamy grunge act with big melodic vocals".
The band take their name from Hole's 'Violet', which appeared on the group's second studio album 'Live Through This'. Speaking about Courtney Love's influence on her own material, Pixie told This Is Fake DIY :
Hole was a huge influence on me growing up in a lot of ways – their music, their look – and 'Violet' is one of my favorite songs.
She added: "The music is angry and dark and aggressive but it's still a love song; there's still a soft sentiment to it, the lyrics are fragile. I like that juxtaposition in music but I've kind of reversed it in my work. I wanted the music to be soft but the lyrics to be darker and heavier."
You can listen to 'Y.O.U', Pixie Geldof's debut single with her new band Violet by scrolling down and clicking.
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