"Rhythmic, unexpected, erotic, subjective and of course sarcastic" - This is how Velvet Kills, a seductive new gritty electronic rock outfit from Portugal. A male/female duo, they make truly diverse music that can be described as taking influence from the music and attitude of Iggy Pop, The Clash, Magma, Lou Reed, Rory Gallagher, Thin Lizzy and countless others.
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Velvet Kills speak of their role as artists in todays society, breaking down social anxiety, evolving our addictions and evoking the exhilaration and destructiveness of modern urban life through exposed emotions, abstract atmospheres and the roots of rock n' roll. The group's music and attitude have been shaped by the influences of Iggy Pop, The Clash, Magma, Lou Reed, Rory Gallagher, Thin Lizzy and countless others.
Velvet Kills is formed by
Vocalist/bassist - Susana Santos
Guitarist/sound designer - Harris Iveson.
Susana's striking honesty vibrates through her rough around the edges sound, provoking the listener's attention.
Though the autodidact artist found herself at the center of the high fashion industry, living and working as a makeup artist in Paris, New York and London, her need to explore the relationship between artistic expression, music culture and cinema translated ultimately into music. She founded Bad Lips in Paris, as lead singer/composer, to fulfill this need, later joining Likewolf where she expanded her love for the blues and the bass. Her unique, sometimes ironic and often hyperbolic song writing is a creative and chaotic play with words. Expressions like “ My eyes feel like the weather”…”I’ve got the blues on my shoulders” show her unique and sometimes ironic and hyperbolic song writing skills.
Harris aka Molokai, uses a wide sonic palette taking influence from soundscapes of the likes of Brian Eno and churning them together with the riff based drive of pure rock. While always having a deep love for rock music his interest in exploring the possibilities of sound was first found while studying Music Synthesis at Boston's Berklee College of Music. He has since toured Europe and the Americas with his former projects as well as working as an engineer and composer at several studios namely Tone lotus of Boston and Toltecnica records of Mexico city.