A VOID are a self-styled 3-piece rock band based in London, UK. Two parts Parisian, one part Londonian, they fuse the spirit of sonic grunge to a DIY punk aesthetic fueled by Boursin Cheese and pickle juice. Influences include Sonic Youth, Hole, Deftones, Bjork, Daniel Balavoine, and Charles Aznavour.
Formed in Paris by singer/guitarist Camille Alexander in 2015, the band unleashed their first EP, Roses As Insides, in June 2016, before cannibalistic tendencies got the better of original drummer Roman Zaborski and bassist Robin Dickinson. Camille quickly enlisted the hard-hitting drumming skills and harmonious vocals of Marie Niemiec before they sought exile in London.
A Void gigged as a two-piece until they discovered their bassist, Aaron Hartmann, lurking on a park bench. The band independently birthed their debut full-length album ‘Awkward And Devastated’ in November 2018 and celebrated by performing dual album release gigs at The Windmill in Brixton and Supersonic in Paris. In March 2019, A VOID were the only band that featured female musicians to be shortlisted from 300 applications for the Northern Exposure/INmusic Festival contest and were invited to perform in the final at the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool. The previous year’s winner were False Heads.
During the 2020-21 lockdowns, A VOID recorded their second album ‘Dissociation’, from which they released three singles: ‘Sad Events Reoccur’, ‘Stepping On Snails’ and ‘Newspapers’. Each of these singles comes along with a music video with unique sets carefully imagined and crafted by the band themselves, featuring paper planes, snails crawling on their faces, evil surgeons and piles of newspapers. ‘Stepping On Snails’ received over 38 000 plays on Spotify since its release in August 2021, and ‘Newspapers’ 18 000 views since April 2022. Both tracks have been featured in major Spotify editorial playlists such as All New Rock, Smells Like Stream Spirit and Volume France. ‘Dissociation’ was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jason Wilson, whose production credits include You Me At Six, Don Broco, Dinosaur Pile-up and Reuben. The album doesn’t have a release date yet.
A VOID consistently play incendiary shows across their native Paris and adopted home city of London and frequently spread their chaos further afield to towns and cities such as Brighton, Bristol, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Leeds, Southampton and more. The band are available for gig bookings, birthday celebrations, wedding receptions, fromage shop openings and any event
requiring a heady dose of
“buzz-saw grunge pop that combines bitter grit and a self-effacing lyrical charm…” – The Vapour Trail.
A VOID have performed shows for a variety of emblematic live music venues in the UK and France, including the Camden Assembly, Bus Palladium, the Cavern Club, Belgrave Music Hall, and have shared stages with The Pearl Harts, Calva Louise, Skating Polly, The SoapGirls, Hands Off Gretel, The Menstrual Cramps, Beach Riot and Healthy Junkies amongst many others. A Void win over new converts at every show they perform and have built up a significant social media presence.
AGENT: Jule Konrad