By the end of 2016 Berlin based duo Evvol were so overwhelmed by the social upheaval in the world they felt they couldn’t just stand and watch. Responding to these turbulent times, the pair worked on an experimental piece commissioned for Berlin’s Pop-Kultur Festival, performing an immersive sound and visual performance and installation called 'Human Resonance.’ Julie Chance and Jane Arnison have always been interested in stories. Their previous work - debut full-length ‘Eternalism’ and following ‘Physical LUV’ EP - revealed tales and memories from their personal history, laid on a sonic bed of dance-floor melancholy and attitude-laden pop. Covering themes of immigration, incarceration and subjugation, this was about moving past their own personal struggles and looking at the bigger picture.
Still reeling from the same issues, the pair return to the fold with a fresh perspective and 4 new songs, the first two set for release via !K7 on June 1st. Looking at the serious dilemma of contemporary life, facing inner demons and overall exasperation of the residual status quo, they present as bright pop songs but beneath the surface are darker in tone. "These songs were written looking inwardly at how we cope when faced with challenges,” say the band. "Escaping into hedonism and really just running from the mad, fucked up world we live in.”
‘Release Me’ and ‘Oceania’ will be closely followed by 'Song for the Broken Hearted (Rollin’)' and ‘New Old,’ further evidence of their continued sonic evolution. The band play Drop Everything Festival in Ireland on May 28th and have also been working with esteemed filmmaker Matt Lambert on a short film addressing the mis-representation on queer females in the mainstream media.