Emerging Artist of the Month: PVRIS

#18 Emerging Artists chart

#1,610 Ultimate 100 Artists chart

This melodic, electronic-infused, truly alternative rock band was formed in Lowell, Massachusetts in 2012. As is often the case with a notable emerging act, Lyndsey Gunnulfsen (vocals, guitar, keys), Alex Babinski (guitar, keys), and Brian MacDonald (bass, keys) wasted no time in getting to a professional level as they earned a spot on the Ernie Ball Stage of the 2013 Vans Warped Tour stops in the Boston and Hartford areas. The band then put in their dues on the road as a rare female-fronted band in the post-hardcore/metalcore circuit, capping things off by signing with the influential Rise/Velocity Records in the summer of 2014 (distributed via Warner Music Group’s Alternative Distribution Alliance…a key pipeline to the major leagues). That same summer the band embarked on the Vans Warped Tour as a full supporting act, with press support from The Huffington Post, Alternative Press, and Kerrang!.

2015 has seen their trajectory and velocity continue upwards as they made an impressive 2nd swing in a row on the Vans Warped Tour, garnered more and more press coverage, and are now set to grow their fan base further as they play the Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK, quickly rock through Australia, and then return to the States for a strong tour supporting Bring Me the Horizon along with Issues.

  • Surprisingly little radio activity, with just a handful of Alternative spins in the bank for the catchy, powerful, and lyrically-centered tracks My House and St. Patrick, a la Paramore; seeing what they have accomplished so far via their live shows and online presence one can imagine the fire that could be sparked by a traditional on-air presence
  • Current top markets are Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Boston, Sacramento, Portland, Tuscon, Phoenix, and Colorado Springs
  • Debut album White Noise holds enough promise to remain potentially potent fuel if given the proper catalyst
  • 7.2 million YouTube plays in the U.S. (averaging ~215k/week) and 18.8 million globally (averaging ~470k/week)
    • Led by My House, St. Patrick, and White Noise

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