We’re just popping in to say hi, hope everyone’s summer is going well! We’re excited to start recording really soon and we’ll be sure to keep you up to date on the progress either through pic and video snippets, or perhaps even a little taste of the new recordings. In the meantime, be safe, create moments, and don’t eat metal, DON’T. EAT. METAL!
Hello Everyone, it’s been a good while since we’ve updated you on what’s going on in our world. After spending a few months writing and practicing our new songs we’re looking forward to playing some shows for you all. Many thanks to everyone that came out for the New Year’s bash at Kelly’s Olympian, we had a great night and hope you did as well. Here are some upcoming shows we have in the coming months:
1/22 @ Bunk Bar w/Just Lions(EP release) and Sama Dams
3/13 @ Mississippi Studios w/Snowblind Traveler and TBA
4/13 @ Doug Fir Lounge w/Just People and Novosti(Album Release)
The NEW EP, UNSCRAMBLE THESE THOUGHTS. Violet Isle’s largely anticipated 2nd album will release this July 2012. Violet Isle has been working on this record for well over a year; while keeping the integrity of the music with powerful hooks, thought provoking lyrics and haunting melodies that are a signature of VI, this album will be sure to take you down an even darker rabbit hole. Pre-Order today & pick up at the album release party here in Portland. More details to come!
Its official! Violet Isle is going on Tour this March to SXSW festival in Austin, TX! This is our first time to the festival and we are proud to be representing Portland and Octopus-Entertainment!
We are kicking off this adventure in our hometown of Portland with fellow buds Tango Alpha Tango and The Dimes at the Doug Fir Lounge March 10th @ 9pm. Doors are open @ 8pm. We’d love to see you come out and support local music!
On Feb. 26th between 1:30pm and 2:30pm we will be performing live on Channel 11 Portland Public Access to promote the Tour and our upcoming record “Unscramble These Thoughts” which will release Late-Spring-Early-Summer! We are looking forward to the tour and what this year has in-store for us!
On December 10th 2011 we performed at a Holiday party hosted by Octopus-Entertainment at the famous Jimmy Mak’s Downtown Portland!
The Evening was a blast. We shared the stage with 3 other bands, Brothers Young, The Horde & The Harem and Tango Alpha Tango! The audience was probably the ugliest we had ever seen simply because of the holiday sweaters…Thanks to everyone who came out and celebrated with us on this fun evening.
We had a excellent time and hope to squeeze one or two more shows in before the end of Twenty Eleven. If not, we will see ya Early 2012. Happy Holidays!!
p.s. yes, we know the snowflakes on the home screen are cheesy… that’s why we like em ;)
Sending out a quick update of what’s been goin on with us this last month!
October has been one crazy month…
FIRST- We have a NEW RECORD/EP in production as we speak releasing in March 2012! The first half of October was dedicated to tracking and producing the album. We had a blast working with legendary musical engineer & musician, Daniel Jones. If anyone ever
gets the chance to work him you. will. be. delighted! We’ll be posting video and pics soon of our progress and shenanigans thus far!
The last half of October was dedicated to 6 shows in the PNW and a super awesome
Halloween Weekend! On Oct 28th, 29th and 31st we played in 3 different cities; Corvallis OR, Tacoma WA and Portland OR! Seattle was on the list, but that date fell through. Next time Seattle, next time. Jazz Bones in Tacoma was a delight to play to while greeted by a
packed house full of ghouls and goblins Saturday night! Thank you Jazz Bones for the great times…We are def gonna take you up on the offer to come back!
We also had a very memorable time @ the new Star Theater in Portland! Halloween night was a blast. Thanks everyone for coming out and celebrating with us! Halloween 2011: kick ass!
Here’s a photo of us wearin’ our Halloween digs! Enjoy…
Since 2008 I have been ticklin’ the bass guitar for Violet Isle. Sadly, the day has come were I have to part ways with the boys and gal and pursue some new adventures. I have enjoyed this journey and have learned a lot. Music has always been a passion of mine and will continue to be. However, I feel it is time to say “adios”. I do ask that you love and support the next bassist just as much as you have loved and supported me; your encouragement has meant everything. I definitely expect to still see great music come out of the VI camp, so don’t go ANYWHERE! Best wishes Violet Isle.
A Message from Violet Isle:
The news from Alva may come as a shock for some of you but it was a decision that was not easy for both Alva and Violet Isle over the past months. Over much discussion and deliberation we found ourselves at a mutual standpoint. Alva has been a crucial part of the Violet Isle experience and an original member from the very beginning. He will be very missed by US and our fans/friends. We ALL wish him much success and happiness in the future. Alva will continue to do some pretty amazing things and projects as we have seen in the past and will be sure to keep you posted on them. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication over the last 3 years Alva, it has meant a lot!
What does this mean for Violet Isle? We will continue to do the thing that we have always done…Rock out and have fun! We will be on the hunt for a permanent bassist in the mean-time. Currently Zee Farrouge will be filling in and helpin’ us out with those creamy bass licks so we would love for you to come out and show some support!
We will have some exciting news to share soon as well…stay tuned ;)