Violens Press

Violens makes SPIN's "The Best 20 Songs of 2008"

"In 1966, this alternately ominous and sparkly nugget would've been the No. 50 British single of the year, after the Creation's "Making Time." It's that good."

Time Out covers Violens Live in NYC

"Most bands will never write a song so flawless as Violens' "Violent Sensation Descends." ... Your ears are broken if you don't play it several times over before you can do anything else...Violens clearly draws from the mid-'80s U.K. indie scene (Aztec Camera, the Pale Fountains, Prefab Sprout) but doesn't sound derivative of anyone; the group's evocation of that era's internationalist style and wit comes wrapped in a cool emotionalism that also characterizes Violens' onstage vibe. The only issue with their shows is that we can't get them to play a song more than once."

Violens on Hard Candy

"The perfect end to this weekend comes with a low key track by Violens"

Violens on Fader

"Not too long ago, our WHAM! obsession was exposed by the bright light of the Violens remix series"