Track Of The Day – Avec Sans – Perth.


The Friday Freebie.

Everybody loves Bon Iver, no ? Well no,  I’ve personally never gone totally crazy over him, maybe its his voice, maybe I’m bored with the male falsetto, but I do recognise the fact he can write rather beautiful songs and incredibly  moving melodies. Which brings us to todays track of the day, (and Friday Freebie) which is a Bon Ivor cover from a mysterious new band based in London called “Avec Sans” (why is there not a  font with this name?? )

The band will tell us only that they are a duo, comprised of Alice Fox and Jack St. James who sound like the leads in a 1970’s TV detectives series, I wonder if they employ a cook, butler and chauffeur called Max and have a hairy Löwchen called Freeway? – “This is my boss, Jack St James – a self-made millionaire. He’s quite a guy. This is Mrs. F,  she’s gorgeous. She’s one lady who knows how to take care of herself. By the way, my name is Max. I take care of *both* of them, which ain’t easy; ’cause when they met… it was *music*!”

Ahem, Avec Sans have taken Bon Iver’s “Perth”, retained the beauty of the original, and turned it into a throbbing, elegiac electronic symphony. They tell us they have their own original material which they will be unveiling very shortly. This could be the start of something beautiful !  As it’s our Friday Freebie you can also download it HERE


Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Currently writing for U.S. Magazine and website Under The Radar. Andy been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Regular podcasts can be found on Mixcloud and Spotify. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. He's also been moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, and a former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has been published worldwide wide and appeared in the likes of The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War.

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