Vallis Alps continue stream of new music with ‘On The Eve of The Rush’ + announce first live shows in five years
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‘On The Eve of The Rush’ is out now, buy/stream it here.
Following their feverish first drop of new music in five years, Vallis Alps usher in the new year with a second preview of their enhanced new sound through the pulsing electro-house track ‘On The Eve Of The Rush’. Joining the release is news of Vallis Alps’ first live shows since 2017, set for March 2023. LISTEN HERE.
Written and arranged in Eora / Sydney in 2019 and later finished together in Lenape Land / Brooklyn, New York, ‘On The Eve Of The Rush’ is propelled by analog synths, mellotron and gently selected industrial flourishes; narratively inspired by the novel Grapes of Wrath’s quest for betterment, and reflection of Parissa and David’s own success.“I was inspired by the idea of searching for more – out of survival but also because of an innate human desire to grow and flourish” Parissa Tosif of Vallis Alps reveals. “It’s one of my favourite novels and reminds me of a lot of themes of the migrant journey and the search for a better life.”
For many, the lived experience of emigration, long inherited past those who physically re-settle, intensely measures success through sacrifice; where the betterment of life comes with the prospect of choice and possibility – in stark juxtaposition to the materialistic drivers and perceived wealth their new homes prioritise. Depicted in the visualiser with footage from Passive Kneeling, Parissa continues “This song is a blur of many things around materialism and success – and about how to keep pivoting back to what’s important in life through questioning oneself and our motives. We are all looking for a better life. We all want to keep growing, feel loved and be successful. Writing this song helped me on the path of questioning the effect of the conceptions of success on my life goals and the dreams I have.”
Vallis Alps, the transatlantic project of Parissa Tosif and David Ansari returned earlier this year with ‘Set It Off, Set It Right’, described by NME as “emotive and atmospheric,” and boasting “inventive and purposeful production” by triple j, inspired by the steps Parissa and David have both taken in beginning their own families, moving abroad and building their creative careers: Parissa becoming a mother and her admittance and entrance as a practising lawyer and David’s most recent launch of his ebullient solo project Davey and Podcrushed, the podcast where Penn Badgely, Nava Kavelin and Sophie Ansari explore the heartbreak, anxiety and self-discovery of being a teenager with notable guests including Amy Schumer, Drew Barrymore, Lisa Kudrow, Mark Ronson and more.
Following on from their much-celebrated debut release, ‘Young‘ (Certified ARIA Gold), which culminated in their self-titled debut EP, the band then shared their 2017 follow-up EP Fable as well as standalone singles ‘So Settled‘ and ‘Oceans‘ which drew international praise; consecutive entries across triple j‘s Hottest 100 from 2015-17; sold out 40 date tours across the US, UK, Europe and Australia alongside appearances across SXSW, The Great Escape, Reading and Leads Festival, Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival, Groovin’ The Moo, Spilt Milk, Listen Out and more; produce remixes for Troye Sivan with ‘EASE‘ and Matt Maeson on ‘Hallucinogenics‘ alongside a cover of The Shins‘ ‘New Slang‘ for triple j’s Live A Version; and garner a discography boasting half a billion streams globally – all achieved as a fiercely independent outfit.
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