‘Violet’ at Bar Forty Two

‘Violet’ at Bar Forty Two


Black Rabbit Promotions present Violet with River Becomes Ocean and Pavilions at Bar 42, Worthing from 7.00 pm tomorrow (Wednesday November 19th).

Violet formed in August 2007 and have made a huge name for themselves in the underground music scene with self releasing an album and two EP’s. They have now re-released The Brightside since signing to Small Town Records.

Their unique style helps them to appeal to a wide spread audience and they always manage to put on an impressive live show no matter what the size of venue. They always show the passion and drive they have for the music they write.

With six members and a style which can be fitted into a number of different genres the band are really hitting us with something a little different to other bands on the underground scene today.

River Becomes Ocean formed in 2013 in Brighton.  The band worked hard throughout their first year on songs for their upcoming European tour and 5-Track EP, that was released in March 2014.

The line up features Marvin McMahon (vocals and piano), Danny Snow (guitars and backing vocals), Ben Bartup (guitars), Oscar Neidhardt (bass) and Dorian Neidhardt (drums).

All coming from a musical background the quintet moved from Germany and France to England, to focus on building the band and developing the music from scratch.

River Becomes Ocean represents the movement from something small emerging into something big, which also reflects in their music style.

Their debut EP ‘The World Around Me’, recorded at the Outhouse Studios with producing legends Ben Humphreys and John Mitchell in November 2013, consists of 5 songs mixing heavy rock riffs and sophisticated clean guitars with cinematic themes and atmospheric orchestral arrangements. It features none other than Canadian post-hardcore veteran performer Shane Told (Silverstein).

Pavilions have released their debut single Futures off their new album The Futures Mine to Make. The band, hailing from The Wirral, has taken their local area by storm with their post-hardcore sound influenced by musicians such as Don Broco, Sleeping with Sirens and Emarosa.

Pavilions have certainly found their musical direction with new album The Futures Mine to Make, seeing exciting collaborations with the likes of producer, Dan Lancaster (Don Broco, JLS, Rita Ora, Little Mix) and track features from Johnny Craig and Violet front man, Charlie Bass.

Their career highlights include a support slot with Jonny Craig and playing to an almost sold out crowd supporting Fearless Vampire Killers at the o2 academy in Liverpool. They have also played a whole host of hometown shows supporting the likes of Deaf Havana, Alkaline Trio and Lower than Atlantis.

With such charisma and dedicated support, the potential this band has is colossal and 2014 is looking like it could be their breakthrough year.

Bar 42 is at 42 Marine Parade on Worthing seafront – entry: £3.00.