Release Date: Aug 25, 2017
Record label: Rise Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock
When PVRIS first appeared in 2014 with their debut, White Noise, they were immediately noteworthy for their hybridity—genre-blind, they wrote massive-sounding alt-rock songs with real pop structure. Guitars and synths were given the same level of importance, foundational to frontwoman Lynn Gunn's performance. She moved from a whisper-sing to a guttural roar with impeccable clarity.
Are we in heaven, or hell? Are we traversing a purgatory in between? It’s not always so black and white, and in ‘All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell’ PVRIS take ownership of the perplexities of many of life’s twists and turns with an album so full of punch that, regardless of where you think we’re sitting on the heavenly spectrum, you’ll be swept up from the off. “Don’t need a metaphor for you to know I’m miserable,” states frontwoman Lynn Gunn on ‘What’s Wrong’. This frankness teams perfectly with the band’s infectious knack for making even the darkest elements of the human psyche come to life.
Dark, sexy, grown-up – not adjectives you would previously have associated with Massachusetts trio PVRIS, who were until recently poised to clamber their way to the position of electropop-punk heroes. After 2014’s debut album ‘White Noise’ and its killer singles ‘Fire’ and ‘St Patrick’ rose up the charts, PVRIS could have followed the tried and tested route to fame by dialling back the heavy and upping the pop. Hey, it’s worked for Paramore (they’re still epic) and even Avenged Sevenfold (they’re just as heavy, less screamy)..
'All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell'. Reviewed. PVRIS are a hugely important band – for this scene and for these strange, hard, and often hopeless times. That's why 2014's debut album 'White Noise' struck the alternative world with meteoric force, scorching all in its path. As ….