Artist Alert: VÕS
On our radar, this week is London-based alt-pop duo VŌS. We’re getting mega sultry sounds from these guys, who cite SZA and Mura Masa among their influences. If lucid melodies and pop-influenced electronica is your vibe, you’ll want to keep an eye out for these two.
With an EP yet to be released VŌS have already racked up a seriously impressive CV since their beginnings in 2016. They’ve had their single ‘Tide’ played on BBC Introducing London, had over 30k listens on their track ‘Patience’, and recorded at the famous Abbey Road studio. It’s not just original material that the duo have been putting their efforts into, they’ve also released some killer covers on their social media channels. These include an otherworldly performance of Amerie’s classic banger, ‘One Thing’, and Drake’s ‘Passion Fruit’, which we honestly might be digging even more than the original, soz Drake.
The duo recently dropped new single ‘Serious’ a 3-minute synth-y, bass-heavy, R&B dream. It’s a playful and honest account of our tinder generation, that candidly captures the feeling of being in that liminal space between relationship and single with someone you like. As Dawn intended, it creates a feeling of the fleeting and keeps it on repeat, in a track that you’ll want to keep coming back to. With more music promised in the new year, we’re looking forward to watching the rise of VŌS.
Can you tell us who you are, where your from, and a little bit about the music you make?
VŌS is an alt R&B/Pop duo, comprising of Dawn and Robin. We’re both originally from Devon, but have lived in London long enough to call it home. We make music that hits the soul and the dance-floor.
Why did you decide to start making music?
It wasn't a decision, it’s in our blood!
Who are your biggest influences?
Depends on our mood at the time, but right now Alina Baraz, Mura Masa and SZA.
What has been your biggest highlight of this year as an Artist?
Can we have two??? Hearing ourselves on radio, and recording at Abbey road.
What do you think of your local music scene at the moment?
We’re lucky enough to be surrounded by tonnes of creative and talented people. The scene at the moment is mad exciting.
Have you got any exciting plans you can tell us about going into 2019?
By christmas we will have released our new single, and then we’ll be releasing another track early in the year. We’re mostly just excited to see what 2019 holds for us.
QUICK FIRE ROUND.
Best cure for a hangover?
Dawn: Hair of the dog.
Robin: 5 Pints of water… spaced throughout the night.
What new bands are you listening to at the moment?
Some of our local friends are absolutely smashing it:
James Vickery, Emily Burns, Shells, Honne.
Pyramid Stage, Glasto.
Describe your sound in three words?
Sexy, Chill, but not-that-chill.