New Music: Transviolet

Pop culture can be a Game of Thrones at times and Transviolet’s Sarah McTaggart is a real life Khaleesi, with big plans for the future of the realm.

With only four songs available to listen to, Transviolet have grabbed the modern music scene by the scruff of the neck, threw it in the washing machine and hung it out to dry. Hot off supporting Twenty One Pilots on their UK tour, excitingly, Transviolet will be dropping an album later this year. Their current EP has allowed Transviolet to transcend all modern day expectations for a band at such an early stage in its development. The four songs have over 7 million plays on Spotify between them.

It’s not just the songs that are likeable either, Transviolet are adamant that they will use their voice to save the world. A refreshing mind-set spearheaded by Sarah McTaggart – a shoe-in for future queen of pop. Nevertheless the self-titled ‘Transviolet’ EP sent shockwaves through the industry with pop royalty Harry Styles and Katy Perry voicing how much they liked it via Twitter.

We concur with Ms. Perry, “Girls Your Age” is a huge choon. Rather than following Katy’s link to the audio – check out the video below:

There are clear likening’s to many current artists in their hits. It’s likely that Lorde, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey will all be dancing around your subconscious while you are listening to “Girls Your Age” and “New Bohemia”. This is excellent company to be in especially for such a new band. The music is far from one dimensional, yes, certain segments of particular songs may be reminiscent of these abovementioned artists, there are certainly many more elements in play in the ‘Transviolet’ EP.

Transviolet are blatantly talented songwriters, the lyrics get you fired up as the call to action in the songs feed the listener with a desire to change – for the better. That’s the thing about the band, they have produced some absolute electro-pop anthems on their first release. This is no simple task, its clear that each band member contributes to the creative process. Not only are Transviolet capable of concocting epic songs of considerable size, they can tone it down too and display a more chilled out sexy vibe. The verses in “Bloodstream” sound like Ellie Goulding was called in to sing a Glass Animals song, with splendid results.

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Sarah McTaggart’s voice is certainly something to behold. One of those powerful, transportation-enabling vocals that delightfully meanders through your eustachian tube, bounding off your ear drums inspiring imagination and stimulating everything from euphoria to dread or whatever the clever lyrics aim to convey.

Be a part of the “New Bohemia”, pump that tune, change the world and catch Transviolet when they return to the UK next month.

The band play The Great Escape in May. Tix available at 

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