After quietly uploading “No Matter What” and “Lift Me Up” to Soundcloud, Violet Sands organically began to gain a following. The likes of PressPlay and HillyDilly noted their modern genre blending of early influences such as Cocteau Twins, Peter Gabriel and The Cure with glitch pop, 90s R&B, shoegaze and trap, resulting in a sound “incomparable to anything out.”
The trio released their first two tracks as part of the Strange Attractor EP. The song “No Matter What” continued to gain traction - featured in a commercial for Spotify’s Party App, included on a Vinyl Moon limited edition compilation, & it’s surreal music video selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick & a 2017 Webby Awards Official Honoree (Music Video Category).
In 2017, Violet Sands returned with the release of “Hello, I’m Free” (the soundtrack to Spotify’s announcement of its Discover Weekly feature) followed by the release of their debut album “Hotel” on YouTooCanWoo. The trio are working on follow up singles to come in 2018.