“We’re a three-piece, but we decided we weren’t going to be bound by that,” affirms Tyron. “Playing around with a Moog and synths inspired us to break free from the bass, drums, and guitar approach. It was the benchmark for where we wanted the sound and band to go.”
High school friends, the boys traded South Africa for London together, setting their sights on realizing a lifelong collective musical dream. In 2013, they formed New Volume equally indebted to soul and blues as eighties Depeche Mode. Independently, they toured throughout the UK and Europe with the likes of Anberlin and Young Guns even achieving #1 radio success in countries such as Poland. Sumerian Records stumbled upon their music online in 2014, inking a deal with the group shortly thereafter. The process of recording and producing Envy would tap into a singular mystique.
“You’ve got to see a show,” Tyron leaves off. “That’s where the music and the aesthetic come together. We hope you feel what we felt while making this.”
It’s a new chapter for alternative music.