"Channeling the passion of Sinéad O’Connor with the raw delivery of Patti Smith. Ava Vox’s powerful voice and gravitas cuts through the fog of deception, and brings us to that awful emotional crossroads of vulnerability" ~ Post-Punk.com
"One of the most impressive musical debuts to emerge from The Emerald Isle this year... folks are in for a pleasant shock in the same way they may have felt upon hearing Siouxsie and the Banshees for the first time" ~ The Spill Magazine
"Like the long-lost love child of Nina Hagen, X-Mal Deutschland, Daniella Drax, Siouxsie Sioux, Lene Lovich and Lydia Lynch, Crash is a post-punk explosion of goth aesthetics, female empowerment and evocative, provocative theatrics" ~ The Manc Review
"Restoring Ireland’s reputation of a country that produces superb post-punk, first ignited like pioneers such as Blue In Heaven, Into Paradise, Whipping Boy" ~ Big Takeover Magazine
"Ireland's dark horse... a gripping and evocative performance overall... conveying a poignant and ever-present cautionary message" ~ Amplify Music Magazine
Dublin alt-rock / postpunk artist Ava Vox presents her debut album 'Immortalised', a collection of eight powerful and lush tracks. The pseudonym of Elaine Hannon, formerly of 1980s gothic rock / post-punk band The Seventh Veil, this is the first long-player since launching this project in 2020.
This long-player was previewed by two powerful lead tracks - 'Alone Again' features bassist James Blennerhassett (Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithful, Van Morrison) and drummer Robbie Casserly (Elvis Costello, Mark Knopfler, The Commitments, Riverdance). 'Crash' is a post-punk banger with lively video, produced by Isaac Burke, echoing an ominous warning about environmental devastation as the world crashing down.
Apart from original compositions, this album also features Ava's rendition of The Cure's 'Love Song', Soft Cell's 'Tainted Love' and David Bowie's 'Life on Mars'.
'Immortalised' was produced by Ray McLoughlin (RMC Recording Studios), who has performed or recorded with innumerable artists, including Cliff Richard, Daniel O’Donnell, Francis Black and Rick Astley, and also served as musical director for shows for RTE, BBC, PBS America and SKY.
A Dublin native, Ava Vox now lives in County Meath. With a unique vocal timbre and commanding delivery, her musical style ranges from goth rock and post-punk to slow melodic atmospheric and dynamic rock. She has powerhouse 4 piece band (guitarist, bass, keys & drums).
At 17, Elaine quickly graduating from backing to lead vocalist of The Seventh Veil, which disbanded in 1991 after significant airplay and excellent reviews and winning the Battle of the Bands competition, the prize for which was recording time with Dublin producer Paul Thomas (U2, Kate Bush, UB40, Status Quo, Davy Spillane and Clannad).
In March 25, the 'Immortalised' LP became available across online stores and streaming services, including Apple Music, Spotify and Bandcamp.