Cork CIty, County Cork
Black Violets formed at the beginning of 2017. Based out of Cork city, the 4 piece have spent the majority of that time forming their alternative/electro/post punk sound. Citing early 80’s bands such as Joy Division and The Cure as influences, leaning towards the 90’s Manchester music scene (Stone Roses, Happy Mondays) as well as modern day outfits such as Kasabian, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and LCD Soundsystem. They have played a number of local gigs around Cork city including headline slots at the Crane Lane Theatre. Having received positive responses to airplay on Corks Redfm, Corks 96FM and also 2XM, a slot followed in The Button Factory which has seen them mentioned in the Irish Daily Star as ones to watch in 2019.