Driven by a desire to ‘go against the grain’, OVVLS made a pact to exist in their own musical realm. Having come from contradicting musical backgrounds, the pair set out to challenge genre ideals and fight back against the global trends that have been dictating contemporary music. As played on BBC 6 Music, the perfectly pitched harmonies and soft tones contrast the morbidity that seeps from lyrics depicting the emotional turmoil of being a millennial battling through false idealisms and filtered images. This is further harnessed through hypnotic rhythms and dark soundscapes giving the band a sound that much exceeds sonic expectation from two people.
But OVVLS is more than just music. The band invest much of their time making the music an all-round experience. From live visual shows, to releasing singles as ‘message in a bottle’ style USBs, the band’s ethos has quickly grabbed the attention of press around the globe, resulting in shows in America and around Europe – and playing on line-ups, including likeminded artists such as Clinic, Let’s Eat Grandma and Warpaint. This isn’t music for the masses; it’s music for the drifters, make believers, incessant thinkers and hopeless romantics.