Avec Sans are Alice Fox and Jack St James, from Manchester and Trinidad respectively, now living in London, UK. They made sleek, aesthetic, electronic music.
Avec Sans’ single releases have achieved national radio play and media acclaim (press below). They’ve had tracks featured in U.S. TV series and in-store in retail outlets across America and the UK. They have also been taken into the hearts of many in the fashion industry having designed a shoe for London fashion brand Swear. Their music has been used on the catwalks of New York Fashion week. They were also named band of the year by Dolce and Gabbana, have been Track of the Day on Vogue.com and have been featured in Teen Vogue, Elle Magazine and DJ’d for the Milan launch of luxury brand Sandro.
Avec Sans started performing live in 2014 and quickly gained recognition for their energetic shows. Aiming to break down the walls of electronic laptop performances, Jack hacked his Novation launch pad to display a light show and uses three of them in tandem tilted towards the audience. He’s filmed performances using 16 launch pads at once and has helped Novation demo and launch new products online.
Avec Sans have played alongside acts such as Little Boots, Capital Cities, Bright Light Bright Light, The Pet Shop Boys and Kate Boy. They’ve been the featured artist and have played live for BBC Introducing and have played at Canadian Music Week, The Great Escape, Kendal Calling, Bingley Music Live, Red Fest, Sounds from the Other City and various European festivals. They have remixed artists such as Swiss Lips (Epic), Haerts (Columbia) receiving praise for these from the likes of DJ Sasha. They have been touring and DJing internationally and are currently finishing work on their first album.
‘The pair have built up quite a reputation as “ones to watch”… with more interesting production touches and melodic hooks than most bands can muster in a career.’
‘Avec Sans are Alice Fox and Jack St James, an impossibly hip electronic duo that excels in poised pop perfection.’
‘Revel in the soft glam and glitz of Avec Sans’ "Shiver " We love it!’’
‘An effortlessly intriguing example of how synth-pop can still usher in waves of chandelier suave.’
‘Full of early promise and surrounded by blogger buzz, it’s easy to see why the duo have drawn comparisons to Chvrches… a talent to keep your eye on.’
‘We are expecting big things from Alice and Jack.’
‘Distinctly 80′s-flavoured… effervescently poppy.’
The Line Of Best Fit
‘Synth-pop is clear-cut in its intentions: to captivate and intrigue with equal measure.’
‘Think simple but sweet electro in the Chvrches mould.’
Track of the Day
‘Indie music sensations… killer sound.’
Number 1 Top New Music Artist
Dolce and Gabbana
‘As a duo they’re the total package…a sonic powerhouse.’
‘The London duo of Alice Fox and Jack St. James have been quietly building up some significant media and blog hype’.
‘Gloriously uplifting electro-pop’
‘I predict a bright future for this chic two-piece.’