With their emotive melodies, propulsive rhythms, angular guitars and dark cinematic electronics, TRAITRS have quickly become one of modern post-punk’s fastest rising independent bands. Consisting of Sean-Patrick Nolan and Shawn Tucker, TRAITRS formed during the summer of 2015 in Toronto, Ontario Canada. The duo recorded demos with producer/engineer Josh Korody (Nailbiter, F*cked Up, Japandroids, Dilly Dally), garnered the attention of Pleasence Records label head James Lindsay and released their debut cassette Rites And Ritual in April 2016. After gaining buzz in the European and North American dark music scenes, TRAITRS released their critically acclaimed LP Butcher’s Coin (Pleasence Records, Manic Depression Records, Alchera Visions) in May 2018. Backed by the strength of lead single ‘Thin Flesh’, the duo embarked on a series of lengthy tours overseas, performed in over a dozen countries including showcases at Wave Gothic Treffen, Castle Party, Extramuralhas, Nocturnal Culture Night, Wavefest, Canadian Music Week and Pop! Montreal. Their relentless touring schedule and work ethic caught the attention of Schubert Music Publishing’s Thomas Thyssen and Eric Burton, and in October 2020 they announced TRAITRS as the first signing to their brand-new record label Freakwave Records. This year, TRAITRS will release ‘The Sick, Tired And Ill’ EP on 30 July 2021 and the full-length LP ‘Horses In The Abattoir’ on 19 November 2021.
AUX ANIMAUX Biography:
AUX ANIMAUX is a darkwave artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. Her songs draw inspiration from the 80s dark wave and goth bands, as well as occultism and horror movies.
aux animaux was born and raised in Istanbul. She is a self-taught musician that worked as a professional bass guitarist for several years up until moving to Sweden 15 years ago. With aux animaux, on stage she sings as well as alternating between theremin and bass guitar. The theremin, which she considers to be her source of sorcery, is the only instrument that is played without actually touching.
aux animaux released her first songs in 2017. She has been touring both in Sweden and rest of Europe, opening for artist, such as She Past Away, Hante., Then Comes Silence among others. Her debut EP ”Black Holes” had more politically loaded songs that were about animal rights, feminism, criticising the society, whereas the sophomore EP ”Stockholm Synthrome” combines this approach with a more personal one, among others narrating her decade long struggle with misophonia. In the fall of 2021 she released her single ”Haunted” that she co-produced with the Swedish dark wave band abu nein. In spring of 2022, she released her EP ”The Hydesville Episode”, which she produced and mixed entirely on her own that’s more experimental than her previous work reminding of horror movie soundtracks. In December 2022, aux animaux released ”Hauntology” consisting of 4 original songs and 4 remixes of these made by Tobias Bernstrup, Priest, Majestoluxe and the artist herself.
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