You can already feel your feet tapping and your head bobbing before you ever turn on Violet Contours infectious music. Their upbeat jangly sound encapsulates the summer vibes and brings you into a world where everything’s a party. With appearances at Liverpool Sound City and high demand from all over the country the band from York are already branching out and performing nationwide.

Who are Violet Contours?

A band that realised the drummer (Ben Henderson) needed to be upfront with a guitar in his hands and a mic in his face. When left with the prospect of no percussion an experienced but idle beatsmith (Daniel Whittaker) was summoned/coerced into assuming the vacant position. With the original founder of the band on bass (Niall Mckelvey-Williams) and an Anglo-African lead guitarist (Sam Nedley), the four piece was complete.

What are Violet Contours?

The violet outlines of a figure, body or mass.

Also an Indie band emerging slowly from the busy but compact York live music scene.

Where are Violet Contours?

Mainly York with the occasional trip to Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and Oxford thrown in.

When did Violet Contours form?

The sweet sunbaked summer of celebrity death in 2016.

How did you meet?

We have known or known of each other since the dawn of time.

Why are Violet Contours a band?

We really enjoy long journeys, lugging heavy equipment, shouting at strangers and none of us really like each others music.

It works.

Explain your live show:

An explosive fusion of our collective influences through songs with unexpected twists and engaging lyrics. We like to see feet moving, eyeballs bouncing and brains whirring.

What can we expect from 2017?

We will continue to practice and gig as relentlessly as full time jobs and education will allow. Our sound is maturing and we seem to be getting gigs further and further away from home.

We are also back in the studio with the hope of releasing a number of fresh new tunes as soon as possible.

Where can we find your music?

You can find us on Itunes, Spotify, Youtube, Soundcloud and any other vaguely reputable music sharing platform.

Words: Stuart Daley