Avec Sans is a London-based electro-pop group signed to American indie label Beverly Martel. The band is made up of Alice Fox (vocals, producer) and Jack St. James (electronics, producer).
The name Avec Sans is taken from French, meaning: with without.
Avec Sans are Alice Fox and Jack St James from Manchester and Trinidad respectively.
Avec Sans started performing live in 2013. They quickly gained recognition for their energetic live shows, which involve hacked Novation launchpads used in tandem tilted towards the audience. Jack has filmed performances using 16 launchpads at once and has helped Novation demo and launch new products online.
Press supporters include The Guardian, who said of their music: “it’s a sophisticated slice of delicate synthpop with more interesting production touches and melodic hooks than most bands can muster in a career.” Other press support for Avec Sans has also come from publications including: Music Week, Clash, VH1, Noisey, MTV Iggy, PRS for Music M Magazine, Fred Perry Subculture, Artrocker, Digital Spy, Pop Justice, Elle Magazine, Hunger TV, Notion, Wonderland and Tidal (service) who featured them on their electronic music playlist for September 2015.
Heartbreak Hi was listed in The Times Essential Tracks feature in April 2016 alongside the latest releases from Bjork, Underworld and White Denim and was described as “marvellously bittersweet electro-pop”. In the 10 June 2016 edition, the NME called Avec Sans “a cut above your average duo… right on the sweet spot between hazy ’80s Nostalgia and 21st century introspection.”
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