North Carolina band, LYLVC today release their most powerful new single “Undertow” from their upcoming EP Perfect Drug, due out January 20, 2023.
In premiering the song, Brave Words said, “LYLVC’s dual lead vocalists Alyse Zavala and Oscar Romero alternate back and forth between melodic and anthemic choruses and rapidfire introspective verses throughout ‘Undertow’. The instrumentals kick off with a catchy synth playing the main melody before the guitars and drums kick in to create an energetic and emotional performance that does not let up until the end.”
“Undertow” continues LYLVC’s trend of breaking down barriers between genres and taking the best from hard rock, hiphop, and electronic music to create a unique and inventive sound. Co-lead vocalists Alyse and Oscar’s lyrics are emotionally charged and their powerful voices deliver the heartfelt vocals over the background of the band’s heavy instrumentation.
LYLVC has delivered a thoughtful and intense visual performance in the video, under the direction of Digital Thunderdome’s Scott Hansen. Rife with straight-jackets, water torture, and horror themed imagery, the music video hammers the lyrical content home of being fighting through the pressures of life.
LYLVC will be hitting the road this fall with New Years Day for a 10-date US tour. The tour kicks off at Transplants Brewery in Palmdale, CA on October 8 and will cover the southern United States, eventually finishing at Hooligan’s in Jacksonville, NC on October 23. LYLVC will be providing direct support for each date of the tour.
LYLVC has come to be known for their energetic live shows. f28 Music Magazine said, “I have been to thousands of shows over my 20 years as a music photographer and I have to say that LYLVC put on a performance that would rival some of the biggest bands in the world. This is a band you need to see live and really follow. I see big things coming for LYLVC in the future and can’t wait to see them continue to grow and take over the world.”
LYLVC has already seen great success with their first two singles, the debut “Perfect Drug” reaching over 1 million views on YouTube, in just a few days and “Heirloom” which received critical praise from Hollywood Life who said, “The band delivers an emotionally-fueled anthem for those who are doing their best to keep it together despite all the demons living behind their eyes.”
Each of the songs from the upcoming EP Perfect Drug was recorded at Howard Benson’s LA studio West Valley and produced by Mike Plotnikoff and Joe Rickard.
LYLVC TOUR DATES – Tickets Available Here
10/8: Transplants Brewery – Palmdale, CA
10/11: Last Exit – Phoenix, AZ
10/12: The Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
10/13: Rock House – El Paso, TX
10/15: Beer City – Oklahoma City, OK
10/18: The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
10/19: The Haven – Orlando, FL
10/20: The Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
10/22: The Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
10/23: Hooligan’s – Jacksonville, NC
The story sounds perfectly suited for some nineties big screen cyberpunk epic… By day, a young woman hacks computer systems in order to test their security from outside threats on behalf of a financial company. By night, she fronts a genre-breaking band, fusing hard rock, hip-hop, electronica, and alternative into a fluid, focused, and fiery hybrid of styles as unpredictable as it is undeniable. This is LYLVC [pronounced “Lilac”]. The Raleigh, NC six-piece band—Alyse Zavala [clean vocals], Oscar Romero [rap vocals], Cam Gillette [keyboard, synth], Kenny Kaval [bass], Seth Morgan [guitar], and Ryan Powell [drums]—deliver a fiery and futuristic sonic synthesis on their 2022 independent debut EP, Perfect Drug. LYLVC’s new single “Undertow” releases on September 23rd, 2022 with a video directed by Scott Hansen capturing the fierce and powerful live performances they are quickly becoming known for. Touring and live performances are another enormous piece of LYLVC’s career and they shared stages with some pretty big names such as From Ashes to New, Puddle of Mudd, Fire From the Gods, and more.”