voletta – Blockade – Video

The US indie-gaze duo voletta are due to release the LP regenerate imminently.

voletta - regenerate - artwork

voletta – regenerate – artwork

The duo who comprise voletta don’t rush out material. Their last LP was the occasion of their last feature, also in 2013. In 2015 they indicated there maybe have been a release due in September of that year. That idea melted away, though this update appears more promising with four tracks having just surfaced.

Of the four tracks revealed on the 4th, I have selected Blockade which finds them with combinations of guitar, synth, bass, live drums, vocal and drum-machine – a composition which furls inside itself like a swiss-roll with the fuzzy effects comprising the cream filling and the listener just wants to tuck in to the soft chocolate sponge.

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Voletta is Joe Sheairs and Andre Comfort an alternative indie duo from Philadelphia in the USA.

Voletta - alternative indie from the USA


Sometimes the messenger does need shooting. It was the 8th November 2011 that Joe dropped me an email and there is has languished until today. Sorry to both the readers of the Indie Bands Blog stable of websites and as importantly to Joe, as Voletta is a band with much to say.

I was watching the Japanese Grand Prix in the early hours of this morning and on the starting grid we had Vettel with smoke pouring out of his brakes prior to the off and as I jot down my thoughts, I am reminded of that image as Voletta release their music like an overheated brake-pad smoking its way through the speakers as the desk suffers what seems terminal damage, but as with the Renault engine making the brakes smoke, it wasn’t the beginning of the end, just the start of a sparkling performance.

With echoes and reverberations bouncing off the walls and colliding with each other the music gathers magnetism and the mind is polarised into the bouncing and shimmering directions in which Voletta flow.

The lower registers rumble into the brain like theta waves of conductive plasma and the listener sits transfixed in the subtle melodies as they play with the consciousness.

My advice is, don’t take the two years this tarried with me to get round to it.


Their latest release Unplayed Tapes which came out late September is available on iTunes*.

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