“The feeling of time passed is something that transcends through their music.” Noisey “The feeling of time passed is something that transcends through their music.” – Noisey
Over the past few years, Phoria have become known for their colourful, visually evocative soundscapes with the release of two EP’s: 2013’s ‘Bloodworks’ and 2014’s ‘Display’. Top 5’s on Hype Machine, support from BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music followed – along with millions of Spotify streams. Now, they’re proud to announce their highly anticipated debuta lbum ‘Volition’, out 3rd June on X Novo Records.
Phoria are headed up by the master of electron- ics and composition Trewin Howard, a deeply sensitive character in tune with his surroundings, empowered with synaes- thesia and once afflicted with a mysterious – still undiagnosed – illness that left his senses frayed and mind on edge. When this illness ebbed, it left behind an even more heightened auditory perception, which he chan- nels into the band’s music. He is joined by two friends he has known all his life (guitarist Jeb Hardwick, piano/synth player Ed Sanderson) and two others(drummer Seryn Burdenand bass/synth player Tim Douglas), who he feels he has known forever.
Phoria start to make sense with this strong backbone and incredible bond in place. The new album ‘Volition’ is bursting with vibrant sounds throughout, from opener ‘Melatonin’s electronic washes to ‘Emanate’s organic clicks and claps, to the epic string section finale on ‘Yourself Still’, which brings a colourful parade to end the record.