Bands To Watch: PVRIS

Words by Adriana Sanchez

PVRIS has been one of the most talked about up-and-comers this year, giving them the popularity they deserve. Winning over fans with their female fronted vocals, they are quickly rising to fame with their slight alternative edge.

Hailing from Lowell, Massachusetts, PVRIS is made up of Lynn Gunn, Alex Babinski, and Brian Macdonald. The band formed in late 2012 and debuted their first self-titled EP in March 2013. The success of the release earned them two spots on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour. Around this time, the group was forced to change their name from ‘Paris’ to PVRIS due to legal reasons.

So far, 2014 has treated the band pretty well. Just this year, PVRIS has released the single, “St. Patrick’s Day”, from their upcoming album, toured with various pop punk acts like A Loss For Words, State Champs, and Veara, and also landed a two week spot on Warped Tour 2014. There are currently plans in store for the trio to join Mayday Parade on a full US tour.

By far, their biggest announcement is signing to Rise Records. While signing to a major label like Rise is awesome, PVRIS topped it off by making history as the first and only band signed to the label with a female vocalist. When asked about her accomplishment, Gunn said, “It means I have to be a boss… It feels totally awesome”, in a Huffington Post interview.

Not only is PVRIS a fantastic band, but it’s great to see another girl stepping up in this scene. If you get the chance, check them out because everyone needs some of their poppy jams in their lives.

The band’s single, “St. Patrick’s Day”, is available on iTunes. You can catch PVRIS on tour and keep up with them on Twitter!

*Photo by Erik Rojas

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