Electro-rock group Rénovations have announced details of their upcoming sophomore album, ‘Blank’, which is set for release 10th June.
Rénovations Announces ‘Blank’ Album, Premieres ‘Euphoria’ Music Video
Edinburgh multi-national Electro-rock group Rénovations have announced details of their upcoming sophomore album, ‘Blank’, which is set for release 10th June.
To celebrate the news, the band have premiered a new music video for album track ‘Euphoria’.
Rénovations are an electro-rock trio based in Edinburgh, consisting of mainland European members: Charlotte Pulcino (Vocals and Bass) Ioana Pavel (Guitars) and Gian Sudar (Drums and Synths). The trio formed in October 2019 and started writing during the first lockdown of 2020. Inspired by the effects of Brexit, the pandemic, self-isolation, the media and social distancing, they have recorded six singles, one EP, a debut album, and their second album, titled ‘Blank’, (funded by Help Musicians UK) will be released 10th June.
Recorded at Chamber Studios with engineer Graeme Young, ‘Blank’ was self-produced by Rénovations. “The new album is a social, cultural and political commentary, with each song covering a different topic”, the band explain. “Each one of us wrote lyrics on the album, and the specific topics are drawn from personal experience as old as 15 years ago, through to present day.”
‘Blank’ showcases a young band that’s maturing with each music release and is rich, alluring and perfect for listeners looking for something different from the norm. Sonically leaning into pop smarts with vibrant musical landscapes that sweep across classic electronic tones and powerhouse, earworm melodics: Rénovations lyrical social commentary captures a moment in time many listeners will resonate with.
From bullying and taunting, fighting against the clock, COVID testing rooms, cultural 24/7 online habits, and escaping confinement in distressing times; the songs on ‘Blank’ explores the grey that is often hidden between the black and white. Reading between the lines… and then some, this an album for modern times in an age of digital overload. ‘Blank’ is an impressive wall of sound by Rénovations, who are surely destined for big things.
The back story of Rénovations began with the French singer and bass player: After Charlotte returned from a trip to Thailand in July 2019, she was offered a gig opportunity, but she needed to gather a group of likeminded passionate musicians. She reached out to Italian-born drummer Gian in order to discuss the revival of an old band project. After a few minutes at Edinburgh’s Brass Monkey pub, she convinced him – with the help of beverages – to reunite. A few phone calls and messages later, the line-up was completed with Romanian guitarist Ioana and the band began building their alternative sound, based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
‘Blank’ is released 10th June 2023.
Charlotte Pulcino – Bass, Vocals
Ioana Pavel – Electric Guitar
Gian Paolo Sudar – Drums, Synths, Backing Vocals
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