NEWS This project is currently disbanded.
Soundtracks dragged from slumbering consciousness and spun into tales of loss, magick, and mystery... The Violet Dawning is Christiane Knight and Tank Talbott, bringing you music for the New Dark Ages.
Why this name?
That time in the early morning, when the sky turns from deep blue to dark violet - that holds such promise of things to come... that is when dreams tell the greatest secrets.
Do you play live?
We have played live at various venues around Charlottesville, and would like to play elsewhere as well. We live for it! It's the best drug in the world! Unfortunately, we haven't been playing live so much lately. The best shows we ever played: Trax, with Bella Morte and Unit F, and Tokyo Rose with Siddal.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
Without the Internet, no one would know or care who many smaller bands are outside of their hometown. I credit mp3s for getting our name out to places like Peru and Italy!
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
It would honestly depend on how much control we retained. I don't care about the money. I want to be who we are.
TVD formed in 1998, and have played many shows with great bands, including Bella Morte, Siddal, Heaven Falls Hard, and Visions In Blue. We released a demo CD, "look up at the sky" back in 1999/2000, and we've rested on our laurels ever since. Time to get back to work, yes? We also appeared on many Subculture Shock compilations, and on the compilation "A Darker Shade Of Pale" which was released by GIMNet.
Dreamy Goth Rock, Deathrock and Ethereal bands shape Christiane's voice, and Tank loves the electronic sounds of New Wave as well as most dark dance music. That's all we're telling!
Charlottesville VA, says Christiane. NYC is a close second. Tank might vote for Savannah GA.
Tank's other project, Terminal Ready, is something you should check out! terminalready.com