Van Damsel, Violent Betty, Anna Haverstock and Windmills at Capitol Music Club
May 4, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Achieving satisfaction when striving for greatness is difficult, if not impossible. In April 2013, indie-pop foursome Van Damsel had completed their debut album.
It would never see the light of day.
In truth, by the time the album was finished, the group felt that it had yet to create a true representation of Van Damsel.
They immediately began working to fulfill a vision with a project that sees a great leap forward in every artistic aspect, from sound to song structure, musicianship to lyricism. This cohesive collection of new songs will be released as the band’s self-titled, full-length debut, Van Damsel LP, due Summer 2015.
Conceptually, Van Damsel LP is an examination of the human condition: the undying pursuit of excellence coupled with the reality that life is inevitably flawed. These themes are hammered home in their current single “Best of Everything.”
Formed in 2010 after the dissolution of a death metal band, Kamloops, BC’s Van Damsel combines an upbeat, guitar-and-synth driven sound with a positive, relatable message.
Having received regional recognition, including a part in the 2013 Peak Performance Project and winning The Shore 104’s ‘Best of BC’ $10,000 prize, the band is ready to tread uncharted territory. With a fresh sound featuring elements of rock, pop, hip-hop, and EDM, and a boldly personal approach, Van Damsel aims to take the listener on a journey that explores their innermost fears and deepest desires. http://vandamsel.com/