Avec Sans are Alice Fox and Jack St James who hail from Manchester and Trinidad respectively.
Avec Sans started performing live in 2013 and quickly gained recognition for their energetic shows. Aiming to break down the walls of electronic laptop performances, Jack hacked his Novation launch pad to display a light show and uses three of them in tandem tilted towards the audience. He’s filmed performances using 16 launch pads at once and has helped Novation demo and launch new products online.
Avec Sans have released three official singles: Hold On, Shiver and All of Time, achieving national radio play and acclaim from the national media. They have remixed artists such as Swiss Lips (Epic), Haerts (Columbia) receiving praise for these from the likes of DJ Sasha and have played alongside acts such as Little Boots, Capital Cities and Kate Boy.
They have been taken into the hearts of many in the fashion industry; before they’d performed in public they were asked to design a shoe for London fashion brand Swear. Their music has been used on the catwalks of New York Fashion week. They were also named band of the year by Dolce and Gabbana, have been Track of the Day on Vogue.com and have been featured in Teen Vogue, Elle Magazine and DJ’d for the Milan launch of luxury brand Sandro. Avec Sans have been touring and DJing internationally and are currently finishing work on their first album.
‘The pair have built up quite a reputation as "ones to watch"… with more interesting production touches and melodic hooks than most bands can muster in a career.’
'Avec Sans are Alice Fox and Jack St James, an impossibly hip electronic duo that excels in poised pop perfection.'
‘Revel in the soft glam and glitz of Avec Sans' "Shiver " We love it!’’
‘An effortlessly intriguing example of how synth-pop can still usher in waves of chandelier suave.’
‘Full of early promise and surrounded by blogger buzz, it’s easy to see why the duo have drawn comparisons to Chvrches… a talent to keep your eye on.’
‘We are expecting big things from Alice and Jack in 2014.’
‘Distinctly 80′s-flavoured… effervescently poppy.’
The Line Of Best Fit
‘Synth-pop is clear-cut in its intentions: to captivate and intrigue with equal measure.’
‘Think simple but sweet electro in the Chvrches mould.’
Track of the Day
‘Indie music sensations… killer sound.’
Number 1 Top New Music Artist
Dolce and Gabbana
‘As a duo they’re the total package…a sonic powerhouse.’
‘The London duo of Alice Fox and Jack St. James have been quietly building up some significant media and blog hype’.
'Gloriously uplifting electro-pop'
'I predict a bright future for this chic two-piece.'
'The best music does more than drives you to dance, it transports you to another world entirely. Luckily for Avec Sans, they can do both pretty damn well.'
'An absolute tour de force of a record'
Kick Kick Snare
'Their catalogue of music showcases that they have been growing every step of the way.'
‘The London-based duo have been unveiling their hook-laden pop epics for around about a year and the increasing buzz surrounding them is certainly not unwarranted.’
‘The kind of shimmering, effervescent, 80’s tinged synthpop that should be up there in the charts with the likes of Chvrches and MSMR.’
London in Stereo
‘Another Favourite is by Avec Sans… they have already made a huge impact on the fashion scene, scoring major points with Dolce and Gabbana.’
London on the Inside