Dark Synth-Riot Artist Violent Vickie Returns with New Music Video for “SEROTONIN” after touring with Hanin Elias of Atari Teenage Riot
“…sweaty, noisy, menacing, and chaotic, featuring crushing walls of unspecified grit and lilting vocals that beckon the ear like a siren song.” Bored In Pittsburgh.
Los Angeles-based Dark Synth Riot artist Violent Vickie, just launched her latest video “SEROTONIN” on April 10.
After touring with Hanin Elias of Atari Teenage Riot and supporting Jessie Evans, Trans X, Them Are Us Too, & The Missing Persons, “Serotonin,” is the first single off her sophomore LP Division. In “Serotonin” Vickie croons and wails over noisy beats, cryptic synth lines, & droning guitars, toying with her demons and ultimately, willfully releasing them. Co-produced by E, this track could very well be a call or end to some kind of psychic war.
The single which was released on February 14 via Crunch Pod has already been featured on Brutal Resonance, Regen Mag, Bored in Pittsburgh, White Light/White Heat, Turtle Tempo, Home Cooking, Mishka DJ, EBM Radio.com, Fresh on the Net (Exile FM), Demolisten Podcast, The Dark Mark Show, KXLU, Headphones for Robots, Faeton Music Blog, Gracetown and Electrowelt.
Violent Vickie’s “Division” LP will be out in 2020 on Crunch Pod.
Director AJ Strout’s Statement: “Taking visual influence from goth and synth pop videos of the early 1990s while exploring recent themes on the feminine erotic experience, Serotonin is a collision of high contrast collage. Equally playful and aggressive, the project examines romantic and sexual attachment as well as personal empowerment.
Our lover collects and nurtures unsalvageable beings—a gesture that mirrors the motherly act of sacrificing self for others at all cost. Images of nature, death, and the occult collide with images of the domestic space signaling the chaotic and interrelated relationship between sex, belief, and disorder.
Mirror images clash and tangle, reflecting the enmeshed nature of attachment while rage and dance gesture acknowledgement, awareness, anger and resistance.” (Produced by Luka Fisher.)
About Violent Vickie:
Violent Vickie is a Los Angeles based Darkwave/Electropunk act consisting of Vickie and co-producer/guitarist E. “Serotonin” was influenced by the sounds of Crystal Castles, Skinny Puppy, Godlesh, Sunno ))), NIN, Yoko Ono and PJ Harvey. She’s been featured in The Deli, Curve, and Mask Magazines, Resident Advisor, LA & SF Weekly and the Seattle Stranger, has toured the US & Europe and played Insted Fest, Solidarity Fest, Shoutback Fest & Gay Prides and Ladyfests. Vickie’s tracks have been released by Emerald & Doreen Recordings (Berlin), Riot Grrrl Berlin, & LoveCraft Bar (PDX). Her track “The Wolf“ was featured in a National Organization for Women film and she was interviewed for the documentary “GRRRL”, part of the museum exhibit “Alien She” Her LP “Monster Alley” was voted best album by KALX and her tracks have been remixed by 20+ artists.