Formed in 2020 when the pandemic brought live music to a standstill, the local four-piece electronic act Vanillaphase quickly began recording even though local clubs were shuttered. It released its debut EP, One Trick Pony, as well as the uptempo single, “Almost Supernova” in early 2021 and has kept busy ever since.
The band gave a few livestreamed performances, the latest of which featured new lead singer, the cheekily named Generic Goth Girl.
“Their heavy, yet polished electronic sound is a satisfying, seamless mix of trip-hop and post-industrial, touching on elements of their collective influences, ranging from Thrill Kill Kult and Meat Beat Manifesto to Aphex Twin and the Orb,” reads a press release about the band’s new album, Magic Suitcase.
Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected]