Transviolet first came to our attention last summer with the wonderfully, sinewy pop of ”Girls Your Age”. They then blew our metaphorical roof off with the huge anthemic sound of ”New Bohemia”, a tune that still gives us goosebumps and now has a fantastically rousing video to accompany it.
At the time of the track’s release we said that ”It’s got that edge to it, that sensibility and power that soundtracks and conveys the magnitude of something, hell if you wanted to remake Les Miserables with modern pop songs, this is your rousing battle cry right here.”
Not only does this still ring true but with the video it feels even more so. There’s this moment, just as Sarah sings “join the revolution”, that figures appear behind her, army like, and they all run at us through the forest. It is a perfect embodiment of the song, of its power, defiance and attitude that makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck. It also has a rather wonderful (and we presume unintentional) Cocoon-esque moment as well which we love.
We said when they first appeared that world domination could beckon, we’re even more convinced now.