Audience Killers sind ein Synth Pop Trio aus Riga. Die Band wurde 2010 von den drei Freunden Normunds, Arletta und Edgars gegründet, 2012 erschien ihre Debüt EP Footprints And Hearts. Seitdem ist das Trio auf verschiedenen großen Festivals (wie dem Great Escape, der Tallinn Music Week oder dem Reeperbahnfestival) aufgetreten. Ihre Musik ist gekennzeichnet durch helle Pianoklänge, melodische Gitarrenriffs, sowie einem Falsetto Gesang und warmen sphärischen Synthesizern, die an M83 erinnern. Am 20. Mai veröffentlichen die drei ihr neues Album Floating Islands.
“Audience Killers head on magical journey with sweet ‘Sounds Like You’ clip.” – NBHAP
Creating a flowing motion mix of synthpop and electropop, Northern European band Audience Killers have roots that can be traced to the childhood friendship of lead singer Normunds (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Arletta (backing vocals, keyboards). In 2009, they began writing and playing songs together. Early the following year, they went into the studio for live sessions, where Edgars became their drummer.
Having formed in 2010, the trio swiftly released their first 2 songs. Their music features bright piano, melodic guitar, quaint falsetto vocal and warm synths used throughout the songs, fitting with its buoyant, shore-crashing feel. All amalgamated with a sincere calling towards the dancefloor – but not quite.
Residing in Riga, Latvia, the band released their debut EP ‘Footprints And Hearts’ in July 2012. Unlike their records, the live performance consists of one single exploration during which the trio go through a series of subgenre changes and push their collaborative effort as far as it can sustain. Audience Killers manage to fully maintain their quaint electronic sound and offers wonderfully strange music on their own terms.
In 2013 Audience Killers has released their new single and corresponding video. For the astute synthpop fan, lead singer Normunds Petrovs striking falsetto as heard in ‘Two Bare Feet’ will bring to mind flashes of current acts like M83 and Passion Pit. On 2014 and 2015 the band appeared on festivals like ‘The Great Escape’ (UK), ‘Positivus’ (LV), ‘Reeperbahn Festival’ (DE), ‘Tallinn Music Week’ (EE) ‘Karklė’ (LT), ‘Vilnius Music Week’ (LT) and more.
Audience Killers are: Normunds Petrovs (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Arletta Supe (keyboards, backing vocals) and Edgars Oplucans (drums). On May 20nd they will release their first full-lenght called Floating Islands.