Date: Friday 11 November 2022
Indie Midlands Presents A VOID + Guests
A VOID are a self-styled 3 piece rock band based in London, UK. Two parts Parisian, one part
Londonian, they fuse the spirit of sonic grunge to a DIY punk aesthetic fueled by Boursin Cheese
and pickle juice. Influences include Sonic Youth, Hole, Deftones, Bjork, Daniel Balavoine, Charles
Formed in Paris by singer/guitarist Camille Alexander in 2015, the band unleashed their first EP,
Roses As Insides, in June 2016, before cannibalistic tendencies got the better of original drummer
Roman Zaborski and bassist Robin Dickinson. Camille quickly enlisted the hard- hitting drumming
skills and harmonious vocals of Marie Niemiec, before they sought exile in London. The band
gigged as a two-piece until they discovered their bassist, Aaron Hartmann, lurking on a park bench.
The band independently birthed their debut full-length album, Awkward And Devastated, in
November 2018, and celebrated by performing dual album release gigs at The Windmill in Brixton
and Supersonic in Paris.
In March 2019, A VOID were the only band that featured female musicians to be shortlisted from
300 applications for the Northern Exposure/INmusic Festival contest, and were invited to perform
in the final at the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool. The previous year’s winner were False
During the 2020-21 lockdowns, A VOID recorded their second album, Dissociation, from which
they released three singles: Sad Events Reoccur, Stepping On Snails and Newspapers. Each of these
singles comes along with a music video with unique sets carefully imagined and crafted by the band
themselves, featuring paper planes, snails crawling on their faces, evil surgeons and piles of
newspapers. Stepping On Snails received over 38 000 plays on Spotify since its release in August
2021 and Newspapers, 18 000 views since April 2022. Both track have been featured in major
Spotify editorial playlists such as All New Rock, Smells Like Stream Spirit and Volume France.
Dissociation was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jason Wilson whose production credits include
You Me At Six, Don Broco, Dinosaur Pile-up and Reuben. The album doesn’t have a release date
A VOID consistently play incendiary shows across their native Paris and adopted home city of
London, and frequently spread their chaos further afield to towns and cities such as Brighton,
Bristol, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Leeds, Southampton and more! The band are available for gig
bookings, birthday celebrations, wedding receptions, fromage shop openings and any event
requiring a heady dose of “buzz-saw grunge pop that combines bitter grit and a self-effacing lyrical
charm…” (The Vapour Trail).
A VOID have performed shows for a variety of emblematic live music venues in the UK and
France, including the Camden Assembly, Bus Palladium, the Cavern Club, Belgrave Music Hall,
and have shared stages with The Pearl Harts, Calva Louise, Skating Polly, The SoapGirls, Hands
Off Gretel, The Menstrual Cramps, Beach Riot and Healthy Junkies amongst many others. The
band win over new converts at every show they perform and have built up a significant social media
Female-fronted lesbian band. Your nan would love us.