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|Genres||Dark wave, dream pop|
|Past members||Atto Attie
Darling Violetta is a dark wave band based in Hollywood, California. Their name is taken from the salutation used by Bela Lugosi in letters to his mistress, Violetta Napierska. The band released their first EP Bath-Water-Flowers in 1997, though this work is commonly considered an album by most sources. Two songs were performed by the band in the episode "Faith, Hope & Trick" of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (season 3, episode 3), "Blue Sun" from Bath-Water-Flowers and "Cure" from The Kill You EP. The following year, the band, with producer Holly Knight, composed and recorded the theme for Angel, the spinoff series from Buffy.
In 1999, Darling Violetta released The Kill You EP and a music video for its song "Spoiled and Rotten." In 2003, they released the album Parlour.
In 2005, the band composed an extended version of the Angel theme called "The Sanctuary Extended Remix", featured on the soundtrack of the series Angel: Live Fast, Die Never.
The style of the band is recognizable for the voice of singer Cami Elen (compared by some critics to that of PJ Harvey), the use of cello, particularly in their early compositions, and lyrics charged with sexual innuendo, dark metaphor and goth references.
Darling Violetta's song "I Want to Kill You", produced by Holly Knight, from The Kill You EP was licensed by Activision for their game, Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption. They also contributed another song to the Masquerade Universe which was in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines entitled "A Smaller God" from the album Parlour.
In the Fall of 2009, Thomas and Elen reported recording songs for their fourth as yet untitled release.
As of the 6th of January, 2018, Elen reports that Darling Violetta is on an 'extended hiatus'.
- Gerri Sutyak - Cello
- Michael Renninger - Bass
- Parlour (2003)
- Bath Water Flowers (1997)
- The Kill You EP (1999)