She Wants Revenge

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She Wants Revenge
She Wants Revenge live in Orlando, Florida
She Wants Revenge live in Orlando, Florida
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres
Years active
  • 2004–2012
  • 2015–2020
  • 2022–present
Labels
Members
Websiteshewantsrevenge.com

She Wants Revenge is an American rock band, based in San Fernando Valley, California. Formed in 2004, the band is a duo of singer and guitarist Justin Warfield and multi-instrumentalist Adam Bravin. Their music has been influenced by post-punk, darkwave and gothic rock. The band has sold more than 300,000 records in the US.

The group's debut album She Wants Revenge was released in early 2006 and included the singles "Tear You Apart" (the band's biggest hit, reaching No. 6 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart), "These Things" and "Out of Control". The band also released the albums This Is Forever (2007) and Valleyheart (2011) before disbanding in 2012. She Wants Revenge has since reunited twice, in 2015 and in 2022.

History[edit]

She Wants Revenge, a duo consisting of Justin Warfield and Adam Bravin, formed in 2004. Warfield was formerly a rapper whose 1991 single "Season of the Vic" reached No. 18 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart and was featured on Bomb the Bass' song "Bug Powder Dust", a No. 24 hit in the UK. Bravin was a DJ under the name DJ Adam 12 and played for Crazy Town from 1995 to 1996.

The group were scouted and later signed by Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst to his label Flawless Records in April of 2005.[6]

The group's self-titled debut was released on January 31, 2006. Lead single "These Things" starred Garbage singer Shirley Manson in its music video, while Joaquin Phoenix directed the video for second single "Tear You Apart".[7]

The band toured extensively through 2006 with Depeche Mode[8] and Placebo.[9]

In 2007, the group was featured on the track "Time" with Timbaland. In a recent interview, Adam Bravin told Suicide Girls that She Wants Revenge has a lot of unreleased potential b-sides, like "Love to Sleep", which they would like to share. Adam added that the band would like to tour with their heroes The Cure and Bauhaus[10] and in 2011 they did tour with Peter Murphy, lead singer of Bauhaus, on his "Ninth" tour in the US.[11]

They were released[when?] from their contract with the label Geffen/Interscope, according to a MySpace bulletin. The group formed their own label, Perfect Kiss, formerly an imprint, in 2008.

Justin Warfield of She Wants Revenge - Live in Concert

Their EP, Save Your Soul, was released to iTunes on May 13, 2008.[12] The EP contained four tracks: "Save Your Soul", "A Hundred Kisses", "Sugar", and "Sleep". The group has formed a fan club and participated in the 2008 Nylon summer tour. Their song "Tear You Apart" appeared in the first season of the TV show Fringe (episode 18, "Midnight"), in the movie The Number 23 starring Jim Carrey, and in the season 5 première of American Horror Story (episode 1, "Checking In").

An EP titled Up and Down, was released via iTunes on September 22, 2009.[13] At the end of their tour to promote the release of Up and Down, She Wants Revenge began working on their third studio album,[14] which would revisit the dark roots of their first album.[15]

A new video titled "Take The World" was released February 7, 2011, prior to the release of their first single, "Must Be The One". The video was band member Adam Bravin's directorial debut. Filming for "Must Be The One" began on February 8, and was released in March. Valleyheart, the band's third studio album, was released on May 23, 2011.[16][17]

On August 1, 2012, the band announced that they are taking an indefinite hiatus.[18]

In 2015, She Wants Revenge gained popularity following "Tear You Apart" appearing in American Horror Story: Hotel's season premiere. The song choice was personally requested by Lady Gaga, who starred in the show. As a result, the band reunited, selling out its ten-year anniversary reunion shows.[19]

On 22 February 2019, it was announced that She Wants Revenge would be appearing at Infest Festival,[20] held at the University of Bradford Student Union, West Yorkshire, UK, over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.[21]

In August 2020, the band announced that they were disbanding.[22] In May 2022, the band announced that they are recording again and intend to begin touring in the near future.[23] They announced a USA fall 2022 tour, supported by the Chameleons,[24] and a European tour.[25]

Band members[edit]

Lead members[edit]

  • Justin Warfield – lead vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Adam Bravin – bass, keyboards, guitars, drum machine, percussion, programming, backing vocals

Touring members[edit]

  • Thomas Froggatt – guitars
  • David Goodstein — drums
  • Scott Ellis – drums, percussion, tour manager
  • Lia Braswell – drums

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[26]
US
Alt

[27]
US
Dance

[28]
US
Indie

[29]
US
Rock

[30]
She Wants Revenge
  • Released: January 31, 2006[31]
  • Label: Perfect Kiss
38 3 9
This Is Forever
  • Released: October 9, 2007[32]
  • Label: Perfect Kiss
58 14 18
Valleyheart 153 19 23 37
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

EPs[edit]

List of EPs, with selected chart positions
Title Album details
These Things
  • Released: October 25, 2005[34]
  • Label: Perfect Kiss
iTunes Session
  • Released: January 1, 2006[35]
  • Label: Perfect Kiss
Save Your Soul
  • Released: October 4, 2008[36]
  • Label: Perfect Kiss
Up and Down
  • Released: September 22, 2009[37]
  • Label: Perfect Kiss

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[38]
US
Alt

[39]
US
Rock

[26]
SCO
[40]
UK
[41]
"These Things" 2005 22 She Wants Revenge
"Tear You Apart" 2006 [A] 6 [B] 81 158
"Out of Control" / "Sister"[45]
"True Romance"[46] 2007 This Is Forever
"Written in Blood"[47]
"Save Your Soul" 2008 [C] Save Your Soul
"Must Be the One"[49] 2011 Valleyheart
"Take the World"[50] 36
"Kiss The Night Away"[51] 2012 Non-album singles
"Never"[52] 2016
"Big Love"[53] 2018
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Tear You Apart" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 22 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[42]
  2. ^ "Tear You Apart" did not enter the Rock Songs chart, but peaked at number 8 on the Rock Digital Songs chart.[43]
  3. ^ "Save Your Soul" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 17 on the Hot Singles Sales chart.[48]

Compilations[edit]

References[edit]

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  23. ^ "She Wants Revenge on Instagram: "Bands are tricky things. Timing, life, and personalities converge in their creation and magic, but also their demise. They go on hiatus, breakup, members leave, they get back together, sometimes, repeatedly. It's par for the course with complicated relationships, and many bands are just that. We certainly are. But we're also not finished. So, for those who have followed us, are emotionally invested, or are paying attention, She Wants Revenge will resume recording and touring. This isn't a reunion, it's a continuation. SWR is bigger than two individuals. It no longer has to break-up or cease to be due to timing, life, and personalities, and it won't. Love us, hate us, or scroll past indifferently, She Wants Revenge isn't going anywhere."".
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  25. ^ "Europe/UK Disappear Tour 2022". Facebook. 2022-07-08. Retrieved 2022-12-24.
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