Vallis Alps

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Vallis Alps
Origin Canberra, Australia
Seattle, Washington, United States
Genres
Years active 2015–present
Website vallisalps.com
Members
  • David Ansari
  • Parissa Tosif

Vallis Alps are an electronic music duo based in Sydney, Australia, composed of producer David Ansari and vocalist Parissa Tosif, who are originally from Seattle and Canberra respectively.[1][2]

They released the tracks 'Young' and 'Thru' on Triple J Unearthed in January 2015. On January 6, 2015, the duo released their first EP, "Vallis Alps." The EP featured both 'Young' and 'Thru' as well as two other songs: 'Oh!' and 'Reprieve.' 'Young' went on to feature in the Triple J Hottest 100 in 2015 at #27. Off the success of their debut EP, Vallis Alps announced their first Australian tour dates in August 2015 including playing at Splendour in the Grass on July 26.[3] The pair moved to Sydney in late 2015.[4] Their 2015 was capped off with a nomination for the J Award for Unearthed Artist of the Year in 2015.

The duo's follow-up to their debut EP was the release of a new track titled 'Fading' on November 24, 2016. The track featured in the Triple J 2016 Hottest 100 at #94 marking the second straight year a song of theirs featured upon the list.[5] 'Fading' was followed up upon with their track 'East' on March 20, 2017. In addition to the new track, the duo announced a world tour including dates in Australia, the United States, and one date in London.[6] Both 'Fading' and 'East' were featured on their sophomore EP titled "Fable," released on March 31. The EP featured two additional tracks: 'Serity' and 'Run.'[7]

The duo released a single, Oceans, on August 31, 2017 on their YouTube channel which tells the sacrifice women take and is also inspired upon the 19th century Iranian woman Tahirih who fought for women's rights in Iran.[8]

Discography[edit]

List of albums, with selected details
Title Album details
Vallis Alps EP
Fable EP

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album
2016 "Fading" Fable
2017 "East"
"Oceans" TBA
"So Settled"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wass, Mike (18 February 2015). "New Find: Vallis Alps Make Their Mark With Drowsy Electro-Anthem "Young"". Idolator. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Vallis Alps announce debut Australian tour", Triple J, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 15 June 2015 
  3. ^ "Vallis Alps announce debut Australian tour | Music News | triple j". www.abc.net.au. Retrieved 2017-04-05. 
  4. ^ "Meet Vallis Alps: from start to Splendour". Triple J Unearthed. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2015. 
  5. ^ "1-100 | Hottest 100 2016 | triple j". www.abc.net.au. 2016-11-11. Retrieved 2017-04-05. 
  6. ^ "Vallis Alps Share Huge New Single 'East'. Announce World Tour". Stoney Roads. Retrieved 2017-04-05. 
  7. ^ "Vallis Alps Share Dreamy Sophomore EP 'Fable'". Stoney Roads. Retrieved 2017-04-05. 
  8. ^ "Sacrifice women make in fighting equality in their new single 'Oceans'". Steve Likoski. Retrieved 2017-09-01.