Ultra Violent Rays

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Ultra Violent Rays Short Info

"Think a modern-day bundle of Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division and Portishead. Female fronted, spacey sounding electro pop that's dark, sexy and danceable? Yes, please! Our indie rock wishes have been granted." The Source Suggests – The Source Weekly

"L.A.’s Ultra Violent Rays realize the future is now — when your debut video for your single “The Voyeur” features a woman, not a man, as the peeper, you’re taking the gloves off culturally and stating that creepiness knows no gender and pathos is never politically correct.

Delving into dark electronica with pop sensibility, Ultra Violent Rays singer-bassist Cooper Gillespie, she of the Cleopatra bangs, and drummer-sequencer Greg Gordon, he of the magnificent Afro, draw on Bowie, the Banshees, Portishead and Phantogram, among others, for inspiration.

Dwelling deep in Nick’s Cave, they come off like that reserved yet oddly inviting goth couple in your neighborhood. You know, the ones with the black curtains and black cats milling about. You’re not sure you should ever ring their bell, but oddly enough, they’re the ones whose house you’ll run to when it’s late at night and you’re quickening your step home because someone is following you a little too close and you can’t find your keys." -Rob Cullivan for The Portland Tribune

"Cooper Gillespie and Greg Gordon sound a bit like the result of PORTISHEAD and Siouxsie Sioux making love while Blade Runner is on. It’s ambitious goth pop with a modern approach." -Nothing But Hope And Passion

"Comparable to Phantogram, Portishead, and Massive Attack, The Ultra Violent Rays inhabit the moody middle ground between electronic music and dark indie pop." – HeadyTunes.co

"Their songs shimmer and glow like digital reality, with Gillespie's voice floating in pools of reverb over downtempo electro-beats and the purr of synthesizers. But it is a dark and dystopic future vibrating forth from their amps, with a sound equal parts The Knife and Joy Division.” The Ultra Violent Rays want to rock the virtual casbah – The Rogue Valley Messenger

"Think a modern-day bundle of Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division and Portishead. Female fronted, spacey sounding electro pop that's dark, sexy and danceable? Yes, please! Our indie rock wishes have been granted." The Source Suggests – The Source Weekly

"L.A.’s Ultra Violent Rays realize the future is now — when your debut video for your single “The Voyeur” features a woman, not a man, as the peeper, you’re taking the gloves off culturally and stating that creepiness knows no gender and pathos is never politically correct.

Delving into dark electronica with pop sensibility, Ultra Violent Rays singer-bassist Cooper Gillespie, she of ...

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Past Gigs Ultra Violent Rays

  • 09 | 2016 Long Beach, CA DiPiazzas
  • 08 | 2016 Los Angeles, CA Echo Park Rising
  • 07 | 2016 Los Angeles The Satellite
  • 04 | 2016 Long Beach, CA DiPiazza's
  • 04 | 2016 Los Angeles Ennui Sound
  • 02 | 2016 Boise, ID Tom Grainey's
  • 02 | 2016 Portland, OR Lovecraft
  • 01 | 2016 Olympia, WA Le Voyeur
  • 01 | 2016 Seattle, WA High Dive
  • 01 | 2016 Eugene, OR Luckey's
  • 01 | 2016 Reno, NV Monolith Bar
  • 12 | 2015 Los ANgeles, CA YouBloom Music Festival
  • 11 | 2015 Long Beach, CA Blacklight District
  • 10 | 2015 Santa Ana, CA Proof Bar
  • 09 | 2015 Los Angeles, CA 2nd Sat Artwalk

Discography Ultra Violent Rays

  • 2016 Black Trees Single | Art & Science
  • 2015 Vegas Single | Musebox
  • 2015 Wish Single | Musebox
  • 2015 The Voyeur Single | Musebox

Media

  • Sound Love Addicts
  • Video Ultra Violent Rays - "Wish"...
  • Video "Vegas" Music Video by Ultr...
  • Video Ultra Violent Rays - "Black...
  • Video Ultra Violent Rays - The Vo...
  • Video Ultra Violent Rays LIVE

Fan Radar

2,187 Fans
9,326 Views
4,248 Plays
1,215 Follower

Origin

  • Joshua Tree US

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Cooper Gillespie Bass, Vocals
  • Greg Gordon Drums, Sequences

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