Evokateur
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Evokateur

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
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"Smart electro pop with a smattering of the darkness of Fever Ray
lightened by an overall Dubstar/St Etienne feel.” - Gill Mills


Evokateur is a collaboration between the inventive, electronic soundscapes of a Mexican boy and the self-assured vocals and discerning craft of an English girl, holding your attention with curiosity as you delve into the depths of their natural chemistry. They are a dark, enigmatic electro pop duo who are set to unleash their hot electronic gem Wolf Girl. This highly addictive single is bold, sexy and powerful. Although based on aggressive synth sounds and syncopated beats, the song is classy and seductively catchy due to Sarah Villaraus’s sultry vocals and irresistible hooks.
Wolf Girl is set for release on 14th March. It will come accompanied by a radio edit and an alternative industrial remix by legends Gary Numan and Ade Fenton. - Bent Magazine


Evokateur are a dark electro-pop duo based in London. A collaboration between the obscure, electronic soundscapes of a Mexican boy and the solid songwriting and diva-dolly vocals of an English girl.

Inspired by childhood dreams, deep emotions, futuristic worlds and romantic encounters, the music is by turns lush and beautiful, menacing and aggressive or “Sinister mecha-pop” as Time Out describes.

evokateur perform with lots of differently shaped keyboards and synth-drums creating a "humming pop buzz" with bold robotic layers intensified by Sarah's emotive vocals.

The two driving components are – the rhythmical and filmic qualities of Hector’s composition and Sarah’s emotive songwriting teamed with glittering vocals and sexy performances.

The importance for evokateur is in the detail. From the complicated programming and weird sounds to the quirky pop structures and strong image, they lie somewhere between a harder Depeche Mode and a glam, discotronic Goldfrapp.??evokateur are currently working on their debut album to be released later this year. They have just finished their first single ‘Wolf Girl’, which has been mixed by Grammy Award winning Dom Morley (Amy Winehouse, Back to Black) and mastered at Metropolis Studios in London.

One of their earlier tracks ‘Space’ has already been featured on a German compilation entitled ChillBar Vol. 2 and is available worldwide. - Rawmag


Evokateur are a dark, enigmatic electro pop duo who are set to unleash their hot electronic gem Wolf Girl. This highly addictive single is bold, sexy and powerful. Although based on aggressive synth sounds and syncopated beats, the song is classy and seductively catchy due to Sarah Villaraus’s sultry vocals and irresistible hooks. It was mixed by Grammy Award winning Dom Morley (Amy Winehouse, Back to Black) and mastered at Metropolis Studios in London.

Wolf Girl is set for release on 14th March 2011. It will come accompanied by a radio edit and an alternative industrial remix by legends Gary Numan and Ade Fenton.

Evokateur is a collaboration between the inventive, electronic soundscapes of a Mexican boy and the self-assured vocals and discerning craft of an English girl, holding your attention with curiosity as you delve into the depths of their natural chemistry. Inspired by childhood dreams, deep emotions, futuristic worlds and romantic encounters, the music is by turns lush and beautiful, menacing and aggressive or “Sinister mecha-pop” as Time Out describes.

Evokateur perform with imaginatively spaced keyboard parts contrasted brilliantly by driving synth-drums creating a bold layered backdrop to the journey Sarah's emotive vocals take you on.

Evokateur are currently working on their debut album to be released later this year. One of Evokateur tracks ‘Space’ has already been featured on a German compilation ‘ChillBar Vol. 2’. Wolf Girl is set release on 14th March 2011. - Live Music.fm


Whitechapel in the East End of London was the setting for Evokateur's gig at the Rhythm Factory this past Wednesday, marking the release of debut single 'Wolf Girl' which comes out this week.

Sarah Villaraus, and husband Hector are usually a duo in the studio, but were joined live by Simon Lowry. Hector hits it with the Roland drum pads while Simon plays keyboards and genuine a key-tar no less, which could have been cheesy but fitted in exactly with the intent of their music tonight. Front and centre though is Sarah who writhes and twists while the two blokes hide in plain sight. They’re there but you’re not looking.

All three are adorned with feathery half-face masks - topped with plumes and covering one eye like some crazed Phantoms Of The Opera. At the same time the audience have been given wolf masks, which just makes it more special.

Sarah originally trained as a jazz vocalist, but you'd never guess it. Her voice is softened at times by a certain breathiness, but has a straight and smooth pop sheen, quality in depth. The ensemble effect is hard-edged and punchy electro - think early 80's; think Alphaville; think Tubeway. This is appropriate as the new single has the ultimate seal of approval, a Gary Numan re-mix. Sarah told us that she'd even had people ask "What, that Gary Numan?" Yes dears, that one.

Sarah started off less than 100% confident, and confessed to being "tipsy," which, as she put it, is not a great combination for a vocalist. She soon hit her stride though, telling us that we were in for something dark with 'Misery,' which references both the name and the ambience of the film.
The crowd was moderate in number but huge in enthusiasm, particularly when we got to the reason we were here, the single ‘Wolf Girl.’ It soars nicely, especially when it gets to the repeating chorus "I want to feel like I'm a freak like...I want to be like her." The synths snake and slither in a lovely manner - it's a strong song.

The last song of the set was announced, Sarah telling us we might recognise it. It drooled in with a brilliant skeletal and echoing intro and eventually grew and resolved into what I suddenly realised was ‘Mad World’ by Tears For Fears. I told you there was an 80's thing going on, although by now it was also clear that it was tempered by plenty of 21st century savvy.

Compared to what you'll hear on record, they felt quite a raw talent, but the operative word is talent. They're certainly going to be on my radar for the near future. - Best New Bands


Evokateur are back in town, having changed their name from Libelula after your reviewer suggested at their last gig that the latter sounded overly (ahem) feminine. The lineup has changed a little, though Sarah Villaraus is still front and centre, with her crystalline cooing and serpentine dancing. She sounds a little like Kylie and shares some of that pasteurized sexuality of the Australian soap star, gay icon and all round entertainer. But Sarah can cut it live.

She is backed by husband Hector, banging happily away at a Linn drum and a shaven-headed synthesizer boffin who boffins away anonymously in the background, the trio producing some pleasingly grooving electronica, notably the superb ‘Golden Glow’, with its almost obscenely suggestive bass line. On occasions, the music is a little too clinical, but they leave us with a splendidly snarky new number, showing that Evokateur can do teeth as well as curves - Music In Oxford


‘Wolf Girl’
A little while ago I attended Gary Numan’s gig at The Troxy in London, I was hyped, the crowd were hyped, and there were paninis to top it all off. But little did I know that Evokateur were there too. A new synth-pop band to hit the scene, I soon found myself drooling a little over their Soundcloud. In the most normal way possible, I just love this kind of music.
It just has that certain buzz that whips around your chunky headphones. It craves some mahoooosive speakers with the ability to chuck bass out in your face.
‘Wolf Girl’ is a synth-hit whether you’re playing it loud enough for the whole street to hear, or just bursting your own ear drums through your headphones. It certainly is addictive. Ear candy galore.
But also, Evokateur have had this single remixed by some of the hottest synth-masters in the business; Ade Fenton, Ben Osborne, oh and the absolute king of this genre, Gary Numan. What more could they do? Nothing really, they are spot on. Well, apart from bring their brain-rattling beats to a venue down south, hint hint…
I can imagine Evokateur would blow a venue apart, and I can’t wait to experience them live. Full of energy, a heavy buzz and that certain va va voom; They are the new generation of synth, yet they still keep that old school trait.
Be sure to check them out, here’s their Soundcloud for all the remixes, and facebook too. Oh, and you can see the original below. Genius. - New reviews


Evokateur are a dark, enigmatic electro pop duo who are set to unleash their hot electronic gem Wolf Girl.

This highly addictive single is bold, sexy and powerful. Although based on aggressive synth sounds and syncopated beats, the song is classy and seductively catchy due to Sarah Villaraus's sultry vocals and irresistible hooks. It was mixed by Grammy Award winning Dom Morley (Amy Winehouse, Back to Black) and mastered at Metropolis Studios in London. - Band Weblogs


Discography

Space (single 2010)
-Featured on ChillBar Vol.2 compilation

Wolf Girl (single 2011)
-Wolf Girl
-Wolf Girl (Gary Numan & Ade Fenton)
-Mad World (Evokateur cover)

Same As You (single 2011)

Crows' Wedding EP (2012)
-Same As You
-Wildflowers
-Misery
-Undone

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Bio

Evokateur are an enigmatic electronic pop duo based in London. A collaboration between the inventive, electronic soundscapes of a Mexican boy and the solid songwriting and super sultry vocals of an English girl.

Inspired by childhood dreams, deep emotions, futuristic worlds and romantic encounters, the music is by turns lush and beautiful, menacing and aggressive or “Sinister mecha-pop” as Time Out describes.

Evokateur perform with lots of differently shaped keyboards and synth-drums creating a "humming pop buzz" with bold robotic layers intensified by Sarah's emotive vocals.

Evokateur are currently working on their debut album to be released later this year. Their first single ‘Wolf Girl’, which has been mixed by Grammy Award winning Dom Morley (Amy Winehouse, Back to Black) and mastered at Metropolis Studios in London, was released in March 2011, including an industrial remix by legend Gary Numan.

One of their earlier tracks ‘Space’ has already been featured on a German compilation entitled ChillBar Vol. 2 and is available worldwide.

To contact the band please email: info@evokateur.co.uk