Von Iva

Von Iva


If you've ever wished for Franz Ferdinand, P.J. Harvey, Gary Numan, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to be bottled up into a love potion, here it is. They're soul-shaking dance-punk queens-and they're going to rock your world. -Kimberly Small, Bust Magazine


We would like to say that the heavens opened and Von Iva descended on the earth to bring their soul drenched punk-disco classic rock music to the dance hungry masses, but that's not entirely true. The fact is that Von Iva met by chance and managed to drop on an unsuspecting San Francisco scene something they had never experienced before: a fierce female foursome that put on an amazing live show that left people bruised, bewildered and begging for more. And more is what they got! Since 2003 Von Iva has progressed and continued to spread their unique sound comprised of a hybrid of influences ranging from Devo, Early Tina Turner, Led Zeppelin, and Wire causing modern day comparisons to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Death From Above 1979, The Kills and The Gossip.

Von Iva's love of music is broad and reflected in their unique dance/rock sound. That sound magically comes together by blending Becky Kupersmith's layered keyboard hooks and gritty organ riffs with Elizabeth Davis' (ex-7 Year Bitch/Clone) signature power bass lines. The hard hitting Lay Lay (Kelly Harris; ex-Clone) always holds it down with addictive driving disco beats and machine gun drum fills. But let us not forget their secret weapon?sexy singer Jillian Iva! She brings the soul shakin', love makin', body manipulating to the table and the masses have spoken; they love this modern day diva. With lungs and legs of steel this soulful singer is a powerhouse and a force to be reckoned with on stage. Iva shakes, shimmies, smiles and stares down the audience and always makes it a show to remember.

There's no doubt that the buzz is building as Von Iva shares the stage with the likes of the Walkmen, Metric, Gravy Train!!!, Louis XIV, The Sights, The Ravonettes and The Go Go's. They recently completed a US tour with The Bellrays and the Rock'n'Roll Soldiers, a tour to Japan, and are currently setting their sights on the international stage. Von Iva's debut self-titled EP has and is continuing to gain praise across the US and abroad. Von Iva are currently in the studio working on a full-length album which, like the EP, they recorded themselves. There's no doubt that these ladies are motivated, inspired and ready to take on whatever comes their way. Just like their live shows, Von Iva's momentum keeps going.

The contagious rocking religious experience that is Von Iva causes one to think that the heavens really did open to create this amazing band. No matter how they got here one thing's for sure: they brought the cure for your dancing disease.


"Von Iva" EP - Cochon Records
12" split single w/the Vanishing - Princehouse Records

Set List

30-45 extreme minutes