Audix Microphones welcomes post-hardcore/electro-pop sensation PVRIS to their artist roster. PVRIS (pron. “Paris”) is an American rock band from Lowell, Massachusetts formed by Lyndsey Gunnulfsen (vocals), Alex Babinski (guitar), and Brian MacDonald (bass).
“The level of energy that goes into their performance will blow you away,” says Cliff Castle, Audix VP of Sales. “With the dynamic sound they’re creating in their live shows, the OM6 is a perfect fit for Lyndsey’s voice to really cut through the mix and deliver to their audience. It’s just a perfect match, and we’re thrilled to have them on board.”
PVRIS released its self-titled EP in 2013, an acoustic EP in February 2014, and most recently their highly anticipated full-length debut, White Noise, in November 2014 from Rise/Velocity Records. PVRIS signed with Rise in June 2015, making them the first female-fronted band to sign with the label. They have already toured in support of major acts such as Pierce the Veil and Sleeping with Sirens and won the Relentless Kerrang! Awards 2015 for Best International Newcomer.
FOH engineer Connor Hawkins explained how Lyndsey’s new Audix OM6 has changed the band’s live performances. “During our line check, I could tell even through headphones that a lot of the EQ I would typically do on a daily basis wasn’t going to be necessary. As soon as the vocals came in during the set I could instantly hear a difference in the coloration and clarity of Lyndsey’s vocal on her OM6. She can hear herself a lot better on stage, which has always been a major struggle. One of my other praises is how much less cymbal bleed I had in the vocal mic-it allowed me to use my overheads as overheads and not have to pull them back because so much is getting caught up by the vocal. We have standardized the OM6 for all vocal applications.”
PVRIS is currently working with Audix to integrate the microphones into the rest of their arsenal for a full Audix stage.