Velavox is an alternative music duo from Vancouver, Canada made up of Nicole Gibson (Vocals) and Chris Kelly (Vocals, Synths, Electric Guitar, Programming). Their award-nominated songs have kept them busy throughout 2020-2021, being selected in the first round of artists for the RBCXMusic First Up program, where they played a 30 minute showcase as well as taking part in their masterclass program. They were also selected to be part of the Canadian Music Incubator (2021) and landed 2 showcases at Canadian music week (2021).
The duo’s newest release, ‘Somebody That I Liked,’ (October 2021) delves into singer, Nicole Gibson's, life when she hit a mental health low. ‘Somebody That I Liked’ portrays what it’s like to constantly be in your own head and how it can often feel like a never-ending horror film of sorts. “I remembered a specific moment during this time where I was in the shower and had broken down into tears wondering why my brain was doing this and why I couldn’t go back to happy normal Nicole and be somebody that I liked again.” Cinematically inspired, Velavox, blends high-wire emotions over a modern alternative sound.
‘Somebody That I Liked’ is just the beginning of this new chapter for the duo. Their upcoming work speaks to personal themes in their life including mental health struggles and learning to embrace all parts of your art .
They are set to drop more tracks in early 2022.
RIYL: Halsey, Transviolet, CHVRCHES
“Vancouver based alt-pop duo, Velavox – comprised of Nicole Gibson and Chris Kelly – are ready to dazzle the world with their brand of alternative dark-pop and genuine songwriting.” - Tina Roumeliotis