PVRIS, originally named Paris, is an electro-pop rock band from Lowell, Massachusetts.
The former bands were Lyndsey Gunnulfsen, Alex Babinski, Brian MacDonald and Brad Griffin. They irst started as a pop punk band and released a self-titled EP on March the 26th, 2013 (that includes songs as The Heartless, Mind Over Matter…)
On summer of 2013, they won a contest and they were allowed to play for a week on Ernie Ball’s Battle of Bands stage at Warped Tour.
Paris were signed to Tragic Hero and changed their name to PVRIS due to legal reasons.
That fall, they played The Rise Up Tour, supporting the band A Skylit Drive. After that, Brad Griffin left the band and they continued playing as a trio.
They were a part of the Acoustic 4 Way Split along with A Loss For Words, Wind In Sails and After Tonight, and it was set to release on April the 1st, 2014.
The PVRIS Acoustic EP was produced and mixed by Blake Harnage from VERSA and mastered by Jeff Juliano. And after the release, PVRIS supported A Loss For Words, Veara, City Lights and Moms for The Kids Can’t Lose Tour, celebrating the 5th anniversary of A Loss For Words’ album with the same name as the tour.
On June 18, 2014, the band announced that they signed with Rise and Velocity Records and that they were releasing the first single and video ‘St. Patrick‘, filmed by Raul Gonzo on June the 24th.
They were meant to sign a different label, but Kellin Quinn liked the band and said to their manager “Don’t let them sign, I’ll get them a deal with Rise Records“.
During summer of 2014, the band played for two weeks at Battle of Bands stage at Warped Tour again. While they were playing, The Huffington Post said that PVRIS were one of “18 Artists You Need to Know Halfway to 2014” claiming that “The first female fronted band that got to sign Rise Records (…) they may have just made its smartest acquisition yet.”
PVRIS supported Emarosa on Up Close and Personal tour. They also joined ICE GRILL$ on their Japan tour from 16th to 21st of September, as A Loss For Words and State Champs.
The band announced on September the 22nd that they were releasing their debut album ‘White Noise‘on November the 4th, produced by Blake Harnage, mixed by Jeff Juliano and mastered by Chris Athens. On September the 23rd the band released ‘My House‘ video, filmed by Raul Gonzo.
On October the 16th, they revealed the list-track of their album.
PVRIS joined Mayday Parade on The Honeymoon Tour, announced it April, in October and November, playing with bands such as Tonight Alive and Major League. They also joined Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil The World Tour, co-headlining with Mallory Knox, from January the 23rd to March the 4th.
On March the 25th, the band released the ‘White Noise‘ video, filmed by Raul Gonzo, as well.
PVRIS joined Lower Than Atlantis UK Tour in April, which was the first tour they made in UK. During the tour, the band announced two headline shows in London and Birmingham, both sold out in 5 minutes. The band also announced more dates for their first headline tour in Europe, including cities as Berlin or Paris.
On June the 11th, 2015, PVRIS won the Relentless Kerrang! Award for Best International Newcomer. The following day, they released a cover of ‘Chandelier‘ by Sia, included on Punk Goes Pop Vol 6’s deluxe edition.
The band joined Warped Tour and played in all dates, first on the Journeys Stage, but the band got more attention during the tour and they moved to play at main stage.
PVRIS released a music video for ‘Holy‘ on July the 2nd and on July the 21st they released the video for ‘Fire‘.
PVRIS won the Alternative Press Award for Breakthrough Band. They played ‘My House’ with Tyler Carter from ISSUES and an orchestra in the ceremony, that took place in Cleveland, Ohio the 22nd of July.
On August the 3rd, PVRIS announced they were supporting Bring Me The Horizon during their US Tour, also with ISSUES. They also announced on the 31st that they were also joining them for their UK Tour in November, but with Neck Deep.
PVRIS announced that they will be doing their first headlining tour in the UK in April, after a week, they also said they will tour Europe in April, as well. Due to popular demand, they had to upgrade some venues, because they almost sold out everything the same day of the tickets release.