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Supported by the likes of Wonderland Magazine, Clash, DIY, EARMILK, Soho Radio and praised by The Strokes producer Gordon Raphael and Stereophonics’ Kelly Jones, London based Ora Violet was born in 2019 to deliver a sonic boom of fresh rock and roll that fuses the early 70s proto punk of The Stooges and The Modern Lovers with the modem versatility of Raconteurs and Queens Of The Stone Age.

Ora Violet are a multi-instrumentalist production duo Black Tiles and guitarist Nick Ferman. They are joined on Have You Met Me by vocalist Jeet Mulkerj and Adam Liston on bass.

Have You Met Me is a musical freight train that thunders through whole neighbourhoods of calm, forcing conversations to stop mid-sentence, but unlike the never-ending train, it is kept as brief as our fleeting lives, leaving the listener and the antihero yearning for more?

Ora violet says in the song: “Influenced by Grinderman, Elizabeth Wurtzel, Marmaduke Duke & Earnest Hemingway, the song was inspired by the realisation that the same way we go down, we come back up; gradually and then suddenly. The antihero protagonist has lived a life of unapologetic excessive in all ways and despite nearing the end, the statement is clear… I won’t go down.”.

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