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Background information
Also known asOperation Guillotine (2012)
Paris (2012–13)
OriginLowell, Massachusetts, United States
  • Electropop
  • post-hardcore
Years active2012 (2012)–present
  • Tragic Hero
  • Rise
  • Velocity
MembersLyndsey Gunnulfsen
Alex Babinski
Brian MacDonald
Past membersKyle Anthony
Brad Griffin

PVRIS (pronounced Paris)[1] is an American rock band from Lowell, Massachusetts formed by members Lyndsey Gunnulfsen, Alex Babinski, and Brian MacDonald. The band formed originally under the name Paris but later changed it to PVRIS in the summer of 2013 citing legal reasons. They have released a self-titled EP, an acoustic EP, before signing to Rise and Velocity Records and released their single "St. Patrick" on June 24, 2014 along with a music video (directed by Raul Gonzo). They released their debut album, White Noise, in November 2014, and the deluxe version of White Noise on April 22, 2016. On August 4, 2017, they will release their second album All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell.


  • 1 History
    • 1.1 Formation and early releases (2012–14)
    • 1.2 Signing to Rise/Velocity and White Noise (2014–2016)
    • 1.3 All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell (2016–present)
  • 2 Musical style
  • 3 Discography
    • 3.1 Studio albums
    • 3.2 Extended plays
    • 3.3 Singles
    • 3.4 Other songs
  • 4 Band members
    • 4.1 Current members
    • 4.2 Touring members
    • 4.3 Former members
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Formation and early releases (2012–14)

PVRIS formed in Lowell, Massachusetts[2] in 2012[3] under the name Operation Guillotine.[4] They were originally a metalcore band,[4] consisting of five members,[2] one of which did screaming vocals,[4] which were performed by Kyle Anthony. Their line-up soon changed to vocalist/guitarist Lyndsey Gunnulfsen, guitarist Alex Babinski, bassist Brian Macdonald,[5] and drummer Brad Griffin.[3] Babinski had previously been in I Am the Fallen.[2] When the band went into the studio their sound changed drastically, incorporating pop and electronic elements into their music.[6] Gunnulfsen claimed this incorporation was done subconsciously.[6] On March 26, 2013, PVRIS released their self-titled EP.[7] The sound had been described as post-hardcore.[8] They played sporadic shows through the Spring, including a successful mini-tour with Love, Robot.

During the summer of 2013, the band played a week on Ernie Ball's Battle of the Bands stage at Warped Tour after winning a contest.[2] On July 17, the band signed to Tragic Hero.[9] It was also during this time that they officially changed their name from ‘Paris’ to ‘PVRIS’ citing legal reasons, which was officially made on July 26. The band went on The Rise Up Tour supporting A Skylit Drive[9] in September and October.[10] Shortly after the end of the tour, they parted ways with their drummer Brad Griffin, and continued as a trio. PVRIS began teasing fans that they would soon be hitting the studio to write and record new material around this time. That recording process began in December when PVRIS entered the studio with Blake Harnage of Versa. On February 7, 2014 they officially announced that they were a part of an Acoustic 4 Way Split with A Loss For Words, Wind In Sails and After Tonight which was set to release on April 1, 2014. Coinciding with the release of their Acoustic EP PVRIS joined A Loss For Words, Veara, City Lights, and Moms on the 5th anniversary of The Kids Can’t Lose Tour from March 29, 2014 to April 13, 2014.

Signing to Rise/Velocity and White Noise (2014–2016)

Main article: White Noise (PVRIS album)

In June 2014[11] it was announced the band had signed to Rise and Velocity.[2] A music video was released for "St. Patrick" on June 24,[11] and the song was also released as a single on the same day.[12] In an interview with The Huffington Post Lyndsey elaborated on the excitement that came with being able to release new music to the public. "We've been waiting over six months to release anything… It feels incredible to finally unleash it to the world. So many more people are into it than we even imagined!" [13] The band played two weeks on the Battle of the Bands stage at Warped Tour.[2] During their time spent on Warped Tour The Huffington Post released a second article listing them as one of “18 Artists You Need To Know Halfway Through 2014”. “Lynn Gunn is a force that cannot be denied, redolently poignant in both her most excitable and serene vocalizations. The first female-led signing of Rise Records, a label that has almost implausibly made metalcore music equally accessible and desirable, the label may have just made its smartest acquisition yet.”[14]

The band supported Mayday Parade in October and November[15] on their The Honeymoon Tour.[16] In early September, the band supported Emarosa on the Up Close and Personal tour.[17] PVRIS also joined the Ice Grills 2014 Tour in Japan from September 16, 2014 to September 21, 2014. The tour featured Lyndsey and Brian playing with A Loss For Words, State Champs, as well as PVRIS providing acoustic support. On September 22, 2014 PVRIS announced their debut album "White Noise" due for release on November 4, 2014. The following day, PVRIS released a music video for "My House". On October 6, 2014 PVRIS released "The Empty Room Sessions" of My House. On October 16, 2014 PVRIS released the self-titled track "White Noise" off of their upcoming debut album. On November 10, 2014 it was announced that PVRIS would be supporting Pierce the Veil and Sleeping with Sirens on the second leg of their World Tour, and Mallory Knox will also be supporting them. The tour runs from January 23 to March 4, starting in San Diego and ending in Oklahoma City.[18] On March 25, 2015, PVRIS released the official video for 'White Noise'.[19]

On June 11, 2015, PVRIS won the Relentless Kerrang! Awards 2015 for Best International Newcomer.[20] On June 22, 2015, PVRIS released their cover of Chandelier by Sia off Punk Goes Pop 6's deluxe edition. On July 2, 2015, PVRIS released the official music video for "Holy". On July 21, 2015, PVRIS released the official music video for "Fire". The following day, at the Alternative Press Music Awards, they took home the award for Breakthrough Band.[21] The band supported Bring Me the Horizon in the U.S. in October,[22] then supported them the following month in the UK.[23] In February and March, the band supported Fall Out Boy on their tour of the U.S.[24] On January 5, 2016 PVRIS made their network television debut by performing "My House" and "White Noise" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.[25]

On February 17, 2016, the band premiered a new song, titled "You and I" on Radio 104.5.[26] The song was released on February 22, along with a music video, and is featured on a deluxe edition of White Noise, released April 22. The deluxe edition also included a music video for every song on the original White Noise album and as well as the bonus song "You and I". All eleven music videos were directed by Raul Gonzo and appear to have a continuous theme featuring the iconic PVRIS mirror. At the end of each video a preview of the next video would appear. All except the last video. Additionally, the deluxe album included an stripped version of "You and I", as well as a new track "Empty".

On May 11, 2016 PVRIS set out on their first American headlining tour,[27] which wrapped up on June 10. It was announced that the band will be playing at Chicago's Lollapolooza for the first time on July 29, 2016.[28]

All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell (2016–present)

On July 27, 2016 Lynn Gunn posted a photo on her twitter showing 45 songs that had been written for album 2.[29][better source needed] PVRIS played their last show of 2016 at Summer Sonic Osaka on August 21st. [30][better source needed] After this they went to the city of Utica in upstate New York to record their second album in a supposedly haunted church turned record studio.[31] On February 13, 2017 PVRIS confirmed on a post on their facebook page that album 2 was done being recorded.[32][better source needed] On February 17, 2017 PVRIS updated all of their social media platforms with a new theme as well as a post with the roman numerals "II XX XVII" or 2 20 17.[33][better source needed] On February 20th they announced a small European tour.[34][better source needed] Lynn Gunn then proceeded to tweet out, "Oh my loves, can't you see? The new era has just begun."[35][better source needed] She also confirmed that that fans would get to hear some new songs on the European tour.

On April 30 2017, PVRIS premiered their new single "Heaven" from their upcoming album on BBC's Radio 1 Rock Show.[36] On May 1, All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell was announced for release on August 4.[37] On May 4, and May 5 2017 PVRIS performed in London as apart of their European tour and previewed the song "Half" for the first time as apart of their new album.

Musical style

AllMusic biographer wrote that the group "blend dreamy electronica with dark, beat-heavy rock."[5] Rob Sayce of Rock Sound described their sound as a combined mixture of "dark electro-pop and stadium-sized rock".[38] Their debut EP has been described as post-hardcore.[39] White Noise has been described as electropop,[40] pop,[39] post-hardcore,[39] psychedelic,[41] and synthpop.[42]

Current members

  • Lyndsey "Lynn Gunn" Gunnulfsen — lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards (2012–present)
  • Alex Babinski — lead guitar, keyboards (2012–present)
  • Brian MacDonald — bass guitar, keyboards (2012–present)

Touring members

  • Justin Nace — drums

Former members

  • Brad Griffin — drums, backing vocals (2012–13)
  • Kyle Anthony — unclean vocals (2012)



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  2. ^ a b c d e f Pearlman 2015, p. 62
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  4. ^ a b c Williams, Ellie (February 12, 2014). "PVRIS: The Blast Interview". Blast Magazine. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Monger, Timothy. "PVRIS | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Lloyd, Gavin (October 20, 2014). "New Blood: PVRIS". Classic Rock. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Paris EP". parisofficial.bandcamp.com. Archived from the original on April 6, 2013. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  8. ^ Grace, Eleanor (October 21, 2014). "Album Review: PVRIS – White Noise". idobi. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Mendyuk, Bridjet (July 17, 2013). "Pvris sign to Tragic Hero Records, details". Alternative Press. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  10. ^ Mendyuk, Bridjet (August 7, 2013). "A Skylit Drive announce more tour dates". Alternative Press. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b Rock Sound (June 23, 2014). "The Chorus To This PVRIS Song Is Going To Be In Your Head For Days". Rock Sound Magazine. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  12. ^ "St. Patrick - PVRIS | Release Information, Reviews and Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  13. ^ "PVRIS' Video Is Something To Sing About". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "18 Artists You Need To Know Now That We're Halfway Through 2014". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  15. ^ Nassiff, Thomas (April 4, 2014). "Mayday Parade / Tonight Alive / Major League / PVRIS Fall Tour Dates - News Article". absolutepunk.net. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  16. ^ Crane, Matt (August 4, 2014). "Mayday Parade announce fall tour with Tonight Alive". Alternative Press. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  17. ^ Kraus, Brian (August 21, 2014). "Emarosa announce short 'Up Close And Personal' record release tour". Alternative Press. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  18. ^ "PVRIS, Mallory Knox added to Sleeping With Sirens, Pierce The Veil tour". Alternative Press. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  19. ^ "PVRIS release the official video for 'White Noise'". Metalrocknews.com. 
  20. ^ "The Relentless Kerrang! Awards 2015 Winners List". Kerrang!. Retrieved June 16, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Here are the winners of the 2015 APMAs - News - Alternative Press". 
  22. ^ Sayce, Rob (August 3, 2015). "PVRIS Will Be Joining Bring Me The Horizon's North American Tour". Rock Sound Magazine. Retrieved August 25, 2015. 
  23. ^ Biddulph, Andy (August 31, 2015). "BMTH, Neck Deep + PVRIS Are Going On Tour Together". Rock Sound Magazine. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 
  24. ^ Sharp, Tyler (October 12, 2015). "Fall Out Boy announce headlining tour with PVRIS, Awolnation". Alternative Press. Retrieved October 12, 2015. 
  25. ^ "PVRIS Perform 'My House' and 'White Noise' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' [WATCH]". 2016-01-06. Retrieved 2016-07-16. 
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  27. ^ "Pvris Shares Dates for First North American Headlining Tour". Retrieved 2016-07-16. 
  28. ^ "2016 Lineup". Retrieved 2016-07-16. 
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  • Pearlman, Mischa (September 2015). Bird, Ryan, ed. "Dismantling Svmmer". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press Inc. (204). ISSN 1465-0185. 
  • Sayce, Rob (April 2015). Bird, Ryan, ed. "New Noise: PVRIS". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press Inc. (198). ISSN 1465-0185. 

External links

  • Official website

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