Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Roisin Murphy, Haim, Little Boots, Shura


band members

Christa Vi- lead vocals / guitar / keyboard


Influences

Roisin Murphy, Sia Furler, Fleetwood Mac, Bjork


Website

www.christavi.com

Bio

Christa Vi, an Australian / German Singer Songwriter living in Hackney, has been building her sound for a number years, self-releasing singles and providing guest vocals for other artists such as Box of Wolves from Canada (Electronic Rumors) and respected Australian songwriter Ben Salter (ABC Music). Born out of a complex relationship with her adopted city of London and it's people, her songs have often been sparked by overhearing strangers' conversations, where anonymous but dense living gives rise to shared snippets of private emotions and insight.

Christa Vi's latest single 'Makeshift Happiness' offers a confident new synthpop direction, whilst retaining the song and personal lyrics as the primary focus. A casual obsession with origami and papercraft inspired the concept of creating something beautiful or functional out of something ordinary- a metaphor for making the best of life's hard knocks.

An album is also on the way, produced by Andrew McDonnell (Crystal Fighters, SUNS, Petite Noir) and Dan Brown (Massive Attack, Karin Park) as well as Ben Fitzgerald (Stubborn Heart) and the eclectic George Shilling (Yazz, Stornoway, Primal Scream) lending their skills to the project. Remixes have always been part of Christa's releases gaining attention with NuDisco remixes by Canada's Cyclist and Russia's Cosmonaut Grechko, as well as Bristol-based Asa and Eleven8's deeper UK bass sound. The 'Makeshift Happiness' single EP also includes remixes by American producers Amtrac and Small Pyramids.

Christa has also sought out a team of artistic collaborators to put together her video and album artwork, the joy of DIY and shared creativity driving her choices, with previous cover-art images by artist Amy Joy Watson and stop-motion filmmakers Luke & Alex Animation collaborating on her first video for 'Your Heart'. Collaborators for this single include Melbourne- based illustrator and painter Erin Greer who provided the cover-art, and her video was shot by London-based director Chris Turner / Favourite Colour Black (Editors, Gazelle Twin), enlisting her actor friends and even their pets to perform in the video.

Christa Vi has attracted the attention of a number of music blogs and her singles have been played on BBC6 Introducing, Amazing Radio, ResonanceFM and other online and student radio stations in the UK, USA, and Australasia including Triple J and Sydney's FBI radio. Christa Vi has previously played the London live circuit with her band and is putting together a live show to support her debut LP release next year.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

07 Nov 2016

Triple J
40

Another track from Christa's album that features luxe and on-point production. Christa gets the most of her surroundings too with this vocal approach that feels like it's entwined with the shimmering, sweltering backdrop.

Another track from Christa's album that features luxe and on-point production. Christa gets the most of her surroundings too with this vocal approach that feels like it's entwined with the shimmering, sweltering backdrop.

Review

Review by The Aston Shuffle The Aston Shuffle

23 Mar 2016

Triple J
35

Great songwriting on this! I can def hear the references for sure

Can't wait to hear me!

Great songwriting on this! I can def hear the references for sure

Can't wait to hear me!

Review

Review by rrobby rrobby

06 Apr 2018

40

more please

more please