The Australian pop-duo known as Vallis Alps is producer David Ansari and vocalist Parissa Tosif who recently paid a visit to The Echoplex to immerse the L.A. crowd with music that inhibited non-stop dancing throughout the night. The influential pair are currently on tour in support of their latest EP, Fable, with upcoming dates in Europe and Australia.
The night began with the R&B/soul of L.A’s SWSH. It was SWSH’s first night playing with a local musician, Anna Schulze, but two were on point as the pounding of monitors and amps that could barely maintain their tremendous sound. Mixing fresh indie-soul and lyrical grooves, SWSH caught the crowd’s attention instantly with her call for their help, “Throw your hands in the air and tell them who’s ass is here.” SWSH’s set was hot and the perfect mood for the night.
Following behind was Chicago native, Nylo (Andrea Landis) and her spectacular R&B voice. The solo artist stood behind her keyboard and needed nothing more to capture the emotion in the room in order to coerce the crowd to follow her journey. The sensual and tender voice broke hearts as she serenaded the room with her hit, “Blame It On My X.” Compared to The Weekend with the voice of Mariah and Whitney, Nylo crushed it and left the room wanting more.
After the incredible set from Nylo, L.A.’s dark and dreamy sound machine known as Saro came to the stage with an ensemble of amazing artist backing his Smiths’ inspired name. After a tragic loss of a friend, Saro wrote the song called “Two Suns,” which contains a subtle beat with dark and somber moments. The gravity and intensity of this artist added to the mix of great musicians packed into one glorious collective.
Vallis Alps was ready for the stage as the house lights dimmed and the chatter stopped. Ansari and Tosif made their way to the stage and immediately got the crowd to dance along to their hit track, “Fading.” The dance-off continued with dynamic tracks from their self-titled EP including “Oh!” and “Young.” The energetic crowd anticipated their arrival as the band felt the same way. “We love Los Angeles. It’s one of our favorite cities in the world,” Tosif called out to the fans. “We have a new song we’re going to play. It doesn’t have a name yet. Maybe we’ll take some suggestions.”
The eclectic melodies and superb rhythm sent the crowd into a frenzy as the packed room was at a standstill as every pleasurable moment was absorbed. Vallis Alps does not disappoint and with their gradual rise to stardom, their eventual overtaking of the airwaves is immenent. With a new track “Oceans” recently released, the duo form Australia is ready for the road and for the world to listen along. Stunning is what fans should expect form a show with Vallis Alps.