The Parisian quartet Venice May delivers music that is bright and dark, quiet and loud at the same time. It oscillates between the alternative rock of The Smashing Pumpkins and the post-rock ambiance of Sigur Ros. After moving to France in 2010, Ukraine-born Natalia Samofalova (vocals/guitar/piano) met her French partner Vincent Bedfert (lead guitar).
In 2019 the Italian-born bassist Angelo Cicatiello officially joined the band. His skills not only as a bassist, but also as a 3D artist resulted in the release of the band’s latest animated music video for their single “Limerence”. After opening for The Gathering at Le Petit Bain on November 16, 2019 in Paris, the band have been busy writing and recording more songs, to be released in 2022.
Once their relationship developed, the pair formed Venice May in 2013. For their first album “Illusion Is Inevitable”, released in September 2018, Samofalova and Bedfert handled all writing and production duties, with assistance from Alexey Stetsyuk, who then mixed and mastered their debut in Belarus.
The first single of their second album was released in january 2022. More are to come out throughout the year with the album, Anger As Beauty, set to be released in the fall of 2022.