Alternative Rock Newcomers Make A Solid Debut

Made Violent release their debut EP, Made Violent

By: Briana Bonfiglio


Made Violent stepped boldly onto the alternative rock scene with the release of their self-titled debut EP on Feb. 24.

The trio, Joseph White (bass/vocals), Rob Romano (guitar) and Justin Acee (drums), are three best friends who dedicated themselves to making music just a year ago.  Now they are living their dream of spreading their music and touring the country.  They play in Buffalo, NY on March 6 followed by three more shows leading them to the South By Southwest festival on March 19 in Texas.

“We can’t wait to hop in our shitty van and drive across the country to play for anyone and everyone,” Romano said.  “Two things really matter to us – making as much good music as we can, and touring as much as we can.  We never want to stop doing this.”

Not only do Made Violent have the willpower and spirit, but they have the talent to back it up, too.  The five-song EP marks a solid starting point for the band.  Their style is loud and urgent, but fresh and fun.  The song lengths range from 2:30 to 3:00, giving the EP a sense of stylistic unity.  Lead vocalist Joseph White hones in on a raw sound, leaning skillfully into every word and holding nothing back in his vocal performance.  This, accompanied by static-y, driving guitar riffs and consistent percussion, shows off the impressive beginnings of Made Violent.

For fans of: Cage the Elephant, Gaslight Anthem, The Strokes, Anarbor

Listen to: Two Tone Hair, On My Own, Wasted Days


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