Female-fronted punk band, Envoi is releasing their brand new single “From A Cage” this Saturday, July 5th, 2014 and following that up with a two-week tour alongside Icarus the Owl, The Orphan, The Poet, & Artifex Pereo.
Envoi has been making waves in people’s eardrums for quite a while now and one could assume that they are on the cusp of exploding into the ocean of America’s punk-music scene. The success of this tour could open quite a few doors for them, so don’t be too surprised to check their web page next year only to see that they’ve been signed and are doing a major headlining U.S. tour.
Their debut EP “Changes” ignited raving reviews from all over the internet including AbsolutePunk, Alternative Press and Property Of Zack with exclusives, features, and all sorts of high profile press. They have released two music videos under the “Changes” EP one of which is the title track and the other, “Ghosts” the preceded single.
“Envoi possess an identity all their own. The soaring vocal attack of Madeline Finn leads the way on new single “Ghost”, while guitarists David Tirpak and Steve Perrino drive the song with their forceful performance.” –Property of Zack
Originality is one word that is at the top of this band’s large list of characteristics, though they’ve been compared to the likes of You Me At Six, Paramore, and others. Anchor Music News reached out to the recent addition to the Envoi family, bass player, Joe Botta to talk about their new single, the tour, and what’s on the horizon.
AMN: “You’ve been with Envoi for two months now, how is it?”
Joe Botta: “It’s awesome, they are really easy to work with and we get along well.”
AMN: “How did you get into the group?”
Joe Botta: “I knew the guitarist David in high school and we are really good friends.”
AMN: “We noticed that you’re releasing your new single on a Saturday. Not that there’s a rule but why did you guys decide on that?”
Joe Botta: “We are actually kind of cramming it in. We wanted to release it earlier but we had some set backs so we figured releasing it on the opening day of the tour would be a good time to do it.”
AMN: “What’s new and special about this single compared to “Changes” or Envoi’s last single “Paper Tigers?””
Joe Botta: “It’s a little bit of a continuation from where we’ve left off with Changes and Paper Tigers in terms of quality. It sounds really good and we are really happy with it.”
AMN: “Where do you guys go to record your sound?”
Joe Botta: “It was recorded at Vibe Studios and mastered in Michigan.”
AMN: “How did you guys end up on tour with Icarus the Owl?”
Joe Botta: “We are under the same management company as Artifex Pereo”
AMN: “Where do you see Envoi going in the next year?”
Joe Botta: “In a year we want to be on the road as much as possible, the goal is to be signed and we also are hopefully going to get another album out — a full lenth, about 10 songs.”
AMN: “When the are you going to get down to TEXAS?!”
Joe Botta: “As soon as possible! We really want to be there, we love the music scene down there so we want to get there as soon as we can.”
AMN: “I’ve noticed Envoi being a big advocate for the LGBT community, how/why did you guys decide to plant your feet there?”
Joe Botta: “It’s just something we really believe in. We don’t believe people should be afraid to be themselves. Be the heartbeat, you know? That’s what Changes is all about.”
You can see Envoi on tour starting this Saturday at the same time you can pick up the new single, “From a Cage.” See more on their Facebook and BandCamp. If you want Envoi to come to your town then TELL THEM ABOUT IT because they’d love to hear from you.