Deriving their name from the primal screaming and bawling in the night out of pure frustration with no signs of resolve, Seattle-based band The NightCry was formed by vocalist Vincent Vuarnet (Thunderhound, DaR), guitarist Andreka Jasek (The Adarna, Homewrecker, Liquor Box), and bassist Shana Fairchild (Revolution Red) in late 2020. After writing several songs, the band captured the attention of keyboardist Hannah Rock (over a decade of classical piano training) and drummer Sarah Campbell (Hairstorm, Dual Analog) who joined to solidify the lineup in 2021.
The NightCry blends influence from the likes of Depeche Mode, The Cult, and David Bowie in creating the unique sound of the band. Their postmodern, dark, romantic synth rock is entrenched in edgy and catchy hooks, tasty guitars, tight beats, and ergonomically sultry vocals; a sound they dub "post modern romance." The NightCry was inspired to create a male-fronted female band by Robert Palmer’s music video for Addicted to Love (but with girls who actually play); a video that highlights cool guitars and high fashion.
The NightCry’s live performance meets at the junction of big rock show and moody romanticism without sacrificing any of their sonically-sensual and distinct vibes. Their focus on 1980s-esque aesthetics tastefully showcases through posh fashion backed by poise and a professional presence. The band dominates the stage with lighting that envelopes them in mystery while executing multi-layered vocal harmonies, vitalizing sounds, and enduring guitar solos.
The NightCry released Blush in late 2022 and will be releasing their follow-up single, Find Hers, Keep Hers in June 2023. Additionally, live shows are on the books for Summer 2023.