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Viola Beach

About

Viola Beach were an English indie rock group, formed in Warrington, Cheshire, in 2013. The band's final line-up consisted of Kris Leonard (guitar and vocals), River Reeves (guitar), Tomas Lowe (bass guitar), and Jack Dakin (drums). All four, along with their manager Craig Tarry, died when their car fell from a bridge in Södertälje, Sweden on 13 February 2016.In the week following the crash, their single "Boys That Sing" entered the UK Singles Chart at number 80 and their previous single "Swings & Waterslides" entered at number 11, following a public campaign to boost sales. In the same week, "Swings & Waterslides" also entered at number three on the sales-only chart (which excludes streaming data) and "Boys That Sing" entered at number 27 on the same chart. On 29 July 2016, the self-titled album was posthumously released. It reached number one on the UK Albums Chart on 5 August 2016.

Articles

February 8, 2022

Viola Beach’s debut album is available on vinyl for the first time

A coloured picture disc edition of the self-titled record arrives this week The post Viola Beach’s debut album is available on vinyl for the first time appeared first on NME.

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February 15, 2021

Families of Viola Beach members reflect five years on from tragedy: “They were living a life less ordinary”

"They were living their dream" The post Families of Viola Beach members reflect five years on from tragedy: “They were living a life less ordinary” appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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February 5, 2021

A new cover of Viola Beach’s ‘Swings And Waterslides’ has been recorded to mark fifth anniversary of the band’s death

"We should have seen Viola Beach headlining the biggest festivals five years on" The post A new cover of Viola Beach’s ‘Swings And Waterslides’ has been recorded to mark fifth anniversary of the band’s death appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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Discs

Viola Beach

July 29, 2016

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Boys That Sing / Like A Fool

January 22, 2016

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Swings & Waterslides

August 28, 2015

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