“On any given night in Los Angeles, you can find people losing their minds in pursuit of the dream.” -Brian Vernor, photographer upon seeing NEW EViL for the first time.
” …a formidable poltergeist of sound and fury, exuding the confidence and fervor of a band that worships at the altar of Rock n Roll. The energy of their live shows is enough to rouse the dead scenester within you. Their singer, Sophia Anita Reyes, is a unique and charismatic front woman who evokes a goth hybrid of Ann-Margret and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, striking in both appearance and fists.” – The Rise of NEW EViL, By Tony Lee Jackson, Zillahaus.com
Brought together by the graces of Craigslist, NEW EViL began touring local music venues as feverishly as they could with the help of Play Like a Girl, a female identified musicians collective, who recognized the band for their high energy live performance, engaging theatrics with the crowd, and genuinely haunting rock songs. After numerous shows in Los Angeles, the audience’s general reaction was summed up into one statement: “I’ve never seen anything like this before”. The band has opened for notable female fronted bands such as Le Butcherettes, and Barb Wire Dolls.
In the spring of 2016 they received an official Certificate of Recognition by the city of Los Angeles. Their animated performance inspired Cartoon Network’s Power Puff Girls artist Benjamin P Carow to draw the band in his recognizable power puff style.
The band launched a successful crowdfunding campaign raising thousands of dollars to record their first studio album ‘A Witch Shall be Born’. The album was recorded by John Would (Fiona Apple, HBO’s True Blood) at Stanley Recordings in Echo Park, and is due for release in February of 2017.