A band high on my radar since 2018 has been Rivals. I actually caught wind of the group seeing Heartist’s drummer listening to the band on Spotify and checking them out. Instantly, I loved the visual aesthetic and fascinating genre-bending this band had to offer. Damned Soul was in my top 10 albums of 2018, and Rivals has kept busy ever since. Hot off the heels of their new single “Lavender,” we got a chance to speak to vocalist Kalie on her impact on the band’s visuals, the genre of Dark Pop, and more:
The New Fury: The visual aesthetic of Rivals is one of the most striking parts of the band, with picturesque music videos and vivid album art for Supernova. I know Kalie does graphic design, is she at the helm for Rivals’ visuals from here on out?
New Fury: You just started a Patreon packed with content, how has the reception for it been so far?
New Fury: You just featured on an Outline in Color track, can we expect you on anything else coming up?
New Fury: You’ve been branded as “dark pop”, what influences got you to craft this unique genre?