Dublin alt-rock songstress AVA VOX weaves a chilling tale on 'Silent Tear' single

Alt-rock songstress AVA VOX weaves a chilling tale in new single 'Silent Tear' from debut 'Immortalised' LP


Siouxsie & The Banshees, Autumn, Florence and the Machine, X-Mal Deutschland, Skeletal Family / Anne-Marie Hurst, Divinyls, Rough Trade, Rosegarden Funeral Party


Crash, Silent Tear, Alone Again, Life on Mars, Lovesong

Photos by Laelia Milleri (with costumery by fashion designer Claire Garvey)

Dublin alt-rock / post punk artist Ava Vox presents the single 'Silent Tear', the latest dark rich offering from debut album 'Immortalised', an 8-track collection that is dark and delicious, gothic-infused and evocative of shady places and shadowed lands.

Launched in 2020, Ava Vox is the solo moniker of Elaine Hannon, formerly of 1980s gothic rock / post-punk band The Seventh Veil. A Dublin native, she now lives in County Meath. With a unique vocal timbre and commanding delivery, her musical style ranges from goth rock and post-punk to slow melodic atmospheric and dynamic rock.

The 'Silent Tear' video was produced by Jess Bernard with Miles Davis Murphy as director of photography and starring Leigh Mayon / Them Fatale. It was directed by Irish underground visionary Caoimhe Lavelle (a.k.a. Kwoo), a well-known Dublin-based artist, DJ, poet, cartoonist, and manager of the GAZE International LGBTQ+ Film Festival.

"Caoimhe put her own interpretation on Silent Tear, noting that she is absolutely in love with the song and felt it warranted something unique and artistic. I'm eternally grateful to Caoimhe and everyone involved in the production - they all came together and offered their time and artistic talents because they were really into this song and just wanted to support me," says Ava Vox.

Ava Vox earlier released the post-punk banger 'Crash' with Isaac Burke-produced video echoing an ominous warning about environmental devastation as the world crashes down, and 'Alone Again', which features bassist James Blennerhassett (Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithful, Van Morrison) and drummer Robbie Casserly (Elvis Costello, Mark Knopfler, The Commitments, Riverdance).

Apart from unique rendition of The Cure's 'Love Song', Soft Cell's 'Tainted Love' and David Bowie's 'Life on Mars', the noteworthy track 'One Sweet Goodbye' also involves a 23 Piece String Ensemble/Orchestra by the Four for Music Ltd, Sofia Session Orchestra based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

'Immortalised' was produced by Ray McLoughlin (RMC Recording Studios), known for his work with Cliff Richard, Daniel O’Donnell, Francis Black and Rick Astley, in addition to having been musical director for shows for RTE, BBC, PBS America and SKY.

At 17, Elaine quickly graduating from backing to lead vocalist of The Seventh Veil, which disbanded in 1991 after significant airplay, excellent reviews and winning the Battle of the Bands competition, the prize for which was recording time with Dublin producer Paul Thomas (U2, Kate Bush, UB40, Status Quo, Davy Spillane and Clannad).

The 'Immortalised' LP is available everywhere, including Apple Music, Spotify and Bandcamp. Together with band members Agris Siksna (aka George), Rick Johnston and Nigel O’Driscoll, Ava Vox will be playing a series of shows in Dublin, including the album launch at the Alternative Sunday Social Club at The Wild Duck on May 15 and Fibber Magees on June 1.


Director - Caoimhe Lavelle

Director of Photography - Miles Davis Murphy

Producer - Jess Bernard

Neighbourhood Ambassador - Aisling Reina

Costume Assistant - Dearbhla Beirne

Lead role (The Sun) played by- Leigh Mayon / Them Fatale

Other actors: Caoimhe Lavelle, Jess Bernard, Aisling Reina, Dearbhla Beirne


Vocals by Ava Vox

Piano/Hammond/keyboard by Ray McLoughlin

Electric Guitar by Enda Dempsey

Bass Guitar by James Blennerhassett

Drums by Robbie Casserly

23 Piece String Ensemble/Orchestra by Four for Music Ltd, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Original lyrics & music written by The Seventh Veil

Artist/Producer: Ava Vox

Producer/Music Director/String Arrangements by Ray McLoughlin, RMC Recording Studios

Engineered by Michael Nestor

Cover artwork & artist photography by Laelia Milleri

Costumery by fashion designer Claire Garvey

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Check out her music video for 'Crash' and listen on Bandcamp below:

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