Her Vanished Grace brings you their brand of imaginative guitar rock. Nance and Charlie Nieland, along with Maria Theodosiadou and Billy Loose continue to explore the terrain of sweet melodies and biting guitars. The powerful rhythms of Billy and Maria anchor the soaring textures while Nance and Chas spin tales of mystery and regret. After the CMJ charting CD SOON and the sprawling COLORS, Her Vanished Grace presents their new CD, PARADISE. It's a tight 10 song trip that's like the sound of the wind as you careen down a hill with the engine shut off in the quiet moonlight. Influences like Siouxsie, Blur, New Order, Cocteau Twins and PiL are evident but are recombined to create a unique and powerful sound. HVG will linger in your ears and leave you wanting more.
"A dense multi-layered mix of enveloping guitars, Goth pop tendencies, and lush romanticism, it's only a snapshot of where the band has been...Their fanatacism for and knowledge of other people's music is infectious, and their excitement over forms as old as Tin Pan Alley and new as jungle is encouraging."
Chris Smets, Musician Magazine
"A quartet led by husband and wife Charles and Nance Nieland, the group takes the soaring, textural melodicism of the Cocteau Twins and gives it a harsh industrial spin. Subverting conventional pop tunes-whose beauty is underscored by Nance's crystalline vocals-with feedback and sludgey guitar riffs Liz Phair might have written, the band creates something both bouyant and disturbing".
R.P., Philadelphia Weekly
"New York's Her Vanished Grace serve up a powerful blend of genre-bending, psychedelically melodic punk metal..., sporting songcraft, musicianship and singing abilitiy in spades. ....This guitar band sounds like the Banshees' John McGeoch using Thurston Moore as his sonic roadie".
Jim Puccio, Boston Rock