SOURCE: Virgin Records

August 30, 2005 13:45 ET

Juliet Emerges From "Avalon" With Highly Anticipated Debut Album; "RANDOM ORDER" Arrives in Stores This Week as New Single, "Ride The Pain," Dominates Club Charts

East Coast Residencies Booked for September

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 30, 2005 -- Virgin Records has announced the release of "RANDOM ORDER," the eagerly awaited debut album from Juliet. The album -- which features the worldwide club smash, "Avalon" -- arrived in stores coast to coast on August 30th.

"RANDOM ORDER" is a true tour de force for the 25-year-old Juliet, blending cool pop, pulsing New Wave, dancefloor beats, and future-facing electronic intensity, all given breath by the London-based, Pennsylvania-native's distinctively intimate lyricism and complex vocal charisma. Tracks such as "Ride The Pain" -- the album's current hit single -- or the raw, romantic "New Shoes" reverberate with extraordinary energy and emotion, introducing Juliet as a mature and provocative singer and songwriter, only just beginning to get in touch with her ample artistic powers.

"RANDOM ORDER" was produced in collaboration with Grammy Award winner Stuart Price (aka Jacques Lu Cont of Les Rythmes Digitales and Zoot Woman fame, known for his studio work with Madonna and No Doubt as well as hit remixes for New Order and the Killers), with additional production from Jacknife Lee (U2, Pink, TLC) and Guy Sigsworth (Björk, Madonna, Seal).

Juliet has already been hailed around the globe as among 2005's most singular and striking new talents. The 25-year-old Pennsylvania native first made waves as a member of late-90s synth-pop outfit, 1 Plus 1. Taking inspiration from influences spanning Radiohead and My Bloody Valentine to Daft Punk and Jeff Buckley, Juliet reemerged in early 2005 with her startlingly original debut single, "Avalon." The haunting and propulsive track caused an immediate commotion, winning over DJs around the world, garnering airplay from Los Angeles to Miami to London.

As a result, "Avalon" reached the #1 spot on Billboard's "Hot Dance Music/Club Play" chart, as well as the UK's influential DMC Buzz Chart, the weekly ranking of hot club tracks. The song -- which included renowned British DJ Pete Tong among its champions -- also received glowing press acclaim, with praise coming from such noteworthy publications as MixMag, the New York Times, Interview, Nylon, DJ Times, the Observer, Elle Girl, and the Sunday Times, among others.

"Ride The Pain," the second single from "RANDOM ORDER," is already looking certain to continue Juliet's climb towards stardom. The powerful rock-textured track recently topped Billboard's "Hot Dance Music/Club Play" chart, and remains a top 10 sensation.

An authentic and imaginative live performer, Juliet recently electrified audiences across North America in her role as special guest on Duran Duran's SRO spring arena tour. She is set to herald the release of "RANDOM ORDER" with a series of East Coast residencies, making weekly live appearances in New York, Boston, and her native Philadelphia throughout the month of September (see attached itinerary). Additional dates across the country will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

               SEPTEMBER RESIDENCIES 2005

7             New York, NY              Rothko
10            Philadelphia, PA          World Café Upstairs
12            Boston, MA                Paradise Lounge
17            Philadelphia, PA          World Café Upstairs
19            Boston, MA                Paradise Lounge
21            New York, NY              Rothko
24            Philadelphia, PA          World Café Upstairs
26            Boston, MA                Paradise Lounge
28            New York, NY              Rothko

            Further Live Dates To Be Announced

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Tracy Zamot
    Virgin Records
    (212) 786-8370
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    Samantha Bowman
    Virgin Records
    (212) 786-8371
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