Residing in Detroit, Via Mardot creates music for her visuals and for those who are fans of film soundtracks and scores. Gaining inspiration from a number of artists, her music has a hard time finding a genre to fit in. Some of her biggest influences are Ennio Morricone, Jean-Claude Vannier, Josephine Baker, Mr Bungle (aka Mike Patton) and Margo Guryan.
Via Mardot released a self titled EP in February of 2020 and just released a new single in February 2021.
“Via Mardot's eponymous debut EP, released in February last year, is filled with noir-pop themes, hints of haunting Morricone scores and lashings of 60s pop style and attitude. When it comes to je ne sais quoi this EP has it in bêches. The opening track (and single), "Stand", is a case in-point - moody guitars, stripped-back percussion serving as a backdrop for Olivia's cutting lyrics and vocals - there's a film-noir quality to the composition and arrangements - of subdued lighting, sodium-lit foggy streets and shadows - all of which draws you into Via Mardot's world.” - SteveJinSoCal (Blogger)