We’ve been faithfully charting UV boi فوق بنفسجي ‘s rapid growth as an artist here in Best Before land ever since he wowed us way back in 2014 with a string of solid SoundCloud uploads (including his charming Fionn Richards collab “Thank U”) and promising early sets at festivals like OutsideIn and The Plot. In the years since then, Brisbane’s Emmanuel John has gone from strength to strength, impressing local music-loving fiends with his progressive 8-track EP ‘L-UV’, capping off a landmark co-headline national tour with his buddy Young Franco, and supporting special international names like Lido, GoldLink and Kaytranada.

After a little bit of time out of the spotlight, UV boi has kickstarted the next stage of his blossoming career with a brand new single, a release date for a fresh EP AND a full national headline tour.

Featuring fellow emerging Valve Sounds favourite Villette, John’s new track “All I Want” sharpens the military marching drum beats and rich synth hooks of previous highlights to come through with his most polished hit yet. “All I Want” is lifted from UV’s second EP ‘Returned Alone’, which will arrive August 29 as a sequel to the themes explored on ‘L-UV’. “Was love found? Was someone left with a broken heart or maybe were both? Were things moving at different speeds? Was I ready? Did I ruin something that could have blossomed into something beautiful before it even started?” John asks. “‘Returned Alone’ is mostly written in the perspective of the other person, and it explores some of those possible feelings that that person may have felt in the end of all things. I don’t know what they think of me now…”

To celebrate the upcoming release of ‘Returned Alone’, UV boi is also heading out on another special headline national tour from the tail end of September to the last week of October. You can catch all the details below.

Stream or purchase “All I Want” via your platform of choice right this way.


Tickets available via uvboi400.club.

Friday, September 22 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney | tickets HERE
Sunday, October 1 – Fat Controller, Adelaide | tickets HERE
Friday, October 6 – Mr Wolf, Canberra | DOOR SALES ONLY
Saturday, October 7 – Gasometer, Melbourne | tickets HERE
Friday, October 13 – Rollercoaster, Mandurah | tickets HERE
Saturday, October 14 – Mr Lonely, Fremantle | tickets HERE
Friday, October 20 – Grand Hotel, Wollongong | tickets HERE
Wednesday, October 25 – Republic Bar, Hobart | tickets HERE

+ Appearing at:
Saturday, September 30 – Spiegeltent, Brisbane Festival (with band) | tickets HERE