From left to right: Kandi, Roscoe and Evangeline.
A fictional band
created by the Flash
animator Jonti "Weebl" Picking of Weebl & Bob
fame. Savlonic consists of singer Roscoe Thunderpants (voiced by Weebl,) singer/keyboardist Evangeline D'isco (voiced by Sarah Darling,) and backing vocalist/drummer Kandi Flaus (voiced by Katt Wade).
So far, five Savlonic songs have been released: "Electro Gypsy
" (2008), "Tiny Japanese Girl
" (2010), "Wandering Eye
" (2011), "The Driver
" (2012), and "Computer Guy
" (2013), each accompanied by Flash-made music videos created by Picking and Peabo. All tracks are available as iTunes singles.
A full album: Red
, was released in mid 2014 after a successful Kickstarter
campaign. It not only collects the singles together for the first time with rerecorded vocals, but features three new songs, Android, Girls and Spelunker, plus five new remixes.
The fictional band displays the following tropes:
- Anvil on Head: The end of "Electro Gypsy" video has a giant synthesizer fall on Kandi (and a smaller one bounce off Evangeline's head.)
- Art Evolution: Starting with Wandering Eye, created by another animator (Peabo), the videos are far more advanced graphically and no longer depict the characters in borderline Super-Deformed style. Peabo's art for the band has continued to evolve with each video, introducing new hairstyles and outfits for the characters.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: "Tiny Japanese Girl" has Roscoe in a Godzilla costume rampaging across a city.
- Awesome McCoolname: Roscoe Thunderpants.
- Badass Mustache: Roscoe's mustache, which is a reference to Ron Mael's. That said, since Mael is somewhat obscure, most people don't get the reference... instead, on any Savlonic YouTube video, half the comments are along the lines of "I didn't know Adolf Hitler could sing so well." Lampshaded in the interview. Luckily, the other half refers to Charlie Chaplin.
- Blinding Bangs: Evangeline. In "Wandering Eye", appropriately enough, she reveals her eyes... with squicky results.
- Color Wash: The videos and art of the band are dominated by red.
- To the point where the colour itself is the title of their first full-length album, "RED".
- Eye Scream: The music video for "Wandering Eye" takes the title very much literally.
- Live-Action Adaptation: The characters appear in heavily-filtered live action in the Kickstarter pitch video.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Kandi, one step up from Evangeline's Blinding Bangs.
- Punny Name: Kandi Flauss (candy floss) and Evangeline's last name D'Isco.
- A scene in "Electro Gypsy" homages the stockroom scene from The Matrix, with synthesizers in place of weaponry.
- High-level Kickstarter backers Damian Bevan and Andrew Neidig appear, in animated form, in the video for "Spelunker."
- Tron Lines: In Computer Guy.
- The Voiceless: Kandi provides backing vocals and harmonies for the songs, but doesn't take the lead in any of them. She is either silent or absent in non-song contexts, such as the Kickstarter pitch video and the Weebl's Stuff interview of Roscoe and Evangeline.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Kandi.