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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).

At first, six Savlonic songs were released: "Electro Gypsy" (2008), "Tiny Japanese Girl" (2010), "Wandering Eye" (2011), "The Driver" (2012), "Computer Guy" (2013), and "Spelunker" note , each accompanied by Flash-made animated 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 re-recorded vocals, but also features three new songs, Android, Girls and Spelunker, plus five new remixes.note 

A second album called Neon was produced and released with funding from Kickstarter. One backer will get to be featured in a music video. Additionally, Weebl voices the singer in TheLivingTombstone's remix of Epoch with Savlonic specifically getting the credit.

A third album titled emulat0r was put together in the time span of 3 weeks in September 2017 after they asked in a Facebook post what covers fans would like to see them perform. Turns out they were really into the idea of a Cover Album of tracks like "I Ran", "Sweet Dreams (are Made of This)", and "Fashion is Danger".

The fictional band displays the following tropes:

  • All Drummers Are Animals: Averted, Kandi is one of the most sedate drummers ever, and usually only uses one of her arms to drum with.
  • 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.
  • Call-Back: Some of the music videos make references to previous ones. "The Driver" has a painting of a large eye presumably referenicing "Wandering Eye". Also speaking of the Wandering Eye it also appears on the keychain for the car in "Broken". During Evangeline's line "hunting through the rubble for what once was," she turns to reveal her left eye is bleeding, another likely reference to "Wandering Eye."
  • 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".
  • Concept Album: Neon tells the story of how the band is forced to record and play endlessly and decide to break the cycle leading to Rosco getting kidnapped by new enemies with Evangeline coming to save him. Where the story is meant to go from there is currently unknown although Weebl has stated he plans to animate every song on the album to tell the full story.
  • Cool Car: Naturally the music video for "The Driver" shows of some pretty nicely animated and drawn cars, special mentions to Evangeline's muscle car and Kandi's monster truck.
  • Cool Board: The trio ride one while Sky Surfing in "Computer Guy".
  • Cool Helmet: The titular "Computer Guy" wears a pretty snazzy futuristic helmet, it also helps hide his identity as a much older Roscoe from the future.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Electro Gypsy is the only song that doesn't reference Roscoe and Evangeline's relationship.
  • Eye Scream: The music video for "Wandering Eye" takes the title very much literally. By having Evangeline's eyes grow to incredibly large sizes and force itself out of her eyesocket!
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: A strange machine shows up in "Wandering Eye" that is almost compromised of mostly large eyes.
  • Eyes Out of Sight: Evangeline's blond hair has long bangs that usually cover her eyes or at least are big enough to cast shadows that cover her eyes. In "Wandering Eye", appropriately enough, she reveals her eyes... with squicky results.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Despite going away from the Chibi-fied style of the first two music videos. The group still continues to have four fingers.
  • Future Spandex: What everyone wears in the video for Computer Guy, complete with Tron Lines.
  • Hologram Projection Imperfection: Computer Guy's two hologram dancing girls come in the blue scan lines version of this trope.
  • Instrument of Murder: In "Broken", the band members use weaponized versions of their instruments to destroy the stage. Evangeline's keytar is also a BFG, and Roscoe's microphone doubles as an electric whip and laser blade knife. Kandi, on the other hand, seems to cause the most destruction simply by drumming with both hands.
  • Live-Action Adaptation: The characters appear in heavily-filtered live action in the Kickstarter pitch video.
  • Metaphorgotten: "Spelunker" uses the whole idea of exploring a cave as a metaphor for trying to understand a romantic partner more deeply. About halfway through the song, Roscoe points out how badly the idea is being stretched.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Kandi has only drummed with both hands on two occasions. The first was as a People Puppet under Computer Guy's control. The second was in "Broken," where she is evidently sick of the band's declining relationship. Both instances resulted in the stage being destroyed by The Power of Rock.
  • People Puppets: In the video for Computer Guy, the eponymous character has the band plugged into his future technology computer, which he uses to make them rock out. When he tries to turn them up to eleven, it results in the system overloading, letting them free.
  • Punny Name: Kandi Flauss (candy floss) and Evangeline's last name D'Isco.
  • The Reveal: At the finale the Computer Guy takes off his helmet in front of the band and reveals his true face. Roscoe is understandably disturbed by it.
  • Shout-Out:
    • 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."
    • "Computer Guy" has some very clear and almost overt TRON references.
  • Sky Surfing: The band pulls out some hover boards (with thrusters and wings) after being freed from Computer Guy's control.
  • Time Travel: Have you seen him, he's from the future... The end of the video reveals Computer Guy to be an older Roscoe, having traveled back to the past
  • Three-Point Landing: "Computer Guy" has all three landing in poses that are clearly intended to invoke this trope, although none of them actually perform it exactly as described. Instead, they all land with one foot and one knee on the ground, with the hands in various positions. Kandi's hands are both on the ground side-by-side, Roscoe rests a hand on each knee, and Evangeline has one hand stretched away from her body and the other at her waist.
  • Tron Lines: Fitting with it's futuristic and almost cyberspace aesthetic, these are abundant 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. In fact, prior to the RED album, Kandi's backing vocals were done purely by pitch changing Evangeline's, so she was literally The Voiceless. It's until "Hi-Lights", the second single of the Neon album, that she does the lead vocals.