Violent Soho

James Tidswell on Violent Soho’s chaotic Australian success, returning to the US & the importance of touring

August 18, 2016

The first time I remember seeing Violent Soho perform, I want to say it was in one of Adelaide’s smaller CBD venues. Truthfully, all I remember from the night was beer flying and Boerdam almost becoming enveloped by the crowd as he dared to launch into us. The energy was palpable, sweat flinging, noise threatening unprotected ear drums. […]

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ICYMI: A look back at our favourite music videos of February 2016

June 22, 2016

Our ICYMI series continues this week, as we take a look back at the music videos we vibed on throughout February this year. From Troye Sivan‘s “Youth” to Violent Soho‘s “Viceroy” and Bullet For My Valentine‘s “Worthless”, the second month of 2016 saw some big hitters drop impressive visuals. Hit play on the below and take a look/listen! Playlist Troye […]

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Alexisonfire to headline UNIFY 2017

June 22, 2016

What a day for festival announcements… the huge UNIFY festival has followed up with promises of a massive line up for 2017 today with a line up that’s going to have those who’ve already been able to nab a ticket feeling even more smug today, we bet. For everyone else – game on, come June 24th. […]

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Live Review: Violent Soho + DZ Deathrays + Dune Rats + Gooch Palms – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (19.05.16)

May 22, 2016

Violent Soho’s WACO Tour was already in full swing with its Adelaide date, having already torn through a stack of sold out shows in Brisbane and Melbourne. Joined on-stage by some of their best and most rowdy mates, the crowd was in for a treat. Newcastle duo Gooch Palms opened the show with their unique […]

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Album Review: Violent Soho – WACO (2016 LP)

April 19, 2016

As a populace, Australia has known Violent Soho have been building towards stardom for the better part of this decade. While their first and sophomore records (We Don’t Belong Here and Violent Soho) received little praise and only minor success, 2013’s Hungry Ghost was the punch-in-the-face and kick-in-the-teeth that rightly put Violent Soho on the […]

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Splendour line up drops; The Strokes, The Cure & The Avalanches lead 2016 bill!

April 12, 2016

Well, god damn. After weeks of speculation, triple j today announced the line up for the 2016 Splendour in the Grass festival and it is huge. Headlining the Byron Bay event this July 22nd – July 24th at The Strokes, while rumoured headliners The Cure have also been confirmed. The Avalanches, who sparked excitement yesterday with updates to their social media channels, […]

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The Gooch Palms added to COMPLETELY sold out Violent Soho tour as WACO hits #1!

March 29, 2016

Newcastle power duo The Gooch Palms have been added to what is now a stomper sold out Australian tour by Violent Soho this year – for real, could this bill get any more raucous? The Gooch Palms, who we recently saw tear up at SXSW for another year, have been working on their second album Introverted Extroverts and so to […]

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The 2016 Queensland Music Awards – what went down on the inside!

March 23, 2016

As the stars of Queensland’s vibrant music scene rocked the red carpet, the Brisbane Powerhouse foyer fills with industry workers, friends and supporters all waiting to find out who will take out this year’s Queensland Music Awards. Gloriously, the whole night is very much devoid of the usual pretension that can overtake these kinds of […]

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Winners announced for the Queensland Music Awards 2016

March 22, 2016

The Queensland Music industry recently announced the winners of the annual Queensland Music Awards for this year, celebrating statewide excellence across a variety of categories at a ceremony held at Brisbane Powerhouse. Presented by BOQ and Hutchinson Builders, the awards seek to acknowledge the previous 12 months in Queensland music as well as look towards […]

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Violent Soho add extra shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney to meet high demand!

March 7, 2016

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Violent Soho have been selling out shows for their forthcoming WACO album quicker than you can utter a ‘Hell fuck yeah’. In less than six hours, the Brisbane rockers sold out two shows in their hometown, two Forum dates in Melbourne and their Enmore Theatre show in Sydney. SIX HOURS. To meet demand, the band have managed to fit […]

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Violent Soho sign up for total chaos, announce national WACO tour alongside DZ Deathrays and Dune Rats!

March 1, 2016

We’re scared. Hold us, for Violent Soho have dropped some huge tour dates for new album WACO and what’s more, they’re bringing DZ Deathrays and Dune Rats out on the road with them. Let us all pray. Violent Soho are currently riding a pretty sweet wave at the moment, with a run of Laneway Festival tour dates safely in the bank, a […]

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Music Video of the Day: Violent Soho “Viceroy” (2016)

February 26, 2016

Damn, that opening bass line, right? Followed up with Luke Boerdam‘s vocal and well, you’ve got a great formula for a certified banger of a Violent Soho tune. In the boys’ latest cut from forthcoming album WACO, “Viceroy” is yet another chaotic and gleefully reckless piece of classic Soho goodness. Guitars thrash, drums are pummelled and the vocals are strained gloriously […]

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Festival Review: Laneway Festival – Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne (13.02.16)

February 16, 2016

Melbourne turned on a perfect summer’s day as a sold out Laneway Festival crowd descended on the banks of the Maribyrnong River for what was nothing less than a spectacular day of music. With a lineup on show sporting the likes of Flume, CHVRCHES, and Purity Ring to name only a few, there was little […]

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The 7 Best Acts on Ground at the Laneway Festival Singapore!

February 2, 2016

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival has always been a platform for catapulting the most eclectic and diverse acts into the musical stratosphere, and this year was no different. Aside from the big names such as Hudson Mohawke, Flume and CHVRCHES, we tabulated a list that we feel could dominate the sounds of the future. Take a […]

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Music Video of the Day: Violent Soho “Like Soda” (2015)

December 9, 2015

Violent Soho have released a short film for their single “Like Soda”! Directed by Dan Graetz the short film features cameos by Macka from Cosmic Psychos. “Like Soda” is the first single of the forthcoming album which is due to be released in early 2016. You can catch the band play at the St Jerome’s […]

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Palms (Sydney) talk brand new LP Crazy Rack, lyric meanings, touring and more

October 30, 2015

Sydney’s indie pop rockers, Palms, were kind enough to join us and share their thoughts and experiences on recent tours with fellow Aussie bands such as Last Dinosaurs and Violent Soho. They talk about their brand new LP, Crazy Rack, out today – we learn that the title is not as cliché rock n roll […]

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the AU Weekend Gig Guide: October 22nd – October 25th

October 22, 2015

As the end of the year draws nearer, artists are getting their last shows in. This weekend is set to be a big one, with some of the biggest stars of the far past, recent past, and future set to play down under. Check out the gig picks for the coming days! Fleetwood Mac – […]

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Violent Soho drop huge new tune and announce three East Coast shows for October

October 8, 2015

Sending out a little message to fans to be paying attention to triple j at approximately 4:20pm this afternoon, Mansfield’s favourite sons Violent Soho went on and delivered a huge new song in “Like Soda” along with news of a short east coast tour in coming weeks. “Like Soda” is the band’s first piece of […]

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Live Review: Violent Soho + Little Lovers + Butcher Birds + Scul Hazzards – Annandale Hotel, Sydney (23.07.10)

July 26, 2010

It is difficult to imagine, when observing the masses of leather jackets, studs, and dirty beards at the Annandale on Friday night, that these crowds were here to see a band whose most popular song references Jesus in its title. A self-confessed stoner rock band, Violent Soho were here to ignite an explosive release for […]

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the AU interview: James and Luke B of Violent Soho (Brisbane)

July 17, 2010

A week before they launched their mini-Australian tour alongside the 2010 Splendour in the Grass Festival, I sat down in Sydney with Luke B and James of Brisbane’s Violent Soho. Signed to Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace label, the band has been setting North America alight with an extensive tour over the last year or so. […]

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