Violent Soho hail from Brisbane Australia's bible belt suburb of Mansfield, and their music is a reaction against everyone and everything. Their flannel and denim armor accompany the soundtrack of raging riffs, battering guitars, distorted angry vocals, and a mountain-leveling rhythm section. Luke Boerdam (vocals, guitar), James Tidswell (guitar), Luke Henery (bass), and Michael Richards (drums) came together half a decade ago to make music that screamed from their souls and split your eardrums in the process. Wearing their influences firmly emblazoned across their homemade fan tee-shirts, Violent Soho is as honest as it gets, completely and utterly the real deal.
Self-funding and self-releasing their first full length, We Don't Belong Here (a collection of demos only ever released in Australia), Violent Soho has toured extensively throughout Australia, playing shows with bands such as The Black Keys, The Bronx, Black Francis, and ...Trail Of Dead, as well as shows in the UK and the US including an appearance at Download (UK's infamous hard rock music festival) earlier this year.
Tracks like "Jesus Stole My Girlfriend," "Love is a Heavy Word," "Son of Sam," and "Bombs Over Broadway" spit out everything that is good about the bands heavy, hard, and enormous attitude - something different that is long forgotten in this disposable electro nu-age of music. Look for their full-length self-titiled debut album on Ecstatic Peace / Universal on March 9th!
Added by Amoeba Music Hollywood on March 8, 2010