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Violent Soho are an Australian alternative rock band that was formed in in the Brisbane suburb of Mansfield, Queensland. Their sound has been compared to that of s and s alternative rock  bands such as the PixiesMudhoney and Nirvana. In May ofthey announced via their Twitter account that a new album is being recorded, with release date late or early If confirmed, it will be the band's fifth album.
The band members all attended Mansfield State High School together in Mansfield and their families continue to reside there. In an interview with Tidswell and Boerdam at the Push Over event in Melbourne, Australia, both members explained that they attended a religious youth group as children, while Boerdam was in a chapel band with drummer Richards. Consisting of songs written by Boerdam at 14 Greensleeves - Various - Popular Music Hit Parade, 110 All-Time Favorites of age, the recording was funded by the sale of Tidswell's car.
The EP was Roots, Rock, Reggae - Bob Marley & The Wailers - One Love: The Very Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers by Bryce Moorhead, a Brisbane-based producer and sound engineer who the band discovered through early shows they performed with Brisbane punk bands Eat Laser Scumbag!
The EP received a positive review in Blunt Magazine—the reviewer gave it an "8" rating out of 10writing: "Sounding like The Vines On And On We Walk Together - The Chuck Wagon Gang* - Sacred Songs on raw meat and produced on a fraction of the budget, Violent Soho are a boisterous pop rock combo from Brissyland reviving the spirit of the grunge era.
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Following the release of their debut EP, the band continued to play shows in and around Brisbane, as well as several shows in SydneyMelbourne and elsewhere on the east coast of Australia. The album was released on 7 June on the Emergency Music label, an independent imprint run by Turmer's band Magic Dirtwho were also friends at the time.
On 20 FebruaryViolent Soho announced on their MySpace page that they had signed an "overwhelmingly exciting" deal with Ecstatic Peace! Recordsa record company headed by Sonic Youth 's Thurston Moorea hero of the band. They also signaled their intention to spend much of touring Australia, touring and recording in the US, and mentioned that a new album that "elaborated" on the material recorded for We Don't Belong Here was due for worldwide release in the third quarter of In mid, the band recorded their self-titled second album with producer Gil Norton at Rockfield Studios in Wales.
Moore presented the band with several options, including Butch Vig and John Agnello, but the band selected Norton as they wanted someone who would be "a bit pushy". After a conversation between Moore and Norton, the producer rearranged his schedule to accommodate the band, as he liked the demo recordings he was sent.
Violent Soho worked with Norton for five weeks at the Rockfield complex, where the band lived in an on-site apartment for the entire duration of recording, and Boerdam described the experience following their return to Brisbane afterwards:.
We all got to stay together in the same spot for five weeks. I think that was great for the band. It was the opposite. It was in the middle of the countryside, really quiet, 30 minutes walk from the nearest town.
So really Love Is A Heavy Word - Violent Soho - Violent Soho got to focus on just doing the album, putting the songs to rest Gil [Norton] has the whole Lovetone [analog] pedal range. When we recorded the first album, there was no experimentation. The band relocated to the US prior to the early release of Violent Soho and shared an apartment in the "poorer parts of Brooklyn" in New York City. However, due to a hectic touring schedule, the band was rarely at home and played five-to-six nights each week.
In Boerdam stated:. Being on Thurston Moore's label doesn't happen that often for an Australian band. It gave us a great sense of validation as a band. Just being able to VS Mafia - Brennpunkt Berlin: VS Features Volume 1 your day job and tour for 18 months made us better.
Whether it results in Facebook likes or record sales I don't care, the real impact was more personal. Violent Soho performed at the Laneway Festival, followed by an Australian tour supporting Australian alternative rock band Jebediah in mid Violent Soho was nominated for an ARIA Award in and Tidswell revealed in an October interview that he received congratulations from friends while on his way to seek employment at a local McDonald's store, as the band was no longer signed to a label and was without any financial support at the time.
The band then signed to the Melbourne -based Australian independent record label "I Oh You" and released a new single called "Tinderbox" on 27 August In a January interview, Boerdam reflected on the attitude that the band adopted following their return to Australia:.
This time we had all the time in the world. That was the big difference in the album: time. Doing it at home, doing it down the road from where we all live, taking our time and delivering a sound and a record that we particularly wanted to do. In Aprilthe band revealed via their Facebook account that they were in the process of recording their next full-length album.
You have to be willing to do that. It took us [nearly] two years to work out what was good. Regarding the sound of the album, Boerdam asserted in It Couldve Been Worse - Matthew Ryan Vs.
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We realised that we didn't care, as long as we were happy with the music we were making. A video for the song "In The Aisle" was released on 16 July Directed by Tristan Houghton, the video documents a nude cyclist riding around Brisbane distributing flyers for an actual nude bike ride event.
Tidswell and Boerdam explained in Love Is A Heavy Word - Violent Soho - Violent Soho that the video features Brisbane musician and local nudist activist Dario Western, who received nationwide attention for his nudist event through morning television programs. Dario was involved with the filming of the "Neighbour Neighbour" One Night Boy - Livin Blues - The Early Blues Sessions video, but he did not appear in the final version, so the Questi Ragazzini - J-Ax - Meglio Live asked him to appear as the sole actor in "In The Aisle".
Boerdam stated that the attention received by Dario eclipsed the publicity experienced by Violent Soho. A video for the song "Covered In Chrome", filmed in bass player Henery's house, was released on 16 October and concludes with a person setting fire to items on a clothesline in the backyard. The album title was inspired by the Kalle Lasn book Culture Jam. As Boerdam explained in a September online article, "From memory the term went something like this: 'We sit around on couches, buying what we think makes us who we are, like a hungry ghost'.
I looked up hungry ghost and it actually comes from traditional Chinese Buddhism. I like to explore this concept that we live in a form of hyper-consumer reality and we lack an authentic human experience. In a few songs I try and focus on outsider suburban characters that are usually hidden and outcast by society, reenacting tapping into their reality and what they view as normal".
Hungry Ghost was identified by the Faster Louder online publication as the fourth-best album of The band toured with the Australian Big Day Out festival in January and during a backstage interview at the Sydney leg, Tidswell explained:. I got to see my favourite band in the yearBlink, that was sick. Just Because - The Master Plan - Colossus Of Destiny Hungry Ghost single "Covered In Chrome" was voted into the fourteenth position of the "Hottest " list, announced by the triple J youth radio station each Australia Day 26 January.
In Marchthe band was selected by triple J for its annual "One Night Stand" event, a free regional festival that celebrated its tenth anniversary in Alongside artists such as Illy and Dan Sultanthe band will play in the rural Victorian city of Mildura in Australia. I play it live enough. Obviously the next thing is another record. But I do think progression is healthy Boerdam also stated that the band is open to gaining international exposure in locations such as Europe and the US.
The band attained "gold" status for Hungry Ghost in Septemberafter 30, units of the album were sold in Australia. It included two new songs from Violent Soho, as well a new song from Spraynard. On 3 Februarythe band announced the release date of their Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody - Big Ben Banjo Band* - Way Down South studio album, entitled WACOas 18 Marchand a promotional single, "Viceroy", was subsequently released on YouTube.
On November 14,the band released a new slow-jam Love Is A Heavy Word - Violent Soho - Violent Soho called "A-OK" indicating the next era of their career had begun. The version Love Is A Heavy Word - Violent Soho - Violent Soho an electro influence, as well as a Lorde reference.
The cover was performed live in conjunction with a verse of The Smashing Pumpkins ' song, " ". Tidswell appeared in a short documentary film directed by Dan Graetz, who directed the "Covered In Chrome" music video, in Love Is A Heavy Word - Violent Soho - Violent Soho he spoke about the business of music from an artist's perspective.
Sponsored by the Jack Daniel's alcohol manufacturer,  Graetz filmed Tidswell alongside other musicians such as Kate Miller-Heidke to gain insight into the state of the Australian music industry and published the documentary—called "The Truth About Money In Music" and just under ten minutes in length—on 20 July Tidswell spoke about the concept of "selling out" as part of his contribution:.
People, you know, they put the big deal on, you know, "selling out" and that sort of thing, and, in all honesty, there is not much difference between taking money from, you know, some brand and some record label. I mean, it's pretty similar stuff. In some ways, it's better to take it from the brand because you don't have to pay the money back.
The band members explained during a January interview that they are all employed, in addition to their roles in the band. However, Tidswell and Boerdam admitted that close friends the DZ Deathrays have a greater capacity in terms of a party lifestyle, and consistently outlast the members of Violent Soho, who are typically unable to continue beyond midnight.
Boerdam explained in July that the history of the band is one in which members have prioritised personal concerns: "We put a lot of things in our personal lives first, above the band In the same interview, Boerdam revealed that he had recently become a husband, with a European honeymoon scheduled for Septemberwhile both Henery and Tidswell are fathers. AIR Awards. Triple J Hottest From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Some of this article's listed sources may not be reliable.
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