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Interview: Violent Soho

Interview: Violent Soho

Tuesday 27th October, 2015 2:15PM

Despite more than 10 years together as a band and three full-length albums under their belts, Aussie outfit Violent Soho have never made it to these shores for a show. It's an understandable oversight, as the Brisbane group have had their noses to the grindstone over the last decade. Following the release of their self-funded EP in 2006 and debut record We Don't Belong Here in 2008, the group were signed to Ecstatic Peace! Records, a company headed by their hero Thurston Moore. Under the label's guidance they recorded their self-titled album, relocated to the States and toured with some of the top names in the business.

However, the American dream wasn't all it was cracked up to be and in 2011 the band returned to Australia with no label. Somewhat a blessing in disguise, the group went back to their roots, signed with local indie label I Oh You and recorded third album Hungry Ghost with "Brisbane's version of Steve Albini", engineer and producer Bryce Moorhead. That record turned out to be a great commercial success and now Violent Soho have their fourth album in the works. With news that the boys are preparing to jump the ditch for their debut New Zealand show this Friday (and will be back in February for an appearance at Laneway Festival) UnderTheRadar got on the phone with guitarist/vocalist Luke Boerdam to have a chat about the new record, being called a grunge band, and selling their cars to fund recording..

Click here to read the interview and listen to new single 'Like Soda' below...

Violent Soho are performing this Friday 30th October at Kings Arms Tavern in Auckland, with support from PCP Eagles and Miss June. Head over here for more information and to buy ticket.

OR!! Enter the draw to win an awesome Violent Soho prize pack, which includes tickets to the show, a tee shirt and coloured vinyl.


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