It is difficult to equate the sleepy outer Brisbane suburb of Mansfield with an international success story. Yet spawning from Queensland’s bible belt come 4 piece Violent Soho, who are well on the way to achieving exactly that. The band was borne of a reaction against everything and everyone. Wearing their hearts firmly emblazoned across their home made t-shirts, these four unlikely lads scream it loud and proud with a guttural roar that does not let up from beginning to end.
Having kicked around Brisbane for the last 5 years, Violent Soho took everyone by surprise with their 2008 self funded, self released debut LP “We Don’t Belong Here”. The album spawned the Triple J hit ‘Love is A Heavy Word’, and saw the band traversing the nation numerous times, including slots at some of Australia’s major festivals Homebake, Falls, Laneway and Southbound. Their recently released self titled album is clearly one of the most explosive rock records you will hear this year. Lead single Jesus Stole My Girlfriend caused major waves on radio stations across the globe, and currently sits in the Billboard Top 40 Rock songs chart and the Canadian Top 20 airplay chart. Songs like monolithic album opener ‘Here Be Dragons’ and the twisted fury of ‘Muscle Junkie’ seethe with power, the acoustic ‘Outsider’ indicates a band that can still deliver the knockout blow with the volume turned right down, while ‘Narrow Ways’ glides with effortless simmering tension that is sure to get under your skin.