Violent Soho

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.

CC:DISCO!

VILLAGE SOUNDS WELCOMES CC:DISCO!

Commonly known as Australia's First Lady of Disco, Club DJ and Radio announcer CC:DISCO has been spreading the good gospel across dance floors and over the airwaves since 2010, and has firmly secured her place in one of the most respected cities in the world for underground music… Melbourne, Australia.

Having played some of the worlds biggest dance music festivals, she's no stranger to a heaving crowd. Her unflinching ability to command a dance floor with her eclectic signature disco, boogie and house sets has made her a sought after international DJ, playing shows throughout North America, Europe and more. Not only has she thrown down her uniquely vibing sets at every classic Melbourne venue from The Mercat, New Guernica to Toff, Boney, Revolver and My Aeon she's also conquered local festivals Strawberry Fields, Falls Festival, Sugar Mountain, Paradise Festival, Boogie Festival and of course recently Groovin the Moo.

A radio veteran of 16 years, her unique and refreshingly honest approach to interviewing guests and curating quality music has resulted in her Friday night PBS FM show 'Smoke And Mirrors' amassing a huge and dedicated following. It's also resulted in some of the world’s biggest disco and house artists guesting on her show including Greg Wilson, Jacques Renault, Suzanne Kraft, Andras Fox, Harvey Sutherland, Horse Meat Disco to name a few.
Set to release long awaited CC Disco edits in 2016, our First Lady of Disco is poised to unleash her trademark good time disco bliss on the world.
Methyl Ethel Rulez

METHYL ETHEL JOINS VILLAGE SOUNDS

Methyl Ethel is the uninhibited alt-pop project from Perth musician Jake Webb. The band started in 2013, as an outlet for the reverb soaked home recordings Webb was working on whilst developing his ambient and textural guitar playing in a variety of local outfits. Methyl Ethel has since blossomed into one of the most critically revered and publicly embraced acts coming out of Western Australia in some time.

Built from the ground up in various bedrooms, friends’ studios and quiet caverns over 2013, the exceptional EP diptych Guts and Teeth, which explore themes of anxiety, disillusionment and stasis, were released in quick succession. These intricate tapestries of melody, dripping with lush eccentricity, ascended through the ether and onto the airwaves, with Indie Shuffle, Happy, triple j, FBi Radio, 3RRR and RTRFM amongst others all taking note.

So far, 2015 has seen the band hone their sound, on debut LP Oh Inhuman Spectacle and its accompanying singles Twilight Driving and Rogues (awarded 2015 WAM Pop Song of the Year). Recorded in the same manner as its predecessors, Oh Inhuman Spectacle masterfully blends pop and esotericism to create an undeniable piece of work, which has landed at the top of many mid-year album lists and been championed by supporters new and old.

After a year of relentless touring, sharing stages with the likes of Courtney Barnett, San Cisco, & Holy Holy, Methyl Ethel are now a headliner in their own right. With their hometown album launch hitting capacity in a matter of minutes, and their Melbourne date selling out weeks in advance, the excitement surrounding the act and their breathtaking live show is palpable. October will see the band take a break from working on the follow up to Oh Human Spectacle to head stateside for CMJ, with a busy Australian summer to follow.

VALLIS ALPS

VALLIS ALPS JOINS VILLAGE SOUNDS AGENCY

We are thrilled to announce that the Agency has grown to include Parissa Tosif and David Ansari who make up Canberra/Seattle-based electronic duo VALLIS ALPS.

Their music blends down-tempo, piano-driven melodies and acoustic guitar with 80's pop synths and gritty trap beats to compliment their half-nostalgic, half-foretelling lyrics.

Since releasing their independent self-titled debut EP in Jan 2015, the pair’s mesmerizing tunes have clocked over 2+ million SoundCloud plays (27, 000 of which appeared in the first 24 hours) and peaked at #1 on Hype Machine upon release. They continued to make their mark on the Aus iTunes Electronic Album and Singles Chart for ‘Young’ at #2 and #23 respectively, debuting in the Top 100 ARIA singles chart - a great feat for a new act with no label support.

They were also named as triple j Unearthed, AIR + Rdio and FBi Radio feature artists and were recently included as Zan Rowe’s ‘Song You Need To Hear’ on CBC’s Public Radio Picks.

The Vallis Alps EP is available on iTunes now.

Hockey Dad

HOCKEY DAD JOINS VILLAGE SOUNDS AGENCY

'Leisure Coast' surf duo Hockey Dad are today happy to announce they've joined Village Sounds and Inertia via Farmer & The Owl, as well as national tour dates with DZ Deathrays and Bass Drum Of Death (US).

Following tours and supports with other mates like Bad Dreems and The Living End, Hockey Dad were recently named winners of the Triple J Unearthed Falls competition that will see them play Byron Bay Falls Festival over the new year.

The bands' fun and consistently solid live performances have won them many fans across the country, which is set to continue into the new year with lots of big shows & plans beginning to take shape.

Be sure to check the 'playing' tab to see when they'll be playing at a city near you.

VILLAGE SOUNDS

Village Sounds is a domestic Booking Agency representing the live touring of some of Australia’s best acts.

Established in 1998 by Jessica Ducrou, Village Sounds is an agency that represents a diversity of artists ranging from bands in the early stages of their career to artists that have sold millions of records, across a range of musical genres.

Village Sounds is a co-producer on Splendour In The Grass, Homebake & Falls Festival & has offices based in Sydney, Melbourne & Byron Bay.

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