We’ve put up with new new wave, Motown yob (Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, Plan B) and even the return of disco, but now it’s time to break out the flannel shirts and throw out the shampoo. We smell teen spirit!
Violent Soho from Brissy (that’s Brisbane, noobs) in Queensland formed in 2004 and has been bringing the kind of loud, raucous noise that soon saw the rock-grunge quartet (Luke Boerdam and James Tidswell on guitar/vocals, Luke Henery on bass and Michael Richards on drums) signed to Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth’s Ecstatic Peace label.
Their self-titled 2nd album was released in March and features eyebrow-raising single ‘Jesus Stole My Girlfriend’. An amped up squall of Pixie-style guitars and guttural whinging reminiscent of losers Wheatus and early Weezer, even Kurt would have cracked a grin.
Find Jesus and your girlfriend with Violent Soho at www.myspace.com/violentsoho.
Jesus Stole My Girlfriend – Violent Soho