Aussie buzz band Violent Soho is currently camped in the Welsh countryside putting the finishing touches to their awaited new record for Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace label, Billboard.biz can reveal.
Gil Norton (The Pixies, Echo and the Bunnymen, Foo Fighters) is behind the desk at Rockfield Studios producing the Brisbane grunge revivalists’ as-yet-unnamed set. The band’s manager David Benge, director of Melbourne-based music company Speak n Spell, chatted to Billboard.biz about the release, which is due early next year.
“It sounds like Weezer, meets Pixies, meets Nirvana,” he says. “They’re huge pop songs, but lots of anger and dirt.” The audio cuts are reminiscent of “long hair ripped jeans and flannel shirts. It sounds like the suburb of Mansfield 4122 in
Sonic Youth frontman Moore’s Universal Music-distributed Ecstatic Peace added Violent Soho to its roster this February, a development which had the band declaring on their MySpace blog as “pretty much our biggest dream come true.”
The group already has one album in their discography, 2008’s “We Don’t Belong Here”, released in Australia by Emergency Music.