“Violent Soho live = a make out session with the devil’s daughter. In other words: good times!” – Thurston Moore, Sonic Youth & Ecstatic Peace Records
**VIOLENT SOHO ANNOUNCES WINTER 2010 TOUR **
Debut album out March 2010 on Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace Records
New York, NY, January 19, 2010 – After closing out a landmark year which included being signed to Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace Records, opening for Band of Skulls, Jack White’s Dead Weather, Built to Spill, The Raveonettes, and Dinosaur, Jr., moving to Brooklyn, NY and an appearance at UK’s infamous hard rock music festival Download, VIOLENT SOHO is excited to announce their current 2010 Winter Tour. Beginning January 8th in New York and finishing up February 10th in Vermont, the Brisbane Australia natives will continue to rock audiences throughout the US. Wearing their influences firmly emblazoned across their homemade fan tee shirts, Violent Soho are as honest as it gets, completely and utterly the real deal. Self-funding and self-releasing their first full length, We Don't Belong Here (a collection of demos only ever released in Australia), VIOLENT SOHO’s highly anticipated debut album on Ecstatic Peace / Universal will be available online and in stores on March 9, 2010. The band’s first single “Jesus Stole My Girlfriend” will be released digitally on January 26. The song will impact active and alternative radio nationwide on that date as well.
Violent Soho Show Details:
1/8 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall (w/ Right On Dynamite & Royal Chains)
1/26 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
1/27 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon (w/ Paper Tongues & Crash Kings)
1/28 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (w/ Monuments, Glint, & Majority Rules)
1/31 – Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live (w/ Sick Puppies, Janus, & The Embraced)
2/1 – Baton Rouge, LA @ The Varsity Theatre w/ Sick Puppies & Janus
2/6 – S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground (w/ Sick Puppies, Janus, & Crash Kings)
2/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave (w/ Crash Kings and Paper Tongues)
2/17 – Salt Lake City @ The Rail (w/ Crash Kings and Paper Tongues)
3/19 – Austin TX @ Red 7 (Ecstatic Peace Showcase @ SxSW)
LIVE VIDEO OF VIOLENT SOHO AT MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG IN OCTOBER:
ABOUT VIOLENT SOHO:
VIOLENT SOHO hail from Brisbane Australia's bible belt suburb of Mansfield, and their music is a reaction against everyone and everything. Their flannel and denim armor are a perfect accompaniment to the soundtrack of raging riffs, battering guitars, distorted angry vocals, and a rhythm section that threatens to flatten buildings. Luke Boerdam (Vocals, Guitar), James Tidswell (Guitar), Luke Henery (Bass), and Michael Richards (Drums) came together half a decade ago to make music that screamed from their souls and split your eardrums in the process.
Tracks like ‘Jesus Stole My Girlfriend’, ‘Love Is a Heavy Word’, ‘Son of Sam’ and ‘Bombs Over Broadway’ spit out everything that is good about the bands heavy, hard and enormous attitude - something different that is long forgotten in this disposable electro nu-age of music.