Violent Soho Pronounces ‘Indefinite Hiatus’ – Billboard


Violent Soho, one Australia’s hottest heavy-edged guitar bands of the final decade, is happening an indefinite hiatus.

Proudly hailing from Mansfield, a suburb within the metropolis of Brisbane, the rockers hit No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with Every little thing Is A-OK, their most up-to-date album, from 2020. Its predecessor, Waco, from March 2016, was their first chart chief, and went on to win finest group and finest rock album on the 2016 ARIA Awards.

The choice to step away was introduced by the group’s label, I Oh You, a part of the unbiased Mushroom Group. “After a celebrated profession spanning nearly 20 years, as we speak our household from Violent Soho announce they’re going on an indefinite hiatus,” reads a tweet.

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Provides label founder Johann Ponniah, “I’ve been fortunate sufficient to have labored with Violent Soho for arising on 10 years and it’s inconceivable to overstate their contribution to I OH YOU, the broader Australian music trade and my life. They’ve taught, impressed and inspired me in ways in which solely household does.”

Their music “has captured the nation’s hearts and airwaves” and never as soon as did they bend for an trade that so usually asks its creators to take action,” he provides. “I’m pleased with what they’ve achieved to date, however much more so I’m pleased with how they achieved it.”

 

 

Shaped in 2004, Violent Soho captured the eye of Sonic Youth cofounder Thurston Moore, who signed the group to his Ecstatic Peace! label forward of their debut studio album launch, We Don’t Belong Right here.

Comprising Luke Boerdam (vocals, guitar), James Tidswell (guitar), Luke Henery (bass) and Michael Richards (drums), the four-piece signed with I Oh You in 2012.

Their first LP by that deal, Hungry Ghost, dropped the next yr for a nationwide High 10 berth (with a peak of No. 6), and profitable a brace of AIR Awards.

As a candy, departing present, the band shared a brand new single, “Kamikaze.”

“We really feel so grateful to have skilled the journey and to all of the people who believed in our music and confirmed us a lot help,” reads a press release from the band. “Nevertheless, as people we’ve discovered ourselves somewhere else over the previous couple of years and so we’ve determined it’s time to take a break and lay low for a bit.”

Earlier than taking that break, the band will carry out at Splendour within the Grass pageant subsequent weekend, and their “final present for some time” is about for Sept. 10, a homecoming gig at Fortitude Music Corridor.

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“This isn’t the tip of the band,” the assertion continues, “however we’re wanting ahead to giving ourselves some house, specializing in our households, and giving again to the group which fostered and carried us.”





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Violent Soho, one Australia’s hottest heavy-edged guitar bands of the final decade, is happening an indefinite hiatus. Proudly hailing from Mansfield, a suburb within the metropolis of Brisbane, the rockers hit No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with Every little thing Is A-OK, their most up-to-date album, from 2020. Its predecessor, Waco, from March…

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