Violent Soho

Having formed over 11 years ago, it’s fair to say that Violent Soho have slogged their way past every inch to get where they are today. A history that includes being signed to Thurston Moore’s (of Sonic Youth) label, moving to the US for two years and touring with their heroes such as Alice in Chains, Dinosaur Jr and Built To Spill and eventually moving back to Australia because things hadn’t really panned out. Then in 2013 Violent Soho, seemingly out of nowhere, propelled themselves into the hearts and stereos of many around the world with wildly well-received LP; ARIA Gold accredited Hungry Ghost.

In November 2015, Soho smashed back on to our airwaves with “Like Soda” (#15 in triple j Hottest 100) the first single from their fourth full length ARIA #1 album WACO, which they recorded at The Shed Recording Studios in Brisbane with producer and friend Bryce Moorhead, and released in March 2016 via I Oh You. Since then, fans have been lapping up the record, collectively losing their minds over subsequent singles “Viceroy”, “So Sentimental” and current head banger “Blanket”.

Artist Moos

April 13

When I Grow Up…

When you’re young, you always dream of what you’re going to be when you grow up… from a Ballerina to an Astronaut and everything in between. The artists on our line up are no different!

Before they hit the big time, they too had ambitions and dreams – some of them coming close to where they are today! We asked a few of them what they dreamed of becoming when they were a young’un… here are their answers!

 

Allday

“I wanted to be a basketball player who rapped on the side. Now I’m a rapper who plays basketball on the side so that’s okay.”

Amy Shark

“There were a few… Tennis player, Actress and FBI agent (I was obsessed with Scully and Mulder).”

Hayden James

“When I was a kid I wanted to be a Machinery Vibration Specialist, but in the end I didn’t get the marks so I had to be a musician.”

Slumberjack

“Morgan wanted to be a fireman and then aspired to be a stock broker. Fletcher wanted to be a robot scientist and later thought to be a chemical engineer. Look where we are now.”

Wil Wagner from The Smith Street Band

“Exactly what I am now except better looking and more successful!”

James Carter from Snakehips

“Spaceman.”

Sam Hales from The Jungle Giants

“There was a long time there where I wanted to be a jazz drummer. Studied up a lot and started playing in the young jazz band at the Conservatorium of Music in Brisbane.

It was an obsession for a good while and then a friend of mine at school wanted to start a band… That kind of ended the jazz train for me and put me on to writing.”

Michael Richards from Violent Soho

“I always wanted to be a rock star. I got pretty close by becoming a rock drummer which is definitely something I can learn to live with.”


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