Violent Soho, one of Australia’s most popular heavyweight guitar bands of the past decade, is on an indefinite hiatus.
Proudly from Mansfield, a suburb in Brisbane, the rockers hit #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with Everything’s finetheir most recent album, from 2020. Its predecessor, Wacosince March 2016, was their first chart-topper and went on to win Best Group and Best Rock Album at the 2016 ARIA Awards.
The decision to leave was announced by the group’s agency, I Oh You, part of the independent Mushroom group. “After a famous career spanning nearly two decades, today our family from Soho Violence announced that they will be on an indefinite hiatus,” one tweet read.
Music label founder Johann Ponniah added: “I have been fortunate to work with Violent Soho for 10 years and cannot overstate their contribution to I OH YOU, the broader Australian music industry and life. my life. They have taught, inspired and encouraged me in ways that only family can.”
Their music “captures the hearts and waves of the nation” and not once have they molded an industry that often requires creators to do so,” he added. “I’m proud of what they’ve achieved so far, but I’m even more proud of how they’ve achieved it.”
Founded in 2004, Violent Soho caught the attention of Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore, who signed the team to Ecstatic Peace! label prior to the release of their debut studio album, We don’t belong here.
Includes Luke Boerdam (vocals, guitar), James Tidswell (guitar), Luke Henery (bass) and Michael Richards (drums), four pieces signed with I Oh you in 2012.
Their first LP through that transaction, Hungry Ghosts, relegated the following year to the National Top 10 (with a culmination of 6th), and won a double AIR Award.
As a sweet treat, the band shared a new single, “Kamikaze.”
“We feel so grateful for the journey and all the people who believed in our music and supported us so much,” a statement from the band read. “However, as individuals, we’ve found ourselves in different places over the past few years and so we decided it was time to take a break and get some rest.”
Before that break, the band will be performing at the Splendor in the Grass festival next weekend, and their “last show in a while” is set for September 10, a gig. perform back home at Fortitude Music Hall.
“This is not the end of the band,” the statement continued, “but we look forward to having our own space, focusing on our family, and giving back to the community that has nurtured us.” and carry us.”
https://www.billboard.com/music/rock/violent-soho-indefinite-hiatus-1235113101/ Violent Soho announces ‘Hiatus indefinitely’ – Billboard