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After taking a well needed rest from dominating Australia’s rock scene for the better part of a decade, Mansfield’s finest Violent Soho have ushered in a new era with two rip-snorting singles.
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Never shy of hiding their endearing 90’s fandom A-OK is an hazed-out acoustic ditty, oozing in lap steel guitar twang and cotton-mouthed drawl. Harkening closely to a softer cut off Siamese Dream, frontman Luke Boerdam flexes his vocal quirks exemplifying the uniqueness that propelled the bands to the heights of festival headline slots initially.
Revelling in youthful jubilance and grunge-drenched anarchy, Vacation Forever is a hell-bent slacker anthem tailor made to incite insanity live. Paying homage to Pixies and Dinosaur Jr, it showcases how the band have refined their songwriting chops since the contained chaos that was 2016’s excellent WACO.
WACO saw the band ascend to the heights of alt-rock stardom, debuting at Number 1 on the ARIA charts and nabbing the coveted ARIA award for Best Rock Album.
Violent Soho will be making their only live appearance of 2019 at Good Things Festival, kicking off next week in Melbourne on Friday December 6th. The Aussie stalwarts will join the likes of A Day To Remember, Parkway Drive, Bad Religion, Simple Plan and more in the second instalment of the huge alternative fest.