Drop Out Venus
Drop Out Venus reside in Deptford, South East London. Their musical
education being most deeply felt somewhere between the whisky-drenched
piano of Thelonious Monk and the crazy hazy kisses of the Flat Duo Jets.
Their sound incorporates the raw energy of New York in the late 70s and the honesty of the sawdust-strewn floors of jazz-era bars, all channelled through an eastern European ruggedness and mysticism.
They are best experienced live In 6 months they have set the London
club and festival circuit on fire with wild stage shows which have seen
crowds stunned into silence on occasion: From their sold-out debut show
at the Roundhouse to recent highly acclaimed festival appearances at
Kendall Calling, Hard Rock Calling and 1234 Shoreditch.
Recent support slots with the likes of Phantogram, Jacuzzi Boys, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Connan Moccasin prove that they are ready to take their unpredictably exhilarating junk jazz sets to bigger stages and audiences.
"Luckily Drop Out Venus save a weak stage of wannabe's with their
juddering junk jazz, which is vitally ferocious and mesmerizingly
intense. Their part Velvet Underground, part wide-eyed Wilko Johnson
frantic nihilism might just be the greatest thing played in Hyde Park
this year. Amazing."
The Londonist, Review of Hard Rock Calling 2012
After already releasing and selling out two limited edition cassette tapes, on September 24th 2012 they release their debut 7" single 'Elastic Teen Rent / I Kill Foxes' on Dirty Bingo Records. It has seen glowing reviews online both in the UK and internationally, as well as in print (including Loud & Quiet and the NME). The video for 'Elastic Teen Rent' has recently premiered on Noisey.
"Do you like intensity? Good - meet south London's most abrasive
musical prospect, Drop Out Venus"
The band plan to tour nationally and internationally for the rest of the year whilst they prepare their debut LP for release in 2013.