“A wild and wonderful piece of mystical mayhem, that’s indicative of the bands psychedelic rhythm and blues prowess.” – The Beat
“Live, they really grab you by the scruff of the neck!” – Gary Crowley, BBC London 94.9
Following a period of successful shows in and out of the capital, culminating in an outstanding headline performance at Vice Magazine’s Old Blue last, Venice Trip are set to release their Ep, ‘Look Forward’, on RYP Recordings on June 29th.
The Eps unreleased single has already garnered support from Gary Crowley on BBC Introducing London, who invited the band into the studio for his ‘featured artist’ segment. This summer they have already impressed crowds at The Great Escape and are set to play a slew of dates across the country over the course of the summer.
Having formed at Pink Floyd’s former university, Venice Trip’s “progressive stoner sound” (Artrocker) takes chunks of influence from psychedelic stalwarts Syd Barrett and The Doors, as well as more contemporary sounds like Temples and Mystery Jets.
The thundering introduction to ‘Look Forward’ – title track of their EP – reflects the youthful spirit and celestial energy of the band, yet demonstrates their penchant for sounds of old. Their lyrics talk of escapism, fuelled by a life in modern London filled with pressures and uncertainty. The storm settles into ‘Oh Katy’, a warm melancholic groove which demonstrates the band’s pop sensibility. Bringing the EP to a dramatic close with a dark rolling hypnosis, ‘Father of the Universe’ gives a glimpse into their electrifying live show.
The EP will be released on June 29th but available at the eagerly anticipated release show on the 26th at The Shacklewell Arms, which holds a lofty reputation within London’s fledging psychedelic scene.