Violent Soho is an alternative rock, grunge band who formed in Brisbane in 2004. The outfit consists of Luke Boerdam (vocals, guitar), James Tidswell (guitar), Luke Henery (bass) and Michael Richards (drums).
Funded by the sale of a car, Violent Soho released two early EPs in 2006-8, Pigs & TV and We Don't Belong Here. After signing with Thurston Moore's label Ecstatic Peace! Records, recording two albums in the US and touring extensively, Violent Soho returned to Australia.
They signed with I Oh You in 2013 after being nominated for an ARIA. Violent Soho's third studio album, Hungry Ghost, was certified Gold in Australia in September 2014. This was followed by WACO which debuted at number 1 on the Australian iTunes and ARIA charts in 2016.
Late in 2019, the band released two new singles, A-OK and Vacation Forever, which heralded the release of the latest record Everything is A-OK, which was produced by Greg Wales at The Grove studios and released in April 2020.
The initial promotion of the record was done with grassroots in mind, with the band playing intimate shows in record stores in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. Since then, touring has come to a halt because of the coronavirus pandemic. On their website, there's a new date, so hopefully, things will be returning to normal for this festival favourite.