Newcastle alt-rock outfit The Venom Lips (formerly known as In Motion), has been making big waves in the music scene since forming in early 2014 and are now set out to debut their new EP at the Airlie Beach Festival Of Music on November 11th, 2017.
The self-titled EP comes as the second release for the young band following the success of their debut EP ‘Change’ in 2016…
‘My Kind Of Woman’ Change EP
… The three-piece decided to stay local for the new record with the six tracks being produced, engineered and mixed in the heart of Newcastle at Tommirock Studios by Mitta Norath (Introvert, Eat Your Heart Out, Endless Heights) and mastered by Leon Zervos of Sydney based Studios 301 (Coldplay, British India, Powderfinger, John Butler Trio). The end result is a smooth blend of contemporary hooks paired with powerful drums, earthy guitars and a strong, unique vocal to create the mammoth alt-rock sound this three-piece bring to the stage. The sound of the new EP draws parallels to modern day bands such as Kingswood and Royal Blood with classic rock influences from early Soundgarden and Led Zeppelin thrown into the mix.
Recently, the band has concentrated on playing live venues around Newcastle, Central Coast and Sydney, having supported local and overseas acts (The Angels, British India, Band Of Skulls) and secured festival spots. The Venom Lips have also acquired an impressive number of band comp titles:
2014 – Winner – Hunter Schools Rock Off
2015 – Winner – Youth Rock in Sydney (past winners incl. Silverchair & Alex Lloyd)
2016 – Winner – Passport To Airlie Newcastle
2016 – Winner – Passport To Airlie – National
2016 – Winner – Battle Of The Bands Newcastle
The bands admirable 2016 win at the National Passport To Airlie competition landed them a spot on the main stage at the 2017 Airlie Beach Festival Of Music where they will treat punters to a first listen of the new EP.
With big plans lined up for the remainder of 2017, The Venom Lips are looking forward to the future and further showcasing what they have to offer.
“The Venom Lips will quite honestly take you by surprised with their strong, earthy guitars that fill the ears with a solid oomph, backed up by striking beats and Fisher’s raspy, Kingswood-esque voice.” – Vulture Magazine
“This young Newcastle band had the 600 plus crowd standing up and taking notice last night. The Venom Lips are the real deal if you get the opportunity to catch this band live, DO IT!” – Swamphouse Photography
‘The Venom Lips’ EP Track Titles:
Black & Gold
Words Of Wisdom