Having formed in early 2017, Guillotine didn’t waste any time making their presence known. Their second ever show was to a sold out 1100 capacity Electric Ballroom and it didn’t take long for Radio 1 to start playing the band on their specialist programmes. Despite maintaining an air of mystery, the four-piece are building up a cult following both here in the UK and internationally. If ‘Weakness’ is the product of a band just one year into their lifecycle then we can only expect huge things to follow.
Rough Hands formed in 2011 and instantly made their mark with the attacking hardcore of ‘Nothing’s Changed’ released through Holy Roar Records. Since then the music has gotten darker and more atmospheric incorporating elements of shoegaze and electronica into their metallic milieu. Along with an all new impressive live show, Rough Hands return with their most sublime yet ferocious offering yet. Produced by Jag Jago (The Maccabees, The Magic Gang), ’Moral Terror’ is a force of nature that will get under your skin and leave you wanting more.
Featuring members of Healing Powers, Hex and Human Certainty, these Leeds based punks digitally self-released their demo early in 2017. We loved it so much had to release it as a Venn Records cassette.
Higher Power’s hardcore is about positive expression of aggression and a form of escapology. It is angry music – but lyrically they convey a lot about themselves as people. It’s about finding a positive outlet for their anger, whether it’s social issues or mental health, it’s adding a social consciousness and depth to what traditionally is quite a one-dimensional genre of music.
“We’re just trying to do something different to what other bands are doing, we’re pushing the boundaries and comfort zone of traditional hardcore. We’re finding a way to convey our anxieties and issues that are happening in the world.”
Their debut LP, Soul Structure, will be released on 19th May 2017. The 12” vinyl is limited to 300 copies only and pressed on milky clear wax with orange haze. We’ve got short sleeve and long sleeve bundles available, and digital download as standard with all orders. MP3 files will be available to download from your account area on the day of release.
Nervus started as a bedroom project for songwriter M Foster. Within weeks of ‘Bones’ appearing on the internet, Radio 1 picked up on the track and Nervus quickly grew into a four piece.
Order their amazing debut album, on limited edition (300 copies) heavyweight 12 inch vinyl in baby pink with blue and white splatter. You can get the Nervus Vinyl on it’s own, or we’ve got a Nervus t-shirt and vinyl bundle available too! All purchases come with immediate MP3 downloads.
If there’s two things we as a label can collectively agree on it’s guitar solos and bangers. Eat Me write nothing but bangers and the sickest guitar solos. We couldn’t be happier to welcome Eat Me to the Venn Records squad!
Brought up on a heady diet of ultraviolent video games and Suicidal Tendencies, Southampton’s Grove Street Families are breaking all the rules with their latest release ‘The Las Venturas EP’, out now on Venn Records. Try not to flip any tables over while listening to their music, we’re not responsible for damages to your own or public property.
FALLS combine off kilter riffs and manly sex appeal to produce a huge rock’n’roll that will get you pumping your fist and shaking your hips at the same time (if you can imagine such a thing). Needless to say this band absolutely kill it live so get to a show when they pass through your town, you will not regret it!
– I love that! – Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1
– It has a real energy, there’s so much going on, it’s absolutely INSANE. – Jen Long, BBC Introducing
– Intelligent, thrilling pain for your ears. An extremely compelling noise. PHENOMENAL. – Adam Walton, BBC Wales
– it makes for a thrilling and utterly essential live show. Would you rather be a participant or a spectator? Falls give you no choice. – Echoes and Dust.
Jesus Fucking Christ began in Oslo, spreading like a virus across Norway and now this contagion of electronica, punk and hip-hop is making its way overseas. The debut EP “Homophobia Is Like Totally Gay” will be getting a physical release through Gallows own record label “Venn Records”.
Everyone at Venn Records can’t wait to work on this release, even the Gallows boys had something to say. Laurent Barnard tells the story, “We hung out for a bit at a punk rock show in Oslo and when he sent me the EP it actually sent shivers down my spine. At times it sounds like Blood Brothers meets Death Grips, then the music would calm down reminding you of M83 and Bjork. It’s such an interesting release for us to work on.”
Stuart Gili-Ross adds “This Jesus Fucking Christ EP is probably a bit of a departure from what people would expect a label like Venn to release as this isn’t a straight up 4 piece band with loud guitars and screaming. But to us the attitude, the bite and whole fucking vibe is undeniably punk rock and the music is definitely exciting. Its just us doing what we always do and thats release new music that we personally love with good people involved.”
In March, Cheltenham’s Crooks took 3 days out of their busy schedule to swing by Watford’s Titan Studios and record two songs with producer Steve Sears (Gallows, Hang The Bastard). The final result is ‘Still’, a breathtaking melodic hardcore record delivered with power and emotion. ‘Still’ is out July 14th through Gallows own Venn Records.
Guitar player Alex Pay is more than happy to join the roster “Working with the guys at Venn is unreal. There isn’t a member of this band that hasn’t been inspired by Gallows in some shape or another, and the fact that some of those guys are now backing our band is crazy. Best dudes, best label.”
Laurent Barnard of Gallows/Venn welcomes the young band, “Aggressive and uplifting, Crooks take a nod from early Saves The Day but bring it right up to date with their own aggressive style. Don’t sleep on this band.”
Josh Rogers – Vocals
Alex Pay – Guitar
Jacob Dutton-Keen – Bass
Jack Batchelor – Drums
Stroud’s Milk Teeth evoke memories of oversized plaid shirts, taking walkmans to school and pirate cassettes of Wayne’s World. Formed less than a year ago, 5000 miles from their spiritual home Seattle, Josh, Becky, Chris and Olly began making waves the instant “Smiling Politely” was released in August 2013. Their fuzzed up guitars, boy/girl vocals and tales of growing up perfectly balance teen angst with pop sensitivity. New single “Vitamins” is being released through punk band Gallows own record label Venn Records on May 19th.
Vocalist and guitarist Josh is excited for people to hear the new track and becoming part of the ever-growing Venn family, “We have been playing this song live for a few months now and it is hands down the most fun to play and was amazing to record. We couldn’t think of a better label for a song we love so much to come out on other than venn. Mad stoked”
Becky says Vitamins “is about the catch 22 of being in love with somebody and knowing that your relationship is headed for disaster. Love playing it live, its a proper head banger. The boys got it straight away and made my idea into the song that it is now, big up!”
Laurent Barnard (Gallows/Venn Records) is more than happy to welcome the band to the label, “Milk Teeth make me feel young again. Play it loud!”
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