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 and an outstanding launch party at The Shacklewell Arms, Venice Trip have released their debut EP, ‘Look Forward’, on RYP Recordings.
The EPs lead 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.