Tuesday 10th September we have the most sensational punk, afrobeat, ska musically energy in the city and so that no one misses out its a pay what you can gig !
Pleasure Venom, a punk band from Austin, TX. The band recently came off of tour with Garbage, and is coming to the UK to play Loud Women Fest in London on Sept 14th and we are lucky enough to bring them to Manchester for one date only !!
Explosive experimental garage punk outfit Pleasure Venom of Austin, TX, explores topics of love, sex, resentment, and the general “absurdity of it all,” consistently blasting audiences with a firehose deluge of fierce femme-punk rock. In July of 2018, Afropunk named Pleasure Venom one of the Top 8 New Punk Bands on the Planet, and they showcased with fellow Afropunk-certified Austin punks BLXPLTN at SXSW Music Festival in spring 2019. Momentum building, the band caught the attention of Scottish powerhouse Shirley Manson of Garbage, and they joined their US tour in early summer 2019. With several critically acclaimed EPs and video releases under their belt, Pleasure Venom sets their sights across the pond, and is touring the UK and playing Loud Women Fest in London early this fall.
Their videos have been featured in Afropunk and NME.
Tour video: https://youtu.be/-sjMeiAkap8
Afropunk “Deth” video premiere: https://afropunk.com/2019/01/premiere-pleasure-venom-party-in-the-face-of-pain/
Facebook: Pleasure Venom
“…It was wild, careering and chaotic and Audrey [Campbell, singer] is just amazing. She’s so unique. In this climate, everyone is so homogenised. Female artists particularly sound like one another, then you get this wild firebrand and that’s exciting.”-Shirley Manson of Garbage in NME
Plus local support from Galivantes
Galivantes started as an DIY promotions co-op between friends
Now in it’s 5th year, Galivantes is an ever expanding collective of artists, activists, academics and political pirates who play revolutionary music with a and seek adventure.
“A mix of bouncy balkan disco skank….”
“if there is going to be a (non-violent) revolution there needs to be a sound track.”
“subliminal power to the people message”