Venus Demilo

How did you get your initial start in music?

We released our first single in November last year which was picked up by Dave Monks of BBC Introducing in Merseyside.

What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

For any band on our level, making an album is the main goal. Spending a few weeks in the studio concentrating on nothing but making the music is an awesome thought. We’re a bit away from that yet but we talk about it a lot.

How long have you been writing your own music?

We’ve all been in bands since our early teens so it’s been nearly ten years. We like to think there’s been some good songs in there between us, there’s definitely been some bad ones.

Who are your top three influences and why?

As a band we’ve been listening to a lot of 70s/early 80s Michael Jackson. All his songs were really carefully arranged and had a great groove to them which is something we’re trying to recreate in the stuff we’re writing now. More recently you can’t go wrong with Foals, their last two albums especially. Bombay Bicycle Club as well, they used some unexpected sounds on their more recent records which is something we’d love to experiment with more.

Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?
 
This is the first single we’re releasing with Fran so it’s a landmark single for us.

Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?

We all still live in Liverpool after going to uni together here. There’s a great scene in Liverpool at the moment which is awesome to be a part of.

It’s hard to pick a favourite venue but we have a lot of great memories from The Zanzibar where we used to have our uni assessments.

Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?

Three bands that are well worth a listen are Seprona, Red Rum Club and Youth Hostel. We’re all on the same bill at Studio 2, Parr Street on Friday 30th September for the Rooftop Records label showcase night.

Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.

We’re on Spotify and iTunes, you can also find us at facebook.com/venusdemiloband or soundcloud.com/venusdemiloband.

We’ve also got a shiny new website at

www.venusdemilo.co.uk

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