The Venom Lips

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The Venom Lips are an emerging rock band from Newcastle, New South Wales who are certainly making big waves in the music scene. Forming in early 2014 as In Motion, they used music as a creative outlet for their teenage angst. In late 2017 they decided they had out grown their old musical boots and decided to re-name and re-brand themselves into The Venom Lips.

The three piece draw inspiration from current day bands such as Kingswood and
Royal Blood with early Soundgarden and Led Zeppelin influences also coming through.
By melding hook-filled melodies with hard and heavy beats, The Venom Lips manage to inject this vast array of influences into their sound.

In the beginning, due to their tender ages, they gained experience where they could, performing at all ages gigs and smashing the competition in band comps:

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

Since finally all coming of age, they’ve concentrated on playing live venues around Newcastle, Central Coast and Sydney, have supported local and overseas acts and secured festival spots.

April 2016 saw the release of their first single ‘My Kind of Woman’ off their debut EP ‘Change’. Recorded at Mainstreet Studios in Wollongong by Adam Jordan (Nick Oliviri - QOTSA, The Vanns, The Choirboys) and mastered by Tony ‘Jack the Bear’ Mantz (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Kisschasy, Something for Kate). The end result is a strong, riff-heavy sound that sits deep in the pockets of the rhythm section with a powerful vocal to match.

For their follow up EP they stayed local with the six tracks being produced, engineered and mixed at Tommirock Studios, Newcastle by Mitta Norath (Introvert, Eat Your Heart Out, Endless Heights). The Venom Lips’ sophomore EP is due for release in Spring 2017.

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