I’ve been covering Violent Soho work on their upcoming album, titled Waco. The photos in this project were taken while they recorded their album at The Shed in Brisbane, filmed their film clip for ‘Like Soda’ at The Bardon Bowls Club, toured ‘Like Soda’ in Australia, signed WACO albums on its release, played around the country on Laneway Festival, and toured the album around Australia with Dune Rats and DZ Deathrays.

Like Soda Clip

“The boys ripped up the lush greens of Bardon Bowls Club in this video released overnight, directed by Dan Graetz. Like Soda is the first single from the band’s anticipated forthcoming album due for release early in 2016. The band will play on the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival circuit in February 2016. Take a look at the photos.


Violent Soho Like Soda Matt Warrell


Like Soda Tour

“Watching Violent Soho opening with obligatory newbie Like Soda is a revelation. People are singing along. The song’s only been out for two goddamn weeks and people are singing along! To all of it. Sometimes I blank out on my girlfriend’s name. And we’ve been living together for a year. The level of dedication in this room to Violent Soho is verging upon religious fervour.” Take a look at the photos.


Violent Soho tour at The Zoo Brisbane


Recording WACO

“Following up that outrageous level of success was obviously never going to be easy, Hungry Ghost having not so much entered but emphatically kicked down the door (waving a beer and a guitar on the way in) of the Australian pantheon of rock and roll records. With their hype never bigger, with seemingly everyone in the country behind them and the expectations at an all time high, Violent Soho went back to the studio with previous producer Bryce Moorhead, then into a shed (in true Australian fashion) after running out of studio time, and recorded their fourth album WACO. Take a look at the photos.


Violent Soho Studio Recording WACO


Laneway Festival

“For the inconvenience of having masses moving to and from a stage after a set, there was the benefit of reducing the number of fans who would get to a stage well in advance to see a certain performance, thus denying others the opportunity to be at the front for an earlier performing artist. The perfect example of this were the final two performers on the Dean Turner stage, Violent Soho and CHVRCHES, with the overlay in fans between the two groups being small at best. Take a look at the photos.


Violent Soho Laneway Festival 2016



“If we were in the business of making profitable bets, then tonight’s sold out show at the Tivoli, the first for the nationally sold out Violent Soho ‘WACO’ tour, would give us due cause to invest heavily in the stocks of bucket hats, weed socks and those choker necklace things the chicks wear. Take a look at the photos.


Violent Soho WACO tour photos by Matt Warrell


Gig Of The Century

“It was a last minute announcement for something very, very special. After being locked in around lunchtime yesterday, some of the finest live acts in the country joined for a pay-as-you-feel fundraiser for Brissy community radio station 4ZZZ. And by all accounts, it was a bloody ripper. Take a look at the photos.


The Smith Street Band Violent Soho at Crowbar gig of the century by Matt Warrell


No Shade Clip

Coming soon.

No Shade Film Clip Violent Soho by Matt Warrell