'We're Friends, We Put That First': Violent Soho Reveal Why They Took A Break

10 December 2019 | 10:46 am | Neil Griffiths

"We had played a lot."

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In the past month Violent Soho have dropped a few new tracks in what is the Brisbane band's first taste of music since 2016's ARIA Award winning album, WACO.

Appearing on The Green Room with Neil Griffiths podcast backstage at Good Things Festival, band members Luke Boerdam and James Tidswell explained why they took some time out.

"We had played a lot," Tidswell told host Neil Griffiths.

"And I guess, 10, 11, 12 years into our career... normally, people are winding down then, not getting popular. Certainly not happening at the same time."

After dropping the singles A-OK and Vacation Forever, Violent Soho performed their only shows of the year at the Good Things events in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane this past weekend. 

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"I thought when we came back there'd be no one asking us to play festivals and stuff," Boerdam said.

"We're friends, we put that first. And it's just music and [music] kinda comes as a second. I think it's why we've still been a band after 15 years."

Tidswell added, "It may sound cheesy or dumb or whatever, but it's like, we were so not accepted for so long inside the machine that we never ended up participating in it.

"We never felt like if we didn't have a song on the radio that we needed validation."

Stream the full Good Things episode (which also features chats with Parkway Drive and A Day To Remember) on Spotify, Apple Podcasts (below) or SoundCloud.