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‘Apocalyptic lounge music’ band coming to Preston’s The Conti

Posted on - 28th April, 2024 - 6:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broadgate, Music, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Erotic Secrets of Pompeii are Thomas Hawtin (vocals), Tom Hackwell (guitar/synth), Sean Jones (guitar), Julian Port (bass), Jake Cheesman (drums)
Erotic Secrets of Pompeii are Thomas Hawtin (vocals), Tom Hackwell (guitar/synth), Sean Jones (guitar), Julian Port (bass), Jake Cheesman (drums)

A band that plays ‘wild, weird apocalyptic lounge music’ is coming to Preston.

Erotic Secrets of Pompeii – who describe their sound as a mix of angular art rock and transgressive post-punk – will play The Continental in Broadgate on Wednesday 8 May.

ESOP’s music is populated by imagery and symbolism, drawing from artists across different mediums, such as Lynch, Dali, Bacon, Blake, Cronenberg, Jodorowsky and Mapplethorpe.

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The band, who hail from Bristol, released their debut album Mondo Maleficum in January 2024 and are touring the record across the UK throughout the year.

Louder Than War rated Mondo Maleficum “a masterpiece”, saying of ESOP: “They are going to be as adored and revered as cult bands the Cardiacs and Virgin Prunes whilst having the potential to be Muse or Queen.”

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ESOP’s music has received airplay from BBC Radio 6, Radio X and BBC Introducing and the band has supported major acts such as Electric Six.

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Tickets for ESOP’s gig at The Conti are ¬£10 plus booking fee, and are available from Skiddle.

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