System Of Venus
Define your genre in five words or less:
Low-end riff laden heavy rock.
What can a punter expect from your live show?
An intense, explosive energy that will blast the paint off any room’s walls.
When’s the gig and with who?
Friday July 20 at Cherry Bar. Bugdust and The Dukes of Deliciousness will be supporting us for what will be an epic night of hard rock!
When are you doing your thing next?
We are heading into the studio to finish our album which should be ready for release by the end of September. In the mean time you can catch our tunes on the upcoming covermount compilation CD for UK magazine Alternative Female Voices Magazine (http:www.afvmagazine.com). Online orders for the next issue are available from July 20.
What inspires or has influenced your music the most?
All members have come from different walks of life, with influences ranging from rock, metal, stoner rock and blues. We take inspiration from other bands, world events, great live shows and each other. Warm and fuzzy or what?!
How long have you been gigging and writing?
Individual members have been haunting the Melbourne music scene for around 15 years now in various projects. System Of Venus have been creating havoc for over two years now – it’s only the beginning!
Tell us about the last song you wrote.
BEAST – it is a song about the irrational greed, power-mongering and cruelty that drove a culture to commit heinous and mass crimes against their neighbours. The song loosely uses Jack and the Beanstalk as a narrative metaphor.
Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?
Hmm…the bastard lovechild of Soundgarden and Kyuss, after a dirty one night stand.
So, someone is walking past as you guys are playing, they then go get a beer and tell their friend about you... what do they say?
“Intense... have you seen these guys? I think I might need a stronger beverage! I can’t pick it... they’re like stoner rock with a side of metal... with mood-driven melodies... and a female lead and rhythm section… and a three piece... sick! Suck down that ciggy, get in there and check ‘em out!”