🐐 WEIRD ROCK FOR STRANGE TIMES 🐐
Winding transgressive post-punk and experimental art rock together like two ends of a fraying rope, Erotic Secrets of Pompeii bring together disparate elements into a heady brew that falls under the following descriptors: weird, angular, surrealist, catchy... but essentially "rock". The band's recent live gigs have garnered much praise for their energy and fervour.
ESOP's impressionistic lyrics are charged with grotesque imagery and vivid symbolism, drawing from artists across different mediums, such as Lynch, Dali, Bacon, Blake, Cronenberg, Jodorowsky, Mapplethorpe...
Following the release of debut album ‘Witness in the House of Pox’ (2019), the band saw a dramatic line-up change in 2020, and with that a vibrant new energy. A slew of vibrant, dark singles were released throughout the pandemic, accompanied by artwork and videos made in collaboration with local Bristol artists.
ESOP returned to the studio at the end of the year to record a fistful of new songs set for release throughout 2021. Erotic Secrets of Pompeii is comprised of Thomas Hawtin (vox), Tom Hackwell (guitar/synth), Sean Jones (guitar), Julian Port (bass), Alex Auld (drums).