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Erotic Secrets of Pompeii - outdoor photoshoot 2022

"From the sublime to the profane..."

- Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6
"Through the circus tent curtains of their raunchy English wasteland ranch, through their plagued masquerade; their dandyish, idiosyncratic convergence of Panic Movement and Pop Art, the odd and occult, their own film set/brothel/studio/timezone; they have unlocked an uncompromising noise unlike much else."

- Louder Than War


Erotic Secrets of Pompeii play wild and weird apocalyptic lounge music - a twisted amalgamation of angular art rock and transgressive post-punk, transmitted directly from the heart of the forbidden zone.

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

Burgeoning excitement and anticipation around the Bristol-based band catapulted the five-piece into a busy touring schedule in early-mid 2022, which took the incendiary ESOP live show to fervent new audiences across the country. A UK headline tour in support of their debut EP ensued late 2022, with further UK dates in 2023, spearheaded by new booking agent Marshall Live Agency (MLA). 
ESOP has received support and airplay from BBC Radio 6, Radio X and BBC Radio Bristol amongst many other stations.
Erotic Secrets of Pompeii are: Thomas Hawtin (vocals), Tom Hackwell (guitar/synth), Sean Jones (guitar), Julian Port (bass), Jake Cheesman (drums).
FFO: Talking Heads, Pixies, Nick Cave, Gang of Four, The Fall, XTC, Roxy Music, Thee Oh Sees, Nina Hagen, Walt Disco.

"Some of the most chaotic, disconcerting, fun and positively danceable music of the year."

- Independent Music News

"...something thoroughly artful and agitated."

- Destroy/Exist

"Very few people can pull off IDLES’ signature vitriol, or HMLTD’s glam romp, and combine it with a chaos all their own, but Erotic Secrets of Pompeii do that very well indeed. Gloriously, in fact."

- Soundsphere Magazine

"Deliciously Disturbing..."

- Fresh on the Net

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