"From the sublime to the profane..."
- Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6

"...something thoroughly artful and agitated."
- Destroy/Exist


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 upcoming debut EP is planned for later this year, as well as extensive touring plans for 2023, taking in festivals in the UK and Europe 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

"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

"Exquisitely visceral stuff, a bloody spotlit, guilt ridden series of askew dioramas of our sins that feel like a nucleic acidic stir of artists, and dark visionaries..."
- American Pancake

"Like Gary Numan in a horror-filled nightmare jamming with Tom Waits and Franz Ferdinand."
- Trust The Doc

"Deliciously Disturbing..."
- Fresh on the Net