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

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



Erotic Secrets of Pompeii play weird, angular music transmitted direct from the heart of the transgressive zone between art rock and post-punk, populated by grotesque characters and surreal imagery. Formed in Bristol in mid-2018, they released their debut album ‘Witness in the House of Pox’ shortly thereafter through Deaf Endling Records. Following a significant line-up change in 2020, they dropped a slew of sinister singles throughout the year, continuing across 2021.


ESOP take inspiration from artists including Viagra Boys, Talking Heads, Pixies, Nick Cave, The Fall, St Vincent, Roxy Music, Nina Hagen; as well as weirdo-visionaries, such as Lynch, Dali, Blake, Jodorowsky, Marina Abramovic, Kenneth Anger.


Their live gigs have garnered much praise for their high energy and fervour, and they regularly collaborate with local artists when making their music videos and artwork for releases.


The band have received airplay on BBC Radio 6, Radio X and BBC Radio Bristol, and have won accolades such as: Best Local Band 2021 (The Bristol Gig Guide), and Best Band UK 2020 (LWM Awards).

"...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