"From the sublime to the profane..."
- Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6
"...something thoroughly artful and agitated."
🐐 WEIRD ROCK FOR STRANGE TIMES 🐐
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 won Best Band (UK) - LWM Awards 2020.