"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.

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).

​Along with a tour planned for later in the year, 2022 sees ESOP playing Bigfoot Festival and supporting 80's legends JoBoxers.

Erotic Secrets of Pompeii are: Thomas Hawtin (vocals), Tom Hackwell (guitar/synth), Sean Jones (guitar), Julian Port (bass), Alex Auld (drums).

FFO: Talking Heads, Pixies, Nick Cave, Gang of Four, The Fall, XTC, Roxy Music, Thee Oh Sees, Nina Hagen, Walt Disco, Viagra Boys.

"...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