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Pleasure Venom

Pleasure Venom

credit: Allie Moret


While their music can certainly be described as Post-Punk, members pull their influence from all different genres of music — helping them to bring an eclectic sound that is both catchy and heavy.
In December 2015, Pleasure Venom released their debut EP Hunt which included heavy riffs, dance-y melodies and strong vocals. Each songs’ lyrics are written by Campbell. Focusing on her emotions on love, sex, resentment and the absurdity of it all treating audiences to a fierce femme-punk-rock thunder, which encapsulates their identity as a band.
In December 2017 the band released their second EP entitled Seize. Produced by Kana Harris of Xetas notoriety, Engineered by Ward Rogers and recorded at The Recording Conservatory of Austin. The next few months moved quickly as the singers directorial debut “Seize” (released March 2018) and “These Days” (released June 2018) were both picked up to acclaim by AfroPunk. In July of 2018, AfroPunk named Pleasure Venom as one of the Top 8 New Punk Bands on the Planet. Their latest EP, Pleasure Venom, was released November 2018. May 2019, the band will be opening select dates for Garbage with a 2019 focus on touring and hitting the road.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: Austin, TX
Genre: Punk
Subgenre: Avant / Experimental
Event Type: Showcase