Radar Tip Of The Day 126: Drop Out Venus

Do you like intensity? Good – meet south London’s most abrasive musical prospect, Drop Out Venus.

This video, for their debut release ‘Love In Vein’, shows them at their softest, sweetest side, which is saying something ‘cos it’s still as tense as the waiting room in hell. But it’s nonetheless 100% compelling.

They’ve been playing sporadic shows at the delectably seedy New Cross Inn for a few months now, shows we’ve caught several times. Without wishing to blow their cover completely – cos they are still very much an evolving entity, we feel – the gigs have included: Flying guitars, a frontwoman with the most piercing eyes in London rock (just pipping Savages’ Jehn), some people who may or may not be in the local mafia, chav fights and Barry from Eastenders.

Edge of the seat stuff, every time, basically – and a hell of a lot more rewarding than your average buzz gig.

The band play our stage at Brighton’s Great Escape on May 12, on the same bill as Eagulls, Milk Music and DZ Deathrays. But before then they release 34 – thirty-four – demos as something called ‘Tapeheart’. See here for more.

And see them live here:

1st May Electricity Showrooms, London
5th May Brixton Windmill, London
12th May Horatios, Brighton (Radar Stage at Great Escape)
18th May Birthdays, London
27th May The Waiting Room, London