New Venusians

“A new band, trying to find a unique sound in the densely populated Australian music scene can be a heavy task. Experimentation is the driving force behind creating new sounds, but it’s difficult to determine what music-lovers will be interested in or whether you should give a shit and just go with your instincts. Blending genres could possibly have some weighty consequences but when executed carefully it can produce something out of this world. Enter, New Venusians. New Venusians effortlessly blend together the rich sounds of soul, funk and dub with pop generating
a sonic mash-up that is extremely pleasing to the ears.”

- Katie Busz

New Venusians are the brainchild of guitarist Ben Panucci, a seven piece band made up of some of Sydney’s finest musicians. Their refined sound takes influence from Jazz, beats and electronica and contemporary artists such as Little Dragon, FKA Twigs and Son Lux. Their live sound is distinctly their own and the energy that exudes, palpable.

Since forming in 2013 the band has quickly built a strong following for their live shows and have been a go to band for many great bills. To mention a few, they have played with: Laneous and The Family Yah, MKO, Jones Jnr, Okenyo and Sex On Toast. They are soon to play their debut Melbourne show at Shadow Electric and will then be supporting Ngaiire for her single launch. Their recorded music is also powerful and infectious and has seen them gain many fans in Australia and around the world. Their debut single ‘Finding’ was featured on Wondercore Island’s Summer 2015 Mixtape 5 and led their next single ‘Keep Running’ to be received with much anticipation. It was premiered on Triple J by Dom Alessio and has also received play from Richard Kingsmill, Tim Shiel at JJ and is on rotation for FBI Radio, amongst many others.

“The Venusians have built a passionate following in inner Sydney with their hypnotic live shows infectious beats and smooth brand of electronica. Get to know these guys before they blow up.”

- ToneDeaf