Pleasure Venom are explosive garage punx from Austin, TX, and they’re one of the most timely and powerful bands on the planet right now. If you didn’t already know , they’re coming all the way over to London to play LOUD WOMEN Fest on 14 Sept! They headline the Dome stage at 10.30pm, just after Petrol Girls, and just before The Txlips. I’m crying already. In the meantime, here’s a 5 question interview …

1. For people who’ve not seen you play live before, what can we expect from you at LOUD WOMEN Fest? 

Loud! Sweaty! Sexy! Dance-y! Thrashy! Texas heat! Rowdy shit! It’ll make you tingle in your “no, no” and “yas, yas” parts!

2. Fill in the blanks

“Our sound is like the lovechild of THE BIRTHDAY PARTY and X RAY SPEX  with a bit on the side from TINA TURNER AND BIKINI KILL”

3. Give us your band manifesto in no more than 20 words.

We dig freedom to express yourself however the hell you want. Period. 

4. Who are you most looking forward to seeing play at LOUD WOMEN Fest?

To be honest…Everyone! I’m not really wanting to choose. I get into bands a lot from seeing their sets live then go back and get into everything else they’ve released, so I’m just excited to meet and see everyone. We play with a lot of men in Texas so I totally welcome the few shows I get to play featuring mainly women and people of color. We’re very excited.

5. What made you want to play at LOUD WOMEN Fest?

I heard of it when Kathleen Hanna shared it on Twitter. I decided to apply, forgot about it then we got the invite! From there we just decided there’s no point in flying out for one date and set up a few dates around this. September 10 we are playing Tribeca in Manchester. September 11 we are at Chunk in Leeds. Then we are London this dope fest! We’re really excited! Many of us, including myself, have never left the US before. Thanks for having us!