King Venus
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SEEKING

Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar.

ABOUT

BASSIST & GUITARIST WANTED

IG: @kingvenusmusic <– See/hear what we do

(TL;DR)
For Gigging 20+ originals.
Like A Perfect Circle, Deftones, Placebo, Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, Tool.
Current line-up is one multi-instrumentalist/singer (ex-sound guy) & one drummer.
In Central London.

SOUNDS LIKE
A handful of the songs were trialled live and elicited a favourable response, viz.:
"Pokes around the darker and harder corners of A Perfect Circle and The Cure, with a hint of Placebo."
"Progressive Tool-like rock with an ethereal darkwave spin."
"Dark, atmospheric, emotional; She Wants Revenge meets The Cure."
"Like experimental Nine Inch Nails with a dash of Placebo and A Perfect Circle/Tool vocals."

WHAT TO EXPECT
The music is concept-based and there's a clear auterial vision, ergo I'm looking for musicians who are both comfortable with direction and wanting to create an evocative atmosphere live.

Guitar: The songs have existing rhythm lines to be learned and played. Creativity and musicality with pedals and tone is desirable.

Bass: Some songs have particular bass lines, others it's more a case of playing along and finding what feels right.

Both Bassist and Guitarist should be happy and able to play low, via drop-tuning, pedals, or dedicated instruments – I use 7-string and 30" baritone guitars in addition to drop-tuned 6-strings, and 5-string bass.

PLAN
Tracking drums is underway for a handful of songs. Next up, I'll be tracking other instruments and vocals using my own home-studio and equipment. With a full line-up, we'll be rehearsing as a group and playing some low-key gigs to work out how best to take the pieces live.

GOALS
What does success look like?
– Everyone gets along well. Life's too short.
– The group is tight and concerned with the detail and the drama in the music.
– Audiences are moved in the public setting.
– Recordings move the listener in the private setting.
– A congruent artistic style and direction across media.

CAVEAT
It's all very Art for Art's sake ;).

MORE INFO
kingvenus@

Screen name:
kingvenus
Member since:
Sep 17 2018
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years together:
1
Gigs played:
Under 10
Age:
33 years

Influences

A Perfect Circle,
Autolux,
Bauhaus,
Beastmilk,
Cocteau Twins,
Cold Cave,
David Bowie,
Depeche Mode,
Drab Majesty,
Dresden Dolls,
Failure,
Faith No More,
Geneva Jacuzzi,
Grave Pleasures,
IAMX,
Japan,
Joy Division,
Kate Bush,
Killing Joke,
Lebanon Hanover,
Marilyn Manson,
Ministry,
New Order,
Nine Inch Nails,
Nirvana,
Peter Murphy,
Placebo,
She Past Away,
She Wants Revenge,
Skinny Puppy,
Smashing Pumpkins,
The Black Queen,
The Cure,
The Soft Moon,
Tomahawk,
Tool,
Ulver,
Velvet Condom,
Wild Beasts.

Theatre, e.g. Requardt & Rosenberg.

Members Of Band

One multi-instrumentalist/singer, ex-sound guy.
One drummer.

EQUIPMENT

Guitars & Amps, Synths, Mics & Pres, Home studio.