Londoners ‘Venice Trip’ are in a hurry! There’s no gentle acclimatisation to the EP’s title track as before youcan draw breathe, the drums have signalled a charge that barely lets up for the next few minutes. A dreamy vocal delivery and spacious guitar sounds build up a platform for a psychedelic high. This grand track gives a pointer as to how The Coral may have sounded if they’d come blazing out of the Summer of Love.
With the likes of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard making psychedelia groovy again, Venice Trip have arrived at the right time to explore the kaleidoscopic images of their mind.
Oh Katy is a more straight forward, poppier workout that gives the Hammond organ a bit of space to manoeuvre. It has an instant feeling that you’ve heard it all before somewhere but instead of it being borrowed, it feels like it might’ve been a part of the scene that defined the genre.
Father Universe is stomping piano led journey towards territory that is sometimes grazed upon by Arctic Monkeys as the upbeat and fun side of Venice Trip is unleashed. Don’t get too carried away though as the joy plateaus before descending sharply towards the dark side as every ounce of sound is wrung out of their instruments.
Venice Trip are building a thumping live reputation and they are producing a quality of song that could see them make the step up to a bigger league.