The London band channels '60s psychedelia extraordinarily well on their new EP.
Having formed at the same university Pink Floyd attended, it’s rather fitting that London band Venice Trip draws a great deal of influence from Syd Barrett and The Piper at the Gates of Dawn-era Floyd. Comprised of three distinctly different songs, Venice Trip’s new EP Look Forward, ironically, hearkens back to late-'60s psychedelia and the budding progressive rock scene, veering from mystical, to pop-oriented, to sheer rock ferocity. The versatility they show in such a short time span is awfully impressive, and it’s enough to make listeners salivate for even more new music.
“The EP is made up of songs we wrote during the summer and autumn of 2014, however ‘Father Of The Universe’ was actually the first song we ever wrote as a band which we tweaked a little,” the band tells PopMatters. “We developed the songs in a tiny spare room in the flat where we used to live. ‘Look Forward’, the single, was a song written to give us a sort of emotional and mental escape from the stage of our lives in which we found ourselves and ‘Oh Katy’ is essentially a song of love in the eyes of death and the pursuit of desire. After this release we’ve got a few shows coming up around the UK but our main focus is to get back in the studio to lay down some new material as we’re struggling to keep track of all the new songs we’ve been writing in the past months.”
Look Forward will be released 29 June, and can be pre-ordered via iTunes.