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Erotic Secrets of Pompeii

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Erotic Secrets of Pompeii are an apocalyptic lounge act from Bristol, UK, playing transgressive art punk while redefining the lines between music, self-exorcism, and surrealist menswear.
The band is comprised of Thomas Hawtin (tonsils & pelvis), Tom Hackwell (textures & penumbra), Sean Jones (string theory), Julian Port (bottom end), and Alex Auld (shamanic wallop pots).
Winding post-punk and experimental rock together like two ends of a fraying rope. Hawtin's vocals descend from baritone drawl to manic yelp as erratically as the music pivots from catchy groove-based euphony to discord and angulation.
​ESOP’s songs are inhabited by grotesque characters and are charged with unsettling Lynchian imagery, they drip with symbols and slogans, holding a mirror up to both society and the self. Their spirited live performances incorporate Old Testament fervour and man's earthy appetites.
The band’s debut album ‘Witness in the House of Pox’ (2019) served up an unhinged sonic squall incorporating elements of funk, industrial, and breakbeat, while exploring the transgressions of authority figures, the dangers of masculinity, and the decomposition of the self.
2020 has seen a dramatic line-up change within the band, and with that a vibrant new energy has been injected into their upcoming single releases.

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