Venice Queens Hold Court At Lion Arts Factory

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  • Monday, 11 March 2019 13:34
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Venice Queens hit the hometown stage at Lion Arts Factory (Adelaide) this month. Venice Queens hit the hometown stage at Lion Arts Factory (Adelaide) this month.

Adelaide alt-rockers, Venice Queens join the new era of live music in Adelaide when they play Lion Arts Factory in March.


“The Lion Arts Factory is now one of the premier venues in Adelaide,” Venice Queens' vocalist Sammy Little says. “They've redone the whole place and it looks and sounds amazing, so we can't wait to get up there.”

The Venice Queens show is part of the March-April artist line-up at Lion Arts Factory that also includes performances from the likes of Luca Brasi, Montaigne, Donnarumma, Alex The Astronaut and Lime Cordiale, who Venice Queens supported on the Adelaide leg of their 'Permanent Vacation' tour in 2017.

“To be on the same list as names like Luca Brasi, West Thebarton and Montaigne as well... to be playing on the same stage let alone on the same list is incredible. We're supremely humbled by that, it's awesome,” Sammy exudes.

It's been a short, sharp rise for Venice Queens since coming together just two years ago, achieving in that time what some bands work for years longer to never attain.

Coming together near the end of 2017, Venice Queens already have a series of notable supports under their belt as well as an east-coast tour last year. “2018 was big for us because we'd only released our first two songs at the very end of 2017, so we didn't really know where we were going or whether it was going well,” Sammy says.


“Then all of a sudden we started getting supports – at the end of 2017 we supported Lime Cordiale on their Adelaide leg of their tour, then The Creases [2018] in Adelaide as well.

“Then we started playing our own, bigger shows and went on our first, little east-coast tour in August of 2018, and that was really good. Then we played to 400-500 people at Fat Controller in Adelaide. It's been a hell of a time so far,” he laughs.

Venice Queens have recently been in the studio working on new material, which Sammy says the band are still in the process of working out how to release. “We've got 10 or 12 new songs we've demoed and now we're properly tracking the first 2,” he says.

“It's up in the air at the moment, we just want to get it all together as a body of work and then discuss where to go. We all have an equal voice in the band, which is nice.”

The show at Lion Arts Factory will be the first Venice Queens have played since December last year. Formed and honed as a live band, Sammy says Venice Queens place a lot of emphasis on the quality and worth of their live performance. “At the moment we're focussing all the energy on the upcoming show and making sure it's going to be memorable,” he reports.

“We want this to mean big things for us, we want to pack the place out and do the same as what people like Luca Brasi and West Thebarton have done as well. After that, it's all about nutting down and trying some new things, and releasing some new music, however that may be.”

Venice Queens play Lion Arts Factory 16 March.

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