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Venus Bogardus / Press

“Spitting At The Glass is a really cool album full of inventive pop/rock tunes that don't sound anything like all the horrible commercial dribble currently poisoning America... ...TOP PICK.”

“No two ways about it: 'Spitting at the Glass' is a cracking album, and Venus Bogardus are as cool as they come.”

“If you haven't seen Venus Bogardus, you haven't really lived.”

Alex DeVore - The Santa Fe Reporter

“Many bands claim to be “art rock,” but bristling British trio Venus Bogardus has the breadth to back it up. What is remarkable is how effortlessly, even indifferently, Venus Bogardus conjures its timeless cool.”

The Onion

“They must be one of the best -read bands in existence (check the lyrics!) and they make this driving Sonic Youthy noise which is somehow also totally pop, we loved them.”

Shrag (Interview) - Noize Makes Enemies

"DIY's coolest couple, Venus Bogardus."

Noize Makes Enemies

“The band is skillful, interesting, and ambitious. Check them out. - Richard Hell”

“I haven’t liked any Brits this artsy-farsty since… well, it’s been a long time. 8/10”

“If I only had one word to describe what I think of them I’d have to use the word 'thrilling'. I can’t get enough of them.”

Gary Smith - BBC Radio Bristol

“Motorman, the album, is a wired up rush of post-punk psych-edged swirling energy. ...sliced to hell glam-slammed psychedelic punk rock...sleep is no longer an option – on to the layers of Venus acid-pop grunge-art psychic TV intensity and oh look just go explore and taste for yourselves.”

“I've said it a thousand times to a thousand different people, [Venus Bogardus] are the most, if not the only, interesting band around at the moment.”

The Birds Who Picked the Bullets Up - poetry collective - Tourist album review

“(Venus Bogardus) rocks. Art-house punk! Gloriously good…Despite the frenetic pace and fuzzed up sound it's actually terrifically popcentric. Great stuff.”

efestivals (on line)

“They have the kind of songs that can’t be confined to headphones…I’m not going to gush anymore about how much more interesting it is than, well, you know all that tepid other stuff... I’ll just tell you to buy Motorman. Because it’s a great album, deep and complex, literary and rocking.”

Chris Glynn - Drunken Werewolf zine

“Artrock epitomised…Suffocatingly intense…Bloody brilliant!”

Drowned in Sound (on line)

“I can't tell you how much i love this bands new album... they sound like all of my favourite bands rolled into one. Think Mission of Burma, Firehose, Husker Du, Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, Madder Rose, Throwing Muses and X.”


Owen Ames - Poet

“Thank the muses, then, for Venus Bogardus, rising from the spume and foam of the Bath music scene with their vision of a furious, bellicose post-grunge punk infused with symbolist poetry and science fiction dreams…”

"one of the most original British indie bands I've heard in years..."

“...Indeed, the Bath based three-piece are one band who can truly claim to sound like no-one but themselves - and after all, Dear Reader, isn't that exactly what 'art' should be about?”

“...The band's warm, fuzzy carpet-of-noise floats on a subtle gothic underbelly, neatly joining the dots between Pre-Creation My Bloody Valentine and Yo La Tengo.”

“These days, claiming to be original, and actually being original are poles apart, but Venus Bogardus are in posession of a sound, and a brilliantly crafted lyrical flair, that is truly of their own design.”