New Venusians - New Venusians (CD)
New Venusians is a seven-piece band modern R&B/soul band from Sydney, Australia. They’re essentially a supergroup made up of the city’s finest touring/session musicians & singers - who perform with the likes of Sampa The Great, Chet Faker, Ngaiire, and countless others.
On their debut album, released on burgeoning US tastemaker label, Fresh Selects, the Venusians take things into their own hands - writing & producing for themselves as a group for the first time. The group’s two rotating lead singers bring both a female (Meklit Kibret) and male (Christian Hemara) perspective to the album’s themes of falling in and out hope & love, backed by jazz guitars, thick basslines, and hard-knocking wall-of-sound style drums for a truly one-of-a kind soul music that sounds neither “retro” or “futuristic,” but instead something completely new in between.