Posted on June 18 2015
“Sonic Jesus is an artistic project and if you understand it’s depth you become part of it without even trying”
The dark, hypnotic shoe-gaze group was created by two long term friends Marco Baldassari and Tiziano Veronese. The two share similar music tastes and continually push new discoveries of bands and artists into each other’s lives. With musical inspirations from the likes of The Velvet Underground, Pink Floyd, Nick Drake and The Brian Jonestown Massacre to name some, there was no doubt that these guys would put together truly mesmerizing music.
Their gothic, entrancing sound takes you on an extraordinary ride into the abyss of pulsating noise. The haunting, nihilistic vocals captivate your thoughts and drag you deeper into their aesthetic chaos; you are left feeling hesitant on whether you ever want to return back to normality.
The Italian group formed in March 2012 and are based in “a small paradise on the outskirts of Rome”, known as Doganella di Ninfa. When playing live, they are joined by three other musicians: Simone Russo, Giuseppe (pepe) Guratti and Fabio Perciballi who contribute to their heavy psych sounds.
The band have admitted that “really, we are living for this project” and you can sense this in their live performances. The black bearded look combined with the dark dress code of Sonic Jesus creates a mysterious presence on stage. They are definitely a band to look out for this year and see live at least once; it’s an experience that lingers for a lifetime.