Dick Venom & the Terrortones
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Dick Venom & the Terrortones

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom | SELF

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom | SELF
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"Oxjam Festival"

Following them was Dick Venom and the Terrortones, a band so entertaining that why I haven’t seen them before is a mystery to me. An utterly rapturous punk rock orgy of psychobilly madness and a display of the kind of over-the-top machismo that usually grinds my gears, they were brilliantly arrogant and totally raucous. - Left Lion

"Best Gig BiLine"

Dick Venom and the Terrortones - Sleazy and Sexy, rifftastic and fuckspastic, so wrong but so right. Dick Venom is everything you want to be but dare not. - Farmyard Records

"Insomnia Radio Says..."

Dick Venom and the Terrortones are from Nottingham, UK, and caught the attention of yours truly and Stuart from IRUK at Nottingham’s seminal music festival The Hockley Hustle the last weekend, with a live show that was raucous and brilliantly arrogant – everything that punk rock psychobilly should be!

They’re releasing their debut single, ‘Rockinrollin Vampireman’ in February/March next year, so keep it locked on their Myspace page to keep up to date! - Insomnia Radio

"Glastonbudget Audition (successful)"

Last on and certifiably insane were Dick Venom and the Terrortones. Difficult to pin down, Venom and company mix in 1950s rock 'n' roll, 1970s punk and the faint impression that anyone getting too close to the stage might get stabbed. It's a bizarre cocktail, one made only weirder by the near six-inch quiff atom Venom's scrawny frame and the band's choice to wear sunglasses onstage despite being indoors at night. They're an undeniably compelling proposition, though. Venom brought his own microphone (and theremin, no less) to give him the run of the venue, even singing while flat on his back between the legs of one 'lucky' woman. You'd struggle to pick out a single song as a highlight - other than one which sounded like the theme song to a James Bond film made by mental patients - but Venom and his crew provided pure entertainment throughout their setlist. - Left Lion

"EP Review"

With a band name like Dick Venom and the Terrortones, it’s difficult to know what to expect; it’s a moniker that could imply either the worst music you’ve ever heard or some kind of psychotic brilliance. Luckily it’s the latter and the song titles of this three-track demo meet at the axis point of hilarity and horror, much like the music finds the midway mark between 1970s punk and 1950s rock and roll.
Opener Rock ‘n’ Roll Vampire is completely metaphor-free; it really is about a theoretical Nosferatu with a penchant for power chords. “I have to bite, it’s who I am” growls Venom, over a curious punk rock riff that seems to be just too slow. The subject matter of the stomach-churningly-titled Stench Trench is self-explanatory, but easily the best song here is the closer Attack Of The 50ft Frankenbride. Aside from being their heaviest tune on the demo, it’s got the most swagger as well.
But Venom and company are as much about the visual as they are about the music and their unpredictable stage presence is part of what makes them special. This is certainly an impressive demo, but they are a peerless live act well worth catching too - Left Lion


Available to hear online:
CycleDyke Blues
RockinRollin Vampireman
Science Friction
Attack of the 50ft Frankenbride
Stench Trench
D. V. Symphony
Terrortone Pheromone

Available podcasts: Left Lion, Antipop

Vinyl EP and Comic 'RockinRollin vampireMan' out spring 2011



“A Punk Rock Orgy of Psychobilly Madness, Brilliantly Arrogant and Totally Raucous” – Left Lion

“Hands In Ya Pants Punk Rock” – Trent FM

Dick Venom & the Terrortones are a Nottingham four-piece... Dick Venom, Vicky Twist, Wrex St.Clair and SugarBeats.

In less than a year we’ve torn through venues and festivals in UK with our high class mix of RockabillySleaze, B-Movie Looks and RocknRoll Hooks.

Having supported the likes of The Meteors, De Staat, Speed Kings and Zombina and the Skelitons and been selected to play at this year’s Glastonbudget festival, we’ve gained an unrivalled reputation for our HighEnergy LeatherClad HipHammerin StageBatterin Antics.

“OverSexed, Loud and Retro-Proud. A must for fans of Cramps, Bad Seeds and 50’s Desert Garage” – I’m Not From London