The Victorian English Gentlemens Club
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The Victorian English Gentlemens Club

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
Band Alternative Pop


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"Rude Welsh Pop"

Substituting euphemistic nouns in order to talk about your genitals over the airwaves – if it’s good enough for Jack White and his doorbell, it’s good enough for too-long-absent Cardiff clangers VEGC. “Make my parrot talk”, demands Adam Taylor, “…it hasn’t said a word for the past few days”. Ladies beware: this is NOT an innocent request for sunflower seeds. Fitting in perfectly with the gothic aesthetic of the moment with clanking bass and skeleton-shuffling percussion, it’s like Royal Trux being chased down a dark alley by a zombie Blood Red Shoes.

"a circular saw and a washing machine full of nails"

“If you like your music to sound like an art school experiment involving a circular saw and a washing machine full of nails, ‘Love On An Oil Rig’ is definitely the album for you” The Fly - The Fly

"Pleasant band name, terrifying sound"

Pleasant band name, terrifying sound. If Jack White’s Dead Weather newbies had heard this prior to laying down a long-player of similarly threatening blues-scorched rock, chances are they’d quit while they were behind, knowing that’s where they’d always stay.. It’s that unsettling
Clash Magazine
- Clash Magazine

""a joy unheard since the B-52s""

"a joy unheard since the B-52s" - Q magazine

""sexy stripped down rock'n'roll""

"sexy stripped down rock'n'roll" - NME

"debut album review"

"there's not a dull second in its sharp splenetic 30 minutes" - Timeout London

"debut album review"

"this is an album that stroll the periphery of pop as if stalking it" - Plan B magazine

"debut album review"

"little short of spectacular" - Uncut


Bag of Meat - Album - This Is Fake DIY Records - 2011

Love on An Oil Rig - Album - This Is Fake DIY Records - 2009

Parrot - Single - Yellow 7" - 2009

The Victorian English Gentlemens Club’ (Self Titled) - Album : Fantastic Plastic Records - 2006

‘Amateur Man’ / ‘Ban the Gin’ 7" Single - April 2006



TVEGC formed at Cardiff Art School, art being a driving force behind the bands creation. With no clue of what a band should do they started playing terrible shows immediately, using a lot of visual imagery and songs that had a tendency to implode. The first 34 demos were recorded in a city centre youth project for £3.20 an hour. They quickly got good and Fantastic Plastic Records released the sparse and shouty self titled debut in 2006. Love On An Oil Rig followed in 2009 on This is Fake DIY Records - a darker, heavier record influenced by a discovery of Wire and PiL. The new album, Bag Of Meat (2011) is a weird dark pop record, the most accessible and coherent. TVEGC have toured enough times to drive round the UK and Europe blindfolded, played the USA three times, and toured with Sons And Daughters, Archie Bronson Outfit, Deerhoof and British Sea Power. They write daily and are, as always, working on a brilliant and original new record.

TVEGC in Numbers
3 Albums
8 Seven inch singles
1 Single with a wooden sleeve
1 Flexi disc with complimentary brass threepenny bit.
1 Yellow Cassette release titled Blood Pie 3 Drummers of varying ability
0 Keyboards or synths
3 Gigs in Forests
3 Gigs in Churches
2 Gigs in National Museums 6 European Tours
2 Trips to America
0 Top Forty Hits