Visceral horror-punk and gory gothic-rock are the aesthetics and sound of East London’s Saint Agnes. Delivering their debut album 'Welcome To Silvertown' in 2019, Saint Agnes sonically showcased their fiery punk ferocity and sweet pop hooks and visually told the tale of a dark fantasy world in which Kitty A. Austen and Jon James Tufnell immerse themselves and their audience in to shocking effect. They released mini-album 'Vampire' earlier this year, showcasing that Saint Agnes’ disgusting horror-punk trash metal sound, fantastical song writing and bubble gum pink meets jet black visuals are bolder, braver and more immersive than ever before. We spoke to vocalist Kitty and guitarist Jon backstage at the Download Pilot event all about their jaw dropping performance, the characters of mini album 'Vampire' and bringing the new material to the stage at last.
The recent ten thousand capacity Download Pilot event witnessed the welcomed live return of a full camping festival as part of the UK Government's pilot scheme to help open up live music. We were lucky enough to attend the memorable live event, find out what we thought about the artists we saw over the weekend!
This weekend a 10,000 capacity Download Pilot is set to take place featuring headliners Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Enter Shikari, Bullet For My Valentine plus many more acts across the three-day test festival. The event is set to be utilised as a gateway to getting live music back on the road as part of the second phase of the Government's scientific event research programme. Check out our top picks from the line-up of this very special music event.
Goth-metal punks Saint Agnes have fast become ones to watch, with a series of hard-hitting singles leading to the release of their mini-album 'Vampire', which is out now via their own label Death Or Glory Gang Records. The record's title-track explores the negativity of social media and, as guitarist/vocalist Jon James Tufnell explains, it's "one of the darkest and most personal songs" they have written. We caught up with Tufnell and vocalist/guitarist Kitty A. Austen to discuss the writing process for the single, themes, stories from the video shoot and more.
When Saint Agnes were locked down the only way they knew to keep busy was by making music and so, 'Vampire' was born. A visceral gothic concept mini-album. They’ve invited us to join their coven, but do we want to listen to this album for our eternal life or not?