Born from Riot Grrrl, VENUS GRRRLS are an alternative rock band from Leeds. From twinkling synth motifs to raspy guitar lines, the girls present the dark yet empowering discourse surrounding their own synergistic experiences.
Seeing someone you care about manipulated, demeaned, and have their self-esteem crushed by a narcissistic individual can evoke a sense of helplessness and frustration. ‘Liar Liar’ is written from the abuser’s grip, but encourages the idea that people can reclaim their autonomy, rediscover their worth, and ultimately, forge a path towards renewed emotional well-being and empowerment.
‘Liar Liar took some time to finish, both lyrically and instrumentally. The topic, often very personal and contextual was something I wanted to make sure was adequately represented despite its vast nature. The idea was that the ‘narrator’ of the song has become aware of the dynamic of another relationship, and that it isn’t necessarily a good dynamic. Spotting patterns of emotional manipulation and abuse, the narrator seeks not only to empower the victim but to let the perpetrator know that they’ve figured out what’s happening despite the ‘games’.’ – GK
2023 saw VENUS GRRRLS return with searing single ‘Lidocaine’, reflecting on GK’s recovery from Leukaemia. Achieving 2 Spotify editorial covers (Shockwave and Fresh Finds: UK & IE) and a further 5 Spotify editorial playlists (New Music Friday UK, Fresh Finds, All New Rock, Hot New Bands, Fresh Finds: Rock), and Breakthrough Rock and Fresh Rock on Amazon Music as well as national radio play on BBC Radio 1 from Alyx Holcombe and as Nels Hylton’s Future Flavour, Track of the Week from BBC Radio Tees, plays from BBC Introducing West Yorkshire and BBC Radio Newcastle, Radio X from John Kennedy, and making the Amazing Radio A list. With their live return now in full swing, VENUS GRRRLS are becoming an undeniable force to be reckoned with.
With singer/rhythm guitarist Grace Kelly (GK) fronting the band, she is joined with Hannah Barraclough (Bass), Eliza Lee (Lead Guitar), Grace Stubbings (Synth) and Gabby Cooke (Drums). A live profile supporting Dream Wife, Black Honey, and Crawlers, and as heard on the likes of BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, Radio X, Sirius XM, and BBC Introducing, VENUS GRRRLS seek to bring their gothic and ethereal aesthetics to an international audience.