We’re meant to be smack-bang in the middle of the break Violent Soho were apparently taking from live music for “at least a year”, but fans will be stoked to see that, while they’ll probably be giving the touring a rest for a while, they’re continuing on with some big festival appearances already.

Having been announced for the upcoming Yours & Owls festival’s ‘Last Frost Party’ in August, Soho have also added their name to the Gold Coast’s V8 Supercar bash in October alongside the Hilltop Hoods, Montaigne, Dean Lewis, Trials from AB Original, and even Delta Goodrem.

With two big events already on the cards for the rest of the year, we wouldn’t be shocked to see Violent Soho on festival bills again come NYE, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

The band’s guitarist James Tidswell had previously told fans that their headline sets at May’s Groovin The Moo festivals would be their last shows for “at least a year”, after an exhausting run off the back of the success of massive LPs Hungry Ghost and WACO.

“I know it’s going to be big,” James told The West Australian of the GTM shows, “it will be the best one of the whole tour and it will be so emotional for us because it will be our last time playing indefinitely.”

“There is nothing booked after that, no album, we haven’t demoed any songs, we aren’t touring so that’s it – I 100 per cent guarantee it will be at least a year before we do anything else.

“It’s been an amazing six years and it’s the end of this whole sort of ride really,” he added. “We will always be a band and always play, but this is the end of going this hard.”