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Aussie alt-rock band Violent Soho have teamed up with their local junior rugby league club Easts Mt Gravatt to create an exclusive limited edition jersey. All profits from the sale of the jersey will go directly to the club.
Mansfield’s favourite sons wanted to give back to the community they were raised in, who have always offered them unconditional support. With their love for Rugby, the band decided to support a junior grassroots team within their own local area. The limited edition jersey combines Violent Soho’s infamous blazing skull logo with rugby league headgear and a mouthguard on the front, with the reverse emblazoned Mansfield’s postcode, 4122.
Guitarist James Tidswell and drummer Mikey Richards visited Easts Mt Gravatt home field, Allan Innes Field, earlier this year while filming the visual for their track Pick It Up Again. The clip was filmed around Mansfield, Wishart and Mt Gravatt, with Tidswell donning a pair of the club’s playing shorts during some scenes.
Not only have the band collaborated on the jersey, they have also registered as volunteers within the club. Easts Mt Gravatt vice-president Daniel Giuffrida said the club are thrilled with the exclusive jersey, adding they would be a welcome source of income amidst the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Their latest album Everything Is A-OK, produced by Greg Wales, took out the #1 spot despite being released amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the clip for Pick It Up Again below.
Fans can pre-order the exclusive limited edition Violent Soho x Easts Mt Gravatt jersey from the clubs official website.