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New Blood! BODY PARTY, URCHIN, SLUMP, MARBLED EYE, KUU-JAAT, and NARB

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, ...

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New Blood! Y2K, GELD, AMYL & THE SNIFFERS, FUR COAT, TARANTÜLA, and SEXPILL

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New Blood! BODY PARTY, URCHIN, SLUMP, MARBLED EYE, KUU-JAAT, and NARB


September 29th, 2016 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

Band name:
BODY PARTY

Date & location formed:
January 2016, Philadelphia.

Reason for forming:
All of us wanted to try something new, half the band was new to their instruments but all enjoyed playing.

What are your lyrics about?
A mix of nihilistic self-reflecting stuff, political statements, and just straight up talkin’ shit.

How would you describe your sound?
A lot of noise and chaos with underlying groovy drum beats.

What’s in the future for this band?
Well, I think currently we’re all trying to figure out what we want for the next project. We’ve made a lot of changes, constantly wanting to construct our sound in a way we all like, and make the best stuff we can. Eventually we’ll be releasing a 10-12 song record, either late 2016 or early 2017. We’re all looking forward to it and we’re all pretty confident that it is a big step up from the demo, with some good changes.

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Links and contact info:

yrbodyismyparty.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
URCHIN

Date & location formed:
First practice was January, 2016. first show was April.

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Reason for forming:
PJ wrote a demo worth of material he had been sitting on for a while.

What are your lyrics about?
Being a fish in jail, bed bugs, war.

How would you describe your sound?
Early Swedish hc punk, middle era Varukers.

What’s in the future for this band?
Recording a 7″ in October.

Links and contact info:

 

 

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Band name:
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SLUMP

Date & location formed:
Richmond VA, Around 2 years ago.

Reason for forming:
Sonic camaraderie. The NSA was listening so we turned the noise on. Slump is deafening delinquency that has taken this form of fuckery. The right members showed up at the right place at the right time, we’re just going with it.

What are your lyrics about?
Avoiding smug Rhetoric, we all feel a tension, a estranged urgency.

How would you describe your sound?
Broody scrambled grey matter.

What’s in the future for this band?
Put out.

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Links and contact info:

Slumpva.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
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Marbled Eye

Date & location formed:
January 2016 in SF / Oakland, CA.

Reason for forming:
Our friends heard we were sitting on a few demos and booked a show for us without our permission.

What are your lyrics about?
You tell us.

How would you describe your sound?
More night time than afternoon.

What’s in the future for this band?
Cassette edition of the self-titled ep available in Europe via Paris label Gone With The Weed soon. Recording new material at Oakland’s Secret Bathroom Studios for a new release soon. Pacific Northwest tour soon.

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Marbled Eye (photo by Justin Divver)

Links and contact info:

marbledeye.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/marbledeye

 

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Band name:
KUU-JAAT

Date & location formed:
Formed early 2015 winter in south side shitcago.

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Reason for forming:
To play what we wanted to hear and being bored the fuck outta our minds with shit that was going around.

What are your lyrics about?
Nihilism, Depression, Being a fuck, Pig suckers, State control.

How would you describe your sound?
Raw Hardcore Punk influenced mostly by 80’s EU and Latino hcpunk bands.

What’s in the future for this band?
Try to put a record out hopefully, maybe another demo & splits with bands from south Asia.

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Links and contact info:

kuu-jaat.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

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Band name:
NARB

Date & location formed:
We were formed May of 2016 in McAllen, TX (RGV).

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NARB (photo by Roldy Boc)

Reason for forming:
Pace: me and Tj had just got out of a band and wanted to be in a new one already, Jessie hadn’t been in a band for a while and wanted to start one, and Nelson had just started learning bass so it just made sense especially because we all wanted the same sound. We met up for practice and made our first three songs.

What are your lyrics about?
Hating yourself, hating others, hating cops, and drinking chlorine.

How would you describe your sound?
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What’s in the future for this band?
We are having a tape release show for our new EP on October 27th which will also be available on our bandcamp the same day. Other than that we just plan making more music and going on a west coast tour in January.

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Photo by Roldy Boc

Links and contact info:

narb956.bandcamp.com

 

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Do you have or know of an awesome new band*? It’s easy to submit to be in MRR’s New Blood feature — just email us the following info, and keep keeping’ it real…

1) Band name:
2) Date & location formed:
3) Reason for forming:
4) What are your lyrics about?
5) How would you describe your sound?
6) What’s in the future for this band?
7) Links and contact info:

Along with the answers please send a band photo at least 600px on the longest side (with photo credits), and a logo if you have one, to:

*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.



New Blood! Y2K, GELD, AMYL & THE SNIFFERS, FUR COAT, TARANTÜLA, and SEXPILL


September 22nd, 2016 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

Band name:
Ooh, I know this one!… Y2K

Date & location formed:
SICK, Another easy question! We’re gonna ace this test. December 2k15 at 1905 Adeline St., Oakland CA 94608

Reason for forming:
Damn, a paragraph answer. I hate these questions. y2k was formed because we felt unprepared for an ambiguous future.

What are your lyrics about?
The way institutions manipulate facts to drive people into a controlled panic, excuses we make to avoid personal accountability, trying to process trauma, a flower.

How would you describe your sound?
The sound of stuffing your cash into your mattress; when you close the door on your airlock and you realize you don’t get wi-fi reception; the sound of four individuals trying to thrive in the new world; unhinged hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
Before the ball drops, we have a PNW tour planned October 12-17. We’ll be distributing shirts to keep people warm and tapes to keep people informed.

y2k (photo by Nicholas Tapin)

Y2K (photo by Nicholas Tapin)

Links and contact info:

why2k.bandcamp.com
Or you can hit us up on slsk at briangraves, soccer.camp, bananaconda, khaghighi

 

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Band name:
GELD

Date & location formed:
2015 – Melbourne, Australia.

Reason for forming:
Cormac: Bored fuckless of the bands around us and wanted to do our own thing without preconceptions, see what happened through blending disparate influences. Our singer Al worked as a barman at my local and I noticed that he had a carousel of tasty punk t-shirts. Started chatting, discovered we’d similarly wide-ranging musical tastes. Myself, him, Rowley (drums) and Isaac (bass) were talking bollocks at the pub one night and they mentioned they’d been trying to get something together for a few years but couldn’t find the right guitarist. They’d all been in solid bands so I said I’d like to give it a shot and we took it from there. It’s fun doing a band where there’s no single personality demanding it be a certain way; we’re just letting it flow and it’s surprising how fully formed it feels.

What are your lyrics about?
Al: The crushing banality of existence, temptations of the first world, absurdist dystopian takes on anxiety and alienation.

GELD (photo by Dave Forcier)

GELD (photo by Dave Forcier)

How would you describe your sound?
We’ve had a pretty hard time describing it satisfactorily. I liked Tim from Maggot Fest’s take: “Something like Cleveland’s H-100s would come up with if they’d moved to Tokyo in the mid 90s, gone on a three-day conbini sake binge and then jumped on stage at a Burning Spirits show.”

What’s in the future for this band?
Our mate Jon’s just after re-releasing our demo tape on his label Space Ritual. We’ve another batch of songs almost ready so we’ll be looking to record them over the next months, then see if anyone can be arsed releasing them or do it ourselves.

Links and contact info:
spaceritual.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
AMYL & THE SNIFFERS

Date & location formed:
February 2016. We formed in a share house in St Kilda, Melbourne.

Amyl & The Sniffers (photo by Loredana Lo Porto)

Amyl & The Sniffers (photo by Loredana Lo Porto)

Reason for forming:
We originally started to play house parties and drink beer for free, make energy/cause trouble. We all live together so we recorded our E.P one afternoon.

What are your lyrics about?
Power, alcohol, coastal towns, sad heart, road trips perspectives, Melbourne and St Kilda, pleasure and not being lonely.

How would you describe your sound?
Short sharp and mean. Sounds of 70’s Australian rock.

What’s in the future for this band?
Couldn’t tell you xx

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Photo by (Doug Bennett )

Links and contact info:

amylandthesniffers.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/amylandthesniffers

 

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Band name:

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FUR COAT

Date & location formed:
Sometime during the dark Toronto winter of 2015/16, in a basement called Ozzy’s Palace.

Reason for forming:
Fear of the world around us.

What are your lyrics about?
Fear of the world to come.

How would you describe your sound?
Cataclysmic psych.

What’s in the future for this band?
Longer songs, fewer riffs, more pedals, a second demo (soon), a record (later), and touring (as soon as possible).

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Links and contact info:

fur-coat.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
TARANTÜLA, not TARANTULA. It’s just that simple.

Date & location formed:
I dont know when we started, but thats of no consequence. all that matters is that we exist. We organized our troops in the putrid depths of Chicago subways and sewers. Mr.future, Drügface, Corporal Cunt, and Dr. DNA.

Reason for forming:
Because what the fuck else is there to do.

What are your lyrics about?
lyrical subjects are the collective consciousness of the lives, loves, and adventures of Tarantüla. And drug stuff.

How would you describe your sound?
Punk rock music.

Tarantüla (photo by Martin Sorrondeguy)

Tarantüla (photo by Martin Sorrondeguy)

What’s in the future for this band?
Only Mr. Future can know these deeps secrets, and by no means are they fit to be strewn about the general public.

Links and contact info:

tarantulashocktroops.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
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Date & location formed:
2014, South East Houston.

Reason for forming:
Swervy: Dani n I just met n shared the love 4 Japanese punk n agreed That Texas punk scene needed a change of pace, sound n influence. Dani: I became friends with Swervy and we just nerded out real hard on Japan punk. Around this time I was messing around w a guitar that a friend let me borrow. Once Swervy came up with a name I talked to Barry (drummer) and he was down to record a demo. Next day, Me n Barry went to His practice space, split an aderall and I called in to work and under 2 hrs we recorded a very crude demo I barely knew how to play guitar but somehow we recorded 3 tracks and then called up Swervy who some how hadn’t gotten any sleep in 24hrs and he just freestyled over the demo w a phasor pedal over his vocals.

What are your lyrics about?
Swervy: Not being ok in the head embracing being a weirdo hating the HPD n the shenanigans of being a party boy who loves beer.

How would you describe your sound?
Swervy: Fucked up noisey adk influence chaos.
Dani: Noisey punk from hell.

What’s in the future for this band?
Swervy: Hopefully tour n flexi maybe 7in if someone would help us out it out but definitely more shit coming out. Dani: it would be badass if we could tour but everyone else is in other bands and really busy always but hopefully one day we can tour. Tryna put out a 2-3 track flexi in the near future!

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Links and contact info:
sexpill.bandcamp.com

 

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Do you have or know of an awesome new band*? It’s easy to submit to be in MRR’s New Blood feature — just email us the following info, and keep keeping’ it real…

1) Band name:
2) Date & location formed:
3) Reason for forming:
4) What are your lyrics about?
5) How would you describe your sound?
6) What’s in the future for this band?
7) Links and contact info:

Along with the answers please send a band photo at least 600px on the longest side (with photo credits), and a logo if you have one, to:

*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.



New Blood! THE PEANUTS, ETC., DAGGAS, SPICE BOYS, SPOTTING, PLANET Y, POWER FACE, NO HOME, and THE SOFT MAYBES


September 15th, 2016 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

Band name:
OUR ACTUAL NAME IS UNPRONOUNCABLE IN YOUR EARTHEN LANGUAGES (DUE TO YOUR LACK OF TONGUES); HOWEVER IT ROUGHLY TRANSLATES TO “THE PEANUTS.”

Date & location formed:
WE WERE FORMED IN DIMENSION C-37X ROUGHLY 17 FLIM FLAMS AGO. I BELIEVE THIS WORKS OUT TO BE ABOUT JANUARY OF 2016.

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Reason for forming:
WE ORIGINALLY FORMED AS A ROYAL BATTALION TO FEND OUR HOMEWORLD FROM INVADING SPACEWORMS, BUT SOON FOUND THAT A SONIC OFFENSE WAS A MORE VIABLE OPTION.

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What are your lyrics about?
LYRICS? DO YOU MEAN OUR VERBALISED ATOMIC RAYS? THOSE JUST KIND OF SOUND LIKE NASALLY FARTS.

How would you describe your sound?
THE CRIES OF 1000 SUNS LISTENING TO “TIME OUT FOR FUN” BY DEVO AT ONCE.

What’s in the future for this band?
OUR FUTURE IS ALREADY IN THE PAST, AS WELL AS THE PRESENT. TIME IS A HUMAN MADE CONSTRUCT WHICH WE FIND LAUGHABLE.

Links and contact info:
YOU MAY FIND OUR RECORDINGS AT thepnuts.bandcamp.com

AND YOU MAY ALSO CONTACT OUR MAJOR EARTH REPRESENTATIVE, WALKER MACDONALD, AT

 

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etc band logoBand name:
ETC. or Etecétera (the name came from a Kurt Vonnegut reference that says that ETC. means “sameness without end” and that’s how our lifes feel.

Date & location formed:
We formed around March, this year. It all started at a small room at the top of Rodrigo’s house (Mexico City), with just a guitar, its amp and a small drum kit.

Reason for forming:
While I was doing some different things with Olvido, Rodrigo and I decided to make a band; something that we always dreamed since junior high. So, yeah… a lot of years went by and we made these five songs in about a week. It took time to record em, ’cause we didn’t (and still) had the money to properly record em, so I borrowed a Tascam DR-07 and started to record instrument by instrument with Rodrigo; It was so hard, I’ve never done something like that before. Then I mixed em with ProTools and tried to make em less shitty. Finally, we decided to record Operación Ser Humano by Los Baraja, cause we love that fucking song.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are about a couple of things; from “being a huge and untouchable douchebag in the punk scene,” to a history of injustice in the Mexican penitentiary system. But, those are just the first two songs, the rest of the songs are a lot about my anxiety and depression that’s fucking with me every single day.

How would you describe your sound?
I dunno. I would like to say punk for anxious and angry people. That’s why the quality of it sucks!

What’s in the future for this band?
Well, maybe make a real ‘band’ (not just the two of us), start playing shows, make some tapes, and that stuff. If all of that never happens, we’re still making some new songs that will come out later this year.

ETC (photo by Eli Bonfil)

ETC. (photo by Eli Bonfil)

Links and contact info:
etece.bandcamp.com
And if you wanna get personal:

 

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Band name:
DAGGAS

Date & location formed:
Winter 2015, San Fernando / Santiago de Chile.

Reason for forming:
We decided to start a band that allow us to express the negative side of our view about the life.

What are your lyrics about?
An iron glove strangling your neck, sultry and sad.

How would you describe your sound?
Noise and sick punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Preparing surprises for the future.

Daggas (photo by Joaquin Matias)

Daggas (photo by Joaquin Matias)

Links and contact info:
daggas.bandcamp.com


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Band name:
SPICE BOYS

Date & location formed:
Spice city Umeå 2016.

Reason for forming:
We just needed the money you know. I had gone into business with the wrong people to pay off my loans and bills and stuff because, come on, work sucks. Now these people needed their money back and I had just spent it all so I was in a bit of a predicament so to speak. I saw this add that a local pub needed a cover band and the money was pretty good so I called up some friends and we formed the band. We were rehearsing songs like brown eyed girl, hotel california and that kind of crap but when we were supposed to play our first gig we all got so high and drunk the songs sounded more like a drug induced psychosis than anything else. Anyhow people kinda seemed to like it so we stuck to that concept and now we’re big shots. Real high rollers baby.

What are your lyrics about?
Its mostly mumbo jumbo and total nonsense but once in a while we sing about more serious subjects like pizza flavored kisses and being a real high roller.

How would you describe your sound?
A cover band trying to play ”Boys are back in town” during a drug induced psychosis.

What’s in the future for this band?
Were playing a show in London on the 1st of October at the SLIME BALL at old blue last with fellow labelmates. Also our debut full length album ”GLADE” will be released on PNKSLM recordings next spring.

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Links and contact info:
facebook.com/spiceboysume
soundcloud.com/spiceboysume

 

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Band name:
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Date & location formed:
February 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.

Reason for forming:
To yell at men.

What are your lyrics about?
Baby bitches.

How would you describe your sound?
Punk or Post-Punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
A cassette through No Patience and a 7 inch through Aarght Records.

Links and contact info:

spotting.xyz

Spotting (photo by Joanna Nilson)

Spotting (photo by Joanna Nilson)

 

 

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Band name:
PLANET Y

Date & location formed:
2015 around Ungdomshuset Copenhagen k-town.

Reason for forming:
We had a ton of idea’s and riff that wouldnt match our other bands
we got together in a reheardsal space and suddenly we had alot of songs.

What are your lyrics about?
Everyday life, and our perspective of this crappy world.

How would you describe your sound?
We have all being listen to alot of dangerhouse stuff and want to do our own version
we through it should turn out a more surfed than it did but i guess we just went to a darker direction.

What’s in the future for this band?
Record a 7″ during September, and get touring.

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Links and contact info:

planetypunk.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
POWER FACE

Date & location formed:
January 2015, Stockholm.

Reason for forming:
To bring the thunder of hard rock to the lightning of hard core. No but seriously, Leo (drums) and Jerka (guitar) had written a batch of songs for their old band that weren’t going to be used and they figured they’d start a new band in the style of those new songs. So they invited me (Oskar (vocals)) and Adam (bass) knowing that we shared their love for hardcore and rock n roll and after that things came pretty natural.

What are your lyrics about?
Mostly going to shows, partying, fucking and dealing with anxiety. And the pains and pleasures of living in Stockholm.

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore punk with a healthy dose of rock n roll.

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What’s in the future for this band?
Adam just recently became a father so things have been moving kind of slow the last couple of months, but we’ll soon be recording a new 7’’ and then hopefully we’ll start writing more new songs and do some touring as well.

Links and contact info:

powerface.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/powerfacehc

 

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Band name:
NO HOME

Date & location formed:
April 2016, London, UK.

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Reason for forming:
Why does it always have to be a band? Why can’t I just be my own “band”? I’m forming myself.

What are your lyrics about?
Trauma, people having capitalistic tantrums, being a Black person in a white world and trying not to drown.

How would you describe your sound?
Shiny, crunchy peanut butter.

What’s in the future for this band?
Another EP by the end of the year, and maybe a few shows. Just to have fun.

Links and contact info:

nohomeldn.bandcamp.com
charlottecjoseph.tumblr.com

 

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Band name:
THE SOFT MAYBES

Date & location formed:
Winter 2015 in New Jersey.

Reason for forming:
The lead singer, Dash Maybe, forced the rest of the group to come together and play a one-off gig, but then it ended up being a lot of fun and now it can’t be stopped.

What are your lyrics about?
Dogs, muscles, female empowerment, slime, paranoia, Edgar Allan Poe.

How would you describe your sound?
Heavy Party Punk. Our riffs are intended for head bangin’ and booty shakin’…

What’s in the future for this band?
More shows and an LP, what else do u need?

The Soft Maybes (photo by Shannon Webb)

The Soft Maybes (photo by Shannon Webb)

Links and contact info:

thesoftmaybes.bandcamp.com

 

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Do you have or know of an awesome new band*? It’s easy to submit to be in MRR’s New Blood feature — just email us the following info, and keep keeping’ it real…

1) Band name:
2) Date & location formed:
3) Reason for forming:
4) What are your lyrics about?
5) How would you describe your sound?
6) What’s in the future for this band?
7) Links and contact info:

Along with the answers please send a band photo at least 600px on the longest side (with photo credits), and a logo if you have one, to:

*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.



New Blood! THE DEACONS, WHIPPING POST, MOON BLOOD, CHILLER, POST PINK, and PLASTIC


September 8th, 2016 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

Band name:
THE DEACONS

Date & location formed:
We formed in 2015 in Kansas City, MO.

The Deacons (photo by Will Mecca)

The Deacons (photo by Will Mecca)

Reason for forming:
Davey and Me have been playing in punk bands together for a few years and since we we’re best friends and real rockers we wanted to do something that shows our love for primal dirty filthy rock n’ roll. Real 70’s shit. He wanted to play guitar and I wanted to sing.

What are your lyrics about?
Rock N’ Roll Lifestyle.

How would you describe your sound?
Real Rockers.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re currently relocating to the West Coast. We plan on getting some new Deacons and playing a lot of shows out there.

Links and contact info:

thedeacons.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
WHIPPING POST

Date & location formed:
Early 2016 in Leeds, UK.

Reason for forming:
Previous bands breaking up (Perspex Flesh/Mob Rules)/pathological need to regularly carry heavy equipment from one room to another.

What are your lyrics about?
Ailing bodies, boredom, work etc.

How would you describe your sound?
Music to appeal to people who don’t hate SSD’s How We Rock or who still like BORN AGAINST as much as they used to.

What’s in the future for this band?
More shows and records.

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Links and contact info:
whipping-post.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/christatthewhippingpost

 

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Band name:
MOON BLOOD

Date & location formed:
Las Vegas, Early Spring 2015.

Reason for forming:
I think we were all hanging out one day and talking about the bands they were all in. I always wanted to do vocals for a band and we all just said fuck it, we wanted to do something together.

What are your lyrics about?
Most of my lyrics are about my experience as a female bodied person and growing up surrounded by addiction. I get as real and vulnerable as I can because people have such an aversion to being vulnerable and emotional. For me, I’m still affected by the addiction I grew up around and its the reason I’m straight edge. I have a real difficult time with the way we play into socialized ideas of gender and the way we’re treated because of those ideas. So I talk a lot about issues like sexual assault and abuse, consent, menstruation and substance abuse.

How would you describe your sound?
Punk/Riot Grrl that gets mean.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are currently changing some things and writing new stuff. We want to release our new stuff in the next couple months…maybe on vinyl.

Moon Blood (photo by Anthony Constantine)

Moon Blood (photo by Anthony Constantine)

Links and contact info:

moonbloodlv.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
CHILLER

Date & location formed:
Pittsburgh, PA in May 2015.

Chiller (photo by Suzi Anderson)

Chiller (photo by Suzi Anderson)

Reason for forming:
I don’t like this question.

What are your lyrics about?
Lack of accountability, cultish behavior, spiritual liberation and escaping the self, suicide and its effect on families, the inability of the punk scene to rally around abused women, rebuilding oneself, the inevitable disappointment in a hero.

How would you describe your sound?
United States hardcore/punk beholden to no one.

What’s in the future for this band?
Demo cassette was released on 8/20/16 at Skullfest. Touring East/South in fall/winter 2016/2017.

Links and contact info:
chillerpgh.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
POST PINK

Date & location formed:
Summer 2014 in Baltimore.

Reason for forming:
Sam (drums), Angie (vocals), and I (Emily, bass) were driving to our friend Sophie’s house for a party she was having in celebration of Hip Hop Chicken. While in the car, we found ourselves passionately engaged in a sing-along to Bush’s “Swallowed.” We immediately decided to start a band named after the song title. We asked David to play guitar and when we all got together for our first couple practices, Swallowed did not happen. However, Post Pink did and we think it’s for the best.

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What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics range from socio-political commentaries, literary references and adaptations, past romances, to nonsense. Our songwriting process isn’t one that has a central focus or theme. we make it a point to leave them open to the listener’s interpretation. Music is personal and people are free to take whatever they’d like from it.

How would you describe your sound?
Minimal and manic. Urgent and unusual. Silly yet sincere. 21st century punk music for short attention spans.

What’s in the future for this band?
Getting signed to Atlantic Records and a Coors Light endorsement. No, but seriously we’re hoping to have a new record written this winter with a tour to follow.

Links and contact info:
postpinkband.com
postpink.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
PLASTIC

Date & location formed:
Blake started practicing the songs on the first demo with an old drummer in March of 2015 in Chicago. Since then he’s the only original member of the band.

Reason for forming:
We want more synthesizers in hardcore.

What are your lyrics about?
Bugs. People. People Bugs. Doubting reality and the existence of those around you.

How would you describe your sound?
Non-guitar rock music, synth-rock, proto new wave. We sound exactly like the screamers because we have a synthesizer.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just sent off mastered songs to Not Normal records for our debut 7″. No Friends fanzine is releasing our high-octane live tape “Live in not so New York City (Buffalo)”. We just got a new synth player and we are writing an EP and an LP. Eventually we will only release recordings of malfunctioning lawn mowers and power tools, so stay tuned. More touring in the future, maybe west coast?

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Links and contact info:

animatedmusic.bandcamp.com
We love phone calls. Call us! 630-392-1822

 

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New Blood! TV CRIME, NOSEBLEED, TUMBAS, LEATHER JACUZZI, NACHTHEXEN, FAZE, PANDEMIX, and BLEEDERS


September 1st, 2016 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

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Band name:
TV CRIME

Date & location formed:
Nottingham ENGLAND 2016.

Reason for forming:
An insatiable desire to show off in front of our mate’s mate’s mates, buy that new leather jacket. Piss off the neighbours, annoy mum and dad. Do loads of boshing.

What are your lyrics about?
Good times/Bad times/Football Hooligans/UFO’s. The usual non-sense!

How would you describe your sound?
Killer tunes/shitty attitude.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are the future, we’re just caught up in the past. Plus the usual stuff/Records/Tours/A picture disc/ That new leather jacket? Fish n chips on friday. Up the boshers!

TV Crime (photo by Andrew Greenstreet)

TV Crime (photo by Andrew Greenstreet)

Links and contact info:

TVCRIME.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
NOSEBLEED
Valentina-vox, Z-guitar, Marcus-bass, Ian-drums.

Date & location formed:
The band had been an idea since early 2015 between Z and V, coming into fruition during the tail-end of 2015 when Marcus and Ian joined. We’ve been playing shows since the Fall/Winter of that year. We all live in Richmond, VA.

Reason for forming:
We’re all friends and have known each other for a while through hardcore/punk shows in Richmond, and we wanted to start a new band. A lot of great new bands are coming out of Richmond, and we all want to be involved in what’s currently going on.

What are your lyrics about?
Anger, social and subcultural disenchantment, rejecting oppressive standards, depression, despair, revenge.

Nosebleed (photo by Jake Cunningham)

Nosebleed at Lovejail, May 13th, 2016 (photo by Jake Cunningham)

How would you describe your sound?
Raw, visceral d-beat with roots in nihilistic hardcore punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have plans on releasing a 7″ and a little touring on the East Coast.

Links and contact info:

nosebleedrva.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
TUMBAS

Date & location formed:
2015 in Bogotá, Colombia.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to create a band that made something different from the others and something we really enjoyed as friends.

What are your lyrics about?
About what we are feeling by the time we write them, our worldview and what we want to take off our chests.

How would you describe your sound?
A mixture of our members’ tastes: 80’s punk, post-punk, dark punk, deathrock.

What’s in the future for this band?
We want to continue doing what we love, playing the music we like and creating new sound. We also hope to play in other countries.

Links and contact info:
tumbas.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/TumbasPostPunk

 

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Band name:
LEATHER JACUZZI

Date & location formed:
Formed in Calgary, AB Canada in June of 2016, with our tape (Monsters, Narcs and Idiots) being written, recorded and released in time for our first show at the end of July 2016. It’s been a real goddamned whirlwind.

Reason for forming:
Three of the four members live in Calgary and do time in more established acts: Craig (guitar) is the front man for Feel Alright; Brady (bass) holds the same position in The Mandates; and Michael (drums) plays in so many bands it’s hard to keep track, but most notably Blü Shorts and Gawker. Sarah (vocals) lives in Toronto and only had the summer to hang out, and this band is essentially all about hanging out. When you have 6 weeks to do something, it can be way easier to motivate yourself to get together and punch out as much as possible. We also like to party, and this was an excellent way to do that.

Leather Jacuzzi (photo by Little Matty Learoyd)

Leather Jacuzzi (photo by Little Matty Learoyd)

What are your lyrics about?
Piss tasting, an alternate reality where prohibition never ended, trying to relax, fucking. You know. Normal, every day life.

How would you describe your sound?
Definitely influenced by disaffected young men, most notably Angry Samoans and Zero Boys, but also kind of shitting on that. It can be difficult to take that early macho hardcore stuff seriously, but the songs sound real cool so why not rip on it a bit?

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re going to write and record a new album in December, which will be called “Slander, Lies and Soda.” Planet of the Tapes is also going to put out a much larger run of our first tape, and that should be coming together this fall. It’s up for free on our bandcamp right now. Maybe we’ll even make some fuckin’ t-shirts or something.

Links and contact info:

leatherjacuzzi.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
NACHTHEXEN

Date & location formed:
August 2015, Sheffield, Audacious Art Experiment.

Reason for forming:
Most of us have played in other bands but wanted to make music with close friends that was different to what’s around in Sheffield at the moment.

Nachthexen (photo by Déé X Géé)

Nachthexen (photo by Déé X Géé)

What are your lyrics about?
Social anxiety, mental health and the experience of being a woman.

How would you describe your sound?
Disco punk!

What’s in the future for this band?
We’ve just come back from tour and are getting excited to start writing for a longer release

Links and contact info:

nachthexenpunx.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/nachthexenband
instagram.com/nachthexenpunx

 

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Band name:
FAZE

Date & location formed:
The beginning of 2016, Winter in Montreal.

Reason for forming:
Just to have a fresh start from all the old stuff we had been working on… and to dance…

What are your lyrics about?
Stress, stress management, the lack of ability to manage stress, and anxiety.

Faze (photo by Clifford)

Faze (photo by Clifford)

How would you describe your sound?
We’re all into different stuff… so it kind of all comes together into this loud delayed mix of aggressive weird post gnar noise psych punk?

What’s in the future for this band?
Just to play everywhere we can, and to keep writing new stuff. Who knows… maybe one day we’ll get a smoke machine…

Links and contact info:

fazefazefaze.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
PANDEMIX

Date & location formed:
Boston, MA, January 2016.

Reason for forming:
I (Shannon) met Tommy in 2007 at a Pist reunion gig and knew we would start a band together someday. He had a dread hawk, I had daisy dukes with a Charles Bronson patch on the butt.

What are your lyrics about?
The paranoia of inhabiting a social world crumbling under the weight of consumer commodification. Medical debt. Mental health. The constant emotional and psychological violence endemic to being a woman. How even when white folks attempt to destabilize white supremacy, we continue to benefit from it.

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore/peace punk.

Pandemic (photo by Faolán Thompson)

Pandemic (photo by Faolán Thompson)

What’s in the future for this band?
More of the same.
9/2 – Boston
9/3 – Burlington
9/4 – Augusta, ME
9/28 – NYC
9/29 – Philly
9/30 – Baltimore
10/1 – DC
10/2 – New Haven
10/23 – Providence

Links and contact info:

pandemixpunx.bandcamp.com
nervousnelly.storenvy.com

 

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Band name:
BLEEDERS

Date & location formed:
Winter 2015 in Kutztown, PA.

Reason for forming:
A little while after Matt and Kay dissolved their previous band, I heard them jamming in the basement of the house we were renting together at the time. I figured it’d be fun to sing in a dumb band with my dumb friends.

What are your lyrics about?
Sexual predators, abusers, mansplainers, sexual sadists, narcissists–mostly misogynists I’ve met, and so-called “progressive” scumbags with ulterior motives. But we also have some happy(ish) songs in the works about supporting gay men, destigmatizing menstruation, and destigmatizing abortion.

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How would you describe your sound?
We originally had more of a Z-beat sound, but now we’re leaning more towards gash rock/melodic boobcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re recording all of our songs in the next few weeks. At this point, we now have a bassist and a second drummer, so the new and improved versions of the old shit will be uploaded to our bandcamp along with our new tracks. Gonna make some tapes, play some shows, continue bangin’ out hits, et cetera.

Links and contact info:
bleeders.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/bldrzz

 

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1) Band name:
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3) Reason for forming:
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5) How would you describe your sound?
6) What’s in the future for this band?
7) Links and contact info:

Along with the answers please send a band photo at least 600px on the longest side (with photo credits), and a logo if you have one, to:

*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.