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New Blood! ESCØRT, WITCHTRIAL, JACKAL, VANTA, and UNIVERSAL PEACE


September 28th, 2017 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:
ESCØRT

Date & location formed:
We started in July of 2016. Most of the band lives in Olympia, but one of us resides in Seattle.

Reason for forming:
It had been about two years since our guitar player PK played in an active project and over a decade since Lucy was last in a band. Josef and PK started jamming with the idea of starting another d-beat/hardcore punk project. Josef’s housemate Mattie Jo was the first bass player we thought of to jump in. Mattie Jo and Lucy had previously talked about starting a hardcore band about three of four years ago. Next thing you know, ESCØRT was formed. We all feel pretty emotionally supported by making this music together.

What are your lyrics about?
Lucy: Haha, well I think our band name and some of the song titles speak pretty clearly for themselves like “Fuck Me Hard” and “Whore for Whore”. I’ve been in the sex industry in some capacity for over a decade now. So, talking about sex and sexuality come very naturally to me and I’m clearly not shy about it! But not all of my lyrics are as on the nose. I do bring a lot of politics into my words. Having a varied intersection of some marginalized identities, I feel moved to speak to bring up the intense fucked up shit that I see happen in the world. Not just on a personal level but also on a national and even global scale. But I try to carry a nice balance between serious, nasty (in a sexy way) and funny. I want to capture a more rounded, human experience in my lyrics rather than just sticking to one concept.

ESCØRT (photo by Yet De Meanor)

How would you describe your sound?
We like to play fast and loud. Typically the d-beats with some dancey interludes drowned out in heavily distorted feedback. Some songs reminiscent of Swedish legends, others not so much.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’d like to go on a bigger tour at some point, but for now we plan on sticking around the Pacific Northwest, play some gigs and find time to put out a new 7inch.

Links and contact info:

escortpunx.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

WITCHTRIAL

Let’s do a round of introductions:
Evil B – Vocals
Goo – Guitar
Brendo – Guitar
C – Bass
Petrus Ratajczyk (aka ‘Donny’) – Drums

When and how did you all come to form WITCHTRIAL?
Donny and Goo began writing songs in the late spring of 2016. The full line up was assembled by fall 2016. Demo recorded in February 2017. Released in July. We work slowly.

What influences did you draw from when you recorded your demo?
Many, but let’s limit it to three: VENOM, early BATHORY and ANTI-CIMEX. For production, we referred exclusively to Morbid Tales and Show No Mercy.

How would you describe your sound?
Metal for punks, punk for metalheads.

What does the rest of the year look like for all of you?
Mostly writing new music. We are playing Not Dead Yet in October and may plan a few more shows beyond that.

WITCHTRIAL (photo by Angela Owens)

Links and contact info:
witchtrialdc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

JACKAL

Date & location formed:
We all live in South Florida, February 2017 was around the time our first song was completely written.

Reason for forming:
For some of us this is our first band. There were a lot of fall outs in the beginning and it took a while to find members in general. I had the drums and lyrics written for a long time before things started to get rolling, but everything went smoothly after that. Not many other bands in our area currently have a similar sound and we just love this style of hardcore overall!

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics are mainly about being trapped in the work cycle and government officials that don’t really care about the people they’re supposed to help.

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore/punk with some early Agnostic Front, Ultra Violent, Reckless Aggression, Urban Blight influence.

What’s in the future for this band?
In November we’re doing a Florida run with Protocol from Tallahassee and maybe another band. We’re also writing new songs that will hopefully be on a 7″ at some point.

Jackal (photo by Zack Rogers)

Links and contact info:

jackal.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
VANTA

Date & location formed:
Summer of 2016, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Reason for forming:
To have fun and play fast.

What are your lyrics about?
Things we can relate to; shitty people, bad decisions, worse relationships, etc.

How would you describe your sound?
Fast, loud, trashy punk. fun stuff.

What’s in the future for this band?
Tours, shows, more fun, keep making music.

Links and contact info:

vantablak.bandcamp.com

 

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Logo by Lia Lepre

Band name:
UNIVERSAL PEACE

Date & location formed:
Formed in December 2016, Tacoma, Washington.

Reason for forming:
Antonio: Laura (bass) had the idea to start a band with myself singing, as she knew I had a desire to write in a different musical direction than a different project we were doing together at the time, and we both just hated art so much we wanted to propagate that message

What are your lyrics about?
The demo’s lyrics range from feeling caught between two loved ones who refuse to reconcile, to questions about what makes someone their “true self”, (whether intentions matter or just outcomes), and, perhaps most importantly, the idea that art is bad and you are bad for making and/ or enjoying it.

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore but leaning away from aggression, and meandering towards melody and vulnerability.

What’s in the future for this band?
Tours are being planned, from western Canada to the U.S northeast.

Universal Peace (photo by Ellen Rummel)

Links and contact info:

universalpeace.bandcamp.com

 

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1) Band name:
2) Date & location formed:
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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:

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New Blood! FEALTY, TRANSGRESSION, HETEROFOBIA, REVENUE, and SKIFTANDE ENHETER


August 31st, 2017 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:

FEALTY

Let’s start off with some standard questions: Who’s in Fealty, and what do you play?
Fealty’s a three piece, with Erica doing vocals and guitar, Priz on vocals and bass, and Courtney delivering the drums.

When, where, and how did you all meet?
Priz: I’ve known Courtney for a few years from when we used to live in Florida. I moved to Brooklyn at the beginning of 2016 and me and Courtney started a directionless band out of sheer boredom but we could not hold down a lineup to save our lives. Then Erica proverbially saved our lives when we bumped into each other at a bar around the summertime.

What are the more “motivating” factors behind forming Fealty?
Erica: We wanted to do our part for the punk scene and to put into words what we see going on around us. Beyond that this band was a lot of going outside of the comfort zone for all of us; Priz and I had never done vocals for a band before. We weren’t intending to do them for this either. But, due to the early shifting lineup we decided to give singing a shot.

Who writes your lyrics?
Priz: We write pretty much all the lyrics together as part of duality of our vocals. It’s a good give and take of one person beginning a song and the other one filling in the gaps, and vice versa. We tried to make sure it’s not just a straight up back and forth and some songs are definitely a lil’ more Erica and some are a lil’ more Priz, but that’s hopefully some of our charm.

How would you describe your sound?
Priz: Someone came up to us after our first show and said “you guys sounded really gross” and I still have no idea what that means. Exhausted peace punk sounds

What’s in the future for this band?
Priz: Keeping ourselves alive mostly, hopefully playing some out of town shows as soon as possible! Cassettes!

Links and contact info:

fealty.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

TRANSGRESSION

Let’s start out with some introductions:
Wy does vocals, Raven plays bass, Blake plays guitar, and Max plays drums.

How did you all come to form TRANSGRESSION?
Wy: TRANSGRESSION started with Blake and I setting out to form something that “wasn’t heavy” and kinda failing miserably. Going into it, I think I was wanting and hoping that our sound would end up a bit more punky, but I love what we’ve done so far. At a show I asked Raven if she wanted to play bass, and she said she didn’t know how to. But, we didn’t really care. We went through a few drummers and played a show before finding Max. While playing our first set, right before starting our last song, I said, Hey, come talk to me if you wanna play drums for this band. Our drummer for that show is our good friend Neriah and he was already heavily involved with multiple projects at the time. Max came up to me after our set and the rest is history.

TRANSGRESSION (photo by Elaine Dalton)

I’m not comfortable coming up with descriptions for records, but Hateful Demonstration is fucking raw. What might you say about the efforts you all put into releasing it?
Wy: I really appreciate that! That’s definitely a description that falls in line with what we were going for. We played a short tour with our friends in Head Change and put out the demo a day before our home show with Kharma. Physicals haven’t happened yet, but those are hopefully on the way. We also did a run of shirts with the album art and will be printing more of those soon in another colorway.

What’s the rest of this year looking like for you?
Wy: We have some upcoming out of town shows that we’re really excited about:

9/5 – Cincinnati, OH with Couch Slut (NY)
9/6 – Lexington, KY with RIXE (France)
10/20 through 10/22 – Lexington, KY: DisPuppy Vol. 2 (we’re playing Day 3!)

Very stoked on all those shows, but especially for DisPuppy because we’ll be playing with some amazing bands like Pryss, Small Man, Livin’ Thing, C.H.E.W., Dream Probe, etc. It’s gonna be a good time. Other than that, we’ll have a few more shows in town here and there, and tapes will be available through our bandcamp in the foreseeable future.

Links and contact info:
Feel free to email any questions, stories, or cool pictures of flowers to us at
transgressionhc.bandcamp.com
Instagram: @transgression_qc
Twitter: @transgressionqc

 

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Band name:
HETEROFOBIA

Tell me about yourselves:
Heterofobia is Samara (bass and chorus), José Carlos (guitar), Alex (drums) and Daniel (vocals and lyrics).

How did you all come to form Heterofobia?
Daniel: It all started when Alex and José started talking about making a band, and I wanted to sing because I felt I had a lot to say and I only played drums with my other bands. I already had some things I wrote so we started to practice, and shortly after that I was at a party talking with Samara and we realized we had many things in common. She played bass and we didn’t have a bassist yet, so everything fell into place perfectly; we played for the first time on October 31st 2016 above a strip club.

You released Eres tan Guapo this summer, tell us about it:
Eres tan Guapo (a.k.a. You’re so Handsome in English) is the name of the second song we ever wrote. In the tape there are 9 songs we made through the last year. We just wanted to play punk with a darker twist and this was the result of that.

HETEROFOBIA (photo by Fer Muñoz)

Can you tell us about your song Renato?
He used to hang out at punk shows, being an asshole and fucking everybody over, and when we confronted him he just justified himself by “being drunk”. He bothered me two times- he’s just an annoying idiot and it seems like nobody tells him anything, so I wrote the song about him.

What’s the rest of this year looking like for you?
Playing with bands like Qloaqa Letal from Spain along with many others from Mexico and the US. In November we’ll be doing a mini tour in Texas playing in McAllen, Austin and San Antonio (Nov 17th, 18th and 19th).

Links and contact info:
heteforobiamx.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

REVENUE

Let’s do a round of introductions real quick:
Severin Black on drums, Joe Murphy on guitar, Sam Parker on space bass, James Burgess on vocals.

How did you come to form Revenue?
The myth: “a bunch of investment bankers who met at a conference in Zurich and discovered they all loved Sham 69. put down a mortgage on a house in London they now all share a bedroom in. one person is allowed to leave weekly to collect rations.”

The reality: We’ve been friends for years, myself, Severin and Joe have played in a number of bands together in the past, and one of our old bands – No Coast released a split with Sam’s other band Jackals back in 2010, so we’ve remained friends since. Our musical ambitions and taste have ran parallel as we’ve grown up and it was time to start something new, so we formed in London in 2016.

Who writes your lyrics?
James does.

How would you describe your sound?
There’s influences of post punk, goth, punk, acid house, hardcore, electronic and space jazz in there. We don’t identify with belonging to one sound, so we’ll leave it up to the listener to decide.

What will you be up to for the rest of the year?
We recorded our second ep in April, which we’re really pleased with and are hoping to release towards the end of the year. All the songs are very varied in sound and a nice progression from the first cassette. We’d love to play some shows in Europe too.

Revenue (photo by Keira Cullinane)

Links and contact info:

whippingboyrecords.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
SKIFTANDE ENHETER

When and where did you form?
JJ: Gothenburg, Sweden. Summer of 2016.

Why tho?
JJ: I (the singer/guitarist) wanted to make basic DIY punk stuff inspired by early fall, swell maps, buzzcocks’ spiral scratch EP, television personalities and the suburban homes, we started rehearsing some songs I had written with my girlfriend Elin on the drums. We recruited Viktor who we knew liked some of that stuff and that was it. The actual reason for me to make music is that I need to do it to survive.

What are your lyrics about?
JJ: Boredom, hate, love, money.

How would you describe your sound?
JJ: Some influences come to mind… Vägra Raggarna Benzin-comps, Messtethics-comps, and the previous response applies as well.

What’s in the future for you?
JJ: New releases are on their way!

Skiftande Enheter (photo by Martin Cannert)

Links and contact info:
skiftandeenheter.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! TABLE SUGAR, ECHO PEOPLE, ZEK, SECURITY, and SIMILAR ITEMS


August 18th, 2017 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:
TABLE SUGAR

Who is Table Sugar?
We’re 4 femmes making music! Pascal, Jenna, Aidan, and Ella. Our good friend Brynn Juniper has also played drums with us, and recorded/mastered our album.

How and when did you all meet?
We met in a art program at evergreen state college in 2014 and sought out each other disregading any technical music ability. We basically learned by playing together and trusting our initiation over theory.

How would you describe your sound?
Someone once said we sound like a car breaking down but in a good way. We thought was really funny but weirdly accurate.

What are your lyrics about?
Pascal: I want them to be open to interpretation. Theyre mainly a self therapeutic sort of channel.

What’s in the foreseeable future?
We’re self-releasing a bunch of music this year and touring touring touring!!!

Table Sugar (photo by Max Keyes)

Links and contact info:
tablesugarband.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

ECHO PEOPLE

Date & location formed:
Very early 2016 in Copenhagen.

Reason for forming:
We’re friends, who at the time all had other bands that were coming to an end, but we wanted to play a certain style of music, so we made a band where we’d have the opportunity to play gothic punk.

What are your lyrics about?
Abstractions on despair, loneliness, anxiety, loss.

How would you describe your sound?
Loud, melodic post punk with deathrock elements.

Echo People (photo by Stina Broström)

What’s in the future for this band?
We just recorded a 4-track E.P. that’ll hopefully come out this fall. We have some shows lined up for the rest of the year, next year we want to do an album.

Links and contact info:

echopeoplecathedral.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

ZEK

Who is ZEK?
Alec Tullio ➽ drums
Jack Padurariu ✐ guitar
Oli Dunk ➳ vocals
Villi Koira ☞ bass

Where, when, and how did you all meet?
Jack: ZEK started pretty slowly in the summer of 2016, me and Oli are old friends and we were messing around, writing and scrapping songs and members until Oli asked two of his workmates at Black Cat to join, Alec and Villi. It’s a great vegan cafe in Hackney (London) that I now work at too, diy/ethical/punk to the max and massive portion sizes to boot, in a way we owe it to them for bringing us together. As people we’re from England, Romania, Czech Republic and Australia so we’ve all come to this band and this city with radically different punk past lives but we’re all keen as on ZEK.

What are your lyrics about?
Oli: Absolute disgust at the world and my place in it. Uneducated and angry digs at England and its imperial past. Being pissed off, poor and sick of having to work all the time. Not taking yourself too seriously. Kinda anything that pisses me off to be honest. Terminator: judgement day-style global extinction.

How would you describe your sound?
FX heavy huge bass, trebly frenzy guitar, blasting dense drums and lunatic vocals. Our current demo is a really weird take on fast hardcore punk, we’re just making it up as we go along and as long as it sounds different from the rest of what’s going on in the U.K. scene, we’re happy.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’ve got another release in the works that we’ll be recording very soon, and we’ll be putting that and the first demo on tape in the next month or so. The new material is more direct and tiring to play. We’ve also been putting on shows at New River Studios and will carry on doing that to play with as many of the incredible bands operating around the country as we can. There’s no lineup for the next one as of yet, it was booked yesterday but it will be on sept 30th. We also want to play waaay more shows so PUT US ON PUT US ON PUT US ON PUT US ON PUT US ON PUT US ON.

ZEK (photo by Neil Anderson)

Links and contact info:
facebook.com/zekzekzekband

 

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Band name:

SECURITY

Date & location formed:
Spring 2016, Montreal QC

Reason for forming:
We had an experimental synth-pop band together in the past, we listened to a lot of different music and one day decided we should start a project that was harsher and reflected a lot of our influences at the time. We were heavy into bands like The Birthday Party, Cranes, Swans and Godflesh.

What are your lyrics about?
Carving up your own personal heaven. We try to focus on setting a mood rather than telling any story with meaning. You can search for that on your own time.

How would you describe your sound?
Brutal and beautiful.

What’s in the future for this band?
We will be playing up north in Quebec this winter and hope to continue east, west and south in the coming years.

Security (photo by Tony)

Links and contact info:

securitymontreal.bandcamp.com
menacecollective.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

SIMILAR ITEMS

Date & location formed:
Salem, MA, early 2017.

Reason for forming:
We all wanted to be in a band with a little less bullshit than we were used to.

What are your lyrics about?
Fuckers that try to tell you how to live your life while they lie, cheat and steal their way to easy street, and leave everyone else to fuck off.

How would you describe your sound?
A Mark Arm fronted Born Against grooving on Necros and Crucifucks covers.

What’s in the future for this band?
Playing more shows, our demo is coming out on tape, do some more recording, go on a couple small tours.

Similar Items (photo by Riley Knispel)

Links and contact info:

similaritems.bandcamp.com

 

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1) Band name:
2) Date & location formed:
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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:

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New Blood! UNSUB, E.D.S., CHEAP SURGERY, NEOPHOBE, PÄÄSTÖ, and ANTIBODIES


August 11th, 2017 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:

UNSUB

Date & location formed:
June 2017. Singapore.

Reason for forming:
All of us in the band sort of wanted to play something different and pick up a different instrument from the ones we were playing in our other respective bands, so we decided to get together and make it happen. To put it simply haha!

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics in the demo are essentially about being pissed at dealing with people who’re out manipulating others for their own wants. Being two faced and all that. Straight up in your face kind of stuff.

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore punk. We draw inspiration from bands like Rival Mob, The Flex, 86 Mentality to name a few. A little bit of everything actually hahaha!

What’s in the future for this band?
We have yet to play our first show, which is in October? (Unless something pops up along the way) Other than that, we’ll be releasing tapes for the demo through Pissed Off Records (Malaysia) for the region, not that sure for the rest of the world. As of now, we’re hoping to get more shows to play!

Links and contact info:

unknownsubject.bandcamp.com
Twitter: @unsubhc

 

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Band name:

E.D.S. (Excited Delirium Syndrome)

Date & location formed:
January 2017, Philadelphia PA

Reason for forming:
Matt (vox) and Devin (guitar) played together in a few projects over the years, but had always wanted to play together in a fast, straightforward American hardcore-style punk band. Their longtime friend Colin (drums) was on board with the idea and with the addition of Erik (bass) the lineup was complete.

What are your lyrics about?
The pitfalls of hard drug abuse, the surreal Trump administration, Trump Supporters, cop supporters. EDS is anti-Trump and anti-cop.

How would you describe your sound?
Ripping fast USHC. We have been compared to H-100’s, Out Cold, and Cardiac Arrest. Check out our demo review in MRR #411, August 2017.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’ve already done two out of town weekend tours and sold out of our demo’s first press of 200 copies. We repressed the demo (200 copies) and are planning a string of dates in early October, heading south along the Eastern seaboard. We are also writing our follow up which should be out in early 2018.

EDS (photo by McHenry Orji)

Links and contact info:

 

 

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Band name:
CHEAP SURGERY

Who is Cheap Surgery?
Cheap surgery is Leah, Josh, Will and Ben.

How did you all meet?
We met by going to gigs in Leeds at places like CHUNK, temple of boom and wharf chamber and Will and Ben were in a band together when they both lived in the south.

Who writes your lyrics?
Leah: I write the lyrics as I do the vocals but sometimes if I’m stuck I’ll get help from Ben, with him playing drums and having more rhythm than me, he helps a lot with fitting the lyrics to the music.

How would you describe your sound?
New style hardcore done a bit differently.

What’s in the future for all of you?
Just playing more shows, we’ve got quite a few planned for the rest of the year and to try get a 7″ recorded as soon as possible.

Links and contact info:
cheapsurgery.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
NEOPHOBE

Date & location formed:
Early stages of songs were hashed out in a Philadelphia basement around summer 2016, but the 4 of us got together in the same room in the winter of 2017 and continued as NEOPHOBE.

Reason for forming:
We hope to blur some lines between punk genres and scenes.

What are your lyrics about?
Heather: My anxiety has been my number one enemy for a while now, so I write a lot about the battles I have had with it as a way to cope and also let my friends and others who are struggling with it know they are not alone. Things have been pretty dark in my life the past few years and I think a lot of what I write really reflects that.

How would you describe your sound?
Twangy, upbeat punk with a dark tinge and a nod to Scandinavia.

What’s in the future for this band?
To keep writing and hopefully put something new out sometime in 2018 along with touring.

Neophobe (photo by Kevin Spaghetti)

Links and contact info:

neophobe.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

PÄÄSTÖ

Date & location formed:
Päästö started in Umeå as a project just for fun by Rille and Kristian a few years ago, but in 2014 they asked Jorunn, Rebekka and Bea to join and Päästö became an actual band. We’ve done mainly local gigs a few times a year since. We all have other bands and busy lives, and Kristian doesn’t even live here anymore, so it can be kind of hard to organize rehearsals and get together on a regular basis.

Reason for forming:
Basically Kristian wanted to learn to play drums, and Rille wanted to try out doing vocals. The rest of us were just dying to play some sloppy d-beat.

What are your lyrics about?
You know, the usual. War. Classwar. Being a mess. Nothing special really.

How would you describe your sound?
Imagine Cal and Jakke Kaaos having a Finnish love child. That child is Päästö.

What’s in the future for this band?
We will do our first gig south of Umeå in September, and release a cassette demo on Spela Snabbare Records this autumn, and we’ll see what happens after that. Hopefully we will record some new songs and do some more gigs and bring the Päästö gospel around the world.

Päästö (photo by Frida Brännlund)

Links and contact info:

paasto.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
ANTIBODIES

Date & location formed:
We formed in April of this year in the small city of Charlottetown. It’s in the province of Prince Edward Island on the east coast of Canada, most notable for Anne of Green Gables.

Reason for forming:
This band actually formed as a joke. The original intention was to learn “Shut Down” by The Germs and play that for half an hour, but when we went to jam for the first time our guitar player, TJ, told us he had some riffs so we wrote a bunch of songs super quickly.

What are your lyrics about?
There’s no central theme to our lyrics, most of them are just inside jokes and ‘paranoid garbage’ as Ben put it. Some lyrics deal with really mundane and human issues and then make them seem complex and unmoveable, in a stream of consciousness type of manner.

How would you describe your sound?
I’ve never honestly heard much like it before personally. I hear it as a punk band with a touch of weird. Others have found it surfy or garagy, and there is definitely a little bit of old school hardcore influence in some of the songs. It’s definitely something I’ve never heard out of our town before.

What’s in the future for this band?
Well I literally just ordered the tapes for our demo while typing this up so we’ll likely have those up in the next couple of weeks. I think the next thing we’ll be doing is recording a couple of songs for a split, and then we’ll keep writing and record an EP or an LP or something soon. We’re just gonna pump out the jams.

Links and contact info:
antibodieschtn.bandcamp.com

 

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New Blood! ICED, FARCE, FUSE, and GUMMING


July 19th, 2017 by

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Band name:

ICED

When and where did ICED come to be?
Elle: Jordan and myself started writing the demo in Spring/Summer 2016 on our own here in Eugene, OR. Rehearsed and recorded the demo in Jordan’s garage in winter and released it in February 2017.

Your lyrics aren’t just hardcore platitudes, there’s rich and sensitive content. If you don’t mind, Tell me about them:
Elle: I think our goal is to write personal lyrics that people can relate to. In specific, women and femme people. Our lyrics don’t necessarily pertain to only a single topic, but I think there’s always an underlying theme of overcoming obstacles and issues that people face on a day to day basis. Be it something simple and obvious like a shitty job, or something more personal like dealing with abuse, rape culture, or oppression. Writing these songs and expressing these emotions has helped me heal and feel empowered, and we hope to make others feel the same way.

How would you describe your sound?
Jordan: Energetic and intense hardcore punk with slammy mosh riffs. That pretty much sums us up musically. We wanted to create music that would be fun to see live. We want everyone at our shows to enjoy themselves and have fun. That’s definitely our goal as far as sound goes.

What’s in the foreseeable future?
Jordan: Currently working on new material. Our goal is to have another release by the end of the year. In the meantime we’re gonna continue playing shows everywhere we can, and we hope to hit the road again soon, perhaps next spring. Something bigger and better this time around.

ICED (photo by Robert Martin)

Links and contact info:

iced-HC.bandcamp.com
zeroxrecordshc.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/ICED541

 

 
 

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Artwork by Nicky Rat

Band name:
FARCE

Tell me about yourselves, and how your band came to be:
Lee: We’re 4 punks living in London with a love for 80s UKHC.

How did you all come to form Farce?
Cal: I moved to London last year and wanted to start a new band there as a couple of my other bands were spread across a few cities. Myself and Ola (guitarist) played with the idea of starting a band that sounded like the UK hardcore classics e.g. Ripcord/Heresy/Extreme Noise Terror. When we’d wrote a couple of tunes we recruited Olly to drum who’d previously played in a crust metal band and fit the bill perfectly. We then got Jyoti on bass to complete the line up and finished the rest of the demo, recording it with Jonah Falco in May.

What are your lyrics about?
Cal: A few of the songs are about the cruelty of the meat industry and the abhorrent animal abuse caused everyday. All of us are vegan and its something we feel strongly about. A lot of the other lyrics deal with politics in terms of feeling hopeless as Tories defund our NHS, cut numerous benefits for vulnerable people and trade arms in secrecy. You know all the typical shit that continues to happen everyday.

How would you describe your sound?
Cal: I’d like to think we sound reminiscent of the 80s UK bands. We’ve taken influence from both the hardcore and crust/d beat bands of that era as we’re all massive fans and I hope our music is a mixture of those styles.

What’s in the near future?
Cal: Our demo tape is out via Quality Control Records and we’re doing a weekender in the UK at the end of July.

Farce (photo by Ben Woolf)

Links and contact info:

farcehc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

Logo by Fariq Hafiq


FUSE

Tell me about yourselves:
We are Fuse. Just 5 people who love catchy and groovy tunes with a hint of heavy beats. Representing Singapore, the little red dot.

When and how did Fuse come about?
Fuse started out around October 2016. It started with just a random idea from our vocalist to gather girls in a band. Finding girls who love music and would commit to this idea was not an easy thing to accomplish here in this small community. It took awhile for me to get to know more females in the scene. Finding guitarist and bassist was still manageable. However, finding a drummer was a tough one. But lucky for us, we found Ikaa! As most of us do not have experience in or even picked up the particular instrument to play in the band, the start of the band was very rocky. But we are glad we took the time that we need to get to where we are now, also we would want to mention that it wouldn’t be possible without the help and guidance from our other friends.

How would you describe your sound?
We would like to describe our sound as catchy, groovy and slam-my. With a few influences from Freedom, The Rival Mob and Primitive Blast. These are just bands that first come to mind but there’s a few more. However, we still want to create that unique tinge of what Fuse is all about. Through the self-teaching, we were also focused on finding ourselves. We’ve also demo-ed songs that we decided not to use as we don’t feel like it is who we are and who we want to be.

What’s in the future for you?
We’ve got few plans that we are pretty excited about. First, we will be working on our Demo and also have some plans on releasing some merch which also includes tapes. We have some friends overseas who have requested for physical copies of our music and we would love to do that too! Which we are working on!

FUSE (photo by Alin)

Links and contact info:

fusenoise.bandcamp.com
Twitter: @fusenoise

 

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Band name:
GUMMING

Date & location formed:
March 2017, Richmond VA.

Reason for forming:
3/4 of us are relatively new to Richmond and have been making sorta weirdo noise punk/post-punk for a while in other projects. We all knew each other in some way or another and our tastes overlap and we just sorta gave it a shot. We *think* it turned out well!

What are your lyrics about?
Emilie: Well they’re mostly about dying or social anxiety or wanting to shake someone who is making me mad until their head rolls off their neck and into some mud.

How would you describe your sound?
We’re not saying to use this, but people have been calling us gremlin punk, which is silly but accurate. I guess the best way to describe us is ‘weirdo noise punk’

What’s in the future for this band?
Playing a lot of shows in the hot hot Richmond swamp summer, and eventually doing some lil tours and putting out more recordings!

Gumming (photo by Kiki McDonald)

Links and contact info:

gumming.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.