New Blood! ALIENATION, 1971, SPLIT-VEINS and MARILA VOE


March 12th, 2015 by

Formerly a section in MRR magazine, “New Blood” is now a regular feature here on maximumrocknroll.com spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, get to discovering some killer new bands…

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Band name:
ALIENATION

Date & location formed:
Formed July 2014 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Reason for forming:
There’s nothing to do in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

What are your lyrics about?
Sex, Stephen Harper, liquor prices, death, misery, other people, metro transit.

How would you describe your sound?
Manic punk with a heavy ’80s hardcore influence.

ALIENATION

What’s in the future for this band?
Just released our second demo, compiling that and our first demo onto one tape that’ll be out in the next couple months. Lots of shows, more recordings, hopefully getting the fuck out of the frozen wasteland that is the Maritimes.

Links and contact info:
alienation902.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
1971

Date & location formed:
Formed in 2011, Kenora, Ontario, Canada.

Reason for forming:
Jory was leaving the band he was playing in and each of us had been jamming with each other separately on different occasions. Pretty sure it was the night Jory and Garrett watched American Hardcore together that they decided to finally start this band. It was a pretty inevitable coming-together in hindsight.

1971

What are your lyrics about?
The snake eating its own tail.

How would you describe your sound?
Misanthropy disguised by a soulful affectation white boys put on. We’ve been told it’s like a mix of ’70s stoner hard rock, ’80s hardcore and ’90s rock. Whatever that means.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re putting out our s/t on vinyl for June, accompanied by an Eastern Canadian tour and hopefully moving again come fall. Trying to be road dogs. Really looking forward to the near future!

Links and contact info:
1971canada.bandcamp.com
www.1971canada.com
Facebook page

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Band name:
SPLIT-VEINS

Date & location formed:
Formed December 2014. London, UK.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to play some hardcore that was not really popular in the Big Smoke but at the same time we were so keen on…reminiscent of the early ’80s Japanese scene as well as tons of other bands we love to listen to…we ain’t much good at anything but straight forward hardcore punk, so it was just a matter of adding bits and pieces like some delay on the vocals and some weird beats and off we went.

What are your lyrics about?
My lyrics are a bunch of detached pieces of thought about mainly negative visions of a distorted society and human struggle to make sense of it all.

How would you describe your sound?
I would describe our sound as noisy delay-laden hardcore punk.

Split-Veins

What’s in the future for this band?
We have just released a cassette demo and we our brand new drummer we intend to playing more gigs and try to release a 7″ EP as soon as we can. Go around Europe playing some summer festival would be in the cards too.

Links and contact info:

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Band name:
MARILA VOE

Date & location formed:
San Antonio, TX, in January 2014.

Reason for forming:
The band was formed through the idea of writing music that we wanted to hear in our local scene and sharing it with everybody else.

What are your lyrics about?
The ability to adapt the idea, those disappointed with the way things are, that their grief is generally based on the way you look at things. Everyday life.

How would you describe your sound?
Disagreeing with the current popular demand of music/catharsis.

MARILA VOE

What’s in the future for this band?
Release an EP, West Coast tour, tour, meet new people, and finish a full-length by the end of the year.

Links and contact info:
facebook.com/MarilaVoeBand
marilavoe.tumblr.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. Use our new online submission form or 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:

One response to “New Blood! ALIENATION, 1971, SPLIT-VEINS and MARILA VOE”

23 03 2015
Turbo & Gang (14:25:03) :

MARILA VOE’s fancy website crashed my Acer. Gang boycott! Also, what the fuck is tumblr?

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