New Blood! COLLAGEN, TEEF and SOOTHSAYER


May 21st, 2015 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:
COLLAGEN

Date & location formed:
January 2015, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Reason for forming:
The victoria punk scene has been on a serious upswing over the past year and we were running out of local bands to have open gigs so we kind of threw this project together hoping that it might encourage people to start some new bands by showing them just how easy it can be to start up a punk band if you really want to do it. It’s also great because the four of us all come from somewhat different musical backgrounds (well grindcore and indie rock bands) so it’s nice to get to play some straightforward-as-fuck punk together.

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What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics address a variation of issues we care about, some of these issues fall close to home and some that we are not entirely affected by. To generalize, our lyrics address issues relating to social justice, political concerns and badly behaved people.

How would you describe your sound?
Simple as fuck, chaotic hardcore punk made by four unsuspecting individuals.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have one self-released 5-song demo cassette available now and are writing to release another one within the coming months. Other than that, just keep writing and playing shows and see what happens. The band is only three months old so there’s a lot of time ahead of us, hopefully.

Links and contact info:
collagenpunk.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
TEEF

Date & location formed:
November 2013, Brighton, UK.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to play fast, not enough fast bands around at the moment!

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What are your lyrics about?
Self-loathing and hatred towards humanity!

How would you describe your sound?
Fast negative hardcore punk rock from the South Coast of England.

What’s in the future for this band?
Records/gigs/tours/spite

Links and contact info:
teefpunx.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/TEEFHC
headlessgururecords.bigcartel.com

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(artwork by Rose Abigail)

Band name:
SOOTHSAYER

Date & location formed:
2014, Pittsburgh, PA.

Reason for forming:
Formed in 2014 by ex members of Kakistocracy/Rat Storm/Auryn. Rye and Jared initially started this band out of the ashes of other fruitless and frustrating projects with the intention of making emotionally charged music. Caleb joined on drums, Elliot on Bass and MJ on vocals.

What are your lyrics about?
Songs about dealing with mental health issues, racism, queer issues, gender identity and anarchism.

How would you describe your sound?
Post-crust w/cleans and screams.

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Soothsayer (photo by Shannon O’Toole)

What’s in the future for this band?
June 2015 tour. Three shows with Hysterese (Germany). Heading into the Braddock Hit Factory to record six songs with Dave Rosenstrauss for a tour tape and future 7″

Links and contact info:
soothsayerpgh.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/soothsayerpgh

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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.

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