New Blood! CONMAN, MILD SHAG, and EX-DEBS


February 4th, 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:
CONMAN

Date & location formed:
December 2015 in Toronto, ON.

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Conman (photo by Alex Kress)

Reason for forming:
Members of GRIN were looking to do something after parting ways with that band. We got together and jammed with some new peeps.

What are your lyrics about?
Scheming in the streets, lowkey being Spider-Man, and never waking up.

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore punk that is not boring and feels good to play.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are currently writing music for a 7″ and hoping to tour this year.

Links and contact info:

conman-to.bandcamp.com
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Band name:
MILD SHAG

Date & location formed:
Earlyish 2015, Singapore.

Reason for forming:
There’s pretty much nothing else better to do in capitalist state Singapore, other than work and punk. Besides, none of us has ever played together in any other bands so we thought it’d be cool to try it out.

What are your lyrics about?
Everything that we’ve experienced/observed first hand in Singapore’s society…from the crazy lack of work/life balance and the unfortunate elderly folks who still have to slave just to put dinner on the table, to the systematic fascist/authoritarian bullshit in almost every aspect of the Singaporean life.

Mildshag Photo (MRR)

How would you describe your sound?
In the words of Robert Collins, “knuckledragging Oi! influenced hardcore” (you know…that stomping hardcore punk sorta thing).

What’s in the future for this band?
Couple of EPs and hopefully tour in and out of South East Asia.

Links and contact info:

mildshag.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
EX-DEBS

Date & location formed:
New Years Day 2016 / Portland, Oregon.

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Reason for forming:
The last 2 bands I was in, I was just screaming and yelling about shit, I wanted to sing and make something melodic. Also, wanted to do something outside the realm of “serious music” (read: weird punk) without being party-time-fonzie-music.

What are your lyrics about?
Feeling alienated in the world at large & in the world of punk. Letting your politics and ideals seep thru the sounds rather than just yelling them at people.
Being cool with yourself and your neighbors.

How would you describe your sound?
Organ, Drums and Singing with live dub effects mixing. Lo-fi tunes made by punks. Looking back, but trying to avoid the nostalgia petting zoo.

What’s in the future for this band?
DIY shows on the west coast and beyond.

Links and contact info:
ex-debs.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.

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