New Blood! DELETE, IN FLUX, THE C.H.U.D’S, VANILLA POPPERS, and ARROTZAK


June 9th, 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…

DELETE (photo by Jonathan Hall)

DELETE (photo by Jonathan Hall)

Band name:
DELETE

Date & location formed:
OAKLAND 2016

Reason for forming:
CONTROL

What are your lyrics about?
CRITIQUE OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR

How would you describe your sound?
FIST PUNK

What’s in the future for this band?
DISCIPLINE

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

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in flux band logo

Band name:
IN FLUX

Date & location formed:
Winter 2015/2016 in Portland, OR.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to form a band like this for cathartic reasons but also for empowering ones. Some of us are introverted, AFAB, queer, and/or femme, and it feels good to be in a heavy, fast band because people wouldn’t necessarily expect that from us. its fun to fuck with peoples perceptions on what art you should make based on your appearance or your personality. fuck that shit.

In Flux (photo by BRYAN)

In Flux (photo by BRYAN)

What are your lyrics about?
Depression, death, fucked up family dynamics, strength through solidarity and friendship, being genderqueer, patriarchal bullshit.

How would you describe your sound?
Sprinkled ignorance admist the d-beat.

What’s in the future for this band?
Demo tape out on GET BETTER records soon!

West Coast Tour in August:
8/10–Portland, OR
8/12–Seattle, WA
8/13–Boise, ID
8/14–Salt Lake City, UT
8/15–Denver, CO
8/16–Flagstaff, AZ
8/17–Tucson, AZ
8/18–San Diego, CA
8/19–Los Angeles. CA
8/20–Oakland, CA
8/21–Olympia, WA

In Flux (photo by BRYAN)

In Flux (photo by BRYAN)

Links and contact info:

influxpdx.bandcamp.com
getbetterrecords.com

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Band name:
THE C.H.U.D’S

Date & location formed:
late 2015 (played our first show in February 2016) Ottawa Ontario, Canada.

Reason for forming:
Our singer and first bassist drunkenly talking about forming a band.

The CHUDS (photo by Fig Reilly)

The CHUDS (photo by Fig Reilly)

What are your lyrics about?
Our Lyrics are about the pain/struggle/frustrations of being a poor, non passing trans woman and the dehumanizing effects of how society treats you when you don’t fit. We sing about trans phobia in punk and the silence of so-called allies. We sing about the constant struggle to survive and the drugs we do to cope. Mostly it’s just the pissed of screaming of a woman trying to survive by any means necessary.

How would you describe your sound?
Our influences are grunge, noise rock and hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
Writing new songs, playing as many shows as we can, touring and just trying to live through the next day.

Links and contact info:
thechuds1.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/TheChudsMusic

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Band name:
VANILLA POPPERS

Date & location formed:
Cleveland OH, about a year ago.

Reason for forming:
Because what else are you going to do in Cleveland?

Vanilla Poppers photo by Kat Cade)

Vanilla Poppers photo by Kat Cade)

What are your lyrics about?
Being a creep. Turning to the bottle. SNIFFING POPPERS. Having your rags, living in the 21st century, boys, the usual bullshit.

How would you describe your sound?
I dunno, punk? It’s fast, it has a lot of hardcore tendencies but the high pitched vocals (the singer is a guy punching himself in the nuts over the duration of the whole set) make it all yappy. We did a COMES cover but then we also wanted to cover ZOLAR X and then CRISIS so it’s kinda across the board. RAMONES FOREVER.

What’s in the future for this band?
A 3 week US tour in August.
A 7″ off Negative Jazz and a 7″ off Lumpy sometime after that.
A 12″ if we don’t kill each other with love first

Links and contact info:
blowbloodrecords.bandcamp.com

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arrotzak band logo

Band name:
ARROTZAK

Date & location formed:
San Sebastian, Basque Country, 2015.

Reason for forming:
We were in other kind of bands and we wanted to do some dark and direct punk.

What are your lyrics about?
Daily internal wars, fears, death, angst, alcoholism and small lights of hope.

How would you describe your sound?
Some kind of straigh up melodic punk with dark desperate aftertaste.

Arrotzak (photo by by Jabi Sanchez)

Arrotzak (photo by by Jabi Sanchez)

What’s in the future for this band?
Keep on doing songs and go touring somewhere.

Links and contact info:

arrotzak.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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