New Blood! FETISH GEAR, CONTROL TEST, LAUGHING BOY, FALSE FIGURE, and OUTCRY


October 13th, 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:
FETISH GEAR

Date & location formed:
March 2016, Richmond, VA.

Reason for forming:
To carve out a place in the punk/metal/heavy music scene for femmes, people of color, and queer people to express their anger and aggression.

What are your lyrics about?
Fury, vengeance, and personal empowerment in the face of trauma experienced at the hands of white supremacist, transphobic, hetero-normative, and patriarchal social systems.

How would you describe your sound?
Greasy, noisy, devastating hardcore sludge.

What’s in the future for this band?
To record a first release, do more small tours, and influence other femmes, queers, and people of color to start their own bands and make space for themselves in their own scenes.

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Links and contact info:
fetishgear.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/fetishgearva

 

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Band name:
CONTROL TEST

Date & location formed:
June 17th 2015 was the first practice in Seattle, WA. but it took like six months for us to actually play a show.

Reason for forming:
The original concept was to start a screamers tribute band essentially but once we started writing and actually playing we transcended into a more raw and stripped down territory in the vein of Nervous Gender or like a fucked up Units but still carrying the initial screamers influence on our sleeve.

Control Test (photo by Shea )

Control Test (photo by Shea )

What are your lyrics about?
Lyrics are about rock n roll, criminal abuse, neglect, murdering cops, being taken advantage of, and anti-borders.

How would you describe your sound?
Were like a raw punk band but with synths instead of guitars. raw synth punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are doing a west coast tour in October then recording and releasing a 12″ EP.

Links and contact info:

 


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LAUGHING BOY

Date & location formed:
2015/Vancouver, BC.

Reason for forming:
I (the singer) had just moved to Vancouver and wanted to start up a band with some locals (Thomas, Jakob) who I had known from meeting in Toronto.

What are your lyrics about?
A lot of personal issues such as mental health and addiction as well as criticisms of the VPD and the problems that exist within the Downtown Eastside.

How would you describe your sound?
Totalitär pacing and riffs with a bit of Rattus and Poison Idea thrown in.

What’s in the future for this band?
Who knows; writing more, playing infrequently and having fun. This band has been a welcome break from all of our other projects and it’s a chance for us to enjoy ourselves, rather than stress out over usual band shit.

Laughing Boy (photo by Dayton Johnson)

Laughing Boy (photo by Dayton Johnson)

Links and contact info:
laughingboypunk.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
FALSE FIGURE

Date & location formed:
December 2015 in a basement in San Francisco.

Reason for forming:
We all met working as bike messengers in SF and realized we had similar interests and ideas musically, and after jamming guitar and drums for a few months we added bass and it just clicked really well.

What are your lyrics about?
Being stuck on a planet with a bunch of maniacs and how it makes us feel. Environmental destruction, sadistic authority, and the mindless reaction to it all.

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How would you describe your sound?
Dark, ominous post punk with lots of depth between the riffs. A shimmering blade in the dark.

What’s in the future for this band?
Recording a 7″ next month which will hopefully be out in March, followed by a tour of the west coast. We play our first show Saturday, November 12th in Oakland at ABCO with Ötzi, Healers and Crimson Scarlet.

Links and contact info:
falsefigure.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
OUTCRY

Date & location formed:
Fall 2015 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Reason for forming:
We’re all friends and have played in bands with each other in the past so it just sort of evolved naturally out of that.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics focus on Anarchist and anti-capitalist politics, Feminism, punk hypocrisy, and how these things play into and effect our day to day lives and the lives of others.

How would you describe your sound?
Heavily influenced by Anarcho Punk and UK82

What’s in the future for this band?
We dropped a demo a few months back which is available to order online from Runstate Tapes. We’re also touring through the Northeast of the U.S. and parts of Central and Eastern Canada from mid-late August. We have a tour tape with 4 new songs on it that will be available during that time. Past that we’ll be recording a full length in the fall.

Outcry (photo by Jeslyn Lamontagne)

Outcry (photo by Jeslyn Lamontagne)

Links and contact info:
outcrypunk.bandcamp.com
runstatetapes.bandcamp.com/album/outcry-demo</a>

 

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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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