New Blood! HEAD COLLECTOR, CLIMATE, BREAK-IN, HEX, BASIC DICKS, and PRODUCT LUST


October 27th, 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…

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Band name:
HEAD COLLECTOR

Date & location formed:
December 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Reason for forming:
We formed out of another band called Iron Oath that fell apart. There’s a lack of hardcore bands in our area and we wanted to keep it going. 2 of the other people in the band started another hardcore band, Spear, around the exact same time as Head Collector.

What are your lyrics about?
Shit heads you meet in life, relationships with people you love, speech impediments and the Midwest.

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore. I don’t want to try and make us out to be more or less than what we are.

What’s in the future for this band?
Working on new songs and recording soon. Hoping to have a new tape out for the winter. Everyone has their own thing going on and different schedules so touring is pretty hard.

Head Collector (photo by Jessica Cogozzo)

Head Collector (photo by Jessica Cogozzo)

Links and contact info:

headcollector.bandcamp.com

 

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Climate (photo by Ashley Jennings)

Climate (photo by Ashley Jennings)

Band name:
CLIMATE

Date & location formed:
February 2016 in Portland, OR.

Reason for forming:
Originally Climate formed as sort of a side project but then we realized after writing the demo that we were becoming more and more invested every time we played.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are mostly about veganism and animal rights, straight edge, hating cops, and keeping sexual predators/abusers out of hardcore and the vegan community.

How would you describe your sound?
I guess you could describe our sound as early/mid-2000’s youth crew in the vein of Count Me Out, Carry On, Etc.

What’s in the future for this band?
We plan on doing some weekends, and shows here and there. Not too much for extended touring. We have a California weekend coming up November 18-20 in Oakland, Fullerton, and Dixon.

Links and contact info:

climatexvx.bandcamp.com
climatexvx.bigcartel.com
Twitter: @ClimateXVX

 

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Band name:
BREAK-IN

Date & location formed:
July 2016, Bay Area, CA.

Break-In (photo by Robert Charles Keller)

Break-In (photo by Robert Charles Keller)

Reason for forming:
I’ve always wanted to do this — play shows, feed off people’s energy, and write music. I love hardcore and the hardcore scene. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and I’m so lucky to have friends that want to do the same. I think when forming the band, we all wanted to just have fun.

What are your lyrics about?
They’re about my anxieties, fears, and uncertainty of the future.

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore-punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re recording our EP next month. We’re pretty excited to play these new songs live.

Links and contact info:

koolaidcrew.bandcamp.com
Twitter: @break_in_

 

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Artwork by Lil Brooks

Artwork by Lil Brooks

Band name:
HEX

Date & location formed:
Early 2016 in Leeds, UK.

Reason for forming:
We formed because Becky and Laura wanted to start a band but had never been in one before, we also realised the Leeds hardcore scene doesn’t involve any women and we wanted to be a part of making that a thing. We then asked Ben and Alex to join us as they’ve both been in bands previously.

What are your lyrics about?
Weird things that happen on nights out, creepy men & fake hippies. Most of the lyrics are
pretty silly and sarcastic.

How would you describe your sound?
Tough guy hardcore for non tough guys played by non tough guys.

What’s in the future for this band?
Touring (hopefully), more releases including a spilt with our friends band.

Hex (photo by Ben Hill)

Hex (photo by Ben Hill)

Links and contact info:

hexhexhex.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/hexleeds

 

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Band name:
BASIC DICKS

Date & location formed:
Spring 2016 – Oxford, UK.

Reason for forming:
Because shouting is fun, and we have lots of things to shout about.

What are your lyrics about?
Things that annoy us and people who suck.

How would you describe your sound?
Rudimentary pogo hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
We plan to play more shows, write more songs and drink more tea.

Basic Dicks (photo by Pier Corona)

Basic Dicks (photo by Pier Corona)

Links and contact info:
basicdicks.bandcamp.com

 

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PRODUCT LUST

Date & location formed:
February of 2016 in Denver, Colorado.

Reason for forming:
Every member of Product Lust either plays in multiple bands and or creates visual art. When we started this band the intention was to draw upon influences that we couldn’t necessarily draw upon in our other projects, but still held lots of personal meaning for us.

What are your lyrics about?
Lyrical themes include: social alienation, futility, isolation, and the anger induced by people who hide behind a veil of art school nihilism as a means to be complicit in the current systems of oppression.

How would you describe your sound?
We are influenced primarily by Post Punk, No Wave, Surf, and Hardcore. We sometimes jokingly refer to ourselves as Surf Goth.

What’s in the future for this band?
We plan on making a few more copies of our Cassette EP and then going on tour a few times. We are also working on our next release.

Product Lust (photo by Tom Murphy)

Product Lust (photo by Tom Murphy)

Links and contact info:

productlust.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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