New Blood! MASSES, BLACKBALL, DIORETIX, ŻONA ZŁA, and TRASH KNIFE


March 24th, 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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MASSES

Date & location formed:
Sometime around 2014… In Melbourne.

Reason for forming:
Masses started out as our original drummer Ryan and James who now plays guitar and sings. They used to fill in time waiting for their bandmates from their now defunct band Nuclear Flowers to show up… which luckily they never did… so Masses got started haha. It started initially as straight up anarcho-punk 2-piece taking cues from bands like early Rudimentary Peni and The Mob but the sound evolved with the new members and became a 4 piece. A few line up shuffles later and now it’s me (Tessa) on bass, Ashleigh on drums, Nellie on synth, vox & James on guitar, vox.

What are your lyrics about?
James and Nellie share the lyrics writing duties and they both have very distinct styles, I guess themes centering more broadly about an intense culture of apathy in Australia and ensuing human rights violations that continue to be ignored. With specific mentions to the mandatory detention of asylum seekers and persecution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. But it’s not all doom and gloom… we do a mean Midnight Oil cover.

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How would you describe your sound?
Anarcho & new wave’s shitty divorce.

What’s in the future for this band?
Our first LP “Moloch” will be out sometime in April 2016 on Lost in Fog Records in Australia & Mass Media Records in the US. We’re touring North America in July/August, doing some dates with Pleasure Leftists from Cleveland, which we are super excited about.

Links and contact info:

massesmelbourne.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/massesmelbourne

 

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Date & location formed:
Early 2015, Raleigh, NC.

Reason for forming:
Ericka told me (Jeff) at one point that no one would start a hardcore band with her where she lives in Richmond, VA. A couple of us in Raleigh had started playing music together just for fun, and I decided to recruit Ericka to make the commute and sing for us. Everything kind of fell into place after that.

What are your lyrics about?
Ericka writes all the lyrics. When I asked her this question she said: “It’s complicated.”

Blackball (photo by Megan Gallagher)

Blackball (photo by Megan Gallagher)

How would you describe your sound?
The finest examples of catchy 80s hardcore punk dubbed way too loud to tape. Also, most of us in this band believe that Out Cold is the greatest band that ever existed.

What’s in the future for this band?
We put out a 3-song tape, which is coming out as a 7” with 3 more tracks on Sorry State Records very soon (hopefully). The plan is to do an East Coast/Midwest tour sometime in the not-too-distant future.

Links and contact info:

Keep peepin’ sorrystaterecords.com for the 7” to drop.
Should be out mid-April 2016!

 

 

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DIORETIX

Date & location formed:
San Francisco, 2015.

Reason for forming:
The underground music scene in SF is in pretty bad shape right now. Rather than move somewhere that’s more hip, like lots of people are doing, we’re still here trying to create something special for ourselves and what’s left of our community.

What are your lyrics about?
Dave steals all his lyrics and ideas from ELTON JOHN and DOUGLAS ADAMS.

How would you describe your sound?
A close friend once said we sound like a less pretentious TRAGEDY, haha!

What’s in the future for this band?
Recording, writing, making friends.

Links and contact info:
dioretix.bandcamp.com

Dioretix (photo by Robert Bishop and Lizzy Byrne)

Dioretix (photo by Robert Bishop and Lizzy Byrne)

 

 

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ŻONA ZŁA

Date & location formed:
a while back (sometime in 2015) in a damp dark room of Karate Club during a drunken BLOWINS practice Andrzej grabbed a mic and proved to know what he is doing…

Reason for forming:
to destroy ourselves as we cannot destroy this fucked up world.

What are your lyrics about?
scumbags in the streets, dumbing down of society, depression and frustration, regression and stagnation, patridiotism, no future no hope…

ZONA ZLA (photo by Adam Brzostek)

ZONA ZLA (photo by Adam Brzostek)

How would you describe your sound?
punk. 80s hardcore mixed with UK82 plus a bit more of 80s Polish hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
we put out a demo tape – which is almost gone, a few people want to help us with a 7″.

Links and contact info:

 

 

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TRASH KNIFE

Date & location formed:
Fall of 2015 / Philadelphia PA.

Reason for forming:
We all wanted to be in band that was different from our other still active bands.

What are your lyrics about?
Having a good time, dancing at shows, skate boarding, being true to yourself, female empowerment.

How would you describe your sound?
Garage hardcore punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Tape on endless daze this sping, 7” on P-Trash this summer. 5 week European Tour Fall 21016. Long term – LP Hopefully in Spring, and to continue this pace of releases.

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Links and contact info:
trashknife.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:

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