New Blood! SPECULUM, STEVE CREATURE and NO CROSS


December 11th, 2014 by

Formerly a section of MRR magazine, New Blood is now a weekly web feature to spotlight new, up-and-coming bands. See below for info on how to submit your band. Now, get to discovering some killer new shit…

Band name:
SPECULUM

Date & location formed:
Feb. 2014 in Miami, FL (Little Haiti).

Reason for forming:
We wanted to start a hardcore punk band.

What are your lyrics about?
Punk love, heart break, betrayal, bad kids, urban decay, snapping under the pressure of society, drunk skanking, vengeance, death.

Speculum live copy

How would you describe your sound?
Little Haiti Hardcore, snotty punk, silly string and studs.

What’s in the future for this band?
Record full-length.

Links and contact info:
speculum9.bandcamp.com
Facebook page

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Steve Creature

Band name:
STEVE CREATURE

Date & location formed:
Started this tape project sometime in 2012 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Reason for forming:
Boredom. I bought a pack of 100 cassette tapes that could only record 2.5 minutes per side. I started recording little pop songs on these tapes and hiding them around my town. I thought it would be neat to offer custom cassettes where people can pick any two of my songs and I’ll record a tape and mail it out. A bit more personal than a 7” because no two tapes are alike…But they are tapes, so most people hate me from the start.

What are your lyrics about?
Mostly self loathing.

How would you describe your sound?
Tape fuzz, acoustic guitar with sometimes a drum machine. My dog barks a lot when I record.

What’s in the future for this band?
First 100 tapes were on solid yellow, I’m almost out of my 2nd 100 on clearish yellow. I guess I’ll keep doing this until the tape company goes bankrupt.

Links and contact info:
Feel free to order a tape at stevecreature.blogspot.com or just walk around Lancaster, PA, and you might find one.
Photo is of my one tape I did for fussy fucker tapes, drawn by Liz Prince.

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No Cross

Band name:
NO CROSS

Date & location formed:
February 2014, Sunderland, UK.

Reason for forming:
Lack of music scene where we live despite its punk heritage and a urge to play. Bedroom demos were put together by myself (Jamie) and guitarist Jacka, we then recruited two friends; Dean who also plays in Sunderland legends HDQ & Josh from drone merchants Neolithic.

What are your lyrics about?
The duality of man, the complacency of the modern age, paranoia, fear, stress, matricide, genocide, pollution & the mundanity of my life and yours.

No Cross live

How would you describe your sound?
American ’80s and UK ’90s hardcore punk. This qoute has been applied: “Sounds like SS Decontrol hitting hard against Rudimentary Peni” – Steve Stewart, Jaded Eyes.

What’s in the future for this band?
New demo tape/CD very soon, more gigs and new material.

Links and contact info:
facebook.com/nocrossband
nocross.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 send 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?

Along with the answers, please send a band photo at least 600px on the longest side (with photo credits), a logo if you have one, and links and contact info for the band to:

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