New Blood! SYNDICATE, BLACK ABBA, and APES BRIGADE


December 10th, 2015 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:
SYNDICATE

Date & location formed:
We played our first show in October of 2014 in Oakland, California.

Reason for forming:
Producing something meaningful with friends, sharing it with others, and escaping the drudgery.

What are your lyrics about?
Repression, disenchantment, lack of alternatives. Identifying these ills in hopes of somehow moving forward.

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Syndicate (photo by Niki Pretti)

How would you describe your sound?
Proto-post-punk. It’s not so much an intentional oxymoron as an admission that we want to sound like all and none of those things all at once.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are recording new material soon and will have a West Coast tour in the works for spring or summer of 2016.

Links and contact info:

syndicate-oakland.bandcamp.com/

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Band name:
BLACK ABBA

Date & location formed:
We haven’t really been on top of our record keeping. Sometime in the past few years, in the South.

Reason for forming:
Anti-entropy.

Black Abba (photo by Alison Green)

Black Abba (photo by Alison Green)

What are your lyrics about?
The wonders of mail delivery service, dogs, board games, life insurance other regular shit.

How would you describe your sound?
We sound like 12 year old high-schoolers playing RUSH covers in a basement.

What’s in the future for this band?
Being 13. And, entropy. We also have a 7″ out on Goner and a tape out on Holotrash!

Links and contact info:

blackabba.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
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Date & location formed:
Marseille, spring 2015.

Reason for forming:
Previous band broke up, and still wanting some noise and action, need to play and scream and make songs, need of energy and to express our anger and frustrations and share positive energy.

What are your lyrics about?
Political or intimate lyrics about life, real world, what makes us sad or angry, songs against stupid sexist/racist/specist/homophobes, against police , against drug abuse wasting life of gifted friends, or about dead peoples that we are missing, about classwar, against austerity, against video monitoring…

How would you describe your sound?
Short songs, raw sound, a blend of post-punk and hardcore-punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Apes Brigade line up changed since the recording of the demo, synth player and guitarist left the band. We have now a new guitarist and a new synth player. We are making new songs, we will record a new demo soon ( or maybe a EP or LP, if some label is interested, because we are squatters or working class punks so we are skint),and play as much and as far as we can.

Apes Brigade

Links and contact info:

apesbrigade.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/apesbrigade

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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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