New Blood! WET BRAIN, SNEAKS, and CAMP KOALA


October 1st, 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:

Date & location formed:
We had our first practice on New Years Eve at the end of 2012 in Baltimore City.

Reason for forming:
We formed out of necessity. I think all of us needed this creative outlet in our lives- the opportunity to be as loud, lewd, and aggressive as we want to be, but in a controlled and specific way.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrical content is diverse and very personal. We write about the social pressures to conform to gender roles, the oppression of capitalism and working in the service industry, walking home alone at night in Baltimore, bad relationships, the thought process involved in getting an abortion, and so much more. We are unapologetically expressing our thoughts and feelings about the turmoil and experiences that many women in our demographic also share. Hopefully this narrative can provide an outlet for people who don’t have the opportunity to be so out front and aggressive.

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How would you describe your sound?
We play heavy surf punk. The low end is extensive because we have two bass players.

What’s in the future for this band?
I don’t know what the future holds. We are very motivated and driven to keep writing and releasing material. We have toured extensively in the eastern USA, so we’d like to branch out and go farther West. After our 12″, “Not Sorry” comes out we will being working on booking a European tour which has been a long term goal for us.

Links and contact info:

wetwetbrain.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/WETBRAINWETBRAIN

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Band name:
SNEAKS

Date & location formed:
Early 2014 in my dorm room in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Reason for forming:
Only thing that made sense at the time.

Sneaks (photo by Walter Wlodarczyk)

Sneaks (photo by Walter Wlodarczyk)

What are your lyrics about?
Family feuds.

How would you describe your sound?
Cult rock.

What’s in the future for this band?
Releasing new songs on new tape new new soon.

Links and contact info:

sneaks.bandcamp.com
sneaks2000.tumblr.com

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Band name:
CAMP KOALA

Date & location formed:
2014 November, Budapest.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to spread some emo terror with a little spoon of twee in it.

What are your lyrics about?
Most of them are political: against patriarchy or basically the system, about how stupid they think we are. But sometimes its just about atmosphere.

How would you describe your sound?
90s dissonance, present noise melodies. Though my favourite description is by MRR columnist Viktor Vargyai: Pinhead Gunpowder memorial / early Cat Power and late Die Kreuzen copyband.

What’s in the future for this band?
The future is yet to be written – Ulrike Meinhof

Links and contact info:

www.campkoala.bandcamp.com
Listen to them on Youtube

Camp Koala (photo by Tamás Bernáth)

Camp Koala (photo by Tamás Bernáth)

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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.

One response to “New Blood! WET BRAIN, SNEAKS, and CAMP KOALA”

1 10 2015
rashad dobbins (10:22:30) :

this is the new album by DC’s own The Cornel West Theory
https://thecornelwesttheory.bandcamp.com/

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