New Blood! WILD ROSE, AMYGDALA, SIAL, DROP IN, THE COMPLETERS, and SPLIT TONGUE


April 28th, 2017 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:
WILD ROSE

Date & location formed:
Summer 2016.

Reason for forming:
To rock HARD with our friends in our small town.

What are your lyrics about?
The soul.

How would you describe your sound?
A melding of power pop and hard rock or as one reviewer aptly puts it “The Steve Miller Band trying to be a punk band.”

What’s in the future for this band?
Recording in a studio, touring, and hopefully releasing a record.

Wild Rose (photo by Farrah Skeiky)

Links and contact info:

wildroseva.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
AMYGDALA

Date & location formed:
Formed in late 2014 and released our first album in 2016. That release was followed by a 30 day tour through Europe and another month-long tour through the U.S. to support our album Population Control.

Reason for forming:
To dismantle cool kid clubs.

What are your lyrics about?
CSA (child sex abuse) Depression, mental illness, racism, inner misogyny, patriarchy.

How would you describe your sound?
Aggressive, emotional, hardcore punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Working on album #2, split 7” release with Soul Glo, Mexico/South America tour winter 2017.

Amygdala (photo by Rhylli)

Links and contact info:
Write us! For merch, shows,booking at
amygdalatx.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
SIAL

Date & location formed:
December 2016 from Singapore, Southeast Asia.

Reason for forming:
Producing raw hardcore punk representing the voices of the minority and the marginalised class. Singing in our native language, Malay.

SIAL (photo by Andreas)

What are your lyrics about?
Spewing our hatred towards humanity and the system that you’ve created. Against, power,gentrification, progression and modernisation in the world’s most expensive state.

How would you describe your sound?
Raw, dark, primitive punk hardcore mixed with blood and tears.

What’s in the future for this band?
No future.The world is dying, so is punk.

SIAL (photo by Andreas)

Links and contact info:
sial.bandcamp.com

 

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Artwork by Rich Gutierrez

Band name:
DROP IN

Date & location formed:
Jan 2016 in San Jose, CA.

Reason for forming:
I think we all just really wanted to DO something- cole & jerm were pretty fresh out of their last bands & we just went into the basement & started jamming. ricky showed up sometime during that first practice, took over on bass & that was that.

What are your lyrics about?
Most of the lyrics come from the self-perpetuating loop of sadness & anger, I guess.

How would you describe your sound?
I feel like we play pretty straightforward hardcore… maybe like Mindset-meets-Blazing Eye.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just put out our second tape, “Antifascist Hardcore”… as for the future, we’re planning some upcoming gigs up & down the west coast, & we’re probably going to start working on a full length pretty soon.

Drop In (photo by Saoirse Alesandro)

Links and contact info:
dropin.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/dropinsj

 

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Band name:

THE COMPLETERS

Date & location formed:
We are from Porto Alegre, Brazil. We had our first gig in December 2016.

Reason for forming:
We played in some local hardcore bands and we wanted to form a new band, with post-punk influence.

What are your lyrics about?
About the way we live our lives in the middle of streets and buildings.

How would you describe your sound?
Post-punk played by punks.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’ve just released a single and we are looking for labels for our debut album.

The Completers (photo by John Souza)

Links and contact info:

thecompleters.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/TheCompleters

 

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Band name:
SPLIT TONGUE

Pdoih – Vocals
Gaga – Guitar
At – Bass
Lem – Drum

Date & location formed:
Shah Alam, Malaysia.

Reason for forming:
We just wanted to make a hardcore punk band and make friends all around the world.

What are your lyrics about?
They’re about what happens around us. About what we love and hate.

How would you describe your sound?
I think hardcore + Oi! + UK82. How about you?

What’s in the future for this band?
We just release new Ep Smash The Wall, released by Secret Records (Malaysia). We’re getting split with Losst, also from Malaysia. We’re also planning to touring a few countries in Southeast Asia.

Links and contact info:

lidahbercabang.bandcamp.com
secretrecs.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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