New Blood! Y2K, GELD, AMYL & THE SNIFFERS, FUR COAT, TARANTÜLA, and SEXPILL


September 22nd, 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…

Band name:
Ooh, I know this one!… Y2K

Date & location formed:
SICK, Another easy question! We’re gonna ace this test. December 2k15 at 1905 Adeline St., Oakland CA 94608

Reason for forming:
Damn, a paragraph answer. I hate these questions. y2k was formed because we felt unprepared for an ambiguous future.

What are your lyrics about?
The way institutions manipulate facts to drive people into a controlled panic, excuses we make to avoid personal accountability, trying to process trauma, a flower.

How would you describe your sound?
The sound of stuffing your cash into your mattress; when you close the door on your airlock and you realize you don’t get wi-fi reception; the sound of four individuals trying to thrive in the new world; unhinged hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
Before the ball drops, we have a PNW tour planned October 12-17. We’ll be distributing shirts to keep people warm and tapes to keep people informed.

y2k (photo by Nicholas Tapin)

Y2K (photo by Nicholas Tapin)

Links and contact info:

why2k.bandcamp.com
Or you can hit us up on slsk at briangraves, soccer.camp, bananaconda, khaghighi

 

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Band name:
GELD

Date & location formed:
2015 – Melbourne, Australia.

Reason for forming:
Cormac: Bored fuckless of the bands around us and wanted to do our own thing without preconceptions, see what happened through blending disparate influences. Our singer Al worked as a barman at my local and I noticed that he had a carousel of tasty punk t-shirts. Started chatting, discovered we’d similarly wide-ranging musical tastes. Myself, him, Rowley (drums) and Isaac (bass) were talking bollocks at the pub one night and they mentioned they’d been trying to get something together for a few years but couldn’t find the right guitarist. They’d all been in solid bands so I said I’d like to give it a shot and we took it from there. It’s fun doing a band where there’s no single personality demanding it be a certain way; we’re just letting it flow and it’s surprising how fully formed it feels.

What are your lyrics about?
Al: The crushing banality of existence, temptations of the first world, absurdist dystopian takes on anxiety and alienation.

GELD (photo by Dave Forcier)

GELD (photo by Dave Forcier)

How would you describe your sound?
We’ve had a pretty hard time describing it satisfactorily. I liked Tim from Maggot Fest’s take: “Something like Cleveland’s H-100s would come up with if they’d moved to Tokyo in the mid 90s, gone on a three-day conbini sake binge and then jumped on stage at a Burning Spirits show.”

What’s in the future for this band?
Our mate Jon’s just after re-releasing our demo tape on his label Space Ritual. We’ve another batch of songs almost ready so we’ll be looking to record them over the next months, then see if anyone can be arsed releasing them or do it ourselves.

Links and contact info:
spaceritual.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
AMYL & THE SNIFFERS

Date & location formed:
February 2016. We formed in a share house in St Kilda, Melbourne.

Amyl & The Sniffers (photo by Loredana Lo Porto)

Amyl & The Sniffers (photo by Loredana Lo Porto)

Reason for forming:
We originally started to play house parties and drink beer for free, make energy/cause trouble. We all live together so we recorded our E.P one afternoon.

What are your lyrics about?
Power, alcohol, coastal towns, sad heart, road trips perspectives, Melbourne and St Kilda, pleasure and not being lonely.

How would you describe your sound?
Short sharp and mean. Sounds of 70’s Australian rock.

What’s in the future for this band?
Couldn’t tell you xx

Photo by (Doug Bennett )

Photo by (Doug Bennett )

Links and contact info:

amylandthesniffers.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/amylandthesniffers

 

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Band name:

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Logo by Erica Young

FUR COAT

Date & location formed:
Sometime during the dark Toronto winter of 2015/16, in a basement called Ozzy’s Palace.

Reason for forming:
Fear of the world around us.

What are your lyrics about?
Fear of the world to come.

How would you describe your sound?
Cataclysmic psych.

What’s in the future for this band?
Longer songs, fewer riffs, more pedals, a second demo (soon), a record (later), and touring (as soon as possible).

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Links and contact info:

fur-coat.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
TARANTÜLA, not TARANTULA. It’s just that simple.

Date & location formed:
I dont know when we started, but thats of no consequence. all that matters is that we exist. We organized our troops in the putrid depths of Chicago subways and sewers. Mr.future, Drügface, Corporal Cunt, and Dr. DNA.

Reason for forming:
Because what the fuck else is there to do.

What are your lyrics about?
lyrical subjects are the collective consciousness of the lives, loves, and adventures of Tarantüla. And drug stuff.

How would you describe your sound?
Punk rock music.

Tarantüla (photo by Martin Sorrondeguy)

Tarantüla (photo by Martin Sorrondeguy)

What’s in the future for this band?
Only Mr. Future can know these deeps secrets, and by no means are they fit to be strewn about the general public.

Links and contact info:

tarantulashocktroops.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
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Date & location formed:
2014, South East Houston.

Reason for forming:
Swervy: Dani n I just met n shared the love 4 Japanese punk n agreed That Texas punk scene needed a change of pace, sound n influence. Dani: I became friends with Swervy and we just nerded out real hard on Japan punk. Around this time I was messing around w a guitar that a friend let me borrow. Once Swervy came up with a name I talked to Barry (drummer) and he was down to record a demo. Next day, Me n Barry went to His practice space, split an aderall and I called in to work and under 2 hrs we recorded a very crude demo I barely knew how to play guitar but somehow we recorded 3 tracks and then called up Swervy who some how hadn’t gotten any sleep in 24hrs and he just freestyled over the demo w a phasor pedal over his vocals.

What are your lyrics about?
Swervy: Not being ok in the head embracing being a weirdo hating the HPD n the shenanigans of being a party boy who loves beer.

How would you describe your sound?
Swervy: Fucked up noisey adk influence chaos.
Dani: Noisey punk from hell.

What’s in the future for this band?
Swervy: Hopefully tour n flexi maybe 7in if someone would help us out it out but definitely more shit coming out. Dani: it would be badass if we could tour but everyone else is in other bands and really busy always but hopefully one day we can tour. Tryna put out a 2-3 track flexi in the near future!

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Links and contact info:
sexpill.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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