New Blood

July 7, 2016

New Blood! SURGE, S-21, TRASH LOBSTER, and UNITED VOID

“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…

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SURGE

Date & location formed:
We formed in Dublin, Ireland about a year ago. At the time we had Emmett from Strong Boys playing drums but he wasn’t able to commit to the amount of gigs we wanted to do due to lots of great bands he’s already in but luckily we weren’t out of action too long when our good friend Tommy stepped in and we all gelled together really well.

Reason for forming:
Denise was really angry about a lot of stuff happening in society in Ireland and globally and wanted to vent about it. Lyrics formed in her head and we wrote a bunch of tunes in short space of time and it took off pretty quickly.

What are your lyrics about?
Denise: Generally about things that really piss me off, and make me despondent. Stuff I really need to vent about, which there is no shortage of on this fucked up little island. Sexual assault and how certain attitudes perpetuate bullshit rape culture, Ireland’s archaic abortion legislation, and the torture and death that results from state inaction on it, the absurdity of total environmental destruction as a result of rampant capitalism, struggles with self harm ideations, the dangers of mob mentality against oppressed minorities, queer identity and erasure.

Surge (photo by Aleks Andrs Robotiņš)
Surge (photo by Aleks Andrs Robotiņš)

How would you describe your sound?
A raw mix between Japanese and Scandi hardcore? That’s what we were aiming for anyway but it developed at bit different as always. It’s noisy anyway.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just released a 7 track tape (available through Dogs and Vultures Distro) and have started writing songs for another release, hopefully a split with another queer/feminist hardcore band. We’re up for touring and festivals as much as time allows, we have some trips to mainland Europe in the pipeline already.

Links and contact info:
surgepunx@gmail.com
surgepunx.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/surgepunx

Distro:
dogsandvulturesdistro@gmail.com
dogsandvultures.com

 

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S-21

Date & location formed:
September 2015 in Philadelphia, PA.

Reason for forming:
A bunch of bands broke up and a new wave of Philly punk bands started up, S-21 being one of them.

What are your lyrics about?
Genocide, being objectified/hyper-sexualized as an Asian woman, abuse, systemic oppression.

How would you describe your sound?
US hardcore punk band ripping off primitive Japanese punk metal riffs.

What’s in the future for this band?
Northeast tour in August and recording a record mid-summer.

S-21 (photo by Marit Staſstrom)
S-21 (photo by Marit Staſstrom)

Links and contact info:
s-21.bandcamp.com

 

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Artwork by Jeffrey Drees
Artwork by Jeffrey Drees

Band name: TRASH LOBSTER

Date & location formed:
June 2015, Oklahoma City.

Reason for forming:
Contributing to a punk scene that has stood up for and supported us.

What are your lyrics about?
Resistance to oppressive systems.

How would you describe your sound?
Queer Dumpster Punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Fed Up Fest in July and a second release sometime before Fall.

Links and contact info:
facebook.com/trashlobster666
trashlobster.bandcamp.com

Trash Lobster (photo by Smashley Killiams)
Trash Lobster (photo by Smashley Killiams)

 

 

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Band name:
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UNITED VOID

Date & location formed:
November 2015 in Andrew’s living room. East Tacoma, WA.

Reason for forming:
Steve: I moved to Seattle from KC in September and started hanging with Paul, who lived in KC for a while too. Neither of us had any bands going on and he introduced me to Tyler and Andrew. We all started jamming songs we had written and things kind of clicked between us.

What are your lyrics about?
Wasting time around shitty people, social climbers, feeling stuck in shitty situations, and joining gangs of monsters. Most are written in retrospect about bad times I was having the past couple years before I moved.

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How would you describe your sound?
USHC. Poison Idea/Boston/Midwest Hardcore all put into one.

What’s in the future for this band?
Recording again in the next few months and planning a tour for late August/early September. Until then just keep writing songs and playing shows.

Links and contact info:
unitedvoidhc@gmail.com
unitedvoid.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: mrrnewblood@gmail.com

*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.

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