By Angel S.

Аmbient and drone on Fluff: Interview with Wilhelm Grasslich

This year your favorite summer hardcore punk festival Fluff Fest in Czech Republic has its own ambient and drone stage. So far bands and projects playing music in these abstract and obscure genres, which on the first look seem quite far from what’s happening on the main stages on Fluff Fest (July 21 – 23, […]

By Ben Kaye

Gogol Bordello share new single “Walking on the Burning Coal”: Stream

Photo by Dan Efram Gogol Bordello have long blazed their own path through the world, musically and otherwise. Led by uniquely charismatic frontman Eugene Hütz, the ever-evolving collective has defied the boundaries of continents and genres in their quest for spiritual illumination through gypsy punk. That path isn’t always something society has clearly defined, obviously, […]

By DIY Conspiracy

Adrestia: Punks for Rojava

Adrestia is a crust metal force coming from Sweden that takes politics seriously. Live, these guys engulf the audience in the flames of an ongoing struggle for direct democracy and autonomy happening in Rojava, while still playing great music influenced by equal doses of scorch-all-to-hell crustcore and melodic Swedish death metal. On Monday night they […]

By Michelle Geslani

​​Sløtface’s new song “Nancy Drew” is inspired by a badass, feminist superhero — listen

Photo by Martin Høye Sløtface are looking to take down the patriarchy one slimy piece at a time through their punk-infused rock songs. They challenged our complacent society on one of the best songs of 2016, “Sponge State”; meanwhile, last month’s “Magazine”, the lead single off upcoming LP Try Not to Freak Out, railed against unfair body image […]

By Mittens XVX

Bluesbreaker Discuss Touring and Hardcore Scene in Ukraine

Bluesbreaker is a great hardcore band from Kiev, incorporating these groovy guitars into their sound. Honestly, I didn’t have the chance to check the band prior to their show in Sofia that our friends from For The Kids Booking set up last night. Their great show struck a chord with me and since the band was […]

By Mittens XVX

Bluesbreaker Discuss Touring and Hardcore Scene in Ukraine

Bluesbreaker is a great hardcore band from Kiev, incorporating these groovy guitars into their sound. Honestly, I didn’t have the chance to check the band prior to their show in Sofia that our friends from For The Kids Booking set up last night. Their great show struck a chord with me and since the band was […]

By xCalumx

Waste: Straight Edge is a Political Position

Hailing from Gothenburg and featuring members of The Hammer, Waste bring a distinctly visceral take on straight edge. With a new 7” coming soon, along with a bunch of tour dates around Europe in June, vocalist Andrea, bassist Jonas and guitarist Filip chatted to us about the band’s journey so far. So, where did it […]

By liorphillips

Spoon’s Britt Daniel Breaks Down His Band’s Entire Discography

Photo by Philip Cosores On the morning before one of Spoon’s first shows supporting new album Hot Thoughts, Britt Daniel exudes an inordinate calm. I’ve asked him to take a journey back through each of Spoon’s nine albums. He remains unfazed, speaking softly yet confidently, his memory sharp and his opinions sharper. And yet, he doesn’t seem the type […]

By Mittens XVX

Days N’ Daze: Punk is a Movement and a State of Mind

Everyone’s favorite DIY folk-punk extravaganza Days N’ Daze is just releasing their new record CRUSTFALL and we couldn’t resist the urge to interview them for DIY Conspiracy! What’s the story of Days N’ Daze? Do you refer to yourselves as musicians and what are your personal aspirations in punk music that drove you to form Days […]

By Mittens XVX

Beau Navire: Stay Punk. Stay Beautiful!

This is an old interview with Beau Navire I did for my old zine during their European tour in 2011. It’s one my favorite interviews, so I hope to reach even more people by publishing it online. Photos by Austin Kamps and Norbert Farkas, answers by Trei, Kris, and Jon. Let’s start with an introduction to […]