Bluesbreaker Discuss Touring and Hardcore Scene in Ukraine

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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 sleeping at my place, I …

Bluesbreaker Discuss Touring and Hardcore Scene in Ukraine

Mittens XVX 2017, bluesbreaker, grunge, hardcore, hardcore punk, interview, Interviews, kiev, Punk News, ukraine 0 Comments

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 sleeping at my place, I …

Waste: Straight Edge is a Political Position

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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 all begin for Waste? What …

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

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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 to spend a lot of …

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

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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 N’ Daze and its sound? …

Beau Navire: Stay Punk. Stay Beautiful!

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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 your band. Why play music, …

Statement: Tracing the Roots of Vegan Straight Edge

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Known by some as the “Godfather of Vegan Straight Edge”, Rat is an old punk from the UK who has been involved in the punk scene since the age of 14. As both a vegan straight edge kid and a huge admirer of early 80’s anarcho-punk scene, my purpose of conducting this interview is to trace back the history of vegan straight …

Ruined Families: An Education in Unlearning

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2016 has been a tough year, however, being involved in the DIY hardcore punk scene is still something I feel wholeheartedly passionate about. In retrospection, there are so many bands and records I’ve listened to, live or on record, during the past year. Some of them are truly admirable and worthwile both musically and lyrically, but there are just a few to …

Liberty: The People Who Care Are Still Angry!

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When it comes to early 80’s anarcho-punk scene in the UK, there are a few bands as militant and uncompromising as Liberty. The band formed in 1980 in North Kent to get it all out on the table early. Liberty were not afraid to unopolegitacally question and confront their own scene, meat eaters, or any right-wing political opponent. By the end of 1984 …

Self-Titled Demo Records: The Story of a Russian DIY Punk Label

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Alexander Lyubomudrov was the man behind Self-Titled Demo Records, a small DIY label from Moscow that, together with Old Skool Kids (OSK Records) and Insomnia Zine, really helped me to find out about some truly great bands and projects in Eastern Europe and abroad. The label’s first releases were two Latvian screamo/hardcore bands, the 7″ of When My Authorities Fall and …