V.A. – I Can Already Smell Your Unhappyness

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Artist: Various Title: I Can Already Smell Your Unhappyness Release: Tape, Digital Year: 2016 Label: Prejudice Me “I Can Already Smell Your Unhappyness” is an awesome compilation featuring 16 DIY punk bands to celebrate five years of Prejudice Me label’s existence! Prejudice Me is Fran & Zoe’s cute DIY label and distro that started out in 2011 simply as a way to raise money and …

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 …

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 …

Bratakus: Riot Riot (Grrrl) Upstart

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Hailing from the north of Scotland, Riot Grrrl duo Bratakus—siblings Breagha and Onnagh Cuinn—represent something of an anomaly in Scottish punk, in that they are vegan and straightedge. Calum Harvie meets the sisters and finds out how they cope with being the only vegans in their village and why they want Sasquatch to play drums. Photos by Gary Trueman and John McCandless. …