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S5 E1: Tommy Morris from Bruise Control
This week's guest is the infamous Tommy Morris from Bruise Control and Terrorpins! Bruise Control are a new garage punk band from Manchester who have garnered a lot of well-deserved hype. They're about to be unleashed upon their first UK tour, in the company of Sniff, one of the UK punk scene's most exciting new acts. To celebrate, Sarah decided to chat to Tommy about all things touring.
Tommy's been playing in DIY bands since he was a teenager and has a wealth of stories, experience and anecdotes ... but instead of discussing music, we went on a rant about Christmas presents and homophobic songs from the 1980s. We did manage to cover various death-defying tour experiences, wax lyrical about how much we both love Sniff, and Tommy tells us all about that last-minute Pizzatramp set at Manchester Punk Festival.
Tommy supplied the olives. Sarah vaguely tried to keep things on track. Daisy, the cat, offered a series of distractions.
The closing track is 'Taxman' by Bruise Control.
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S4 E10: Kaz & Big Hands - Manchester Punk Fest 2022 Special
This is a bumper episode to celebrate Manchester Punk Festival 2022 in pseudo-review format. Sarah got together with Kaz & Big Hands to talk about all the highs and lows of MPF 2022. All three work behind the scenes at Manchester Punk Fest, so they've got a slightly different take on the event. They squeezed in a lot of bands alongside a lot of work, and they had a bloody wonderful time.
Kaz is in Follow Your Dreams, who played two sets on Saturday, and Chris 'Big Hands' Hinsley is in Knife Club, and previously Revenge of The Psychotronic Man. They're an important part of the TNS family and the MPF team - two wonderful people who work pretty tirelessly for the world of DIY punk rock.
They reminisced about all the bands we fell in love with, including the likes of Nosebleed, Snatch Game, Random Hand, Electric Press, Fatalist, Going Off, Forever Unclean, NEXO, Sewer Cats, Smoking Gives You Big Tits, Corrupt Vision, PMX and literally heaps more. We also discussed towels.
It's a tad late because Sarah caught a horrendous MPF flu and has only been physically capable of movement or thought in the last week or so. Hopefully, everyone else fared better!
Check out our full write-up of MPF2022: shout-louder.com/mpf2022
S4 E9: Kieran Kelly from Manchester Punk Fest & Moving North
What better way to get geared up for Manchester Punk Festival than a conversation with one of the organisers? Kieran Kelly has been putting on gigs for over 15 years. He's one of the most established Manchester promoters who's still within the DIY scene, promoting under the name Moving North. He's also in the band Throwing Stuff, however, I don't think we talked about that at all!
Kieran's known as one third of the Manchester Punk Fest team, which he puts on alongside Anarchistic Undertones and TNSrecords. Now in its sixth year, MPF has evolved and grown since its inception in 2015. Kieran gives his top tips for enjoying the festival to the fullest, describes some of the stresses of organising such a large event, and talks about the DIY ethos at its core.
Although this is an unofficial MPF2022 special, we talk about a lot besides the festival. Kieran tells us about some of the best gigs he's put on, as well as some of the most calamitous. We discussed the economy of punk rock gigs and tours, why he's dedicated so many years of his life to promoting gigs, and some of his dream bookings.
Keep an eye on all of Kieran's gig booking over at movingnorth.bigcartel.com
You can find all things MPF at manchesterpunkfestival.co.uk
Manchester Punk Fest takes place on April 16th-18th. It's sold out, but there are some resale tickets available via Twickets.
The closing track on the podcast is Scram by Jeff Rosenstock, from his album No Dream
Check out our other MPF-themed content at shout-louder.com! We'll see you down the front.
S4 E8: Leo & Lasse from Forever Unclean
On this episode of the Shout Louder podcast, Sarah's joined by Leo Wallin and Lasse Mikkelsen of Forever Unclean! These popular Danish punks tread the line between pop, indie- and skate-punk to create an infectious, energetic racket that it's hard not to love. They make short, fun songs that'll get stuck in your head.
Forever Unclean opened 2022 by releasing their first full-length album Best, following a string of successful EPs. During the podcast, the band tell us how they've tried to create a record that encapsulates that one, unique moment in time, and how live recording in their own studio enabled them to do that. We discussed the logic and love behind their new album, their first meeting (in a skate park - this are skatepunk who actually skate!), and the current market for vinyl.
We also discussed the Dive Dogs project - a high-quality online platform for streaming intimate live shows; their European answer to Audiotree or Bridge City Sessions. Throughout, we also talk about the impact that being part of the DIY punk community has had on their mentality.
Best is out now on Disconnect Disconnect Records (UK), Hidden Home Records (USA) and Nasty Cut Records (EU).
We strongly recommend that you also check out Nasty Cut's Cut the Crap online zine: nastycutrecords.com/cut-the-crap
Check out Dive Dogs here: youtube.com/channel/UCGMloGUB43c3uJZo73Fzs5A
S4 E7: Simon Walker from Rash Decision & The SeaBin Podcast
Si Walker, self-described moany bastard and born comedian, is both an excellent podcast guest and host! He is the creator of The SeaBin Podcast - one of my favourite comedy punk rock listens. He also plays in FOUR bands: Rash Decision, Monolithian, Helpless and Swansong. Clearly, he's a key component of the Cornish punk rock community.
We balanced the conversation by having some deep chats and talking about poo and pants. You can look forward to a philosophical conversation about the meaning of punk, the importance of not following society's stereotypes, and the impending plane crash of balancing four bands. You can also learn what a festival lava lamp is, and what to do if you run out of loo roll in a disgusting bathroom.
Rash Decision have just released a new album called 'Year of The Silence'. At the end of the podcast, you'll hear 'The Pain The Alters', taken from the album: rashdecision.bandcamp.com
Monolithian are playing Manchester Punk Fest and Dreadfest: monolithiandoom.bandcamp.com
Helpless will shortly be releasing a new album called Caged In Cold on Church Road Records: helplessnoise.bandcamp.com
You can (and should) go listen to The SeaBin podcast on any podcast platform.
Cover photo by Cold Front Photography.
S4 E6: Matty & Greeny from Roughneck Riot
Our latest podcast features folk-punk tour-de-force, Roughneck Riot! This is the most fun I’ve had recording a long while. It's also the first face-to-face one I've been able to do in a long while.
Roughneck Riot are currently making a comeback. Their 2019 hiatus was meant to last one year, but Covid had other plans. Now, at the beginning of 2022, they’ve just dropped their third studio album Burn It To The Ground. It's
I sat down with Matty Humphries (vocals/mandolin) and Chris Green (guitar/vocals) at Greeny's house in Warrington. We grabbed some beers and some mics and proceeded to talk about the new record, the evolution of the band from a fun teenage project to the skilled troupe they are now, and how arguing about songwriting is the key to making tunes as memorable as theirs. We also tell some wildly inaccurate, libellous stories about Faintest Idea.
At the end of the podcast, you can hear their single Don't Count Me Out. Roughneck Riot's new album Burn It To The Ground is out now on SBAM Records. UK listeners can pick up a copy direct from the band: roughneckriot.co.uk/store
Cover photo by Hold My Pint Photography.
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