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Shout Louder is a podcast for modern punks; we've got interviews, anecdotes and the best underground music. On our radio episodes you can discover your new favourite punk band. In our hour-long interviews you can laugh, learn about the music community and feel like you've made some new friends.

We try to represent the diverse range of genres and individuals involved in the UK DIY punk rock community. All our chats are personal, relatable, funny and full of music banter.

The podcast is just one part of Shout Louder. Check out our books, blog, interviews and more over at shout-louder.com.

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Shout Louder is a podcast for modern punks; we've got interviews, anecdotes and the best underground music. On our radio episodes you can discover your new favourite punk band. In our hour-long interviews you can laugh, learn about the music community and feel like you've made some new friends.

We try to represent the diverse range of genres and individuals involved in the UK DIY punk rock community. All our chats are personal, relatable, funny and full of music banter.

The podcast is just one part of Shout Louder. Check out our books, blog, interviews and more over at shout-louder.com.

    S4 E4: Joe Dimuantes from The Human Project & Sounds of Swami

    S4 E4: Joe Dimuantes from The Human Project & Sounds of Swami

    Joe Dimuantes is a talented multi-instrumentalist who's been part of the Leeds/Keighley music scene for many years. He drums in post-hardcore band Sounds of Swami and bass in revered skate-punks The Human Project. The latter band hit pause before lockdown, but Sounds of Swami are actively writing and recording right now, working on a follow up to 2017's Furniture for Modern Living.

    Joe and I sat down in August and has a chat about how the world was growing after the weight of lockdowns and the absence of live music. We had a reflective conversation on a rainy Sunday afternoon, covering the benefits of slowing down and taking a break from music, the wild memories we have of nu-metal and ska-punk bands of the past, and the oppressive heat and sticky floors of punk shows. We had a lengthy conversation about Random Hand because, apparently, I can't resist it. Joe also gave us an insight into the future intentions of Sounds of Swami, The Human Project and a rather intriguing potential cover band...

    Sounds of Swami have a brand new track included on the Fugazi charity compilation put together by the folks at Ripcord Records. Silence is a Dangerous Sound: A Tribute to Fugazi is out now - it's an incredible, wide-ranging project featuring Fugazi covers from 43 bands. Big-name contributors include Shai Hulud, Authority Zero, La Dispute and Belvedere ... plus a band called Couch Slut, which has me intrigued. Be sure to check out the compilation.

    Big shout out to The Parish in Huddersfield - an excellent venue that's a must-visit if you find yourself in the north. Shoutouts also to Random Hand, Lightyear and Lockjaw Records' Black Lives Matter compilation who feature heavily in the conversation.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    S4 E3: New Punk Rock Radio - October 2021

    S4 E3: New Punk Rock Radio - October 2021

    Our new punk rock radio show is out now! This episode is a round-up of all the best new punk releases out there right now, all wrapped up into an enjoyable podcast.


    Sarah discussed Wotsit Called Fest, Lockjaw Records' new Black Lives Matter charity compilation, and making a music video for Fair Do's. We've done all the hard work of finding the best new music for you, including Church Girls, Sniff and Nosebleed. There's plenty of alternative rock - from the noisy riffs of CHIHUAHUA to the warm acoustics of Joe Tilston's new single.

    This episode features the following tracks:



    Nosebleed - Make Up Your Mind
    Church Girls - Separated
    Sniff - Shifting
    Riviera Kid - Sertraline
    Haest - Is The Earth Scared?
    Skiv - In A&E
    Hike The Peak feat. Jo Bouwmeester - Faded Misconceptions
    Passionflower - Neverland
    Catbamboo feat. Kurt Travis - Crave
    Plot 32 - Favourite Things
    Fair Do's - Love & Light
    CHIHUAHUA - White Cane Bruise
    Joe Tilston - Minutes To Midnight

    Be sure to support the Lockjaw Records Black Lives Matter compilation here: lockjawrecords.co.uk/blm

    • 1 hr 3 min
    S4 E2: Calvin Sewell from Grand Collapse

    S4 E2: Calvin Sewell from Grand Collapse

    On the heels of their album release tour for Empty Plinths, Sarah catches up with Calvin Sewell, frontman of hardcore thrashers Grand Collapse. Hailed as one of the best hardcore band in the UK right now, we dedicated time to talking about Grand Collapse's lyrics as an outlet for Calvin's anger at the state of the world.

    We discussed the politics and current affairs, including Sarah Everard's murder, the petrol 'shortage', the Nation, the National Detective Program where the police asked neighbours or spy on one another, and migrant crossing and continuing refugee crises. We also touched on the toppling of Edward Colston's statue that inspired the album title Empty Plinths.

    Grand Collapse had also just finished their album release tour, so we also talked about DIY touring and whether the landscape's changed after the pandemic and Brexit.

    We played Panic Room, the first single from Grand Collapse's new album Empty Plinths, which is out now on TNSrecords.

    • 54 min
    S4 E1: Dani Rascal from Faintest Idea & Knife Club

    S4 E1: Dani Rascal from Faintest Idea & Knife Club

    The latest episode of the Shout Louder Punk Podcast features an in-depth conversation with Dani Rascal. Frontman of rebellious street- / ska- punks Faintest Idea, Dani's been touring in DIY bands for over ten years, and he's recently been revealed as the bassist of mysterious punk rock supergroup Knife Club.

    Dani and Sarah fall down a conversational rabbit hole, discussing every topic under the sun. If you're ever wanted to listen to two angry punk rockers prostheletise about politics, housing, debt, and neoclassical economics, you're in the right place. Even if that's not your bag, it's a very entertaining listen. We even managed to discuss music!

    The episode features Faintest Idea's latest single Stomp It Down.



    It's not Dani's first time on the podcast! Our most popular episode ever was a collection of tall tales of Faintest Idea's tour antics, back in Season One. You can listen that here: https://anchor.fm/shoutlouder/

    • 1 hr 18 min
    S3 E8: New Punk Rock Radio - August 2021

    S3 E8: New Punk Rock Radio - August 2021

    This is the first of our new style of Punk Rock Radio podcasts. Listen to our favourite new alt rock releases, with some old classics thrown in. Sarah discusses the vinyl shortage, nostalgia comebacks, the return of gigs, and whatever else comes to mind!

    This episode features:


    Kali Masi - Still Life
    Maisonette - Lifeboat
    Bruise Control - Taxman
    Fair Do's - Casket
    La Armada - White Jesus
    Cherym - Kisses On My Cards
    Shackleford - 3AM
    Burning Flag - Man Up
    Hell Is For Heroes - I Can Climb Mountains
    Grand Collapse - Empty Plinths
    Alexisonfire - .44 Calibre Love Letter

    We're reinvigorating Shout Louder and giving a new look and feel to our regular punk rock podcasts. We're still going to release interview-style episodes where we talk to bands and fans about the music, nonsense and the way of the punk rock world ... however we're also going to release regular 'Punk Rock Radio' episodes to highlight some of the best new music coming out.

    • 52 min
    S3 E7: Joe Tilston from Random Hand & Merch Stall

    S3 E7: Joe Tilston from Random Hand & Merch Stall

    During the third UK lockdown, Sarah caught up with Joe Tilston - the bassist and organising force of ska-core favourites Random Hand.

    Joe comes from a musical family and gives a unique perspective, from years of experience on the road with Random Hand, writing as a solo folk artist, playing with Traits as a fun project, and setting up his own business: Merch Stall. Expanding his screen-printing business has kept him busy through lockdown, giving us the chance to discuss how to take the ethos and community of the punk rock world and grow a business from it.

    We discuss how the musical landscape has changed in the last 10 years, whether making a living from music is still feasible, and what we predict will change in a post-COVID world. We have an honest conversation about the financial hardship and sacrifice of touring with an band that's as active as Random Hand were, and debate whether it's still feasible to make a living from music nowadays.

    We also play tracks from Random Hand, Traits and Joe's unreleased solo album.

    For more interviews and opinions, head to shout-louder.com.

    • 1 hr 40 min

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