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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.
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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
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.
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/
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.
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.
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S3 E6: Colin Clark from Colin's Punk Rock World
This week's guest is Colin Clark from Colin's Punk Rock World. He's incredibly well informed about the world of underground punk rock, and is one of the most positive and dedicated people in our scene.
We talk about how the pandemic has impacted DIY music, the great gigs we've been to in the past, and what it's like to be sober at shows. We cover a lot of ground in the conversation - I hope that you enjoy it as much as we did.
Boss' Daughter - Drunken Smiles
Fine & Great - Three Sheets To The Wind
Free Dogs - The Moon and My Friends
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