DIY punk rock’s most mysterious band, Knife Club, reveal their identities, tell us all their secrets and launch their new video and album!
Interview by Sarah Williams.
Knife Club are the most mysterious punk band of 2020 – teasing live shows and recordings without ever revealing who they really are. If you’ve missed the hype, we posted an article speculating about their identity (sorry folks: we were in on the joke the whole time).
Today you can finally learn the identity of the band! Our interview below sheds light on the whole affair. To celebrate, they’re launching pre-orders of their first full-length album We Are Knife Club – available from TNSrecords.
Watch this video right to the end, and read the interview below to find out exactly who Knife Club are and what they’re all about!
You can finally tell the world who you are! Introduce yourselves for us.
We are…! Continue reading “Interview: Knife Club reveal their identity with video & album launch [Exclusive]”
PAPERCUTS is an 80+ page paperback zine with contributions from 30+ authors and photographers, chronicling the community spirit of the DIY music community.
We’re proud to announce the pre-order of our paperback zine PAPERCUTS!
PAPERCUTS is a special collaboration between people from all different areas of the punk rock community: bands, fans and all things in between. We’re fortunate to be united through music, and we’ve attempted to condense some of that special bond into these pages.
Whether it’s finding love, overcoming loss, leaving home or finding a tribe, once you’re part of the DIY community it’s hard to see life any other way. Celebrate and commemorate that feeling with this lovely bumper print zine. Continue reading “PAPERCUTS: Announcing Shout Louder’s new book,celebrating punk rock community”
Day tickets are now available for our London music fest, with Lightyear and The JB Conspiracy headlining.
We’ve just announced the day splits for Do It Together Fest 2020, the party we’re hosting at New Cross Inn alongside Be Sharp Promotions and Colin’s Punk Rock World.
The event’s taking place on 24-25 January 2020 and is a celebration of the punk rock community, with a record and zine fair. We’re even got some live music after parties yet to announce!
Grab your day tickets: http://newcrossinn.com/tickets/events/do-it-together-fest
On Friday legendary brass wizards The JB Conspiracy will be headlining! Before them, heartfelt, humorous pop-punk from Eat Defeat, bouncy ska-punk party machines Just Say Nay and over-driven hard rock from Midwich Cuckoos. Continue reading “News: Day Splits Announced For Do It Together Fest”
Be the first to see the hilarious music video for the first single from Haest’s upcoming album ‘Anomie’, due out on TNSrecords in January.
There’s nothing we love more than a proper DIY punk rock music video, and today’s exclusive is just that. Haest are gearing up to release their debut album Anomie to the world – due out on TNSrecords on 10 January 2020.
The video for the first single I Thought I’d Walked In Shit But It Was A Child’s Mitten is a low-budget classic, featuring Snuff/Southport’s Simon Wells as a lairy estate agent. Would you buy this house?
In their short existence, Haest have been running roughshod through the UK DIY punk scene, clocking up two EPs, various compilation tracks, a European tour and a ton of support slots with the likes of The Dwarves, The Adolescents, Pears, Birds In Row and Clowns. The band have developed a sound of their own; mixing influences from hardcore punk, doom and noise rock. Their debut album sees them spread their wings even further, creating a truly unique piece of work.
Find out more and pre-order the album here. Continue reading “Exclusive: Haest Premiere Video for ‘I Thought I’d Walked In Sh*t But It Was A Child’s Mitten’”
Watch Tim Loud’s new music video for his poignant acoustic folk single ‘Things That Matter’.
Anti-folk hero Tim Loud is releasing a brand new single Things That Matter along with unique BeeBombs and artwork on November 22nd. As big fans of Tim Loud’s impressive back catalogue, we’re proud to premiere it here on Shout Louder.
Things That Matter explores how each of us have our own personal struggles, within the direction life takes us. It concludes that if we were all a little more understanding of this then, it might promote more empathy and unity.
Tim has excelled himself with this new track. We implore you to check out the Bee Bombs available with the release: a selection of 18 UK wildflowers in an a sustainable easy-to-use bomb. Of all the unusual merchandising efforts we’ve seen recently, this is our favourite.
Continue reading “Exclusive: Tim Loud’s New Video Single ‘Things That Matter’”
We’ve teamed up with TNS Records, Lockjaw Records, Charlie’s Big Raygun Records and Less Talk, More Records to give away this huge bundle of vinyl, CDs and other goodies!
Here at Shout Louder, we try our hardest to champion independent record labels. They work hard to support small bands, with no expectation of financial return. Although we’re all for doing-it-yourself, small record labels are an essential cog in our musical machine.
To celebrate some of our favourite labels, we’ve teamed up with TNSRecords, Lockjaw Records, Charlie’s Big Raygun Records and Less Talk, More Records.
We’re offering you a one-off chance to win this huge bundle of vinyl, CDs and other assorted goodies.
To enter head over to our Instagram page. Find the competition post, follow the record label accounts and tag a friend. You have until midnight Saturday 6th October to enter, and we’ll choose a winner on Sunday 7th. Continue reading “Win A DIY Punk Rock Mega-Bundle!”
Be the first to watch the new lyric video from Danish melodic-punks Fabled Mind.
Shout Louder are proud to bring you the second single from new Danish punk rockers Fabled Mind.
Fabled Mind released their first single Before The Slaughter to a great reception in August. The band is the brainchild of frontman Dion Finne, who’s been crafting their exceptional full-length album for months. Although new to the music scene, they bring a modern melodic twist to RX Bandits-style fast punk, using combined experience from their other bands (including Shout Louder favourites Forever Unclean).
“Entangled is my attempt to write an uplifting song,” says Dion Finne, on the latest single. “We all face situations and times in our lives where everything seems hopeless and inconsequential. Some people are stuck in a toxic relationship, some hate their work life and 45% of the Danish population feel lonely. Loneliness is a powerful and gripping feeling that can provoke anxiety and force you to avoid social situations in the belief that people don’t need you and that you don’t need them. Continue reading “Exclusive: Fabled Mind premiere new single ‘Entangled’”
Shout Louder and Cold Front Photography have teamed up to create a one-off print zine celebrating Manchester Punk Festival.
We have some exciting news: Shout Louder and Cold Front Photography have joined forces to create our first ever photo book, commemorating Manchester Punk Festival 2019.
We’ve tried to capture everything that makes MPF so special: the culture, the community and the crippling hangovers.
This glossy 36-page photo zine showcases Josh Sumner’s (Cold Front Photography / Fair Do’s) best shots from the festival, including Incisions, Adrenalized, After The Fall, Wolfrik, Corrupt Moral Altar, Coproach, The Infested and Munice Girls. Excelling in dark, intimate photography, he’s captured the intensity of the festival perfectly.
This unique zine is much more than just gorgeous photos: Sarah Williams (Shout Louder / Lockjaw Records) has written a characteristically amusing and honest insight into the highs and lows of Manchester Punk Festival 2019.
We wanted to commemorate this festival that unites the world of punk rock with this photo book. MPF is onto something special: let’s celebrate that.
The photo book is available at a very reasonable price from Shout Louder’s webstore, along with some limited A3 poster prints.
Famed UK punks debut the film of their last ever live show, featuring footage of their huge line-up of TNSrecords favourites: Faintest Idea, Pizzatramp, Nosebleed, Wonk Unit, Matilda’s Scoundrels, Casual Nausea, Rising Strike, Bobby Funk, The Domestics, Sounds of Swami… and a lot of shenanigans.
Shout Louder are proud to premiere The End of Everything: a film documenting the final live show of legendary Manchester fast-punks, Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man.
The farewell show took place at Rebellion, Manchester, on 8 December 2018, and marked the end of a long career of stupidly fast DIY punk rock.
The gig sold out four months in advance, and featured 14 bands: one for each year the band had existed. The line-up was announced shortly before the show, and the running order wasn’t revealed until minutes before each set, setting the scene for a day of chaos.
This film was made by Mark Richards and it features most of the bands who played, including Nosebleed, Pizzatramp, Wonk Unit, Matilda’s Scoundrels, Casual Nausea, The Domestics, Rising Strike, Bobby Funk, Sounds of Swami and more. It also includes extensive highlights of Revenge’s final emotional set, plus the once-in-a-lifetime Revenge ‘All Stars’ band, featuring a carousel of ex-members and associated musicians.
The sound was recorded by Julian Wallinger, with additional mixing by Simon Short.
If there video’s whet your appetite, be sure to pick up a copy of the photobook from the event, featuring top shots from Tim ‘Hold My Pint’ Bevington: https://www.tnsrecords.co.uk/shop/tns-releases/the-end-of-revenge-photo-book/
Revenge’s final album That Was Just A Noise and off of the band’s back catalogue is currently available for HALF PRICE over at the TNSrecords website: http://bit.ly/RevengeSale Continue reading “Exclusive: Revenge of The Psychotronic Man Premiere ‘The End Of Everything’ Film”
Canadian melodic punks Pkewx3 give us a unique track-by-track breakdown of their new album… by picking which beer pairs best with each song.
Canadian melodic punks Pkew Pkew Pkew have created one of the most fun records of the year with Optimal Lifestyles. Rather than the traditional track-by-track breakdown of the album, but asked them to give us a unique insight into the record: by telling us which beer they’d pair each track with.
Want to drink along? Load up the album on Spotify – it’s was released on March 1st via Big Scary Monsters an Dine Alone Records. Enjoy this choice shopping list of Canadian ales to pair with the record!
1. Still Hangin’ Out After All These Years
This best pairs with any of the ones listed at the end of the track—take your pick!
2. I Don’t Matter At All
This is a pretty tasty track if you ask us. It’s kind of reminiscent of The Strokes so we’ll go with Brooklyn Lager for this one. Brooklyn Brewery is one of the only NYC breweries that we get up in Canada.
Continue reading “Tasting Notes: Pkew Pkew Pkew Drink Their Way Through ‘Optimal Lifestyles’”