Listen to our hilarious chat with New Bedford’s melodic hardcore legends, recorded at KNRD Fest 2018.
The latest Shout Louder podcast features none other than Nuno Pereira and Trevor Reilly from melodic hardcore legends A Wilhelm Scream!
Sarah caught up with the vocalist and guitarist at KNRD Fest, in the beautiful Bavarian woods. We shared a drink and talked a bit about the magic of the music festival, the charm of sweaty club shows and some of the staggering things that have happened to the band on tour over the years.
Hailing from New Bedford, Massechusets, A Wilhelm Scream are one of the most influential bands in modern melodic hardcore punk. Since 1999 they’ve been turning out high-octane, aggressive punk anthems, releasing some of the best albums of the last 20 years, proppelled by unrivalled live shows. We’re glad we were able to catch them and we hope you enjoy listening to the episode as much as we enjoyed recording it.
Apologies in advance for the phone noise in the second segment – if it’s really bugging you then skip on past it to part three.
If you’re interested in reading more, start with Sarah’s personal account of following AWS’ UK tour with Darko, then Sarah’s 13 Best Memories From KNRD Fest. We also interviewed AWS drummer Nick Angelini back in May.
We also play a sterling selection of fast-punk tunes:
Cover shot by Cold Front Photography. Check out Josh’s full KNRD Fest gallery here.
Sarah recorded with Ducking Punches, The Murderburgers and Dead Neck on the magic of a Slovenian beach!
Punk Rock Holiday is a brilliant week of bands, beers and beaches in one of the most stunning settings Europe has to offer. The festival also hosts a plethora of bands from around the world, so we couldn’t miss the opporunity to speak with a few of them on the Shout Louder podcast!
To capture the full Punk Rock Holiday spirit, Sarah recorded a handful of segments while sat on the beach in Slovenia, typically with a cocktail in hand. On this episode she spoke to Dan Allen from Norwich’s alt-rock wonders Ducking Punches, Fraser from fiesty Scottish power-pop-punkers The Murderburgers and Andy Dazzler and Jimmy Carrol from Manchester skate-punks Dead Neck.
We discussed a whole range of topics including creativity, bees the size of dogs, Glaswegian beatings, rakija and the state of the punk scene today. Perhaps most imporantly, we also try to put out finger on what makes Punk Rock Holiday so special.
We also play a track from each band:
Keep your ears primed for the other episodes we recorded at Punk Rock Holiday, including discussions with Mute, Spoilers, One Hidden Frame, Captain Trips and Matilda’s Scoundrels.
Listen to our live (and drunk!) podcast with After The Fall, The Human Project, Forever Unclean and The Affect Heuristic!
We are excited to share our latest podcast featuring chats with not one but four bands! We chatted literal shit with After The Fall, The Human Project, Forever Unclean and The Affect Heuristic!
KNRD Fest (pronounced ‘conrad’) is a magical skate/melodic punk adventure in the Bavarian woodlands, taking place near Nuremberg, Germany. It’s a wonderful weekend of bands, banter and excessive boozing that we’ve attempted to capture in audio form for you!
We’ve also aimed to answer some essential questions for you, including:
- How much do you remember from last night?
- Whose anus is a “literally like an ex-soviet airbase’s windsock”?
- Why should you always check the pockets of a pair of pooed-pants?
- What event nearly killed After The Fall?
- How do Forever Unclean turn all bad times into good times?
- What do Sean Arnold’s nipples taste like?
- Who won’t ‘doink’ with The Affect Heuristic?
- Who’s the most socially flamboyant person at KNRD Fest?
- And of course, what’s your personal worst tour story?
We recorded four segments across the Saturday of KNRD Fest and, as they progress, you can also enjoy hearing Sarah and her guests getting progressively more drunk!
We also play a track from each band:
- The Human Project – The Rhetoric
- After The Fall – Patroon Island
- Forever Unclean – Weird
- The Affect Heuristic – Vessel
Manchester’s masters of metal / punk crossover join us for a tongue-in-cheek chat about woodland animals, touring and technical excellence.
On today’s thoroughly entertaining episode, Sarah is joined by Danny Cummings and John Holt from Fair Do’s. These tongue-in-cheek Northerners have been an important part of both the UK DIY punk scene and the wider European skate-punk scene since 2009 so we were delighted to speak to them, especially as they get set to unleash their stunning new album Leopards.
We learn why their bassist is a weasel, why a stage catching fire doesn’t mean the end of a show, and they share the story of their foxy new video for their single, Closing In. We also discuss KNRD Fest, touring with After The Fall and Death By Stereo and, erm, morris dancing.
Finally, they also completely throw their bandmate Dave Speechley under the bus on the personal worst section of the podcast, telling two fabulously embarassing tour stories. Probably serves him right for being such an disgustingly good guitarist.
We also discuss their album Leopards, which is due out on Lockjaw Records on July 27th. We’re a tad biased, but we think it’s one of the best melodic hardcore albums that 2018 will have to offer, and you’re a fool if you don’t pre-order it from Lockjaw Records right this second. Continue reading “Podcast #10: Fair Do’s Talk Leopards, Foxes and Sasquatches”
Ska-punk kings Faintest Idea takeover the podcast with stories of Russian fascists, run-ins with the German police and human trafficking. It’s as harrowing as it is hilarious.
On this special episode of the Shout Louder podcast, East Anglia’s hard-working ska-punks Faintest Idea takeover to tell about all the most horrific things that have happened to them on tour.
Sarah is joined by vocalist/bassist, Dani, trombonist, Bobble, and drummer, Jack Brew. They tell us the single most harrowing tour story Sarah’s ever heard as well as not one, not two, but five run-ins with the German police.
Sarah, discovers that the band have a flagrant disregard for international law (allegedly) and a staggering talent for getting themselves out of all kinds of scrapes. Whether it’s human trafficking, getting assaulted by Russian fascists or Little Dan being very late for work, there’s apparently nothing that can stop this band.
Recorded last-minute with only a napkin-scribble for planning, this week’s podcast is scrappy, hilarious and about as DIY punk as you’re going to get. While attending a gig at Warrington’s Old Town House, Sarah approached the band to record a 5-minute story for the ‘worst time’ section of the regular podcast, but they’ve had so many amusingly awful times that it deserved and entire episode.
Obviously, all of this is entirely fictional and Faintest Idea would never do anything even remotely illegal. It was all a dream. Allegedly.
We play two fantastic tunes from the band:
Both are available on vinyl from TNS Records or from faintestidea.co.uk.
We also recommend that you check out Jack Brew’s podcast Nude Beach Ska Podcast, which features all the best in both old and new ska.
Tune into the next instalment of the Shout Louder punk podcast! Tunes from Eat Defeat, SKIV, Wolfrik and Hummer.
Podcast #8 sees the return of everyone’s favourite: Mark Bell! This episode is all excitable Mark and Sarah music banter – we cover a huge range of topics, including all the gigs and punk rock antics we’ve experienced lately. We’ve play tunes from Eat Defeat, Wolfrik, SKIV and Hummer.
Subscribe on Apple Podcasts (iTunes), Soundcloud and many other good podcatchers. Alternatively, listen direct here:
We midly lay into Jimbob from Pizzatramp in a tale that involves a crawl-of-death, public masturbation, bribery and unfulfilled promises. We lament the passing of MySpace as a medium, Mark asks Sarah to dissect some poorly auto-tuned rap lyrics and Sarah shares Personal Worst story from Podstock 2 involving pratfalls, poo and pints.
Mark gives us the gossip on Hell Hath No Fury Fest, with Bolshy, Natterers and Brassick. Sarah chats about gigs she’s been to in Manchester, including Tim Loud, Custody, Holiday, Bear Trap and Incisions. Continue reading “Podcast #8: Crawl-of-Death, Bribery, Masturbation and Unfulfilled Promises”
Dan and Rob from melodic hardcore heavyweights Darko join Sarah for a chat. We talk lyrics, cocktails and tour stories. Dan shits his pants and Rob gets shat on by a bird. Don’t miss this!
Darko are simultaneously one of the hardest-working and hardest-partying bands we know. They are all dedicated, intelligent and serious musicians… but that doesn’t mean that they’re above telling us about shitting a tent at Punk Rock Holiday.
Join us for this special episode of the Shout Louder Podcast with Dan Smith and Rob Piper of Guildford’s melodic hardcore tour-de-force: Darko. We have an in-depth chat, finishing with the most embarrassing Worst Time story we’ve heard yet.
We also tell the tale behind the ‘summer cocktail’ bundle they have recently announced, with a gorgeous yellow/pink/blue splatter re-press of their stunning album Bonsai Mammoth. I wanted to find out a bit more background behind some of the songs and how the band manage to balance their punk rock lifestyles with their day jobs.
You can also enjoy music from Forever Unclean, Money Left To Burn and A Wilhelm Scream. And Rob gets shat on by a bird. You wouldn’t want to miss that. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud or wherever you get your podcasts!
Darko’s summer cocktail bundle can be pre-ordered from Lockjaw Records, with special edition t-shirts and posters – you can pick up a copy here.
Darko are heading out on a rare UK tour with A Wilhelm Scream in two weeks time. Shout Louder strongly recommend that you go to as many dates on this tour as you possibly can. Here’s the full list:
- June 21st: Glasgow, Nice & Sleazy with Shout Louder’s personal faves The Affect Heuristic
- June 22nd: Manchester, Star & Garter with Fair Do’s and Throwing Stuff
- June 23rd: Norwich, Waterfront with Other Half
- June 24th: London, New Cross Inn part of Polite Riot Festival
- June 25th: Bristol, Exchange with The Run Up
- June 26th: Stafford, Redrum with Funeral Shakes and This Is The End
- June 27th: Southampton, Joiners with Almeida
Continue reading “Podcast #7: Rob & Dan from Darko Takeover!”