Shout Louder Punk Podcast
By Shout Louder Punk Podcast
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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Shout Louder Punk PodcastFeb 06, 2023
S5 E4: Random Hand vs Faintest Idea - Live from Hand Fest
The special episode is brought to you live from Hand Fest! Shout Louder took to the stage with Robin Leitch from Random Hand and Dani Rascal from Faintest Idea, with the aim of resolving the dispute between their bands once and for all. Even if you're not familiar with the UK ska-punk scene, you're guaranteed a laugh out of this hilarious episode.
Stay tuned to learn about Norfolk Jesus, the rumours of the Rhubarb Triangle, and to discover which band member may or may not be a secret Tory. The episode had our live audience in stitches and culminates in an epic battle of the thumbs.
Celebrating 20 years of Random Hand, Hand Fest was an incredible two-day event at the Brudenell in Leeds, featuring bands like Sonic Boom Six, Riskee & The Ridicule and Popes of Chillitown. The event sold out in record time and the DIY punk community came out in force. Yorkshire's ska-core heroes Random Hand have an ongoing rivalry with Norfolk street-punks Faintest Idea, which began with a joke about cabbages but rapidly descended into online warfare. So, when the opportunity arose to debate this in front of a crowd, we simply couldn't resist.
The episode also features a live version of Pack It Up by Random Hand, recorded at Hand Fest by the marvellous Andy Hawkins.
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S5 E3: Tim Loud Retrospective
This is a special episode of the Shout Louder Punk Podcast, delving deep into the history of Tim Loud. This anti-folk hero is calling time on his solo career, so we reflected on ten years of touring and six releases.
I'm particularly proud of this episode. It's a rare opportunity to hear a truly honest, in-depth account of what it's like to grow in the DIY music community. From folk and blues roots, through speed and valium trials on the road, to recovery and recuperation - Tim Loud gives us an open account of how he's developed both as a musician and as a person.
This isn't the end for Tim Loud: he plans to focus his creative energy on his new band, Terrorpins. October 2022 is your last chance to see him touring as a solo artist, though. He'll be accompanied by Ray Waters from The Zipheads and Barstool Preachers at shows in Warrington, Kirkcaldy, Dundee, Bradford, Scarborough, Canterbury, Eastbourne, Ipswich and London. Get off your sofa and down to one of his shows; it'll be a special experience.We played several tracks throughout the podcast, one from each of Tim Loud's major releases: No Gods, No Masters (2012) Not A Number (2014) I Don't Care What Everyone Else Says About You, I Think You're A Cunt (2016) There, There (2018) Things That Matter (2019) Teachers (2022)
Tim wrote a detailed track-by-track description of Salvation for Shout Louder back in 2018 that's well worth a read: shout-louder.com/deathorsalvation
I'll see you down the front!
S5 E2: Jordan & Conor from SKIV
This episode of the Shout Louder Punk Podcast features Jordan Harris and Conor Yates from London/Kent punk rockers, SKIV. Sarah talks to them about their newly released album 'No Context Bangers'.
The three discussed SKIV's development as a band, the fine work of producer Daly George and some of the best up-and-coming punk rock bands. Recorded in the back of a hot, sweaty tour van, this episode is also a great example of DIY music in action. The band were out on their album release tour with Greek punks The Overjoyed, so Jordan and Conor give us an accurate rundown of service station joys. We also crammed in plenty of puerile nonsense.
SKIV's debut album 'No Context Bangers' is out not on INiiT Records. The track played on the podcast is 'Thumbprint'.
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
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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.
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.
S4 E5: New Punk Rock Radio - December 2021
Sarah's rounded up all the best new punk-rock releases so that you don't have to. In this episode she also discusses owning too many band t-shirts, the perils of Christmas and the joys of falling in love with bands when you least expect it.
December's episode is pretty heavy on melodic punk, with a bit of folk-, hardcore- and skate-punk thrown in for good measure. The episode features brand new tunes from the likes of Roughneck Riot and Sunliner, and we've tried to highlight a few new bands you'll want to discover: Party Boss, Cool Jerks and ALLDEEPENDS.
We give you a big previous of a gig we're putting on in collaboration with Garlic Bread Club. Our birthday bash takes place on January 22nd 2022 at Retro Bar in Manchester. The lineup includes Drones, Brassick, Fair Do's, Piss Kitti, Other Half, Cool Jerks, Disaster Forecast and Smoking Give You Big Tits. You can get tickets from garlicbreadclub.bigcartel.com.
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This episode features the following tracks:Party Boss - Complex Economics Roughneck Riot - Stay Awake Forever Unclean - Scars Sunliner - Special Place In Hell COOL JERKS - Modern Man Smoking Gives You Big Tits - My Favourite Fact About Maggie ALLDEEPENDS - You Can Never Have Too Many Black T-Shirts One Hidden Frame - Information Blackout Disaster Forecast - Safe Bet Nerdlinger - Underrated Mark Murphy & The Meds - Susie’s Gonna Try Bong Mountain - Top Ridge Trophy Jump - Hugs On Drugs La Armada - Checkmate Humanity This Is Hell - Sieve Fisted Find The Official Garry Biscuits Tribute Band (Graham & Sean from Goodbye Blue Monday) - Say You’ll See In The Bells With Me
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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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/
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.
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
S3 E5: Lesley-Anne O'Brien from Lockjaw Records
We discuss the impact that COVID-19 has had on small artists and labels, and how using social media can help bands to get out there right now. We also discuss ways to improve inclusivity in the punk scene and make it more open to all audiences. We even get on to what it's like to be a woman in a mosh pit!
All our conversation is broken up with fresh new tracks from Borts, Prey Drive and Midwich Cuckoos. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Borts - Broke Alone
Prey Drive - Shinjuku
Midwich Cuckoos - Dutty Love
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Punk Rock Radio - Round #5
I've also got tales of portaloo incidents and socially distanced gigs! If you're looking to hear some new music, you're in the right place.
These are the tracks we played this week:
Teresa Banks - Dead Matador
Winning Streak - Stop Screaming
The JB Conspiracy - The Long Road To Zurich
Abandon The Midwest- Mistreat Yourself
Kill Her First- Street Dog vs. Eagle
Stöj Snak - Fire
Triple Sundae - Dazed
Nutshell - Malthusian Trap
Hard Girls - Hot For The Halo
Modus Fire - Time Flies
Douglas Firs - Something In The Trees
Joe Tilston - Rains
The Fare Punks Share compilation, raising money for Fare Share, can be found here: cprwrecords.bandcamp.com/album/fare-punks-share
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Punk Rock Radio - #Round 4
Punk Rock Radio - Round #3
Punk Rock Radio - Round #2
I enjoyed the new radio podcast format massively for Round #1, so I thought I'd try it again. I've played some bangers and done my best to give you some solo banter - I've talked a lot more on this episode and I will not be the slightest bit offended if you skip ahead to the juicy punk rock tunes.
Here are the tracks we play this week:
Swayze - St Angry
Jealous - Hypocrite's Oath
Bangers - I Don't Feel Like I'll Ever Be Clean Again
Trophy Jump - Glass Bell
Snuff - Nick Northern
Screaming Toenail - IOU
Mighty Midgets - Thoughts On Article 19
Ructions - Design Accident
Bear Trade -Bleedin' Heart Trouble
Punk Rock Covers - I Wipe My Arse With Showbiz (A Wilhelm Scream cover)
Dead Neck - The Sickness The Shame (Goodbye Blue Monday cover)
Darko - Neo Was An Amateur
Polar Bear Club - Living Saints
Neurotic Fiction - Assimilate
The Arrogant Sons of Bitches - So Let's Go! Nowhere
The Slackers - Married Girl
Burnt Tapes - Yuzi (acoustic)
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Bonus: Punk Rock Radio #1
S3 E4: COVID-19 Drunkcast with Josh Sumner (Fair Do's)
Josh plays bass in Fair Do's, takes excellent live music photographs under the moniker Cold Front Photography, and is an integral part of the Shout Louder operation behind the scenes. He's also not usually allowed near microphones for reasons that will become immediately obvious.
Full of in jokes and with almost no relevance to music whatsoever, we run the verbal gamut of mental health, technology, hygiene, elephants and shitting in salad bowls.
We hope that this bonus episode will bring some relief from the lockdown, the coughing and daily enforced viewings of Boris Johnson's droopy mug. Apologies in advance for everything you're about to hear.
The Shout Louder podcast has been active behind the scenes, and we promise we'll have some more real, proper, actual episodes for you in the near future.
The song featured at the end of the podcast is Candleman by Fair Do's. Go check out Josh's projects:
Fair Do's: facebook.com/fairdosband
Cold Front Photography: instagram.com/coldfrontphotography
S3 E3: Ed Hall from All Silk Recording & Mastering
Ed is an incredibly knowledgeable, affable audio engineer, who's dedicated his life to recording and working in music. Previously known for his bands A War Against Sound and Egos At The Door, he's now playing with Edgarville but focusing on his business.
Ed has recently expanded his business to include All Silk Recording Studio, a new recording space in Rawtenstall, so that they can offer a full recording, mixing and mastering service. They also do live sessions that are an ideal starter for DIY bands.
These are the tunes we played:
Swears - Cabin Fever
Egos At The Door - 9-5 Ethics
You can follow Ed at all of the following:
All Silk Mastering House: www.allsilkmasteringhouse.com/
We'd highly recommend Ed to anyone looking to record. He's based in Lancashire, not far north of Manchester. Be sure to check out his live sessions as well.
S3 E2: Summers from Eat Defeat
We get cosy in his living room in Leeds to talk touring, caffeine and all things ska. Fresh off a USA tour with Eat Defeat, he's got plenty of tales to tell. We reminisce about the noughties UK punk scene, harmless run ins with the police and trips to our favourite tour venues.
Eat Defeat have just released a new single Wake Up, which you can hear on the podcast, along with their earlier song Can't Say I'll Miss You.
S3 E1: Goodbye Blue Monday
Sarah caught up with Graham Lough on tour, to talk about the band's musical origins, the minefield of mental health and The Power of Ska.
The whole interview with Goodbye Blue Monday was a right giggle, and will appeal to old fans and new. Give it a listen and get excited for the new season of the podcast!
The podcast features some special musical treats from Goodbye Blue Monday, the Garry Biscuits cover band and Terrafraid's 'Control'. Misery-punk may have ruined their lives, but it makes for a hilarious listen.
S2 E10: Mute & One Hidden Frame
Firstly, at Brakrock Ecofest in Belgium, Sarah caught up with Étienne Dionne and Alexis Trépanier from Canadian technical masters Mute, a band who've been stunning audiences with their unrivalled guitar work for 20 years. As true legends of the tech scene they have a brilliant selection of tour tales to share with us.
Later, at Punk Rock Holiday, Sarah had a fun chat with Pekka Multaharju and Emil Stenbäck from One Hidden Frame: a brilliant melodic hardcore band from Lappeenranta in Finland and one of Shout Louder's personal favourites.
One Hidden Frame have been going since 2002, however some of their best work has come in the form of their 2017 album Harmful Content and their recently released split EP with Thousand Oaks. We were absolutely delighted to get to chat to one another, and no doubt you'll enjoy it too.
If you're a fan on technical, interesting melodic hardcore, then you will love this podcast. Even if that's not your bag musically, we're sure you'll love our chat.
These were the songs we played:
Mute - Fill The Void
Adrenalized - Crawling From The Ashes (feat. Étienne Dionne)
One Hidden Frame - Exploding Head Syndrome
Fullcount - The Motion (feat. Étienne Dionne)
S2 E9: Revenge of The Psychotronic Man Farewell Special
Revenge have been a band for nearly 15 years, however they've chosen to call it a day in 2018. We took this final opportunity to celebrate their history as a band, and to say goodbye to an act that have been overwhelmingly influential in the UK punk scene - a shining example of what can be achieved through a truly DIY approach.
You can expect talk of human pyramids, tigers, Mr Blobby and Princess Diana... all accompanied by a healthy pint or four. We also have an exclusive announcement: listen up and you'll get to hear the first band announcement for their farewell gig on December 8th.
These were the tunes we played:
Revenge... - Planet Earth II
Revenge... - Another Way
Revenge... - Booze Time
Bootscraper - Captain Gin vs. Victory Gin
Revenge... - Beer For Breakfast (Tim G Remix)
S2 E8: Derrick Johnston from Make-That-A-Take Records
Fortunately, Derrick managed to impart some of his wisdom and share some mutual music appreciation with Sarah on today's podcast. With years of experience in booking and playing shows, promoting bands and making the most of what you've got, Derrick's an inspiring individual and a pleasure to listen to.
Enjoy today's podcast and remember, even when you're feeling like Sisyphus pushing the rock up the hill, the pure love created by the DIY punk scene is more than worth the effort.
These are the tunes we played:
- Uniforms - Searchlights
- Kaddish - Scattered Islands Of A Shattered Idea
- Goodbye Blue Monday - Love Is A Noose For Two
- Tragical History Tour - Old Words
S2 E7: Punk Rock Holiday Cocktail Special #2
Ben Davis and Dan Goatham from Kentish punks Spoilers have just released a sterling debut album in the form of Roundabouts. They're a hilarious bunch so we jumped at the change to discuss the album, their summer holiday plans and the magic of Punk Rock Holiday.
We speak to Petter Mossberg and Phil Nordling from skate-punks Rebuke. We share a pina colada, discuss their 15 years as a band, the current Swedish music scene and some of the bands they currently admire.
Finally, we spoke to Rich Mayor of Portsmouth skate-punks Captain Trips. We were officially 10+ cocktails deep at the time of recording, so it's nice to have a recorded reminder of a conversation we'd no doubt have forgotten. We cover important topics like showering, cress, sweat, flip-flops, Dean Gaffney and solo projects.
I highly recommend sticking around to the end, as Sarah's sobriety goes rapidly downhill in quite an amusing way. As Petter quite accurately puts it, "You meet too many cocktails."
We play the following songs:
- Spoilers - Roundabouts
- Rebuke - Take To The Seas
- Captain Trips - Bottom Of The River
If you enjoyed this, check out our first PRH Cocktail Special with Ducking Punches, The Murderburgers and Dead Neck: soundcloud.com/shoutlouderpodcast/s2e2prhcocktails1
S2 E6: Tom May from The Menzingers
We recorded this conversation at Brakrock Ecofest in Belgium earlier this year. Tom’s an inspiring, interesting individual and a great podcast guest; we’re sure that you’ll enjoy listening to this as much as we enjoyed recording it.
We managed to cover a lot of ground over just under an hour, plus we play new tunes from The Menzingers, Spanish Love Songs and Triple Sundae. We discussed the journey that brought The Menzingers from Alpha Kappa days up to their current After The Party incarnation, and how their current sound has developed. We covered some van-based hijinks and on-stage food poisoning. We even talked about some of Tom's personal high points with the band, and some of his interests outside of music.
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We played the following tunes:
- The Menzingers – Toy Soldier
- Spanish Love Songs - Joana, In Five Acts
- Triple Sundae - Indecisive
Cover photo by The Shutter Happy Jose.
S2 E5: Tree from Manchester Punk Festival
Tree's a staple of the Northern punk scene, known for booking regular gigs through the Anarchistic Undertones collective and tours via AU Tour Booking. He's got years of experience in DIY bookings, plus a Northern attitude that makes him quite an entertaining guest.
We discuss Manchester Punk Festival's changes, what he's learned from 10 years of booking punk shows and some of our current favourite bands and labels. We also talk about Propagandhi. A lot.
P.S. The star of tonight's show is our cover model, Bernie, who you can follow on Instagram @dci_burnside.
These are the tunes we played:
- Main Line 10 - Attitudes
- Incisions - War In Your Head
- Misantropic - Man Into Beast
- Misgivings - Call It Off
- Fair Do's - Candleman
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S2 E4: Dan Flanagan of Matilda's Scoundrels
I've been meaning to catch Dan to record a podcast since we first got started, but we finally managed to make time while both in Slovenia at Punk Rock Holiday! Where better to record than on an deserted beach in blazing sunshine, with our feet dipped in the crystal clear river, surrounded by stunning mountains?
Although the scenery is idyllic, you can definitely hear our hangovers in the first section of the podcast, and I struggled a bit with my battered vocal chords. Fortunately, Dan's capable of stringing a sentence together, and we get onto a proper discussion of festival antics. We talk about the joys of Punk Rock Holiday (including Mad Caddies, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Comeback Kid and Almeida), as well as Manchester Punk Festival, Pie Race, Wotsit Called Fest and all kinda of other shenanigans.
We begin by saying we're not doing to bad on the hangover front, but you can definitely hear the wear and tear in my battered vocal chords and the difficulty in stringing sentences together. You can hear us verbally wake up about 20 minutes in!
These are the tunes we played:
- Matilda's Scoundrels - Mr Martyn
- Haest - I Didn't Throw A Single Stone And Still I Got Pissed On
- Bootscraper - The Family
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S2 E3: Nuno & Trevor from 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.
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We also play a sterling selection of fast-punk tunes:
- A Wilhelm Scream - Ice Man Left A Trail
- Living With Lions - Tidal WaveLiving With Lions - Tidal Wave
- A Wilhelm Scream - Our Ghosts (Contemporary/Consensual)
- Dankeschatz - Am Ende
S2 E2 Punk Rock Holiday Cocktail Special #1
S2 E1 KNRD Fest Special: Live in The Woods
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 aimed 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
S1 E10 Fair Do's Talk Leopards, Foxes and Sasquatches
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.
These are the songs we played:
Closing In by Fair Do's (from the album Leopards)
Bates Motel by Mute (from the album Thunderblast)
Cents Less by After The Fall (from the album Eradication)
We strongly recommend that you all pick up the new Fair Do's album Leopards from Lockjaw Records right now: lckjw.eu/FDleopards
If you enjoyed the podcast, why not also check out our written interview with the band: shout-louder.com/2018/06/21/fairdosinterview/
S1 E9: Faintest Idea's Worst Tour Stories!
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.
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:
- Bull In A Chinashop from their album The Voice of Treason
- No Consequences from their album Increasing The Minimum Rage
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!.
S1 E8: Crawl-of-Death, Bribery, Masturbation and Unfulfilled Promises
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 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.
Eat Defeat - A Little Less Than OK
Wolfrik - Predator
SKIV - Wasteman
Hummer - Budweiser and Butter
As mentioned on the podcast, we have 10 free download codes for Hummer's Budweiser and Butter album available - first come first served! Get some decent melodic punk in your ears - you can redeem the codes here: hummerpunkrock.bandcamp.com/yum
S1 E7: Dan & Rob from Darko Takeover!
S1 E6: The Bennies, Consumed, SBÄM Fest & El Topo
Our highlight was catching up with Anty and Nick from The Bennies in Beligum, and asking them about their worst experience ever! Hold on till the end of the episode for that.
Mark and Sarah discuss their recent gigs, including an account Austrian punk festival SBÄM Fest, including talk of Propagandhi, Satanic Surfers, No Trigger, Astpai, Wonk Unit, Donots and The Murderburgers. Sarah gets emotional, has Iron Chic mansplained to her, gains a boob bruise and discovers the perils of getting drunk with Darko two weeks in a row.
We also cover Belgian sunny ska/skate romp El Topo Goes Loco, including The Bennies, Beat The Red Light, The Affect Heuristic, Thanx 4 All The Shoes, The Burnt Tapes, Slack Birds, Imperial Leisure and Not Available. Mark also chats about TIE Fighter Pilot, Project Revise and Butt Plug Babies, plus we share a love of a Bangers.
Come join us in Sarah's living room, talking faster than light to get through all this awesome content.
These are the tunes we played:
Youth Avoiders - Ghostland
The Human Project - That One Percent
Consumed - What Would Cliff Burton Do?
Tragical History Tour - Pink Couch
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S1 E5: Jamie from Aerial Salad Chatting Utter Shite
Join us in Sarah's living room as we bond over a love of conversational tangents and talk utter shite about the UK punk rock world. Share in the laughter as Mark 'Hunkasaurus' Bell makes a failed attempt to rein Jamie and Sarah in!
We cover myriad topics, including Jamie's wholesome adventures in Disneyland, alt-girl-specific paedophilia, drug-induced escapades, an ex-girlfriend crying during Jamie's set and a prediction for Jamie's miserable future. We also share our love for Triple Sundae, Fastfade, Burnt Tapes, Incisions, Clayface, Pizzzatramp, Astpai, Sham City Roasters and many more.
We've even got an exclusive unreleased Aerial Salad track and an announcement for their upcoming European tour with The Raging Nathans. We also celebrate the line-up announcement for Polite Riot festival, including the addition of Apologies, I Have None to an incredible line-up that already features Teenage Bottlerocket and A Wilhelm Scream.
These are the tunes we played:
Eat Dirt - Ballad
Two Houses - Brian Wilson
The Affect Heuristic - Tightrope
Aerial Salad - Intro
Bonus Drunkcast: MPF Highlights with Holly from Kiss Me, Killer
Things Sarah learned while recording this podcast:
- Holly Searle from Kiss Me, Killer is an incredible guest
- Podcasting drunk is a lot funnier when the two people with you aren't sober
- Never suggest recording a podcast at 11am on the morning after a 3-day punk festival
- Never trust your friends to stop you from doing something stupid
We talk about our favourite parts of Manchester Punk Festival, including some tunes from Waterweed, Natterers, Ducking Punches and Kiss Me, Killer. We also speak to In Evil Hour, Captain Trips, Aerial Salad and Jochen from Charlie's Big Raygun Records. Other highlights include Propagandhi, Milloy, Beat The Red Light, PMX and a really, really bad joke about the singer from Captain Trips, who wears sandals everywhere.
Holly also tells us about Hell Hath No Fury Fest - a women-centric punk event she's hosting in Bristol over the late May bank holiday weekend - Kiss Me, Killer and the struggles of being a woman in the punk scene.
S1 E4: Manchester Punk Festival Special
We pick through the whole line-up, talk about the festival's history and give you insider tips on surviving the weekend. Even if you're not attending the festival, it's worth a listen to hear some fantastic punk tunes and to laugh at how tired we are.
Stay tuned till the end as we will also be proudly announcing the Friday night headliner of Wotsit Called Festival.
These are the songs we played:
- Fresh - Get Bent
- Eat Defeat - Shortcuts
- Start At Zero - Against The Stream
- Uniforms - Schoolboy Errors
- Wonk Unit - Day Job Wanker
S1 E3: Deep Inside I'm A Cynical Fuck
Sarah get annoyed and goes off on tangents, while Mark is there to rein her back in as usual. Mark shares his love of All Saints and displays an incredibly poor knowledge of hip hop, Sarah shares a love of The Strokes and a hatred of Good Charlotte as we discuss some of our musical origins. We also share a mutual story about getting rained on Punk Rock Holiday.
After having a good whinge, we discuss some of the most exciting releases of the moment, including Our Lives In Cinema, Eat Dirt, Money Left To Burn and The Affect Heuristic. We take plenty of time to discuss the shows we've been to lately including Shredfest (with No Contest, Laughing In The Face Of, Almeida, Sombulance, LineOut and Dead Neck), Pat Butcher's carrot in a minute gag, Only Strangers, Kiss Me Killer, Honey, The Domestics and The Kirkz.
Triple Sundae - Fabricated (due out on Umlaut Records on April 6th)
Call Me Malcolm - There's No 'I' In Apocalypse (due out on Be Sharp and Bad Granola on April 16th)
March - Head Shears (out on White Russian Records now)
On A Hiding To Nothing - London Road, Mate (out now on Umlaut Records)
Nosebleed - Scratching Circles On The Dancefloor (out on TNS Records on April 6th)
S1 E2: Dinosaurs and Drunken Disasters
We've got music from PMX, Stabbed In Back, Aerial Salad, Lesdystics and Harsh Realms. We also talk in detail about Dugstock 2 (Umlaut Records' 3-day festival over the Easter Weekend).
Sarah talks about a gig she recently attended at The Old Courts in Wigan, with Speed Dinosaurs, The Mighty Bossmags, Fair Do's, Roughneck Riot and The Crash Mats. Mark gives a concise, organised description of his current Top 5 favourite bands, while Sarah goes off on a variety of unnecessary tangents. Mark finds a decent song to go down to. Sarah gets overly excited, plays some random songs and misprounces a lot of words.
Give it a listen, give it a share and give us a shout! Let us know what you think.
PMX - Leave Me Be
Stabbed in Back - Why Don't You Dance Any More?
Aerial Salad - 97
Lesdystics - Dramacore
Harsh Realms - Chemistry
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