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Shout Louder Punk Podcast

By Shout Louder Punk Podcast

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
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S5 E4: Random Hand vs Faintest Idea - Live from Hand Fest

Shout Louder Punk PodcastFeb 06, 2023

S5 E4: Random Hand vs Faintest Idea - Live from Hand Fest

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.

Check us out at or @shoutlouderzine on socials. You can find our book, featuring stories from both Robin and Dani, over at We'll see you down the front!

Feb 06, 202339:59
S5 E3: Tim Loud Retrospective

S5 E3: Tim Loud Retrospective

Oct 04, 202201:42:14
S5 E2: Jordan & Conor from SKIV

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'.

Sep 10, 202201:00:01
S5 E1: Tommy Morris from Bruise Control

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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May 20, 202201:14:47
S4 E10: Kaz & Big Hands - Manchester Punk Fest 2022 Special
May 11, 202201:39:25
S4 E9: Kieran Kelly from Manchester Punk Fest & Moving North

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 You can find all things MPF at 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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Apr 11, 202201:25:29
S4 E8: Leo & Lasse from Forever Unclean
Apr 07, 202201:08:21
S4 E7: Simon Walker from Rash Decision & The SeaBin Podcast

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:

Monolithian are playing Manchester Punk Fest and Dreadfest:

Helpless will shortly be releasing a new album called Caged In Cold on Church Road Records:

You can (and should) go listen to The SeaBin podcast on any podcast platform.

Cover photo by Cold Front Photography.

Feb 28, 202201:14:51
S4 E6: Matty & Greeny from Roughneck Riot
Feb 18, 202201:09:25
S4 E5: New Punk Rock Radio - December 2021

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

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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
Dec 04, 202101:10:50
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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Nov 19, 202101:17:10
S4 E3: New Punk Rock Radio - October 2021
Oct 14, 202101:03:37
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.

Oct 06, 202154:49
S4 E1: Dani Rascal from Faintest Idea & Knife Club
Sep 03, 202101:18:12
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.

Aug 22, 202152:16
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.

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Apr 22, 202101:40:25
S3 E6: Colin Clark from Colin's Punk Rock World

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. Tracks played: Boss' Daughter - Drunken Smiles Fine & Great - Three Sheets To The Wind Free Dogs - The Moon and My Friends Read our interviews, reviews and opinion pieces over at Follow us on social @shoutlouderzine.
Dec 31, 202001:24:48
S3 E5: Lesley-Anne O'Brien from Lockjaw Records
Nov 09, 202001:08:41
Punk Rock Radio - Round #5
Oct 19, 202056:06
Punk Rock Radio - #Round 4

Punk Rock Radio - #Round 4

On this week's Shout Louder Punk Podcast Sarah's serving up lots of new tracks, plus some old classics and hidden gems. Want to discover your new favourite band? You're in the right place. These are the tracks we played this week: Rebelmatic - Blood & Gold Pardon Us - Little Demons Aerial Salad - Lazy Incisions - New Day A Wilhelm Scream - 5 To 9 Call Me Malcolm - I Bet They’re Asleep In New York Hoi-Poi Farplane Wind - Whelming The Raging Nathans - One Day Closer (To Death) Ball of Light - Burden The Crash Mats - You’re A Loose Cannon McConagall Camp High Gain - Run The Last Mile - Out of The Woods Swan Prince - You’re Toast Bobby Funk - I’m A Cat Toodles & The Hectic Pity - Sugar Loaf Iron Chic - Every Town Has An Elm Street Read our interviews, reviews and opinion pieces over at
Aug 25, 202054:55
Punk Rock Radio - Round #3

Punk Rock Radio - Round #3

This week’s punk rock radio hours is choc full of brand new tunes. I’ve delved into the world of recent releases and collected my favourite new songs, peppered with a few old classics for good measure. This week’s tunes come courtesy of: Burnt Tapes - Get It Got It Good CF98 - Gasoline Devon Kay & The Solutions - WWBCD The Sinking Teeth - Landslide Bates Motel - Last Night High Visions - When I’m Dead, Just Throw Me In Face to Face - You Lied 3dBs Down - Pink Cardigan Twinset ALL - Breaking Up Other Half - Tiny Head Don Blake - Polaroid Rooftape - All My Rage Fair Do’s - Carried Away It’s mid-August at hotter than the fires of hell in Manchester right now, so this was a sweaty recording. It reminded me of festival season, driving hours in burning sun and finding new bands out there in the fields full of drunk punks. Let us know what you think, and subscribe on your favourite platform to ensure you get the latest episodes as soon as they’re released.
Aug 13, 202051:50
Punk Rock Radio - Round #2
Aug 01, 202001:10:55
Bonus: Punk Rock Radio #1

Bonus: Punk Rock Radio #1

We're trying something a bit different today! Rather than our typical interview format, this podcast is an chance to enjoy some new punk rock releases and some old favourites. On today's show, we listen to the following: Hightime - Quit Ya Job Cigar - Classic You Modern Shakes - Fair Do's Sunliner - Average At Best Lesdystics - Saturday and No Mija Stonethrower - Deadpanning Not On Tour - Therapy Random Hand - Protect & Survive Tim Loud - What Am I? One Hidden Frame - 16 Hours Nosebleed - Scratching Circles Gnarwolves - Smoking Kills Link 80 - Verbal Kint Pkew Pkew Pkew - The Polynesian Free Throw - Two Beers In What do you think of the new format? We'll still be doing interviews, but we'd love to hear what you think. Get in touch over at
Jul 23, 202057:54
S3 E4: COVID-19 Drunkcast with Josh Sumner (Fair Do's)
Apr 27, 202036:06
S3 E3: Ed Hall from All Silk Recording & Mastering
Apr 19, 202001:36:18
S3 E2: Summers from Eat Defeat

S3 E2: Summers from Eat Defeat

On our latest episode of the Shout Louder Punk Podcast we have a great chat with Andrew Summers! You may remember him from such bands as Eat Defeat, Kickback UK and The Fractions... as well as his career as a well-respected, Pokemon-obsessed tour manager.

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.
Dec 20, 201901:36:01
S3 E1: Goodbye Blue Monday

S3 E1: Goodbye Blue Monday

The Shout Louder podcast makes a triumphant return, with Scottish misery-punks 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.
Nov 16, 201951:18
S2 E10: Mute & One Hidden Frame

S2 E10: Mute & One Hidden Frame

Over the summer, Sarah got the opportunity to chat with two of the international fast-punk scene's most stunningly melodic acts.

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)
Dec 15, 201801:15:20
S2 E9: Revenge of The Psychotronic Man Farewell Special

S2 E9: Revenge of The Psychotronic Man Farewell Special

A couple of weeks ago, Sarah met up with Andy Davies, Chris 'Big Hands' Hinsley and Matt Woods from Manchester's Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man down the pub. We got pissed and we talked shit... and we recorded the whole thing.

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)
Nov 29, 201801:55:38
S2 E8: Derrick Johnston from Make-That-A-Take Records

S2 E8: Derrick Johnston from Make-That-A-Take Records

2018 has been a busy year for Derrick Johnston. As one of Scotland's DIY musical stalwarts, he's probably best known for running Make-That-A-Take Records and being one of the organisers of Book Yer Ane Fest. His band Uniforms have recently released a new 7'' EP via TNS Records and he's been solidly touring his solo project Tragical History Tour. He's part of a crew that runs Conroy's Basement in Dundee alongside a good ol' regular job. It's been non-stop.

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
Nov 09, 201801:34:51
S2 E7: Punk Rock Holiday Cocktail Special #2

S2 E7: Punk Rock Holiday Cocktail Special #2

On today's podcast, we will be whisking you back in time to the beautiful, sun-drenched beach at Punk Rock Holiday. Sarah grabbed Spoilers, Rebuke and Captain Trips for a chat at Slovenia's premier punk festival. Grab a drink, put your feet up and listen to us getting progressively drunker as the day goes on.

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:
Nov 03, 201801:30:55
S2 E6: Tom May from The Menzingers

S2 E6: Tom May from The Menzingers

While indie-punk heroes The Menzingers were touring Europe this summer, Sarah was lucky enough to catch singer and guitarist Tom May for a fantastic chat about creativity, musical growth and stealing Madonna's tour bus (among other things).

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.

You can listen here or on Soundcloud directly. You can also subscribe to the Shout Louder Podcast on all good podcatchers, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and heaps more...

We played the following tunes:

- The Menzingers – Toy Soldier
- Spanish Love Songs - Joana, In Five Acts
- Triple Sundae - Indecisive

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Oct 27, 201801:00:11
S2 E5: Tree from Manchester Punk Festival
Oct 19, 201801:30:36
S2 E4: Dan Flanagan of Matilda's Scoundrels

S2 E4: Dan Flanagan of Matilda's Scoundrels

As the guitarist in both TNS folk-punk favourites Matilda's Scoundrels and new sludge punk band Haest, as well as one of the organisers of Wotsit Called Festival, Dan Flanagan is one of the most active members of our current UK DIY punk scene.

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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Oct 06, 201801:04:49
S2 E3: Nuno & Trevor from A Wilhelm Scream
Sep 15, 201801:06:20
S2 E2 Punk Rock Holiday Cocktail Special #1

S2 E2 Punk Rock Holiday Cocktail Special #1

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. 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. We also play a track from each band: Ducking Punches - I Ruin Everything (from their album Alamort) The Murderburgers - Feeling Strangely Fucked (from their Shitty People & Toothache EP) Dead Neck - Baker's Dozen (to be released on a split with Actionmen in future)
Aug 18, 201801:20:01
S2 E1 KNRD Fest Special: Live in The Woods

S2 E1 KNRD Fest Special: Live in The Woods

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 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
Aug 03, 201801:20:35
S1 E10 Fair Do's Talk Leopards, Foxes and Sasquatches
Jul 26, 201801:08:10
S1 E9: Faintest Idea's Worst Tour Stories!
Jul 07, 201847:60
S1 E8: Crawl-of-Death, Bribery, Masturbation and Unfulfilled Promises
Jun 23, 201801:04:17
S1 E7:  Dan & Rob from Darko Takeover!

S1 E7: Dan & Rob from Darko Takeover!

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, which you can pick up here: 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. The songs featured in this episode are: - Darko - Life Forms - Forever Unclean - Worthless - Money Left To Burn - Victimized - A Wilhelm Scream - Boat Builders Darko are out on tour with A Wilhelm Scream later in June. Make sure you get down to one of these fantastic shows: 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
Jun 09, 201801:03:56
S1 E6: The Bennies, Consumed, SBÄM Fest & El Topo

S1 E6: The Bennies, Consumed, SBÄM Fest & El Topo

Episode 4 is packed full of punk rock treats for you! We have an interview with Australian party machines The Bennies, a massive Umlaut Records giveaway to celebrate the new Consumed release and tales of SBÄM Fest and El Topo Goes Loco. We also play new tunes from The Human Project, Youth Avoiders, Tragical History Tour and Consumed!

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

Check out for more!
May 25, 201801:00:37
S1 E5: Jamie from Aerial Salad Chatting Utter Shite

S1 E5: Jamie from Aerial Salad Chatting Utter Shite

On Episode #5 Mark and Sarah are joined by the Aerial Salad's loquacious frontman Jamie Munro. If you're not already familiar with Manchester's freshest pop-punks then this is a great chance to get to know them better.

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
May 10, 201843:17
Bonus Drunkcast: MPF Highlights with Holly from Kiss Me, Killer

Bonus Drunkcast: MPF Highlights with Holly from Kiss Me, Killer

Holly from Kiss Me, Killer joins Mark and Sarah for a bonus episode, talking about our highlights of Manchester Punk Festival 2018, recorded at 11am the day after the festival.

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.
Apr 28, 201801:04:04
S1 E4: Manchester Punk Festival Special

S1 E4: Manchester Punk Festival Special

We are so excited to share this with you! Recorded in the extremely silly, hungover aftermath of Dugstock Festival Mark and Sarah discuss all things Manchester Punk Festival in detail.

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
Apr 14, 201801:08:59
S1 E3: Deep Inside I'm A Cynical Fuck

S1 E3: Deep Inside I'm A Cynical Fuck

We are excited to share three fresh tracks with you ahead of their release. You can look forward to new songs from Nosebleed, Triple Sundae and Call Me Malcolm. We also have some fast noisy stuff from March and On A Hiding To Nothing.

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.

Songs featured:
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)
Mar 29, 201859:21
S1 E2: Dinosaurs and Drunken Disasters

S1 E2: Dinosaurs and Drunken Disasters

What's Sarah's most regrettable drunk-at-a-gig incident? What's Mark's 'death song'? What's the deal with Dugstock's Dug mascot? What's Mark's favourite dinosaur? You will soon find out.

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.

Songs featured:
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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Mar 17, 201846:37
S1 E1: There's A Bear in The Circle Pit!

S1 E1: There's A Bear in The Circle Pit!

Welcome to Episode 1 of the Shout Louder podcast! This new branch of the Shout Louder webzine is designed to bring new music, gig gossip and amusing anecdotes direct to you ears. Why is there a bear in the mosh pit? What's it like to play to a crowd of deaf people? What waxy horrors lurk inside Sarah's ears? How many tangents can Sarah drift off on? In this episode we talk about some of the bands we've seen recently, albums we're currently obsessed with and the worst gig Mark's ever played. Your hosts are Sarah Williams and Mark Bell. Sarah's the puppet master of the Shout Louder webzine and a certified gig-addict. Mark's an illustrator and guitarist who runs Umlaut Records, along with the other lovely guys from Mug. Check out the webzine for more reviews, opinions and gig guides.Check out for the fast and fun roster of Umlaut bands. Music Featured in this Episode: Arms & Hearts - Fortitude (Available on Real Ghost Records) F.O.D. - 41 (Available on Funtime Records, Effervescence Records, Bells On Records, Bird Attack Records) The Shell Corporation - Rooftops (Available on Gunner Records) Only Strangers - What Happened to You? (Available on Horn & Hoof Records)
Mar 03, 201836:58