STATIC SHOCK GIG VOL #111:
A pre-show for the LOS CRUDOS gig the following evening:
“Hardcore Radikal from Barcelona. This two piece pick up where FIRMEZA 10 left off. Their ideas and their sonic approach are quite similar. Simple primitive hardcore with a really strong anti authoritarian message. They sing and talk and write about their environment and about their struggle to live their lives as free as possible. That feeling transcends to their music which they are not afraid to call a sonic abortion. Hypnotic repetitive riffs over equally repetitive drum beats. No bass but a female voice that will freeze you over. In a world oversaturaded with music that feels and look like a prepackaged product PIÑÉN stand up as a unique response to that crap.”
Formed in August 2015 Glasgow’s ANXIETY have achieved quite a reputation locally thru their stage presence. A fully formed band which irradiates personality from the very first play and is not afraid to look at hardcore punk from outside the box. Pinpointing a band like ANXIETY is really hard. While they play hardcore based music their approaches are as broad as you can imagine with members coming from bands as different as HERBERT POWELL, PENNYCRESS, THE LOWEST FORM or APOSTILLE. So think of a way more aggressive BUTTHOLE SURFERS mixed with the less pompous SONIC YOUTH and a hint of contemporary Barcelona and NYC hardcore bands and then you may or not be close to describe ANXIETY’s sound. The entire atmosphere of the record is hectic and oppressive with quite existential lyrics creating an overall feeling of uneasiness and internal confrontation pivotal to understand the band. Basically the band name says it best. Debut LP has just been released on La Vida Es Un Mus.
Throbbing memento mori punk mob; caustic and convulsive; as if your Crisis, Chrome and Christian Death LP’s all fell out of your collection and onto your turntable at the same time. Members of JC Flowers, No, Facel Vega and Gold Foil. Demo out soon.
Brand new band featuring members of Efialtis, Frau, No and more. They played their first two shows last week and are already great.