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Sleater Kinney

May 15th, 2005 · posted by natalie · marked as: Interviews

Sleater-Kinney are Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss and to my mind they are legends of the indie rock scene. Sleater-Kinney have been in existence for over a decade now and in that time some of them have become mothers and divorcees.

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Smoke or Fire

May 15th, 2005 · posted by anon · marked as: Interviews

Smoke or Fire appeared out of nowhere in my life sometime in February (2005), with the arrival of their debut on Fat Wreck Chords – Above the City. For several weeks their blend of angular pop music, and simple lyrics, didn’t leave my CD player, so it was only logical that when they came to London to play Deconstruction on Mayday that I was going to catch up with them

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Soledad Brothers

May 15th, 2005 · posted by anon · marked as: Interviews

The Spitz will never be a likely venue for the energetic force of punk rock but thankfully the blues festival in April brought with it the inflammable talents of The Soledad Brothers: Johnny Walker (guitar, vocals & harmonica), Oliver Henry (guitar, saxophone & vocals) and Ben Swank (drums & percussion).

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The Dwarves

May 15th, 2005 · posted by Chris Lever · marked as: Interviews

Outsider has never been an alien word to these guys. Since I first caught earshot of the band on Punk ‘O’ Rama III and the other truly great Epitaph bands like Zeke and Osker, I started to sense that these guys didn’t really fit in. Therefore I wasn’t surprised to hear that their brief stint at the prolific Sub Pop Records was made somewhat awkward when their guitarist He Who Cannot Be Named thought it would be good for a laugh to fake his own death.

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The Spectacle

May 15th, 2005 · posted by anon · marked as: Interviews

The Spectacle is my favourite band in the world. My band/ record label mate had met a few of them some years ago while touring Europe. They were fifteen or sixteen year old kids then. A few years later our band was touring Europe again and we played a few shows with them. My aforementioned band-mate kept in contact with the band and when they finally released a record in 2003, some copies of it soon showed up in our PO box. We put it on my turntable and were blown away.

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Propagandhi interview 2005

April 15th, 2005 · posted by pavel · marked as: Interviews

Propagandhi need no real introduction, they’ve released three of the all time best punk rock albums. This interview was done in early ‘05 across email.

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Red Lights Flash

October 15th, 2004 · posted by chris 12-o-5 · marked as: Interviews

I can’t think of a more underrated band than Red Lights Flash from Austria. They play a combination of intelligent political hardcore and technical punk rock, crossing genres and provoking thought from even the most closed mind. On their October 2004 tour with Pipedown, I caught up with the boys to chat about A-F Records, Outkast and alcohol.

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The Break In

October 15th, 2004 · posted by anon · marked as: Interviews

The Break In don’t piss around. They play angry, tough straightedge hardcore and do it really fucking well. They just released a new EP on Dead and Gone records, and are going to be releasing a full length on GSR (from Germany) at the start of 2005

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Q and not U

October 15th, 2004 · posted by natalie · marked as: Interviews

Q and Not U are part of the intelligentsia of punk rock. I had the chance to chat at length, and using particularly long words, with the band, about DIY, touring and their politics when they played the Camden Underworld in July.

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Plague Mass (issue 7)

June 15th, 2004 · posted by chris 12-o-5 · marked as: Interviews

Plague Mass – an amazing band from Vienna/Graz, Austria – interview conducted via email May 2004 by Chris 12-o-5.

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