Belgian pop punks For I Am are streaming their new album in full. The full length is titled All About Perspectives and dropped last week via Bearded Punk Records in their home country of Belgium, Trilob Records in the Netherlands, Infected Records (Portugal) and Disconnect Disconnect (UK).
Listen to the disc here.
Belgian pop punks For I Am have posted a lyric video for their very topical new track Simpleton for President. The song features on their upcoming full length All About Perspectives on March 17 via Bearded Punk Records in their home country of Belgium, Trilob Records in the Netherlands, Infected Records (Portugal) and Disconnect Disconnect (UK).
Check out the lyric video for Simpleton for President below.
Kelly, Kevin, David and Brendan
Bearded Punk Records
on August 16th, 2016 at Brakrock Ecofest, Belgium
Trophy Lungs, a Boston based pop punk act, released one of the most exciting debut albums of 2015. The band sadly played their final show last week. We didn’t know this at the time of the interview during Brakrock Ecofest in Belgium, so we’ll publish our talk with the band as our way to give these Boston punk rockers the goodbye they deserve.
Bearded Punk Records
Kamikaze Girls are a UK based duo that is comprised of Lucinda Livingstone, guitars and vocals, and Conor Dawson, drums, that has been in existence since 2014. They have been touring Europe and the USA alongside many well known acts, including Muncie Girls, Pup, The Menzingers and Modern Baseball, all the while building a solid fanbase, now with Sad they have released their eagerly awaited debut release.
Challenging attitudes and stereotypes has been an element of punk since day one, Kamikaze Girls use their music as a means to challenge attitudes and taboos surrounding mental health and gender inequality. Musically they are rooted in the Riot Grrrl movement of the 1990’s, Kamikaze Girls play a fuzzed up discordant take on punk that alternates between aggression and mellow tones, the vocals mirror this approach, Lucinda Livingstone alternates between a deadpan breathless delivery and screams of anguish, which is appropriate given the subject matter they cover. Kamikaze Girls have stated that their aim is to show strength and solidarity with others suffering mental heath issues and to eradicate gender stereotypes in music, worthy ambitions that are backed up with an impressive vitriolic wall of noise that sounds like it was more than the product of just a duo.
Sad is an honest and open EP that discusses subjects that are still considered taboo, or are glossed over and ignored by mainstream media, and for that alone they are worthy of your attention, but there’s more to them than just their lyrical content. The music is a discordant fuzzy noise that recalls the likes of Bikini Kill in their prime, if you’re a fan of Riot Grrrl or socially aware punk rock then the Kamikaze Girls debut EP will be something you should investigate. Sad is a grass roots DIY EP whose message says some of the things that need saying.
The Kamikaze Girls Sad
EP can be ordered here
Lucinda Livingstone & Conor Dawson
Wiretap Records & Bearded Punk Records
on August, 16th 2016 at Brakrock Ecofest, Belgium
Kamikaze Girls is a UK based two piece who play a unique blend of punk with ingredients from all kinds of genres. The songs often have poppy choruses but they’re emotional, raw and noisy in their own way. The love singer/guitarist Lucinda Livingstone has for fuzzy noises and guitar pedals is no stranger to this sound. Their debut EP Sad is one to watch out for and will be released through Wiretap Records (North America) and Bearded Punk Records (Europe) in September. Thematically it tackles issues of mental health the band has struggled with in the past: “We wrote it when we weren’t having a very nice time and every time we play it we feel better about it” says Livingstone. We had a chat with Kamikaze Girls’ Lucinda Livingstone and Conor Dawson about their upcoming release, Riot Grrrl and how it was like to play the Fest for the first time.
Aree and the Pure Heart recently signed to the Belgian label Bearded Punk Records. Multi-instrumentalist Aree Ogir from Atlanta, Georgia released his debut EP ‘Heartsongs‘ last year. It will now be re-released to the European market on CD mid-September.
Musically ‘Heartsongs‘ is an interesting blend of songwriting in true Springsteen / Gaslight Anthem spirit with a hint of Laura Jane Grace. When you hear Aree’s story and listen to his lyrics, it’s hard not to be be impressed. Read More…
Spanish Love Songs is a 4-piece pop punk band from Los Angeles, California in the veins of The Menzingers, Run Forever and Iron Chic. The band announced a vinyl release of their debut album “Giant Sings The Blues“. It is now available for pre-order trough Wiretap Records (North America) and Bearded Punk Records (Europe). The pressing is limited to 200 copies.
Pre-order North America: Wiretap Records
Pre-order Europe: Bearded Punk Records
Bearded Punk Records (Belgium) announced a summer tour for Boston punk rock act Trophy Lungs who will take Belgian skatepunkers You Nervous? along for the ride. The two week tour includes dates in France, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and the Czech Republic.
Tour details can be found on the poster below.
Boston, Mass., punk trio Trophy Lungs are streaming their brand new full-length album in its entirety at Substream Magazine. Listen to it here.
The album titled Day Jobs debuted on Sept. 18 via Antique Records. Limited vinyl is available at Antique Records (U.S.) and CDs are available at Bearded Punk Records (Europe).
Boston’s Trophy Lungs will release their newest album Day Jobs on vinyl through Antique Records and will now be releasing the album on CD through Bearded Punk Records on October 16, 2015.
Watch the new video for “Bathroom Graffiti” below. Pre-orders will be available soon here.