Landmine Heart, Circle Of Friends, Washed Up Kids
Na een zeer geslaagde en mokers vette eerste editie van Punk-A-Thon is het dan eindelijk zover, deel 2 is een feit!
Dit keer met drie kanon harde Arnhemse punk bands, die niet te beroerd zijn om alvast de dansvloer van cafe de Kroeg te ontmantelen. Voor dit unieke feestje komt Circle of Friends na lange tijd speciaal een reunie show spelen. Landmine Heart presenteert hun eerste vers geperste 7” vinyl plaat en Washed Up Kids spelen hagel nieuwe nummers.
Zet dat blik aan de lip! Schoenen aan en gaan!
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
Be afraid...be very afraid!
C.O.F. are back from the retirement home to put the pit back in circle, the mosh back in part and the guitar solo where it belongs.. yo grandmama's broomcloset!
Hundreds of national and international shows. With: H2O, Shelter, Sick Of It All, Rykers, Mid Youth Crisis and many others.
Three long play demo's, a split 7", an EP and many compilations. Haven't those poor, unsuspecting kids suffered enough?!
They are willing and able to unleash their furious blend of old school hardcore and sub-urban punk fury upon the unsuspecting masses with renewed vigor. Armed with nothing but a catchy tune, some cynical but heartfelt words (that happen to rhyme) and a huge smile on their faces. Fighting the forces of evil...
But above all.
What on this silly planet of ours could be better than to hang out with your buddies and drink some beers?
Here we go again!
Landmine Heart, a four-headed dutch punk beast consisting of members who served the last 20 years in bands like: Beans, Strike First, Shaggable Sluts, The Yuppies and Bitter Grounds. All the members have been playing in bands since the ‘90s and this history combined with the groups ability to draw from different punk genres, enables the creation of a catchy sing-along sound that will make sure that any audience feels like they are part of the show. Landmine Heart plays highly energetic punk rock. Mix this with the attitude of The Damned and The Stooges, the anger of Black Flag, the sleaze of The Hellacopters and the power of Motörhead, then you get the explosive sound of Landmine Heart: Anthemic, filled with hooks and with lyrics relating to real life, a style firmly embedded in the historic roots of punk.
Originated/Jinxed in 2010 after the demise of their old bands. Landmine Heart was all set to conquer the scene but a series of setbacks: dead, depressions, addictions, raising a family, marriages, divorces or other bands, all conspired against the band and the momentum was lost. Or one could say “life took over”. An occasional gig here and there and a rough and rowdy live recording, made with a iphone, was the only sign of life of the band in years. But that recording and the shows gained them enough credits not to die a silent dead.
In late 2016, the band returned invigorated with a new understanding of itself and pumped with a year’s worth of frustration. Jinxed from the start and more dead than alive the band reclaimed the stage and took no prisoners. But what once was a gathering of punks, skins, bikers, junkies, lowlifes and non-specified, was turned into an artfair for beggars and hangers-on. The smell of sweat and danger was replaced by the smell of roses and patchouli. The sound of the streets turned into the sound of art-school trendies who cry and whine and the only danger was the sticker in the back of the guitar amp. The boys were from the wrong side of town and didn’t quite fit in with the ‘art school’ scene.The band carried on regardless, and somewhat helpless as something called punk, that housed everything they stood for died a slow dead in a city once internationally known for it’s punk/hardcore scene and fuck you-attitude. Sick of what was left of that scene they helped to build, the band regained their strength on the ashes and ruins that where left behind . Eager to bring back what was lost on the way.
Bruised, broken, bitter, down but not out. These words define Landmine Heart through out the years. It formed and shaped a sound of bitterness with a little bit of hope. But.......if you step on it, it will explode!
Aggrobeat Records aggrobeat.com (The Oppressed, The Warriors, Oi Polloi, Angelic Upstarts) will release the bands debut 7″
WASHED UP KIDS
As it already says: “new songs” ! Washed Up Kids are back to rustle you out of your Netflix coma. After recording their side for the split 7” with New Best Friends, these drunks played weddings and festivals and managed to write 15 more songs while partying! These lads know how to handle with the great pressure which was laid upon them as the saviours of garage punk! Unfortunately the rest of the world will only hear 8 songs on the next EP. But maybe, just maybe you will get to change to hear the others tonight! We could talk about all the little changes and progression they made but do you care? No! But do they deliver? Oh yes boy! All I can say is:
The result is a sonic assault!
+DJ ENGINE 45