Supporting Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg on Tuesday!

We’ll be the support act for the Budapest gig of Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg on the A38 on Tue 1 Sep. Needless to say, we feel honoured and excited to share the stage with a real Ramone – the Ramones were the single biggest influence on our music. If you plan to visit the gig, make sure you switch off your smartphone when you enter the boat.

Remember the Exploding Hearts!

The Exploding Hearts

The Exploding Hearts

The new millennium started great, there was the Pacific Northwest scene of awesome ’77-style punk bands on Dirtnap Records, pretty much the best thing that could happen to punk rock in a long time. The new scene was led by three bands, The Briefs, The Epoxies, and The Exploding Hearts. The Briefs were goofy funsters, the Epoxies were robots from outer space and the Exploding Hearts were the sensitive kids, thriving on the romantic side of punk rock from the Clash (think of the songs sung by Mick Jones) to the Vibrators. Continue reading

Punk rock bands that inspired us: Descendents

The Descendents were the Buzzcocks‘ equivalent on the early American hardcore punk scene: they were a lot more melodic than their contemporaries, and they were fronted by a nerd. But they were much more than that. They invented melodic hardcore (or melodycore), paving the way for NOFX, No Use For a Name, and almost every popular punk band in the golden years of Epitaph and Fat Wreck. Continue reading