Interviews
Ganser

Creating meaning with Nadia Garofalo and Alicia Gaines of Ganser

If there are two things you can count on from Chicago based Ganser, it is stellar musicianship and extremely interesting visuals. The band have just released their excellent new three-song EP called Nothing You Do Matters that sees them diving into worrying, apathy, the existential nature of life, and the changing perception of reality with optimism and a healthy dose of humour. Punknews editor Em Moore caught up with co-vocalists Nadia Garofalo and Alicia Gaines (who also plays bass) to discuss working with cutting edge technology on their music videos, songwriting, the power of the remix, the importance of sleep deprived laughter, and so much more. Read the interview below!

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The Death and Rebirth and Death and Rebirth of OFF!

The Death and Rebirth and Death and Rebirth of OFF!

Today, after eight years of struggle and conflict, OFF! release their magnum opus: Free LSD. Their fourth album, out via Fat Possum, finds the band expanding beyond the self-imposed limits of their first three records and finds them branching out into jazz, noise, experimental, and electronic music all while keeping that cracking, roaring, smashing OFF! sound as the chassis. No BS, the record is a thrill ride.

But, it came with a price. The original vision of the album collapsed after a failed Kickstarer campaign. The band's original lineup fractured during recording. At various points, a member or two was ready to throw in the towel. But despite the chaos and destruction, Free LSD made it to term and was birthed in all its freaky, far-out glory.

Punknews' John Gentile spoke to singer Keith Morris and guitarist Dimitri Coats about the whole trip. You can read the interview below.

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Check out the new Suzi Moon album!

Check out the new Suzi Moon album!

Tomorrow is Suzi Moon's big day! After the petering out of Turbulent Hearts and the nasty collapse of La Machina, finally, finally, FINALLY, Suzi is releasing her debut album. It's called Dumb & in Luv and it details just who Suzi is as reflected through her moving away from California. It's out via Pirates Press Records and you can pick it up right here.

The album is a ROCKER and we are mega psyched to debut it along with an interview with Suzi about the LP! You can hear the whole album below and see Suzi's thoughts on it below, right now!

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Scott Carstairs talks the new Fallujah album

Scott Carstairs talks the new Fallujah album

With new record Empyrean being released this Friday, Falluja are in new era, with a few members having left the band and the band working with a new producer. So, Punknews' Sam Houlden reached out to band mastermind and founding member, Scott Carstairs to get a little insight into the record and the process of its creation.

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Baby Got Back Talk

Getting existential with Baby Got Back Talk

On their upcoming EP Existential Shred New York pop punk band Baby Got Back Talk delve into the very nature of human existence. They tackle death, life changes, and the state of the world with excellent literary lyrics, plenty of synths, and a healthy dose of hope. Existential Shred will be out September 9 via Wiretap Records. Punknews editor Em Moore caught up with vocalist and bassist G’Ra Asim, synth operator Rhiana Hernandez, and guitarist Jake Lazaroff over Zoom to talk about the new EP, existential riddles, who the punkest author is, decolonizing pop-punk, and so much more. Read the interview below!

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Peter Hook

Peter Hook talks his current tour, the legacy of Joy Division, and physical media

Peter Hook is on tour RIGHT NOW in North America with his band The Light. The group is playing ALL of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures and Closer AND are doing a opening set of New Order hits! It's kind of a big show.

Because Hooky and crew are tearing it up stateside, Punknews' John Gentile spoke to the famed bassist about the tour, Joy Division, conflict in New Order, his session with Gwen Stefani, the death of physical media, and more! You can check it out below.

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Evie, Amanda, and Jen of Tits Up talk their 'Greatest Tits' EP, Tits Out show, and more

Evie, Amanda, and Jen of Tits Up talk their 'Greatest Tits' EP, Tits Out show, and more

You’d better watch out for Liverpool based punks Tits Up. They are loud, they are funny, and they kick a whole bunch of ass. The band started this year off with a bang when they released their debut EP Greatest Tits out into the world on New Year’s Day, chock full of infectious hooks, catchy melodies, and raw punk spirit. After a short hiatus, the band returned with their ripping new single “Gaffa”. Punknews editor Em Moore caught up with bassist and vocalist Evie, drummer and vocalist Amanda, and their new guitarist Jen over Zoom for their first interview where they discuss recording Greatest Tits, the importance of humour, their upcoming Tits Out show, the DIY scene in Liverpool, censorship, abortion rights, and so much more. Read the first ever Tits Up interview below!

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DFL talk the reissue of 'Grateful...' and their upcoming European tour

DFL talk the reissue of 'Grateful…' and their upcoming European tour

Raw 'n' ragged hardcore punkers DFL just re-released their third album, 1997's Grateful… on SBAM and Say-10 records! It's a triumphant moment for the group because, back in the day, they broke up just before album release!

But now, some 25 years later, A reformed DFL (with original members Tom Davis (vocals) and Monty Messex (guitar) as well as newi-sh members Jordan Jacques (drums) and Patrick Sullivan (bass)), are going on a Euro tour to salute the LP and play some classic hits… as well as some new stuff from the fantastic YRUDFL !.

So, Punknews' John Gentile spoke to the entire band about the reissue and upcoming tour. You can check it out below.

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The Methadones

The Methadones talk their legacy, the state of punk, and new music

The Methadones have been a staple in the punk rock scene for many years. Led by lead vocalist and guitarist Dan Vapid, the band has produced some of the greatest albums of the genre. The band has recently reunited to play a series of high profile shows, including the upcoming Punk Rock Raduno in Bergamo, Italy. Punknews' Jason Baygood recently had the chance to speak with the guys to discuss the current state of the band. You can check it out below.

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Nerf Herder

Steve Sherlock (Nerf Herder)

Steve Sherlock of nerd punk band Nerf Herder has an erudite personality, making him both lighthearted and sincere, but in a geeky sort of way. That’s definitely the best way to describe the drummer, who phoned in to chat with Punknews while on lunch break from the art department of the Southern California skateboard company he works at.

Punknews' Rose Eden spoke with the founding member about the re-issuing of American Cheese, the difference between Nerd Core and Nard Core, how Mark Hamill ended up in one of their videos, and what’s been keeping the band going after nearly twenty five years.

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Blag Dahlia talks the Dwarves 'Young and Good Looking' Tour

Blag Dahlia talks the Dwarves 'Young and Good Looking' Tour

What a lot of people don't know is that after 1993's Sugarfix and before 1997's Young and Good Looking, the Dwarves were in self-destruct mode. The band was without a label, everyone hated them because they (falsely) claimed that their guitarist HeWhoCannotBeNamed was knifed to death in Philly, they were broke, and frankly, the gang just wasn't getting along.

But then, like the plot of an overblown blockbuster movie, when things were at their worst, the band regrouped and cut a record that not only revived their entire careers, but set them in the pantheon of punk rock legends - The Dwarves are Young and Good Looking. The record found the band embracing a pop aestetic, all while keeping their hardcore raw power, which resulted in an album that was super jacked up and nasty, but also fun to listen to.

And now it's been 25 years. To celebrate, the band is on tour playing

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