The beauty of underground lies in its diversity within the subgenre. I love the scene and love to discover good new bands. French scene is one of my favorite in the world and I listened to TUKATUKAS record and reviewed it for this zine.
This band plays unusal blend of hardcore punk with psychobilly and horrorpunk influences, at least that is how I heard it while listening to their record. The record contains 15 songs that are pretty much fast paced and have some weird melodies thrown in the song structures. The music is aggressive, melodic but also at times weird with Zombies, Elephant killer and Red blood being my favorites on the record. There are some moments that I don˙t really get, that is what made this band even more interesting and nice to listen. This is not your skatepunk or hardcore this is imaginative punk hardcore with lots of cool ideas implemented in their music, so it deserves your listening.
Excellent punkrockers PUP have a new single on Rise Records and also a video out.
Taken from their forthcoming new album Morbid Stuff out on April 5th
PUP – live 2019
Support: MILK TEETH
16.04.2019 BEL- Brüssel- AB Club AUSVERKAUFT
18.04.2019 DE- Berlin- Cassiopeia Club
19.04.2019 DE- Hamburg- Hafenklang
20.04.2019 DE- Köln- MTC Club AUSVERKAUFT
21.04.2019 NDL- Amsterdam- Upstairs at Paradiso
Booking: FKP Scorpio
Rise Records, www.riserecords.com
Cokie The Clown, Fat Mike’s alter ego, has completed his first full-length album, You’re Welcome, and it will be available on April 26th! The nearly year-long recording sessions are a glimpse into what lies beneath the madness and genius of Fat Mike. Here he lays open his deepest regrets, fears, and experiences in a raw and thoughtful manner. It is not a happy record; however, today is the day that you can listen to perhaps the most uplifting song on the album, “Punk Rock Saved My Life.” YOU’RE WELCOME! Because after this track, it is all going downhill.
Comprised of ten tracks, the album features a who’s who of A-list talent that assisted him throughout the nearly year-long recording sessions. Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle) produced You’re Welcome; Blink-182’s Travis Barker played drums on the album; even Dizzy Reed of Guns N’ Roses contributed keyboards! Probably France’s best kept musical secret is Baz, who Fat Mike collaborated heavily with on You’re Welcome.
Cover art painted by the talented Natalia Fabia. For our pre-order we have two versions (one standard, one alternate in a deluxe bundle). Quantities are limited, so don’t delay. Head here for all the details which also includes a Cokie The Clown t-shirt!