Latte – Suede Razors – Drumdrumdancedance – Flks
The year was 1997 and LATTE+ broke onto the scene with their first demo, “Dustbin in Town”, six songs that would set the stage for the next twenty years of straight up, in your face punk rock. Over the years, the line up would change and the band would be forced to take time off but the music always remained. After “Dustbin in Town”, the band continued to write in English and would eventually release their self-produced album, “The New Generation Sucks” in 1999. LATTE+ would begin to get the interest of independent labels and all copies of “The New Generation Sucks” quickly sold out. This exposure allowed the band to tour and play 50 shows within the next year. 2001 found the band in the studio recording their first label supported release, “Guerriglia Urbana”. Being their first release in Italian, this album would sell over 3000 copies and bring the band to the world stage performing in front of 4000 fans. Their position as an influential, leading group in the Italian independent music scene was now cemented. The 2005 release of “Molotov” further proved that LATTE+ was a punk rock force to be reckoned with. Their schedule soon filled up with split records, tribute albums, and radio and television promotions. A few years later, the guys would find themselves in a transition period culminating in 2009’s “Non E’ Finita”, released through Florentine label Controtempo Produzioni. While touring to promote “Non E’ Finita”, the band continued to write and eventually produce “Asociale”, their 5th album (and arguably best to date), which was released in 2012. 17 years after they first emerged from the small Italian city of Empoli, LATTE+ would reach worldwide recognition in 2014 with “No More Than Three Chords”, a masterpiece of Ramones influenced songs perfected with that 1-2-3-4 punch of tight, fast paced punk rock ethos. Released through Italy’s Rocketman Records and eventually in the US on Outloud! Records, “No More Than Three Chords” would be played by fans in Italy, France, Germany, Japan, the US, Argentina and the world throughout. In 2016, in celebration of 20 years of dedication, the band released “Punk Rock 20”, a compilation of 20 of the best and even worst songs of their career.
On February 23rd 2017, LATTE+ released their 7th long awaited album, “Stitches”. The album was preceded by two singles: “Screw You” and “Darkness Inside Your Heart” (official videoclips on YouTube). Produced by Professional Punkers in collaboration with Monster Zero for Europe and Outloud! Records for the US, its 13 tracks of pure punk rock Ramones style, “Stitches” solidifies the band’s scope and proves to be a strong followup to 2014’s “No More Than Three Chords”.
After a couple of european tours it was time to write and record new stuff.
Recorded in early 2019, “Next To Ruin” is OUT NOW!!!!!!!
Suede Razors (USA)
Suede Razors are a four piece band from the San Francisco Bay Area. They feature members of local favorites HARRINGTON SAINTS, HOUNDS & HARLOTS, and SYDNEY DUCKS. Combining elements of 70’s punk, pub rock, bootboy glam, and mod revival, they’ve infused their own hard hitting brand of rock n’ roll.
Drum Drum Dance Dance (BELGIUM)
Drum Drum Dance Dance are living proof that there’s still adventure to be found in the comforting confines of drums, bass, guitar and vocals. Influenced by underground indie-post-punk gems such as Fidlar, PUP, The Front Bottoms and Great Cynics, Antwerp power trio Drum Drum Dance Dance forges a sound that’s unique in Belgium.
The band hit the scene in 2016 with their self-titled debut EP, that excelled in both the sonic and songwriting maturity. They released their debut album ‘Panda’ on the 16th of October on Thanks But No Thanks Records.
Seemingly well-thought out but influenced by ye olde trifecta of sex, drugs & rock ’n roll, the songs of DDDD are a testament to the band’s willingness to explore, evolve and grow.
They play punk rock, they have fun,they come from Limburg, they come to Antwerp & they will certainly drink a beer with you!!