Happy new year folks! Wish you all the best for 2016, especially tons of great new records, shows, new bands…whatever! So far this year has been pretty tough for me but, honestly, it has also been one of the most important years of my 28 years of existence on this planet. I’d like to thank all my friends and family for their support, all the DROIDxRAGE crew for being cooler than cool, and all the people I’ve met working on this website: Swedes – don’t forget /!\ FREE LINUS /!\, Gabriel, Leo, Joel, Emelie, Filil, Tor, Klas; UK – Paolo, Connor, Tom, MERCY, Ben, Jérémie, Sam, Rodney, Luke; Americans, Balaram Shakti Das (AKA Gjared), Lucas, Jean-Pierre, Connor; Canada: Karl; Brazil: Athos; Belgium: Jens; Bulgaria: Nikolay; Australia: the Fitzsimmons twin brothers; Germany: Adrian; France: Alexis and Alexis(!) Elyas, Antoine… (sorry for those I forgot!)
Here is my 2015 top releases (photo credits (c)myself)
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THANK YOU ALL-MIGHTY 2015
AGGRESSION PACT 7″
PAINKILLER RECORDS has always been a record label I keep an eye on since the early days and this fact won’t change since I’ve been listening to one of their latest releases dozens and dozens of times on their bandcamp profile. AGGRESSION PACT first 7″‘s out on bandcamp since less than two weeks and this record’s already something I consider to be a hella 2015 release (like a lot of materials I’ll be reviewing today actually!)
AGGRESSION PACT are from Boston, MA and the first thing I can tell about this band is that they maintain Boston’s success in American Hardcore History – like mentionned on PAINKILLER bandcamp profile, a band “in the firing off rounds in the tuneful traditions of BGK, N.O.T.A., A.O.D. and other bands with acronyms for names.” Not forgetting an important detail: AGGRESSION PACT includes in his line-up members of several top American Hardcore bands from the 00s and the 10s (in my humble opinion): WASTE MANAGEMENT, GREEN BERET and MERCY KILLINGS.
AGGRESSION PACT’s sound is so closed to that Boston Hardcore tradition you won’t be surprised to meet both leather & spikes punx and more hockey jocks hardcore kids in their audience! Their tunes are like a call to action. Fast, short and very efficient songs, what would you expect from a good hardcore band?
NEIGHBOURHOOD “Forced To Fight” 7″
CHAVIRé (French for “capsized”), just released what’s, for instance, one of my favourite 2015 demo tape although I’m not a true connoisseur of that kind of punk rock. Actually, France has a large tradition of late 90s/early 00s screamo bands, singing in French and that’s basically what’s introduce me to that specific type of music – I do not listen that much to French singing bands and I personnally think emo music’s the perfect way to transmit the poetry of our language.
CHAVIRé are pretty young but their demo is super efficient: great atmosphere, great lyrics and inspiration.
1/ CHAVIRÉ is the new “kid on the block” of french emo/screamo scene. Can each one of you introduce how, when and why he joined the band and explain us why CHAVIRÉ walks over French emo tradition (bands like AMANDA WOODWARD, DAÏTRO, MIHAI EDRISCH, AUSSITÔT MORT…)?
E – Hi Jean, so yes we are CHAVIRÉ and we come from Nantes, Western France. I would say that we started rehearsing something like a year and a half ago, personally I wanted to start something that would have been a combination between the music from the bands you quote below and some political ideals I wanted to talk about.
A – We’ve been really eager to play in a french emo band for a long time, so as soon as we started talking seriously about it… We had no hesitation, we were in.