FPS Are back with a new record North Atlantic on React Records with as much energy, heart and power as ever after the untimley passing of singer and Hardcore legend Peter Amdam. Being a friend of the band and having met the guys in Oslo not long after peter’s passing I couldn’t imagine id ever be writing about a new record. But its here and its incredible, what follows is a watts app conversation me and Espen had over a couple of weeks on and off when we had time away from work, Almost totally unedited.
Man Were do I start ….Well Sportswear have always been a band I’ve been interested in and loved.
I remember being very interested in that whole Scandinavian Hardcore scene around.
those guys were getting it so right back then.
I myself have spent a lot of time in Scandinavia traveled around all of it and lived for two years in Sweden as well as spending a bunch of time in Denmark as my girlfriend was working there.
But I really do think there is a very different vibe all over nothing is the same really in any of those countries.
Nothing is the same there now not many bands really seem to go there anymore which is a massive shame as i do think they have some very dedicated fans of Straight Edge Hardcore.
Norway is great place and id say hands down my favourite of the Scandinavian countries.
I actually never though id get to interview any of the guys from Sportswear so being able to work with Peter was just killer.
currently Having a read of this old zine done by Pete from Sportswear and Peter from Crucial Response i had never heard of it before but Sweet Pete posted a picture of it on his Instagram a few days ago and being a big Mouthpiece fan i thought i needed to check it out and it just so happened my bro Boardy-Ex ( Rot In Hell) had a PDF for it so that was an easy hook Cheers Mark.
Click here for the link to the PDF