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Introducing the Crapsons’ CrapFest (UK): A Punk Rock All-Dayer of “Friends, Families, and Fellow Idiots”

We’re all about promoting the little guy with a grand plan here at DyingScene and following that train of thought, we though we’d share with you an event that caught our eye recently.

The hopefully ironically-titled CrapFest launches this year in the UK city of Liverpool. The event will take place at the city’s Phase One venue on 25th August and features an eclectic stack of bands looking to leave their stain on the once acclaimed European Capital of Culture. Whereas many all-dayers these days have a clear overarching theme, CrapFest is varied to say the least.

The brainchild of featured two piece Crapsons, Mike and Andy, the event is clearly looking to bring together a host of bands that don’t generally fit into a particular genre/scene; maybe they don’t want to fit with anything. Liverpool has a long history of promoting unique and interesting music and this will be no different.

Headlined by punk rockers Healthy Junkies and featuring the always-raucous Habits, Crapsons themelves, Salt The Snail, and Mr. Ted to name a few, the all-dayer has already sold out of its lower-priced early bird tickets but there are full price ones still available. If you’re keen to get involved in this diverse cluster-fuck of a show, don’t sleep on it!

You can find all ticket and other information for CrapFest here. You can also see the full lineup on the promotional poster below, as well as some words from the team behind the event.



Habits (Post Hardcore, UK) Announce UK Tour Dates

UK post hardcore quartet Habits have announced their gig schedule for spring 2019. The group will perform six gigs around the UK in April and May, surrounding appearances at the now-legendary Manchester Punk Festival, Washed Out Festival and Focus Wales Festival.

You can check out details of all the shows below.

The most recent new music from Habits was earlier this year when the four-piece released the single, “The Rope”.

 

 



Manchester Punk Festival (UK) Streams Latest Pre-Fest Sampler

Historically, the kindly folks over at Manchester Punk Festival take great pleasure in showering you lovely lot with treats to get you in the mood for their event. This year is no exception.

The team behind the largest embrace of DIY punk culture ever known on UK shores has once again compiled a sampler of acts performing at the next edition of the festival. Manchester Punk Festival Vol. 20 features tunes from the likes of Fair Do’s, Big Joanie, Habits, Templeton Pek, Burning Flag, A Vulture Wake, and many, many others.

You can check out the entire compilation below. It’s “pay what you like” so make sure to chuck them some change for all the hard work they do for the national and international punk scene.

Manchester Punk Festival will be taking place over Easter weekend 2019 in the city of Manchester, UK. You can check out all the crucial details about tickets, lineup, accommodation, and everything else here.



Habits (punk) stream new EP “The Defeatist”

Brooklyn based punk act Habits just released their new EP, “The Defeatist” on Aces and Eights Records and you can stream the entire release below.

Habits will be playing a record release show at the Gutter in Brooklyn on May 21st with Jukebox Romantics, American Television, Bloody Your Hands, and Brogues.



Habits post lyric video for “Anchors Aweigh”

Habits have posted a lyric video for their song “Anchors Aweigh.”

You can watch it here.

The song appears on their latest EP “Trainwrecks” which was released through Death To False Hope Records.



Free EP Download: Habits (punk) – “Train Wrecks”

Habits are offering a free download of their “Train Wrecks” EP via Death To False Hope Records.

You can stream/download the EP here.

The EP is recommended for fans of The Menzingers Banquets and The Loved Ones.



EP Review: Habits – “Train Wrecks”

Habits play a melodic brand of punk rock that draws subtly on the post-hardcore of Hot Water Music. A decent argument could be made for them sounding like The Downtown Struts too, and it’s not an argument I’d have the nerve to challenge. Honestly, Habits sound a little like a melting pot of punk, and that’s okay. Train Wrecks is their EP, and on it they explore their tight combination of catchy songwriting and interesting fretwork thoroughly without boring the audience.

Train Wrecks is only five songs, but says a lot with that it’s got. It provides an excellent sample package of Habits’ sound in a small enough to dose to leave you wanting more. I wouldn’t go so far as to call their sound original, but I do believe it is their own. We’ve all heard melodic punk with post-hardcore influences before, but Habits unique take on the style is striking enough that picking them out of a musical line-up would be effortless. There’s a jangliness that hearkens back to the swagger of in-your-face rock ‘n roll present in their sound that is seldom heard outside of bands specifically channelling it. The rhythmic and surprisingly riffy fretwork that dominates their instrumental sound is oftentimes inspired– the trilling bridge of “Shoot To Wound” comes to mind, an impressively ear-catching change of pace that simultaneously brings forth a darker musical tone and introduces overt dynamism to make a song that much more memorable.

“Far To Fall” opens Train Wrecks with a bouncy guitar lead, before the vocalist rawly intones: “walk these streets all over the city, I can’t find a place to call my own.” Habits’ vocals aren’t so much gravelly as they are weary. There’s a worldliness to the grit that betrays a sense of longing, and it’s because of this convincing vocal performance that so much of Train Wrecks feels so damn real. The aforementioned “Shoot To Wound” opens with a certain reggae feel, reminding me of some of the Clash’s more Jamaican influenced work. The chorus is a catchy, but passionate work where its last line (“kiss me goodnight”) provides the launching point for the tremolo picked pre-bridge that might be my favorite part of Train Wrecks.

“Indestructible” is a catchier song with a galloping guitar rhythm and a chorus made mostly of its song title. Fortunately, this doesn’t rob the song of its melodicism and actually gives the song a spiritual connection to that of early punk. Unfortunately, the song feels superfluous no matter what feelings it drums up. Train Wrecks is for the most part made up of strong material, so a weaker song like this sticks out like a sore thumb.

On the other hand, final track “Anchors Aweigh” is some of the best Train Wrecks has to offer. There is so much going on this song, that it’s almost impossible not to get swept away in its flow. It opens with a distant, forlorn melody whistled with the backing of an acoustic guitar, then launches into distorted guitars with enough treble to bite. The melodies on “Anchors Aweigh” are less sticky than some of the other songs, but it actually works better for this fact. That’s not to say they aren’t catchy, because they are most definitely just that, but the hooks are more subtle this time around and allow your focus your ears towards the vocal performance itself, sung with stunning emotion and energy and just as worthy of attention.

Habits surprised me with just how they striking Train Wrecks can be. It has so many great elements working in tandem that it’s hard not to be taken aback by how uniquely this band’s influences translate to their music. Train Wrecks may not be powerful enough to create die-hards, but it suggests the potential to do so. A world with good, free music is a great one, check it out here.

3.5/5 Stars