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One Week ‘Til Manchester Punk Festival: An Interview With The Tree

It’s just one week until a few thousand punks descend on the northern UK city of Manchester for what has fast become an absolute festival-calendar highlight. Returning for its fifth and biggest edition yet, Manchester Punk Festival will play host to more than 130 bands spanning just about every sub-genre of punk.

The festival is the product of three of Manchester’s most-active purveyors of underground sounds – Moving North, Anarchistic Undertones, and TNS Records. Helping them is a vast team of volunteers drafted directly from the UK punk scene. Essentially, it’s about 10 massive DIY gigs running simultaneously, with hundreds of bands, that span three days. It’s fucking great.

With just a few tickets remaining, we put some questions to long promoter Ian “Tree” Robinson (of Manchester’s Anarchistic Undertones and Oasis tribute band-fame) to find out what goes in to putting on an underground slobber-knocker as grand in scale as that occurring next weekend. Below is the result of just that.

 



Wolfrik (ffo: A Wilhelm Scream, Converge) break down lyrics to “Skeleton City” EP to celebrate vinyl reissue

Alberta thrasher punks, Wolfrik, have an eclectic sound, to say the least when describing their music. For starters, lead singer Dylan Toews’ archetypal bellows – at times, redolent of Scott Sturgeon (Leftover Crack, Chocking Victim) – swim anxiously through some seriously ripping melodic metal solos, and dreamy face-melters to almost give the impression that this could be what crack rock sounds like if it didn’t pawn all their guitars. Dual harmonies provided by Kevin Perry and Mark Seifiddine, and a fast-as-fuck rhythm section in Luca Properzi (carpel tunnel) and Nathan Troock (involuntary muscle spasms) bring together the weird, disquieted melodic thrash-punk anomaly that is Wolfrik, and their album, Skeleton City which somehow emerges the disparate haze, as a seamless and functioning… fucking really good debut EP.

Skeleton City was originally self-released by Wolfrik last Spring on CD and digital formats. It has since been picked up for a vinyl reissue by Thousand Island Records (North America) and Lockjaw Records (Europe), with the vinyl release set for March 1, 2019. You can order those at each respective link provided above.

Wolfrik has a 16-date European tour lined-up in support of the Skeleton City. Check out those dates as well as the neurotically perturbed lyrics, with a breakdown of their meaning from vocalist, Dylan Toews, below. Enjoy!



The Affect Heuristic and Wolfrik Announce Spring European Tour Dates

Megabus-frequenting technical hardcore act, The Affect Heuristic, and Canadian thrashers Wolfrik have announced a European tour. The two bands will perform 16 shows across a total of six countries in April and May. On the way they’ll be stopping off at Manchester Punk Festival and SBAM in Austria.

You can check out the full list of cities on a larger version of the tour poster below. For now, only some of the specific venues are available at either band’s Facebook page. No doubt these will be updated soon.

The Affect Heuristic’s previous release was the 2018 split with German skate punkers Money Left to Burn titled Vs. Wolfrik’s was the E.P. Skeleton City, which came out the previous year.



Wolfrik sign to Lockjaw Records

Lockjaw Records have announced that they’ll be adding melodic thrash punk act Wolfrik to the family! These guys boast a super technical, and impossible to ignore sound that offers a bit more of a palatable take on thrash for those of you that are into more melody-oriented genres. Lockjaw definitely picked up some fresh talent, and we can’t wait to see what comes from them!

These guys are now streaming their debut EP “Skeleton City,” which you can listen to here.

Congratulations, Wolfrik!