+ Short But Sweet Interview w/ Shun
Trending on bandcamp, Narcia’s selftitled debut features five great Emo songs, whereat just two of them contain vocals. According to Shun, the band’s vocalist resp. guitarist, Narcia was supposed to be his solo-project, but after a while it grew to a fourpiece, consisting of Tatsuya, Kensuke, himself and Noah. While 3/4 of the newcomers from Tokyo were members of the music club at their Highschool, Noah came all the way over from Chicago to do some studying. Due to this circumstance, we can enjoy one of the most brilliant and exciting Emo EP’s of the last years. Get ready for some damn good Emo music.
"Would you be the same person that you fell asleep as or would you remember your painful last days that you asked me to forget. You felt like forever ago.“
We discovered Grav Zahl from Berlin through one of our favorite blogs called Rauschemusik. Their latest musical output called schon/erst follows their demo which was released earlier this year. While pretty much everything on this four song collection seems to be right on point, the vocals could be considered as the only flaw; but this is definitely a matter of taste and might be perceived differently from your point of view. However, the best thing about this EP are the incredibly well written lyrics, recited in French, German, English and Spanish. If you like screamo and post-hardcore, well, you probably are going to love Grav Zahl, since Konrad, Smi, Markus and Alex were able to combine the best of each genre.
"Lehre (Leere) gewinnt an Macht und erzeugt Anziehungskraft. Massen machen mit und meinen 'Gemeinsam sind wir stark‘. Umgeben von den eigenen Mitmenschen entsteht nun ein Grab - die eigene Geschichte ward schon erzählt - ausgestopft im Mausoleum der eigenen Realität.“
Batién has always been one of our favorites. Their debut has been part of the very first SBS and is one of just a few records which never gets boring. That’s why we are really, really hyped about their latest release, Il Fascino Delle Idde. The strong opening track kicks in with some excellent drumming, paving the way for the highlight track of the second release of the five lads from Bologna. The song we are talking about is named ‚Nadia Pece’ and was pre released on youtube. With its three minutes, packed with heartfelt vocals and melodic guitar riffs, the song is another brilliant peace of Italian screamo. The last three songs on the EP are great as well and also contain some danceable sections, or at least some parts where you have this undeniable urge to bang yer head.
Austria’s most promising emoviolence band is back with two new tracks. Available on tape, the new release of the three lads from Klagenfurt is sincere and packed with personal lyrics. Compared to the songs on their three-way-split with Pepi Rössler, Lora and Nausae, ‚sell-fish‘ and ‚one‘ are still noisy, but also contain some melodic sections, not following the classic and chaotic approach of the genre. That was probably the reason why those two songs, which were recorded for the split mentioned above, weren’t used for it. Solely the rough production could be seen as a point of criticism and I really hope for a better one next time. Sure thing, this would put Unable to Fully Embrace This Happiness to the next level.
"…and i‘m aware that you possibly do have real issues but i‘m not able to be constantly used as a comforter and i would love for you to feel better but you need real help, not mine.“