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“We’re only in it for the puns” – An interview with Kleine Schweine


Their tunes rarely break the two minute mark and their song titles are a never ending assault of punnage, so on this evidence you might think that Leeds’ Kleine Schweine are just another throw away punk band, but you’d be wrong. With lyrics that are as much a history lesson as they are a skewering of modern day politics, Kleine Schweine are a band who, in the tradition of groups such as Dead Kennedys, marry hard hitting lyrics to humour, buzzsaw guitars, aggression and hooks.

Earlier this year they released their second album In Your Own Back Yard via Pledge music, and in October they’ll be taking their raucous punk rock to the unusual climes of Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. Bassist Declan Hogan took some time out from writing political puns to answer a few questions. Continue Reading


LIVE: Camden Rocks 2015 – Camden Town, London 30/05/2015


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A hot and sunny afternoon marked the start of the festival season proper. This particular weekend, Camden would experience an onslaught of thousands of rock fans and have 200 bands covering 20 venues in the local area.

The festival has grown substantially over the past few years and has pulled in big names along the way allowing punters to not only experience intimate club shows with some of their favourite headline bands but, also a wonderful crop of newer talent on the rock scene. Continue Reading