Ishay Berger of Useless ID talking about his favourite Albums: "Before I got into punk rock I was VERY into The Pixies, The Cure and The Smiths, but then when heavy music showed up between ages 13-15 I believe I was turned on to some of the best stuff early on... Sepultura, Dead Kennedys, Napalm Death... Once I heard Bad Religion's Against The Grain I really changed my catalog and never looked back..."
For this one, I've renamed the segment for obvious reasons. They are in a righteous Sydney band (my home town, yeah) called Idle Threat. If you like melodic/technical punk like A Wilhelm Scream, No Trigger, Propagandhi and Strike Anywhere, go wrap your ears around them on bandcamp. They've put out an album and are apparently done with a new EP produced by Jay Frenzal. Ideally, this would've coincided with that release, but i can't keep waiting forever, so here's some questions they answered.
Time And Pressure have managed to create one of the freshest sounding hardcore records i've heard in a long time. If you are fans of Carry On, Have Heart and Comeback Kid, i urge you to check them out.
You might know Joe from his now legendary underground documentary series "Joe's Tours" on Instagram & Facebook. Although that's a classic that surely BBC or Netflix should pick up ASAP, perhaps you know him as Sworn Enemy's hype man. But he's better known as the tone zone riff lord of metallic hardcore band First Blood. We ate Beetroot Cous Cous together. It was a nice time. Joe is a top notch geezer who kindly answered five questions for me.
Thanks again to social media, i've "known" Henk for quite a while. He has a SICK record collection and plays in a rad Dutch hardcore band (recently re-united) called Icepick. They've played with Power Trip, Gorilla Biscuits, Cockney Rejects and a tonne more, and will be playing with Judge (!!!) in September. If you haven't, do yourself a favour and check them out (they are way better than the Jamey Jasta "Icepick"). In the meantime, Henk answered a few questions for me.