Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Haunted Lunch


From Snohomish, WA, and connected to a few bands that you can find on the above youtube channel. Keyboard heavy, pretty spazzy, still with some good hardcore emo/screamo connections. Has some singing which is not totally annoying. Overall, really good! I think this is all they've released. I feel only the YouTuber above and a few others would know anything more about this band.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

The Barnhouse Effect

I guess it's no lie to say that many consider The Barnhouse Effect to be one of the most exciting bands to come out of the Dutch DIY punk scene in the last couple of years. I happen to full heartedly agree….they're nothing short of amazing! They impressed everyone involved right from the start with their intense & extremely passionate live shows and music. They mix haunting melodies with full on heavy & harsh screamed assaults, seemingly reminding people of anything from Shikari to old French hardcore to Uranus to 'emo-crust' to 'emo-violence'. Whatever it might sound like to people, the before mentioned passion & intensity in everything they do, seems always obvious to everyone.
Members are currently also active in Cathode and Kriegstanz (with past & present members of Seein'Red, Betercore, Cathode & Orwell Nation). You don't want to miss this. Period.

Okay this is cool. Came across this randomly on soulseek, don't know where I got the band name from. Turns out the person I got it off of is a member of the band. Hoping to get him to answer some questions which I will update this post with. I can see the influences mentioned above. Reminds me of the golden era of Quebec 90s emo. Some of the songs I'm definitely getting a One Eyed God Prophecy feel from them. Seems to be totally obscure, check it out.

Does this "discography" have all that you've released?

All we released was a demo tape, then a two track 7" and the cd you downloaded

Did you, or any of the other band members play in any other bands after/before?

Bands we played in before or after:

Will (drums) and Ed (bass) also played in Cathode around the same time. And I (Thale, guitar) later joined Cathode when Nico left that band.

After Barnhouse Edo and I started Kriegstanz together with Nico, Rogier and Jos, which was a d-beat/crust band. Actually, Rogier and Jos asked the three of us to do a d-beat band and so we did.

When Kriegstanz ended, Rogier, Jos and I went on as Staathaat.

Cathode eventually morphed into Black Decades because Will was the only original member and we wanted to change the style of the band into something similar to Barnhouse

That is to say we wanted to go back to the basic idea we had with barnhouse; no genre, no fixed style and no rules as to what we would do musically

Do you have any thoughts or words on the scene that you were part of (where were you from)?

The scene we were part of at the time was great. In the late 90s early 2000s there was a very active and passionate DIY hardcore punk scene here in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe. Also in the US and parts of Asia I guess.

Did you play any shows with interesting/noteworthy bands?

There were a lot of squats and other places where people organised shows. It was a very inspiring network of people making politically and emotionally charged music and art. We played a lot with bands like Seein Red, Shikari, Mihoen, Catharsis, Tragedy and loads of other bands from that era.

Also, when were you active from, and where exactly?

All of us lived in Utrecht and we were active from the late 90s (maybe 98, I don't remember exactly) to about 2004.

Wow my memory is really bad :) we must have been active from around 2000 to 2006...

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