HC PUNK CLUB STAGE – P4
Music conveys emotions and gives us a way to express ourself and protest against the evils of the world and that is the essence of what we call 'hardcore/punk'. Lyrics and music full of passion and energy…
Lie After Lie
Emotional hardcore, full of dynamics and suspense, played with passion and spirit. Overdrives and hoarse voice echoing suggestively so to create a lyrical image of the world where there's a lot of sadness but a faint hope for a smile as well. The poetry of noise with a dazzling firepower.
Sounds like an a-bomb shockwave turning everything to ash. Smoke and fire, a gloomy yet nourishing to senses and imagination atmosphere. Crusty rage entwined with sludge'y tempo beats the ears like hell. Unconventional approach to composition, powerful sound, a great deal of experimenting and even more of dirt and rubble. There is no way to clean this up.
Climatic, carefully perfected scores that are best listened to during a thunderstorm. Because there is a lot of darkness and expression in these sounds, which can overwhelm with their weight, hypnotize, even put to sleep only to boom out like a bolt out of the cloudy sky. You will feel as if you are on a boat, slowly rocking with a steady rhythm unaware of the upcoming storm.
Deftly-played hardcore with no maundering or unnecessary embellishments and jibber-jabber. They deal blow after blow with and unimaginable strength and speed. The Ratrace's four contenders move more niftily and freely on stage than many of Polish oldschool hardcore boys. They can still achieve much and stir things up a little in their weight class. Considering their technical skills, we can expect a knock-out in first round.
HARDCORE PUNK CLUB
H4, 22.00 – Music conveys emotions and gives us a way to express ourself and protest against the evils of the world and that is the essence of what we call 'hardcore/punk'. Words and music full of passion and energy...
22.00, thrash / from Katowice
A punk crew playing thrash metal. Jokingly ironic lyrics with a playful approach to their topics and to themselves, filled with humoristic touches, sometimes even cheerful and jokingly ironical... Lighter sounds with no stress providing the hardcore sound with ease, and the band has cool solos as well.
23.00, hc / punk / from Mikołów
This is not a proposition for Sunday stroll down the alleys, this is a racing machine that someone forgot to install the brakes in. The dynamics, speed, energy and positive message are the essence of hardcore punk. True passion and a 100% engagement of the band guarantees great fun. They come from Silesia, and they promise to kick you out of your socks!!!
22.00, emo hc / punk / from Tczew
Boiling with emotions music full of passion, resembling the achievements of French screamo scene, with a solid punk foundation. The tracks are soaked with inner dramatism and tension with the sounds reaching the brink of the human’s ear endurance. The new material is even more moody and more melancholic, filled with immersive lyrical landscapes. After few years once more at SLOT.
For Dear Life
23.00, screamo hcpunk / from Germany
Melodious hardcore from Germany, Their music sounds violently and fiery and the sensation is deepened by a heart-piercing wretched vocals of a girl called Susi that beautifully merges with the instruments. In other words, the vocal line filled with expression is perfectly fitted to the accompanying dynamic instruments full of tension. And in short: a large dose of energy interlaced with emotions, a truly explosive mix.
ONE TRILLION DREAMS – emo lyrical punk – Do you want to move and be moved? Songs for sensitive boys and sensitive girls. Emo lyrical lyrics and melodies with hardcore-punk twist. They formed in 2008 and released one EP Jeden Trylion Snów (one trillion dreams).
HOPE AGAINST HOPE - spirit filled hc – They come from hardcore / punk backgrounds but their biggest inspiration is the person of Jesus. In their music they combine energy and melody with reality of God in their hearts. Concrete music with concrete message. Antiperspirant won’t help, one song and you will melt.
NIESTETY – punk – Fortunately there are still bands that blast punk rock like in the good old days. And they are not some old hands, but quite a young crew. Without needless musical acrobatics. “simply played, simple rhythm, simple beat, simple play” quoting the classics of the genre :) We are not in the opera after all, it’s all about being loud, fast and to scream out a couple important things.
FIVE SECONDS TO LEAVE - post rock Czech skupina, which transfers us into the land of post rock, but we will find a good deal of sludge, ambient, drone elements. Psychedelic, compositions dragging in like quick-sand. Penetrating virtually epic atmosphere, compositions lazily unfolding transform into a storm of sounds. Monumentality. Dark, mysterious music.
FATE - punky reggae – It’s a band that gained quite a popularity in the ‘90s on independent scene. Then they rocked exceptionally and now – after a long break – they come back to performing. In their music they mix melodic punk rock with elements of reggae. Their lyrics bear strong message, that doesn’t leave people indifferent, that moves the hearts, and after all that’s the most important thing!
REGRES – hardcore-punk – Sincerity, message, involvement, noise, that brings about a lot of positive emotions. For many years on stage, but still with the same passion and consequence in creating sound, that move and inspire. Their trademark are very spontaneous and energetic concerts, during which there is no place for divisions, exclusion, exclusivity. It’s their second visit at SLOT and they are very happy about it.
HAŃBA - interwar folk-punk – The group consists of four musicians with sizeable experience playing in folk (Bumtralala, Iglika, Południca!), punk (Ziemniaki), metal (Crowmoth), indie-rock (SuperXiu, Two Red Triangles)and even electronic (UnitraProdiż) bands. Together they’ve decided to create a band that is a musical fiction, a kind of time machine taking the listeners into the interwar Poland. Armed with an instrumentarium of a street band they play energetic, simple punk inspired by Polish folklore on one hand and modern achievements on the other.
GARS - post hc – Hard, dark and trans-y, piercing vocals and a pinch of melancholy. Sounds erupting like a volcano but at moments it’s calm and delicate. Very mature music, perfected sound and the poetics of lyrics hit like a 200-hundred-pound hammer. This music machine rolls slowly, crushing everything in its way.
You might ask yourself, “What is hardcore/punk?”
It’s music that carries emotion, self-expression and a cry against all that’s bad in the world- a place where no one has his own opinion and everyone is caught in the rat race, a world of conformism and consumption.
Hardcore is mainly about people- with different ideas, more or less involved ideologically but united by one thing- music. HC/Punk is also closely related to the Do It Yourself (DIY) movement, vegetarian/vegan lifestyle, animal rights and the Green movement.
So far we’ve invited the following friends to play:
A young band that plays simple, angry hardcore inspired by bands such as Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Black Flag and thrash from the ‘80’s. They support the DIY ideal and are anti-Fascist. They don’t have a demo and don’t plan to make one.
Dark sounds set in a thick and melancholic climate. Post-hardcore with amazing new material.
Mnoda is a young band from Poznan that says they play avant-punk but in their music you’ll hear noise and broken jazz as well, all spiced with a good dose of humor.
Polish pioneer punk band whose lyrics often deal with difficult questions in a provocative manner. Their 1991 recording, "Na własne podobieństwo" is considered the first independent album of the HC/Punk scene.
They’re one of Warsaw’s longest existing HC/Punk bands. Their music is a mix of melodic riffs and aggressive sounds. Their concerts are one of their strongest points which is no surprise since they bring honesty, joy and passion through their music.
An old punk band that still has what it takes.
These guys from Liechtenstein have been playing together since 2009. They play dynamic post HC with electronic elements.
Their music is traditional HC/Punk from the 80’s/90’s and experimental Noise Rock. Their texts stick to a punk ideology showing the condition and crisis of the modern world.
They started in 2009 as the first underground Catholic band in Croatia. For them the message is the most important.