• Jack Hadaway-Weller

LOUDER: Bandcamp Breakouts Vol. 5

Welcome to the latest edition of our weekly feature on Turn it Up Louder where we go through a bunch of releases that we absolutely love on Bandcamp.

Each week we will be taking a deep dive and bringing you our top picks of artists which you might not have heard before.

To listen to each release, simply click on the cover art.

Backxwash - God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It

Montreal's Backxwash plays hard, spooky horrorcore which is dark, moody and creepy. In what is mostly a self-produced record clocking in and just 22 minutes, Backxwash uses her creepy, emotive and aggressive delivery to talk about topics like marginalisation and depression alongside thudding industrial beats and looped metal samples. Think Ho99o9 or clipping.

Best Track: Spells

END - Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face

Featuring current and ex-members of Counterparts, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Fit for an Autopsy (and more) the debut full-length from END was always going to be vicious and it is. This is a dense, challenging but cohesive hardcore album stitched together with blastbeats, breakdowns and brutal vocals which leave you breathless. Think Converge or Dillinger.

Best Track: Hesitation Wounds

Goldie Dawn - Goldie Dawn

The first proper release from Glasgow's Goldie Dawn owes as much to 70s punk as it does DIY garage-rock. Each of the four guitar-driven tracks feel raw with messy solos and fuzzy, scratchy riffs. Kate Rambo's vocals are the real the stand out though, dominating each song with a high level of energy. Throughout the EP, Goldie Dawn sound like they are having tons of fun. Think The Runaways or Sheer Mag.

Best Track: What's Inside (Never Dies)

Mattachine - Isolation as a Form of Torture

On their debut EP, Isolation as a form of Torture, Virginia's Mattachine use stark, simple but graphic lyrics to express their attitude towards homophobic abuse which their members have had to confront. This is no-frills DIY metallic hardcore with screamed vocals that at points sound like they are about to break. Think Vein or SeeYouSpaceCowboy.

Best Track: Sisyphus

What have I missed and what should I listen to next?

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