• Jack Hadaway-Weller

LOUDER: Bandcamp Breakouts Vol. 6

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

Once again 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.

Vile Creature - Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!

On their third record Ontario's Vile Creature show that only need two people to create brutal and beautiful doom. The album is a masterful piece of crawling, tense and menacing sludge dominated by low, hammering guitars and pounding percussion. The five tracks each build slowly into a grand and formidable monolith which feels daunting. Think Bossk or Oathbreaker.

Best Track: Harbinger Of Nothing


Written in just a few weeks whilst contained in isolation, Pig, the new EP released under the Single Mothers moniker sees the band trading their raw and aggressive post-hardcore for experimental post-punk. Drew Thomson's unmistakable sneering vocals are still here but over minimal drum loops and new wave bass rather than their signature punchy guitars. Think Viagra Boys or Sleaford Mods.

Best Track: Over My Shoulder


With their debut EP, Race Me, Catalonia's ULTIMATE FRISBEE prove that the influence of Midwestern emo can be felt all over the world. On these five tracks the duo show the power of tight and catchy hooks alongside harmonised vocals for a chirpy and summery feel. Elements of math-rock are also introduced with chunks of bright guitar. Think Title Fight or American Football.

Best Track: Teriyaki

Pity Party - Concrete

Oakland's Pity Party bring together emo, pop-punk and skate punk on each of the 9 energetic and bouncy tracks on Concrete. Lyrically the record focuses squarely on trauma and the everyday impact of depression which you can hear in both the tender moments and raw aggression. The vocals are supported by chugging, distorted power chords and loud, crashing percussion. Think Chumped or CREEPER.

Best Track: Empathy

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

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