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Billy Liar

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Billy Liar

Posted May 19, 2020, 2:51 p.m.

In 2019, Scottish musician Billy Liar released Some Legacy on Red Scare Industries. While the new label brought his music to a wider audience, Liar has been playing the circuit for years. Armed with a guitar and microphone, his songs balance the personal and political in a way that’s both anthemic and introspective. While billed as a solo project, Billy Liar sometimes plays with a full band, often with a drummer, and sometimes alone and centerstage. SPB caught up with Liar over email, just after he cancelled his scheduled North American spring tour. We chatted about the last minute tour cancellation, how he approaches songwriting, and what he’s doing during his unplanned time at home. Oh, and we ...

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Ötzi

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Posted May 19, 2020, 2:37 p.m.
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There are a lot of misconceptions about the life of a musician. The old rock star image of packed arenas, traveling with an entourage, and ...

Odd Morris

Interviews Odd Morris

Posted April 12, 2020, 1:47 p.m.

Back in November 2018, British punk outfit Shame were wrapping up a raucous gig in Dublin following support from hotly-tipped local bands Fontaines D.C ...

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The Murder Capital

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The Murder Capital

Posted Oct. 3, 2019, 2:40 p.m.

When Irish five-piece The Murder Capital recently released their debut album When I Have Fears, it was rapturously received by critics and music fans alike, with the band’s post-punk sound viscerally tapping into grief and disillusionment across the album’s ten tracks. The record was inspired by the suicide of a close friend of frontman James McGovern, and its title is aptly taken from a sonnet by the 18th Century Romantic poet John Keats, that centres on a fear of mortality, and not achieving all of the things you want to before your demise. The Murder Capital started attracting ...

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The Eradicator

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Posted March 15, 2020, 3:58 p.m.
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The rock star image of packed arenas, traveling with an entourage, and partying amid crazy backstage antics and endless drama ...

Wrekmeister Harmonies

Interviews Wrekmeister Harmonies

Posted Feb. 14, 2020, 3:33 p.m.
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The rock star image of packed arenas, traveling with an entourage, and partying amid crazy backstage antics and endless drama ...

Mikey Erg

Interviews Mikey Erg

Posted Jan. 27, 2020, 3:23 p.m.

Mikey Erg (real name: Mikey Yannich) is a legend in the world of pop-punk because he has been in countless ...

Laibach

Interviews Laibach

Posted Jan. 27, 2020, 3:11 p.m.

Prior to Laibach's incarnation on terra australis, which saw them performing their idiosyncratic take on The Sound of Music ...

Dillinger Four - 25th anniversary

Interviews Dillinger Four - 25th anniversary

Posted Dec. 2, 2019, 2:40 p.m.

A long, long time ago, Scene Point Blank sat backstage at the Triple Rock before a Dillinger Four show. The ...

Drakulas

Interviews Drakulas

Posted Dec. 2, 2019, 2:25 p.m.

Gangs, porno, and video game addiction. That’s the hook right there, but we’ll keep going. With Drakulas, a ...

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