the birthday party

15 essential post-punk bands who represent the evolution of the genre
15 essential post-punk bands who represent the evolution of the genre
Post-punk had to happen. Punk rock opened all this space for people to make exactly the kind of art or culture that the disenfranchised had been imagining in their heads, and maybe had limited means or skills by which to make it. But what if you didn’t want to crank out recharged three-chord rock ’n’ roll with modern street poetry for lyrics? What if you want...
See experimental punks Pleasure Venom bring the fury in outdoor session
See experimental punks Pleasure Venom bring the fury in outdoor session
Pleasure Venom hail from Austin, Texas, with social and sonic attitude to burn. Fronted by vocalist Audrey Campbell, the quartet have created a fascinating amalgam of hard-rock riffing and jagged treble attacks. Those sharp edges are capable of puncturing anybody’s jaded sensibilities or preconceived notions of what constitutes “heavy.”  In th...
These 15 punk albums from 1982 paved the way for so much that followed
These 15 punk albums from 1982 paved the way for so much that followed
We're pretty sure you've heard the old aphorism: "Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it." It's a statement that's always been universally prescient. However, it might not apply to these choice punk albums from 1982. This APTV video revisits that awesome year for some groundbreaking releases...
These 15 punk records from 1980 were complete game-changers
These 15 punk records from 1980 were complete game-changers
By 1980, U.S. major labels abandoned punk with Sid Vicious' corpse. The American underground reacted, hard: “Don't want us? Fuck you, we'll do it ourselves!” The independent record distribution and touring network kicked off in earnest, as the harder/faster/louder hardcore punk sound started revving up, initially in Los Angeles before spreading across America through the year. Meanwhi...
Matty Healy wants audio of “hurtful thing[s]” said about fans for new song
Matty Healy wants audio of “hurtful thing[s]” said about fans for new song
The 1975 are gearing up to release their new album Notes On A Conditional Form on April 24. The band has already shared five tracks from the record. Now though is something very interesting. Frontman Matty Healy is asking fans to send recordings of them reading hateful things that have been said to them. Wheth...
The 1975 enter a digital meme realm in “The Birthday Party” video
The 1975 enter a digital meme realm in “The Birthday Party” video
The 1975 just shared their new song and video for "The Birthday Party" and you better prepare for a wild ride. The song on its own is very the 1975-ish. But the video unleashes a virtual world populated with memes of internet subcultures. "The Birthday Party" is the fifth track the 1975 have shared from their forthcoming album Notes On A Conditional Form. Re...