Describe your sound:
Hardcore punk, Bastard Sons of Liberty-style.
Karl Blitzkrieg (lead vocals), Matt (bass), Anthony (drums), Jamie (guitar/backing vocals), Tone Jaram (backing vocals/door bitch/general mayhem).
Who are your influences?
All the usual suspects: The Clash, Sex Pistols, Discharge, Crass, Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, D.O.A, Dropkick Murphys, Pennywise, Radio Birdman, Saints, Black Flag, MC5, Ramones, Motorhead, Slayer, Machine Head, Stooges, Iggy Pop, Lemmy Kilmister, Jello Biafra, Henry Rollins, Joe Strummer, Guy Fawkes, Ned Kelly, George Orwell, David Suzuki, Bill Maher, Julian Assange, Stewie Griffin, Eric Cartman.
What pisses you off?
Apathy, ignorance, stupidity, arrogance. Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, One Direction, The Voice, The X Factor and all manufactured, corporate Top 40 plastic pop garbage (and all the sheep that support this crap). Lying, hypocritical, self-serving politicians, celebrity culture, Paris Hilton, tabloid journalism, religious fanatics, animal cruelty.
What makes you laugh?
Our bass player trashing his gear in a classic rock show finale. Teach The Who a thing or two.
What are your plans for the future?
Finishing up our second CD. Working our new recruit/guitarist Dave into the band, playing a shitload more gigs (Global Apocalypse permitting, that is).
Biggest achievement/proudest moment so far?
Sharing the stage with some great local bands over the last seven years, including Chud, Toxicmen, Moots, Corporate Takedown, Punishment, Sewer Sideshow, Rather be Dead, Hence the Test Bed, to name just a few.
What’s your opinion of the local scene?
A wealth of great bands and dedicated small venue-owners struggling in the face of unfairly-imposed government financial restrictions. As well as a bunch of great people who donate their time, money and efforts selflessly for the support of local live music. B.S.O.L. would like to personally thank for their support over the years: Tabitha our official photographer, The Pot Belly, The Basement, Rob & Stevie @ Rob’s Garage Rehearsal Studio, Kurt Neist for live sound, Missmanagement, Simon Hobbs, BMA Magazine and all those who regularly attend our shows. You guys rock.
When are your upcoming gigs?
The Pot Belly on Friday August 10 with Perdition, Bladder Spasms and All in Brawl.
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