10 Split Questions For Punk Misfits ‘CHUPA CABRA’ And ‘NO FRIENDZ’ – Smashing Split Album Out Now!…

Discover up and coming bands in 10 questions

Here are two punk-spirited desperado bands, respectively from North Wales and
East Of England
. CHUPA CABRA and NO FRIENDZ are sexually ambiguous trash
rockers with the right DIY attitude and a middle finger for the establishment.
Confused but confident youngsters who picked up a guitar and formed a band
to scream out their frustrations and burning anger. They’re here to entertain you
and themselves with shattering uppercuts and crazed stories. Imagine outlaws
Fat White Family‘s confrontational spirit and The Fall‘s sonic chaos. HELL YEAH!

Last Friday these rackety cowboys released a split longplayer (6 songs each) via Thrashmouth Records. A hefty powerhouse of a record packed with loud and
eruptions from both sides. Intoxicating riffage, nasty hooks, explicit lyrics,
bluesy reflections here & there and tons of scream-along choruses. It feels like
both bands have the same mission: survive this mad world with a grin on their
faces. Let’s have a closer look at these two up and coming gangs with 10 split Q’s…

From North-Wales welcomeTayt, Nathan and Hayden from CHUPA CABRA

1/ What the hell is the band’s name about?
Tayt: ” When I was a young boy, I went to visit my brother in Argentina whilst he was on
his gap year and I was viciously mauled by the legendary chupacabra. The band is a mere homage to my many, many years of work researching the chupacabra.”

The legendary goat-sucker creature called ‘chupacabra’. Reported to live in the Americas

2/ Who’s King Leech?
Nathan: “All of the people in my songs are you.”
Hayden: “Some bastard. The lord of slugs. The baron of all worms.”

Here’s the king of slugs

3/ Who came up with the idea to split an album with another band?
Nathan: “Well it was Luke at Trashmouth Records really. It’s a thing they used to do back
in the day, split records and that. You still get a lot of split singles but Trashmouth have brought back the split record. We think its dead cool, good way for both us honorable friendz in No Friendz to get stuff out there. Big ups Liam and Luke, vive la France.”

4/ Who’s the guy on the cover of the album?
Hayden: “All of the people on the cover of the album are you. Nah, we don’t know. We work closely with Datamosh, they do all our graphics/visuals and we’ve done a few events with them. We played their exhibition, there was a huge wall made from cardboard and hazard tape, we played behind it and through the course of the set it was cut apart by men in lab coats and stapled to the gallery walls. There was a dude there watching a plant all night. The plant was on wheels. Weird stuff. They did the video too, check it out.”
Nathan: “They’re really cool guys, Paul and Guy from Datamosh. Paul looks like all things must pass era George Harrison, cool.”

Artwork split album

5/ If the band was a horror movie which one would it be?
Hayden:Rubber. The protagonist is a tyre. A masterpiece.”

And from Cambridgeshire, East Of England here are… NO FRIENDZ

1/ Are the band members no friends or does the band has no friends or both?
“……………………………….” (no answer, no idea why. Whatever next please)

2/ ‘Ballad’s chorus goes like ‘I’m useless, I’m a mess’. Is that why you formed a band?
Angus: “I formed a band because it’s better than getting a worthless degree and to fall into the 9-5 doledrum. I’m broke and homeless, but I’m in charge. Call me naive cause it’s true.”

3/ Your songs on the LP come after Chupa Cabra’s songs.
Did they win the toss?

“Wasn’t my decision mate. Conspiracy.”

4/ Will you do split gigs with Chupa Cabra too in the future?
“Dunno really. Quite hard considering we live 200 plus miles away from each other.
Up to the ingenuity of promoters. I’m usually busy trying to buy Morley’s.”

5/ If the band was a war movie which one would it be?

Thanks Chupa Cabra & No Friendz for the split chat.
May the road rise with your earsplitting hullabaloo…

Split LP out now! Stream/purchase right here…

NO FRIENDZ: Facebook

On-Repeat-In-January-2018… FOURTEEN KNOCKOUTS!

Striking vibrations that good we play it on

A versatile mix of electric eruptions and firework strokes
that energized all my senses and limbs this past month!
TURN UP THE VOLUME! Here’s plenty of sonic dope…

1/ ‘Fol De Rol’ by THE FALL (Manchester, UK)
From the troubled genius’ final 2017 album – rest in peace…
Album: New Facts Emerge

2/ ‘Black Habit’ by MIEN (US, UK, Canada)
Supergroup hits it big psych time with debut single…
Debut album: out 8 April – info here

3/ ‘Love’ by ANTEROS (London, UK)
Striking pop pearl, as catchy as flaming hell…

5/ ‘Current Affair’ by SEXTILE feat SIENNA (Los Angeles)
Hyperkinetic electro whirlwind to go totally apeshit to…
Album: Albeit Living

6/ ‘The Gift’ by THE LIMIÑANAS feat. PETER HOOK (France/UK)
Sensual psychedelia with a sultry touch and legend Peter Hook on bass…
New album: Shadow People – just out now

7/ ‘Jukebox Babe’ by MOON DUO (Portland, US)
Portland’s mind-expanding pair covers Alan Vega in swinging style…

8/ ‘The Great Chain Of Being’ by KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
Another heavy eruption by the Aussie psych junkies…
Album: Gumboot Soup

8/ ‘Bubbilicious’ by TOKYO TABOO (London, UK)
Pschodelic glam punk, hot as an exploding volcano…
Album: 6TH Street Psychosis / Interview with TUTV!

9/ ‘Skin Spilling’ by BONNE APARTE (The Netherlands)
Weird and eccentric paranoia post punks…
Album: Scalps  – out 2 February – info here 

10/ ‘Ballad’ by NO FRIENDZ (London, UK)
Funky scream along indie kick for all useless people on this planet…
Album: split LP with Chupa Cabra – all info here

11/ ‘Luxury Animals’ by MUSH (Leeds, UK)
Jingle jangle noiseniks fronted by Lou Reed‘s ghost…

12/ ‘Black Smoke’ by BLACK FUN SURGERY (London, UK)
Glimmering disco ball electronics with a spell-binding edge…
New album: PATCHES – to be released soon

13/ ‘Serpent Speak’ by AURAL AIR (Dublin, Ireland)
Poetic guitar euphony and Laura Rai‘s remarkable voice…
EP: The Torpor OF Minds

14/ ‘I Didn’t Belong’ by HIGHLAND KITES (California, US)
Tremendous voice to solace your troubled heart and hurt soul in times of love sickness…
Debut EP: to be released this year

See/hear you next month, music junkies


TRASHMOUTH RECORDS Brings You CHUPA CABRA And NO FRIENDZ – So Much Cheaper Than Therapy…

Sonic havoc hat thrills us in a way we want to scream out loud…

11 January 2018

Independent London label TRASHMOUTH RECORDS does a fantastic job for humanity. They prevent musical talented youngsters from going too soon into psychiatry by giving them a chance to put records out and at the other end, we – who survive only on dazzling alternative music with a twisted edge – do not need to pay big money for therapy as long as there’s enough crazed stuff coming our way. In bloody marketing terms they call this a win-win relation. Whatever. Here are two bands doing it together with a big bang. CHUPA CABRA and NO FRIENDZ will release a split LP soon. And you can taste the first medicine for free, right here, right now…

‘Bloody Love’ by NO FRIENDZ
A catchy left-right kick about urban vampire dating (See? I told you! Straitjacket punk)

Venice & Mars by CHUPA CABRA
Barbed wire punk beat stroke about men & women (See? I told you! An alien band name)

Check more wicked artists saved by TRASHMOUTH RECORDS here on BANDCAMP.
Don’t forget, like-minded folks: 2 thrashmouths a day keeps the creepy doctor away!