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Recorded some today, and realised I know very little about it. Where to start?
If you want to get into Skramz, I'd highly suggest listening to Orchid considering they were a huge inspiration in the scene. As were bands like Indian Summer and Saetia. Otherwise: Ampere, Hot Cross, Off Minor, La Quiete, Raein, Love Lost But Not Forgotten, I Would Set Myself on Fire For You, Wolves, Bucket Full of Teeth (although, I believe they're considered grindcore), Mesa Verde, Nigel Thornberry, Assfactor 4, Jeromes Dream, Loma Prieta, L'antietam, Merchant Ships, My Head in Clouds, Sinaloa, Storm the Bastille, Daniel Striped Tiger, Daitro, ...Who Calls So Loud, pg.99, City of Caterpillar (although I don't really think they are), Funeral Diner, Portraits of Past, Sleepytime Trio, Neil Perry, Harrison Bergeron, Kidcrash, Comadre, Suis La Lune, Aussitort Mort, June Paik, Mihai Edrisch (if you like them, check out CELESTE... their new band), Cease Upon the Capitol, Joshua Fit For Battle, Welcome to the Plague Year, The Kodan Armada, You and I, I Hate Myself, Love Like... Electrocution, Transistor Transistor, The Spirit of Versailles, Make Me, I Write Haikus about Cannibalism in Your Yearbook, Sailboats, Wow, Owls!, Usurp Synapse, Yaphet Kotto, The Saddest Landscape, Touche Amore, Pianos Become the Teeth (I'm not particularly a huge fan but I respect them), Kaospilot, Tristan Tzara, Reversal of Man, The Apoplexy Twist Orchestra, Petethepiratesquid, Circle Takes the Square (I guess they don't count but they've played with a few of the bands listed), Boy Problems, Midwest Pen Pals, Age Sixteen, Logs, Beau Navire (their debut is coming out soon, should be blazing), We Were Skeletons, Matsuri, Osceola, William Bonney, Battle of Wolf 359, Boys & Sex, 1994!, LION OF THE NORTH, In First Person, Fire Team Charlie, Bravo Fucking Bravo, Lautrec, suffix, Damezumari, Acres, Spires, Adobe Homes, Ten Grand, Malady, Gospel, Stop It!!, Maths... And I didn't really touch on the '90s emo scene but we'll save that for another time. If you like this, then I'd highly recommend you check out Gravity Records, Ebullition Records, Youth Attack, etc. All of that stuff is heavy and brilliant.
A few blogs:
I also happen to play in a Skramz band, by the way. It's great fun.
mika's pretty much covered it all! But I felt the need to scrabble around and find SOMETHING he'd not mentioned, so -
Mass Movement Of The Moth
- and that's the only others I can think of...
I've been listening to Celeste a bit recently and I had no idea that ex members of Mihai Edrisch were involved in the group.
I'm possibly playing a bit loose with definition of Skramz but Takaru play music that could fit into the genre with perhaps a slightly more punk/hardcore twist either ways "Their Can Only Be None" is well worth a listen. Also:
Ah, good call on Crocus and Takaru. Both great bands. I haven't heard Kasa though, I shall look them up.
the birds are spies, they report to the trees
gallows holier than the cross (really good)
maybe my america is watching tigers die
pg.99 - Document #8
Circle Takes The Square - As The Roots Undo
Orchid - Chaos Is Me
Funeral Diner - The Underdark
Mind you I don't listen to it as much as I used to... Maths and Crocus are both great UK bands that are currently going.
Maths are awesome, and La Dispute are quickly becoming one of my favourite bands.
Orchid are pretty cool, not a big fan of Circle Takes The Square, don't much like their vocals, quite like Crocus though, I can't remember what else I've listened to, but it's all been pretty good.
defo saw pg99, ctts, orchid, indian summer all £3 a piece with postage.
like mika says they're probs not really what you're looking for but this city of caterpillar live set is one of the best things on the internet http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8370879536219858968#
A near perfect list but -mika- forgot Dundee's Kaddish. We shouldn't forget Kaddish. They're unreal.
Also, Archives and Black Channels.