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Shape of Punk to Come > Relationship of Command
from the film
i will be at whatever show they play over here.
tempted to go to coachella now but that will ruin me financially :(
16 year old me is fucking delighted, 23 year old is very skeptical indeed
Sweden's Way out west festival as well
they are confirmed for a UK festival.
and also groezrock for those in mainland europe
I can see Sonisphere from my flat :D
Is you won't need to travel to US or Europe to see them. It'll be announced soon.
or whatever it's called these days, I'm not going to be impressed.
But yeah, sigh
if you could choose any two bands to reform...
Can't be rebellion festival can it?
"So far they've been announced for Coachella in the US, but I reckon there's going to be a lot more, just sayin'".
"everyone's saving up for Coachella...should wait and see what happens".
We had a band once, in Umeå. We would pile in a van, like every other punkband, and thunder off in pursuit of friends and glory in some basement in front of 20 people, 50 people, in towns 4-5 hours away. Sometimes there would be more than a hundred people and we would later in the week refer to that as a "big show". We were ambitious, but we didn't think of it as a career. We never made any fiscal sense whatsoever during 7 years of touring. Like most punkbands, it never occured to us to even try. We had a scene, we had some politics and we had just a hint of artistic ambition. True to our swedish roots we got very serious very fast. And then suddenly we got good. It's a delicate path to tread for precocious twentysomethings anywhere on the planet, but this particular bunch didn't make it. And that was fine. Most enterprises in life are unrelated to incredibly violent rock music.
It's been a motley 14 years since our band came apart. We've all kept busy in our respective endeavors but we've all remained friends and kept in touch. There have been offers, and lots of jokes about these offers. We've sort of looked down from our high horses and made fun of people who've just wanted to share the psychopathic intensity that we would deliver on a nightly basis in our post-pubescent prime. A reunion has just seemed irrelevant to us. Too much other shit to do.
But then Kristofer got his degree from the Swedish opera academy, Jons medical studies began drawing to a close and Dennis and David started a new hardcore band together. Finally, after a decade and a half hiatus, Kristofer picked up the guitar again. Which made David want to play the drums again. Which in turn led to all four of us suddenly making new music in assorted constellations. As all this was brewing, Coachella got in touch. There were a couple of phone-calls, lots of skepticism, some hesitant enthusiasm before one of us basically said: "– This is ridiculous. There are friends of ours who would murder close relatives just to go see bands there. Let's just do it, one last time." And with that, socialist fag-loving pc scumbags were on the road again.
We never did "The shape of punk to come" justice back when it came out, too tangled up in petty internal bickering to really focus on the job. And suddenly there's this possibility to do it like it was intended. We wanna do it over, do it right. For the people who've kept the music alive through the years, but also for our own sakes.
We feel that you deserve it and we hope the feeling is mutual.
See you in the pit.
i am so excited its ridic
which album is best to start with?
But songs to fan the flames of discontent is brilliant in a more straightforward metalic punk way. This just might be... The truth is similar to stftfod but a bit more raw. Listening to them in order is probably best, but make sure you at least listen to the shape of punk
Very excited about the prospect of getting to see Refused live, having seen AC4 with David and Dennis, which I thought would be the closest i'd get to seeing Refused, this is some of the best news ever. Will wait to see what sort of dates are announced for the uk, whether it's just a festival date, or if there will be a proper tour, either way i'll be doing my best to be there
Which hopefully means they'll play the majority of that album live.
what did you think they would do? :D
They've always struck me a such massive dickheads I figured they'd just do whatever they wanted haha. I remember buying the DVD when I was about 16 and I still to this day have not been able to sit through it because it's so dickhead-ish and pretentious. Still, incredibly excited about seeing them at Coachella.
but maybe I was still at an age were a blindly worshipped everything they did, I haven't watched it since.
They'll play Rather Be Dead for sure but apart from that it will pretty much be as you were on the Shape of Punk to Come tour
Fugazi must be laughing themselves silly
ATDI to curate the Saturday.
The Afghan Whigs to curate Sunday, Just to mellow things out a bit.
Overly nostalgic possibly. But I could live with that.
are playing Milan June 4th
Primavera must be in the running...