Tag Archives: hardcore

It’s all about hardcore

Last year, I was lucky enough to meet Giulio Squillacciotti, an artist and movie-maker originally from Rome, Italy, which is also where I’m from. I didn’t meet him at a hipster art party nor did I meet him in a well-hidden, underground hardcore club – I actually got to know him accidentally, a couple of […]

Hooligans for Life: How Rival Schools changed mine

At the time of United by Fate‘s release, I was mostly brooding about Jeff Buckley‘s death and listening to the Cure. Not only was I just starting to discover hidden jewels of the music world that had been unavailable to me until then, but unlike most kids my age, I had no understanding of why […]

Lateral Living

The Liverpool-based Carnival Kids, consisting among others of Andreas Westhagen (who you might remember me mentioning as one half, with Uno Møller, of hardcore band Twin Pines Mall)  have released their new single yesterday. Pulling influences from bands as diverse as Rival Schools, At the Drive-In, Rumble in Rhodos and early lostprophets, this brand new […]

Start it loud

Twin Pines Mall, the project of fellow Norwegians Uno Møller (of Wintermare and Team Me fame) and Andreas Westhagen (State Kuban mastermind and another member of the Team Me family) has taken off since I first listened to this demo on a rainy day in Oslo over a year ago. As you might have heard […]