Shout Louder Punk Podcast



The Shout Louder Punk Podcast is the audio home of, a UK zine for punks who don't like papercuts.In each episode we aim to bring you our take on the world of DIY punk, with plenty of new tunes, gig gossip and amusing anecdotes. We will be talking about gigs we've been to recently, albums we can't stop listening to as well as tales of some of the worst experiences we've ever had!Your hosts are Sarah Williams and Mark Bell. Sarah's a certified gig-addict and the puppet master of Shout Louder. Mark is an illustrator and guitarist who runs Umlaut Records along with his friends in the band Mug.Give us a listen and let us know what you think!


  • S2 E3: Nuno & Trevor from A Wilhelm Scream

    15/09/2018 Duración: 01h06min

    The latest Shout Louder podcast features none other than Nuno Pereira and Trevor Reilly from melodic hardcore legends A Wilhelm Scream! Sarah caught up with the vocalist and guitarist at KNRD Fest, in the beautiful Bavarian woods. We shared a drink and talked a bit about the magic of the music festival, the charm of sweaty club shows and some of the staggering things that have happened to the band on tour over the years. Hailing from New Bedford, Massechusets, A Wilhelm Scream are one of the most influential bands in modern melodic hardcore punk. Since 1999 they've been turning out high-octane, aggressive punk anthems, releasing some of the best albums of the last 20 years, proppelled by unrivalled live shows. We're glad we were able to catch them and we hope you enjoy listening to the episode as much as we enjoyed recording it. Apologies in advance for the phone noise in the second segment - if it's really bugging you then skip on past it to part three. If you're interested in reading more, head to www.s

  • S2 E2 Punk Rock Holiday Cocktail Special #1

    18/08/2018 Duración: 01h20min

    Punk Rock Holiday is a brilliant week of bands, beers and beaches in one of the most stunning settings Europe has to offer. The festival also hosts a plethora of bands from around the world, so we couldn't miss the opporunity to speak with a few of them on the Shout Louder podcast! To capture the full Punk Rock Holiday spirit, Sarah recorded a handful of segments while sat on the beach in Slovenia, typically with a cocktail in hand. On this episode she spoke to Dan Allen from Norwich's alt-rock wonders Ducking Punches, Fraser from fiesty Scottish power-pop-punkers The Murderburgers and Andy Dazzler and Jimmy Carrol from Manchester skate-punks Dead Neck. We discussed a whole range of topics including creativity, bees the size of dogs, Glaswegian beatings, rakija and the state of the punk scene today. Perhaps most imporantly, we also try to put out finger on what makes Punk Rock Holiday so special. Keep your ears primed for the other episodes we recorded at Punk Rock Holiday, including discussions with Mute,

  • S2 E1 KNRD Fest Special: Live in The Woods

    03/08/2018 Duración: 01h20min

    We are excited to share our latest podcast featuring chats with not one but four bands! We chatted literal shit with After The Fall, The Human Project, Forever Unclean and The Affect Heuristic! KNRD Fest (pronounced 'conrad') is a magical skate/melodic punk adventure in the Bavarian woodlands, taking place near Nuremberg, Germany. It's a wonderful weekend of bands, banter and excessive boozing that we've attempted to capture in audio form for you! We've aimed also aimed to answer some essential questions for you, including: How much do you remember from last night? Whose anus is a “literally like an ex-soviet airbase’s windsock”? Why should you always check the pockets of a pair of pooed-pants? What event nearly killed After The Fall? How do Forever Unclean turn all bad times into good times? What do Sean Arnold's nipples taste like? Who won't 'doink' with The Affect Heuristic? Who's the most socially flamboyant person at KNRD Fest? And of course, what's your personal wo

  • S1 E10 Fair Do's Talk Leopards, Foxes and Sasquatches

    26/07/2018 Duración: 01h08min

    On today's thoroughly entertaining episode, Sarah is joined by Danny Cummings and John Holt from Fair Do's. These tongue-in-cheek Northerners have been an important part of both the UK DIY punk scene and the wider European skate-punk scene since 2009 so we were delighted to speak to them, especially as they get set to unleash their stunning new album Leopards (which you can order here We learn why their bassist is a weasel, why a stage catching fire doesn't mean the end of a show, and they share the story of their foxy new video for their single, Closing In. We also discuss KNRD Fest, touring with After The Fall and Death By Stereo and, erm, morris dancing. Finally, they also completely throw their bandmate Dave Speechley under the bus on the personal worst section of the podcast, telling two fabulously embarassing tour stories. Probably serves him right for being such an disgustingly good guitarist. These are the songs we played: Closing In by Fair Do's (from the album L

  • S1 E9: Faintest Idea's Worst Tour Stories!

    07/07/2018 Duración: 47min

    On this special episode of the Shout Louder podcast, East Anglia's hard-working ska-punks Faintest Idea takeover to tell about all the most horrific things that have happened to them on tour. Sarah is joined by vocalist/bassist, Dani, trombonist, Bobble, and drummer, Jack Brew. They tell us the single most harrowing tour story Sarah's ever heard as well as not one, not two, but five run-ins with the German police. Sarah, discovers that the band have a flagrant disregard for international law (allegedly) and a staggering talent for getting themselves out of all kinds of scrapes. Whether it's human trafficking, getting assaulted by Russian fascists or Little Dan being very late for work, there's apparently nothing that can stop this band. Obviously, all of this is entirely fictional and Faintest Idea would never do anything even remotely illegal. It was all a dream. Allegedly. We play two fantastic tunes from the band: - Bull In A Chinashop from their album The Voice of Treason - No Consequences from their

  • S1 E8: Crawl-of-Death, Bribery, Masturbation and Unfulfilled Promises

    23/06/2018 Duración: 01h04min

    Podcast #8 sees the return of everyone's favourite: Mark Bell! This episode is all excitable Mark and Sarah music banter - we cover a huge range of topics, including all the gigs and punk rock antics we've experienced lately. We've play tunes from Eat Defeat, Wolfrik, SKIV and Hummer. We midly lay into Jimbob from Pizzatramp in a tale that involves a crawl-of-death, public masturbation, bribery and unfulfilled promises. We lament the passing of MySpace as a medium, Mark asks Sarah to dissect some poorly auto-tuned rap lyrics and Sarah shares Personal Worst story from Podstock involving pratfalls, poo and pints. Mark gives us the gossip on Hell Hath No Fury Fest, with Bolshy, Natterers and Brassick. Sarah chats about gigs she's been to in Manchester, including Tim Loud, Custody, Holiday, Bear Trap and Incisions. Songs played: Eat Defeat - A Little Less Than OK Wolfrik - Predator SKIV - Wasteman Hummer - Budweiser and Butter As mentioned on the podcast, we have 10 free download codes for Hum

  • S1 E7: Dan & Rob from Darko Takeover!

    09/06/2018 Duración: 01h03min

    Darko are simultaneously one of the hardest-working and hardest-partying bands we know. They are all dedicated, intelligent and serious musicians... but that doesn’t mean that they’re above telling us about shitting a tent at Punk Rock Holiday. Join us for this special episode of the Shout Louder Podcast with Dan Smith and Rob Piper of Guildford’s melodic hardcore tour-de-force: Darko. We have an in-depth chat, finishing with the most embarrassing Worst Time story we’ve heard yet. We also tell the tale behind the ‘summer cocktail’ bundle they have recently announced, with a gorgeous yellow/pink/blue splatter re-press of their stunning album Bonsai Mammoth, which you can pick up here: You can also enjoy music from Forever Unclean, Money Left To Burn and A Wilhelm Scream. And Rob gets shat on by a bird. You wouldn’t want to miss that. The songs featured in this episode are: - Darko - Life Forms - Forever Unclean -

  • S1 E6: The Bennies, Consumed, SBÄM Fest & El Topo

    25/05/2018 Duración: 01h36s

    Episode 4 is packed full of punk rock treats for you! We have an interview with Australian party machines The Bennies, a massive Umlaut Records giveaway to celebrate the new Consumed release and tales of SBÄM Fest and El Topo Goes Loco. We also play new tunes from The Human Project, Youth Avoiders, Tragical History Tour and Consumed! Our highlight was catching up with Anty and Nick from The Bennies in Beligum, and asking them about their worst experience ever! Hold on till the end of the episode for that. Mark and Sarah discuss their recent gigs, including an account Austrian punk festival SBÄM Fest, including talk of Propagandhi, Satanic Surfers, No Trigger, Astpai, Wonk Unit, Donots and The Murderburgers. Sarah gets emotional, has Iron Chic mansplained to her, gains a boob bruise and discovers the perils of getting drunk with Darko two weeks in a row. We also cover Belgian sunny ska/skate romp El Topo Goes Loco, including The Bennies, Beat The Red Light, The Affect Heuristic, Thanx 4 All The Shoes, The B

  • S1 E5: Jamie from Aerial Salad Chatting Utter Shite

    10/05/2018 Duración: 43min

    On Episode #5 Mark and Sarah are joined by the Aerial Salad's loquacious frontman Jamie Munro. If you're not already familiar with Manchester's freshest pop-punks then this is a great chance to get to know them better. Join us in Sarah's living room as we bond over a love of conversational tangents and talk utter shite about the UK punk rock world. Share in the laughter as Mark 'Hunkasaurus' Bell makes a failed attempt to rein Jamie and Sarah in! We cover myriad topics, including Jamie's wholesome adventures in Disneyland, alt-girl-specific paedophilia, drug-induced escapades, an ex-girlfriend crying during Jamie's set and a prediction for Jamie's miserable future. We also share our love for Triple Sundae, Fastfade, Burnt Tapes, Incisions, Clayface, Pizzzatramp, Astpai, Sham City Roasters and many more. We've even got an exclusive unreleased Aerial Salad track and an announcement for their upcoming European tour with The Raging Nathans. We also celebrate the line-up announcement for Polite Riot festival, i

  • Bonus Drunkcast: MPF Highlights with Holly from Kiss Me, Killer

    28/04/2018 Duración: 01h04min

    Holly from Kiss Me, Killer joins Mark and Sarah for a bonus episode, talking about our highlights of Manchester Punk Festival 2018, recorded at 11am the day after the festival. Things Sarah learned while recording this podcast: - Holly Searle from Kiss Me, Killer is an incredible guest - Podcasting drunk is a lot funnier when the two people with you aren't sober - Never suggest recording a podcast at 11am on the morning after a 3-day punk festival - Never trust your friends to stop you from doing something stupid We talk about our favourite parts of Manchester Punk Festival, including some tunes from Waterweed, Natterers, Ducking Punches and Kiss Me, Killer. We also speak to In Evil Hour, Captain Trips, Aerial Salad and Jochen from Charlie's Big Raygun Records. Other highlights include Propagandhi, Milloy, Beat The Red Light, PMX and a really, really bad joke about the singer from Captain Trips, who wears sandals everywhere. Holly also tells us about Hell Hath No Fury Fest - a women-centric punk event she'

  • S1 E4: Manchester Punk Festival Special

    14/04/2018 Duración: 01h08min

    We are so excited to share this with you! Recorded in the extremely silly, hungover aftermath of Dugstock Festival Mark and Sarah discuss all things Manchester Punk Festival in detail. We pick through the whole line-up, talk about the festival's history and give you insider tips on surviving the weekend. Even if you're not attending the festival, it's worth a listen to hear some fantastic punk tunes and to laugh at how tired we are. Stay tuned till the end as we will also be proudly announcing the Friday night headliner of Wotsit Called Festival. These are the songs we played: - Fresh - Get Bent - Eat Defeat - Shortcuts - Start At Zero - Against The Stream - Uniforms - Schoolboy Errors - Wonk Unit - Day Job Wanker

  • S1 E3: Deep Inside I'm A Cynical Fuck

    29/03/2018 Duración: 59min

    We are excited to share three fresh tracks with you ahead of their release. You can look forward to new songs from Nosebleed, Triple Sundae and Call Me Malcolm. We also have some fast noisy stuff from March and On A Hiding To Nothing. Sarah get annoyed and goes off on tangents, while Mark is there to rein her back in as usual. Mark shares his love of All Saints and displays an incredibly poor knowledge of hip hop, Sarah shares a love of The Strokes and a hatred of Good Charlotte as we discuss some of our musical origins. We also share a mutual story about getting rained on Punk Rock Holiday. After having a good whinge, we discuss some of the most exciting releases of the moment, including Our Lives In Cinema, Eat Dirt, Money Left To Burn and The Affect Heuristic. We take plenty of time to discuss the shows we've been to lately including Shredfest (with No Contest, Laughing In The Face Of, Almeida, Sombulance, LineOut and Dead Neck), Pat Butcher's carrot in a minute gag, Only Strangers, Kiss Me Killer, Honey

  • S1 E2: Dinosaurs and Drunken Disasters

    17/03/2018 Duración: 46min

    What's Sarah's most regrettable drunk-at-a-gig incident? What's Mark's 'death song'? What's the deal with Dugstock's Dug mascot? What's Mark's favourite dinosaur? You will soon find out. We've got music from PMX, Stabbed In Back, Aerial Salad, Lesdystics and Harsh Realms. We also talk in detail about Dugstock 2 (Umlaut Records' 3-day festival over the Easter Weekend). Sarah talks about a gig she recently attended at The Old Courts in Wigan, with Speed Dinosaurs, The Mighty Bossmags, Fair Do's, Roughneck Riot and The Crash Mats. Mark gives a concise, organised description of his current Top 5 favourite bands, while Sarah goes off on a variety of unnecessary tangents. Mark finds a decent song to go down to. Sarah gets overly excited, plays some random songs and misprounces a lot of words. Give it a listen, give it a share and give us a shout! Let us know what you think. Songs featured: PMX - Leave Me Be Stabbed in Back - Why Don't You Dance Any More? Aerial Salad - 97 Lesdystics - Dramacore Harsh Realms -

  • S1 E1: There's A Bear in The Circle Pit!

    03/03/2018 Duración: 36min

    Welcome to Episode 1 of the Shout Louder podcast! This new branch of the Shout Louder webzine is designed to bring new music, gig gossip and amusing anecdotes direct to you ears. Why is there a bear in the mosh pit? What's it like to play to a crowd of deaf people? What waxy horrors lurk inside Sarah's ears? How many tangents can Sarah drift off on? In this episode we talk about some of the bands we've seen recently, albums we're currently obsessed with and the worst gig Mark's ever played. Your hosts are Sarah Williams and Mark Bell. Sarah's the puppet master of the Shout Louder webzine and a certified gig-addict. Mark's an illustrator and guitarist who runs Umlaut Records, along with the other lovely guys from Mug. Check out the webzine for more reviews, opinions and gig guides.Check out for the fast and fun roster of Umlaut bands. Music Featured in this Episode: Arms & Hearts - Fortitude (Available on Real Ghost Records) F.O.D. - 41 (Available on Funtim

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