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!


  • S3 E7: Joe Tilston from Random Hand & Merch Stall

    22/04/2021 Duración: 01h40min

    During the third UK lockdown, Sarah caught up with Joe Tilston - the bassist and organising force of ska-core favourites Random Hand. Joe comes from a musical family and gives a unique perspective, from years of experience on the road with Random Hand, writing as a solo folk artist, playing with Traits as a fun project, and setting up his own business: Merch Stall. Expanding his screen-printing business has kept him busy through lockdown, giving us the chance to discuss how to take the ethos and community of the punk rock world and grow a business from it. We discuss how the musical landscape has changed in the last 10 years, whether making a living from music is still feasible, and what we predict will change in a post-COVID world. We have an honest conversation about the financial hardship and sacrifice of touring with an band that's as active as Random Hand were, and debate whether it's still feasible to make a living from music nowadays. We also play tracks from Random Hand, Traits and Joe's unreleased so

  • S3 E6: Colin Clark from Colin's Punk Rock World

    31/12/2020 Duración: 01h24min

    This week's guest is Colin Clark from Colin's Punk Rock World. He's incredibly well informed about the world of underground punk rock, and is one of the most positive and dedicated people in our scene. We talk about how the pandemic has impacted DIY music, the great gigs we've been to in the past, and what it's like to be sober at shows. We cover a lot of ground in the conversation - I hope that you enjoy it as much as we did. Tracks played: Boss' Daughter - Drunken Smiles Fine & Great - Three Sheets To The Wind Free Dogs - The Moon and My Friends Read our interviews, reviews and opinion pieces over at Follow us on social @shoutlouderzine.

  • S3 E5: Lesley-Anne O'Brien from Lockjaw Records

    09/11/2020 Duración: 01h08min

    This instalment of the Shout Louder podcast features an interesting interview with Lesely-Anne O'Brien: label manager at Lockjaw Records and guitarist in Midwich Cuckoos. Lesley is an eternally upbeat, enthusiastic and dedicated member of the UK punk rock community who works tirelessly to help new bands get heard. We discuss the impact that COVID-19 has had on small artists and labels, and how using social media can help bands to get out there right now. We also discuss ways to improve inclusivity in the punk scene and make it more open to all audiences. We even get on to what it's like to be a woman in a mosh pit! All our conversation is broken up with fresh new tracks from Borts, Prey Drive and Midwich Cuckoos. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Tracks played: Borts - Broke Alone Prey Drive - Shinjuku Midwich Cuckoos - Dutty Love Read our interviews, reviews and opinion pieces over at Follow us on social @shoutlouderzine.

  • Punk Rock Radio - Round #5

    19/10/2020 Duración: 56min

    On this week's Shout Louder Punk Podcast Sarah's playing lots of new punk rock releases, with a couple of old favourites thrown in for good measure. I've also got tales of portaloo incidents and socially distanced gigs! If you're looking to hear some new music, you're in the right place. These are the tracks we played this week: Teresa Banks - Dead Matador Winning Streak - Stop Screaming The JB Conspiracy - The Long Road To Zurich Abandon The Midwest- Mistreat Yourself Kill Her First- Street Dog vs. Eagle Stöj Snak - Fire Triple Sundae - Dazed Nutshell - Malthusian Trap Hard Girls - Hot For The Halo Modus Fire - Time Flies Douglas Firs - Something In The Trees Joe Tilston - Rains The Fare Punks Share compilation, raising money for Fare Share, can be found here: Read our interviews, reviews and opinion pieces over at Follow us on social @shoutlouderzine.

  • Punk Rock Radio - #Round 4

    25/08/2020 Duración: 54min

    On this week's Shout Louder Punk Podcast Sarah's serving up lots of new tracks, plus some old classics and hidden gems. Want to discover your new favourite band? You're in the right place. These are the tracks we played this week: Rebelmatic - Blood & Gold Pardon Us - Little Demons Aerial Salad - Lazy Incisions - New Day A Wilhelm Scream - 5 To 9 Call Me Malcolm - I Bet They’re Asleep In New York Hoi-Poi Farplane Wind - Whelming The Raging Nathans - One Day Closer (To Death) Ball of Light - Burden The Crash Mats - You’re A Loose Cannon McConagall Camp High Gain - Run The Last Mile - Out of The Woods Swan Prince - You’re Toast Bobby Funk - I’m A Cat Toodles & The Hectic Pity - Sugar Loaf Iron Chic - Every Town Has An Elm Street Read our interviews, reviews and opinion pieces over at

  • Punk Rock Radio - Round #3

    13/08/2020 Duración: 51min

    This week’s punk rock radio hours is choc full of brand new tunes. I’ve delved into the world of recent releases and collected my favourite new songs, peppered with a few old classics for good measure. This week’s tunes come courtesy of: Burnt Tapes - Get It Got It Good CF98 - Gasoline Devon Kay & The Solutions - WWBCD The Sinking Teeth - Landslide Bates Motel - Last Night High Visions - When I’m Dead, Just Throw Me In Face to Face - You Lied 3dBs Down - Pink Cardigan Twinset ALL - Breaking Up Other Half - Tiny Head Don Blake - Polaroid Rooftape - All My Rage Fair Do’s - Carried Away It’s mid-August at hotter than the fires of hell in Manchester right now, so this was a sweaty recording. It reminded me of festival season, driving hours in burning sun and finding new bands out there in the fields full of drunk punks. Let us know what you think, and subscribe on your favourite platform to ensure you get the latest episodes as soon as they’re released.

  • Punk Rock Radio - Round #2

    01/08/2020 Duración: 01h10min

    On this week's podcast I got really damn angry about the UK government, coronavirus, sexism and racism, and I argued with trolls on the internet. I enjoyed the new radio podcast format massively for Round #1, so I thought I'd try it again. I've played some bangers and done my best to give you some solo banter - I've talked a lot more on this episode and I will not be the slightest bit offended if you skip ahead to the juicy punk rock tunes. Here are the tracks we play this week: Swayze - St Angry Jealous - Hypocrite's Oath Bangers - I Don't Feel Like I'll Ever Be Clean Again Trophy Jump - Glass Bell Snuff - Nick Northern Screaming Toenail - IOU Mighty Midgets - Thoughts On Article 19 Ructions - Design Accident Bear Trade -Bleedin' Heart Trouble Punk Rock Covers - I Wipe My Arse With Showbiz (A Wilhelm Scream cover) Dead Neck - The Sickness The Shame (Goodbye Blue Monday cover) Darko - Neo Was An Amateur Polar Bear Club - Living Saints Neurotic Fiction - Assimilate The Arrogant Sons of Bitches - So Let's Go!

  • Bonus: Punk Rock Radio #1

    23/07/2020 Duración: 57min

    We're trying something a bit different today! Rather than our typical interview format, this podcast is an chance to enjoy some new punk rock releases and some old favourites. On today's show, we listen to the following: Hightime - Quit Ya Job Cigar - Classic You Modern Shakes - Fair Do's Sunliner - Average At Best Lesdystics - Saturday and No Mija Stonethrower - Deadpanning Not On Tour - Therapy Random Hand - Protect & Survive Tim Loud - What Am I? One Hidden Frame - 16 Hours Nosebleed - Scratching Circles Gnarwolves - Smoking Kills Link 80 - Verbal Kint Pkew Pkew Pkew - The Polynesian Free Throw - Two Beers In What do you think of the new format? We'll still be doing interviews, but we'd love to hear what you think. Get in touch over at

  • S3 E4: COVID-19 Drunkcast with Josh Sumner (Fair Do's)

    27/04/2020 Duración: 36min

    In an effort to bring some light to your locked-down lives, we've recorded an absolute shambling train wreck of a podcast for your entertainment. Josh plays bass in Fair Do's, takes excellent live music photographs under the moniker Cold Front Photography, and is an integral part of the Shout Louder operation behind the scenes. He's also not usually allowed near microphones for reasons that will become immediately obvious. Full of in jokes and with almost no relevance to music whatsoever, we run the verbal gamut of mental health, technology, hygiene, elephants and shitting in salad bowls. We hope that this bonus episode will bring some relief from the lockdown, the coughing and daily enforced viewings of Boris Johnson's droopy mug. Apologies in advance for everything you're about to hear. The Shout Louder podcast has been active behind the scenes, and we promise we'll have some more real, proper, actual episodes for you in the near future. The song featured at the end of the podcast is Candleman by Fair

  • S3 E3: Ed Hall from All Silk Recording & Mastering

    19/04/2020 Duración: 01h36min

    In December 2019, Sarah travelled up to Colne, Lancashire to record a fresh interview for the Shout Louder podcast, with Ed Hall at All Silk Mastering House. Ed is an incredibly knowledgeable, affable audio engineer, who's dedicated his life to recording and working in music. Previously known for his bands A War Against Sound and Egos At The Door, he's now playing with Edgarville but focusing on his business. Ed has recently expanded his business to include All Silk Recording Studio, a new recording space in Rawtenstall, so that they can offer a full recording, mixing and mastering service. They also do live sessions that are an ideal starter for DIY bands. These are the tunes we played: Swears - Cabin Fever Egos At The Door - 9-5 Ethics You can follow Ed at all of the following: All Silk Mastering House: YouTube: Facebook: We'd highly recommend Ed to an

  • S3 E2: Summers from Eat Defeat

    20/12/2019 Duración: 01h36min

    On our latest episode of the Shout Louder Punk Podcast we have a great chat with Andrew Summers! You may remember him from such bands as Eat Defeat, Kickback UK and The Fractions... as well as his career as a well-respected, Pokemon-obsessed tour manager. We get cosy in his living room in Leeds to talk touring, caffeine and all things ska. Fresh off a USA tour with Eat Defeat, he's got plenty of tales to tell. We reminisce about the noughties UK punk scene, harmless run ins with the police and trips to our favourite tour venues. Eat Defeat have just released a new single Wake Up, which you can hear on the podcast, along with their earlier song Can't Say I'll Miss You.

  • S3 E1: Goodbye Blue Monday

    16/11/2019 Duración: 51min

    The Shout Louder podcast makes a triumphant return, with Scottish misery-punks Goodbye Blue Monday! Sarah caught up with Graham Lough on tour, to talk about the band's musical origins, the minefield of mental health and The Power of Ska. The whole interview with Goodbye Blue Monday was a right giggle, and will appeal to old fans and new. Give it a listen and get excited for the new season of the podcast! The podcast features some special musical treats from Goodbye Blue Monday, the Garry Biscuits cover band and Terrafraid's 'Control'. Misery-punk may have ruined their lives, but it makes for a hilarious listen.

  • S2 E10: Mute & One Hidden Frame

    15/12/2018 Duración: 01h15min

    Over the summer, Sarah got the opportunity to chat with two of the international fast-punk scene's most stunningly melodic acts. Firstly, at Brakrock Ecofest in Belgium, Sarah caught up with Étienne Dionne and Alexis Trépanier from Canadian technical masters Mute, a band who've been stunning audiences with their unrivalled guitar work for 20 years. As true legends of the tech scene they have a brilliant selection of tour tales to share with us. Later, at Punk Rock Holiday, Sarah had a fun chat with Pekka Multaharju and Emil Stenbäck from One Hidden Frame: a brilliant melodic hardcore band from Lappeenranta in Finland and one of Shout Louder's personal favourites. One Hidden Frame have been going since 2002, however some of their best work has come in the form of their 2017 album Harmful Content and their recently released split EP with Thousand Oaks. We were absolutely delighted to get to chat to one another, and no doubt you'll enjoy it too. If you're a fan on technical, interesting melodic hardcore, the

  • S2 E9: Revenge of The Psychotronic Man Farewell Special

    29/11/2018 Duración: 01h55min

    A couple of weeks ago, Sarah met up with Andy Davies, Chris 'Big Hands' Hinsley and Matt Woods from Manchester's Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man down the pub. We got pissed and we talked shit... and we recorded the whole thing. Revenge have been a band for nearly 15 years, however they've chosen to call it a day in 2018. We took this final opportunity to celebrate their history as a band, and to say goodbye to an act that have been overwhelmingly influential in the UK punk scene - a shining example of what can be achieved through a truly DIY approach. You can expect talk of human pyramids, tigers, Mr Blobby and Princess Diana... all accompanied by a healthy pint or four. We also have an exclusive announcement: listen up and you'll get to hear the first band announcement for their farewell gig on December 8th. These were the tunes we played: Revenge... - Planet Earth II Revenge... - Another Way Revenge... - Booze Time Bootscraper - Captain Gin vs. Victory Gin Revenge... - Beer For Brea

  • S2 E8: Derrick Johnston from Make-That-A-Take Records

    09/11/2018 Duración: 01h34min

    2018 has been a busy year for Derrick Johnston. As one of Scotland's DIY musical stalwarts, he's probably best known for running Make-That-A-Take Records and being one of the organisers of Book Yer Ane Fest. His band Uniforms have recently released a new 7'' EP via TNS Records and he's been solidly touring his solo project Tragical History Tour. He's part of a crew that runs Conroy's Basement in Dundee alongside a good ol' regular job. It's been non-stop. Fortunately, Derrick managed to impart some of his wisdom and share some mutual music appreciation with Sarah on today's podcast. With years of experience in booking and playing shows, promoting bands and making the most of what you've got, Derrick's an inspiring individual and a pleasure to listen to. Enjoy today's podcast and remember, even when you're feeling like Sisyphus pushing the rock up the hill, the pure love created by the DIY punk scene is more than worth the effort. These are the tunes we played: - Uniforms - Searchlights -

  • S2 E7: Punk Rock Holiday Cocktail Special #2

    03/11/2018 Duración: 01h30min

    On today's podcast, we will be whisking you back in time to the beautiful, sun-drenched beach at Punk Rock Holiday. Sarah grabbed Spoilers, Rebuke and Captain Trips for a chat at Slovenia's premier punk festival. Grab a drink, put your feet up and listen to us getting progressively drunker as the day goes on. Ben Davis and Dan Goatham from Kentish punks Spoilers have just released a sterling debut album in the form of Roundabouts. They're a hilarious bunch so we jumped at the change to discuss the album, their summer holiday plans and the magic of Punk Rock Holiday. We speak to Petter Mossberg and Phil Nordling from skate-punks Rebuke. We share a pina colada, discuss their 15 years as a band, the current Swedish music scene and some of the bands they currently admire. Finally, we spoke to Rich Mayor of Portsmouth skate-punks Captain Trips. We were officially 10+ cocktails deep at the time of recording, so it's nice to have a recorded reminder of a conversation we'd no doubt have forgotten. We cove

  • S2 E6: Tom May from The Menzingers

    27/10/2018 Duración: 01h10s

    While indie-punk heroes The Menzingers were touring Europe this summer, Sarah was lucky enough to catch singer and guitarist Tom May for a fantastic chat about creativity, musical growth and stealing Madonna's tour bus (among other things). We recorded this conversation at Brakrock Ecofest in Belgium earlier this year. Tom’s an inspiring, interesting individual and a great podcast guest; we’re sure that you’ll enjoy listening to this as much as we enjoyed recording it. We managed to cover a lot of ground over just under an hour, plus we play new tunes from The Menzingers, Spanish Love Songs and Triple Sundae. We discussed the journey that brought The Menzingers from Alpha Kappa days up to their current After The Party incarnation, and how their current sound has developed. We covered some van-based hijinks and on-stage food poisoning. We even talked about some of Tom's personal high points with the band, and some of his interests outside of music.  You can listen here or on Soundcloud directly.

  • S2 E5: Tree from Manchester Punk Festival

    19/10/2018 Duración: 01h30min

    As DIY giants Manchester Punk Festival have just announced the first installment of their 2019 line-up, we thought it was time for Ian 'Tree' Robinson to join us on the podcast. Tree's a staple of the Northern punk scene, known for booking regular gigs through the Anarchistic Undertones collective and tours via AU Tour Booking. He's got years of experience in DIY bookings, plus a Northern attitude that makes him quite an entertaining guest. We discuss Manchester Punk Festival's changes, what he's learned from 10 years of booking punk shows and some of our current favourite bands and labels. We also talk about Propagandhi. A lot. P.S. The star of tonight's show is our cover model, Bernie, who you can follow on Instagram @dci_burnside. These are the tunes we played: - Main Line 10 - Attitudes - Incisions - War In Your Head - Misantropic - Man Into Beast - Misgivings - Call It Off - Fair Do's - Candleman For more info head to

  • S2 E4: Dan Flanagan of Matilda's Scoundrels

    06/10/2018 Duración: 01h04min

    As the guitarist in both TNS folk-punk favourites Matilda's Scoundrels and new sludge punk band Haest, as well as one of the organisers of Wotsit Called Festival, Dan Flanagan is one of the most active members of our current UK DIY punk scene. I've been meaning to catch Dan to record a podcast since we first got started, but we finally managed to make time while both in Slovenia at Punk Rock Holiday! Where better to record than on an deserted beach in blazing sunshine, with our feet dipped in the crystal clear river, surrounded by stunning mountains? Although the scenery is idyllic, you can definitely hear our hangovers in the first section of the podcast, and I struggled a bit with my battered vocal chords. Fortunately, Dan's capable of stringing a sentence together, and we get onto a proper discussion of festival antics. We talk about the joys of Punk Rock Holiday (including Mad Caddies, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Comeback Kid and Almeida), as well as Manchester Punk Festival, Pie Race, Wotsit Called Fest and al

  • 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

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