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Anarchistwood: 5 Question Interview

Pioneers of prank rock Anarchistwood are bringing their technicolour punk circus to LOUD WOMEN at the Hope & Anchor on 8 Feb and we can not wait! In the meantime, we asked mastermind Funkcutter 5 pertinent questions …

1. What  can we look forward to on 8 Feb?

The first date of our Bitch’n’wooD tour. Anarchistwood embark on a convergent / divergent tour with T-Bitch. This might be the only one where we all have voices (possibly not funkcutter, unless they shut up in good time), limbs attached, nervous breakdowns shusshed, hearing intact (except Scarlet Carsen – wood drummer – who is deaf as a post-punk, “Eh? Pardon?!”) and don’t all want to kill each other. Date two is in Lancaster on Valentines Day in the St Valenstein’s Day Massacre Weekender part one with the Crippens and Slug Butter and we’ll have to be loving on that day shurley Shirley?

2. Fill in the blanks…

Our sound is like the lovechild of your worst nightmares and CIA torture with a bit on the side from Zappa, Crass, Gang of Four (according to the review in Razorcake magazine of The Nasty Album)

3. Give us your band/artist manifesto in no more than 20 words

Omnia Sunt Communia 

4. Who’s your favourite band/artists playing on the DIY circuit at the moment? 

Without a doubt The Crippens totally flip my wig, float my boat, tenderise my meat. Every member has hep to-die-for skills – the bass is whoppingly solid and rhythmic, vocals have a perfect timbre, width and density, guitar riffs and solos are beyond sublime and the drums – the drums, oh the drums – are excessively precise and give me mega goosey moments. The Cravats tickle us pink especially as their new album is about to be released and we are supporting them at the launch. yum yum yum…. also have to shout out to the marvelous The Sinictones with whom we have several 2020 gigs. First spotted at Griffstock featuring AJ and Nat Sinic of Kiss Me Killer, plus the previously unseen (to my eyes) Jodi Super-Mare on bass, they delivered absolutely blinding music and performance. Recently shared floor space again in The Chelsea Inn in a fund raiser for the Bristolian – their permanent drummer Abi showed superb skill and tricksy little rolls that make your belly butterflies do back flips. We have rocked and rolled by P.I.G. (Perish in Glory) but not enough – we want more please! so were playing our last Bitch’n’wooD tour gig in Southend for World Kidney Day with then and also Sarah P.I.G. and funkcutter’s birthday doo back in Bristol with another firm favourite – Kiss Me, Killer their very selves! Oh frabjous day! As ever, Jemma Freeman and the Cosmic Something pull and stretch our ears and heart strings – we are totally and utterly on their dick.

Mustn’t forget the chunky growls of Poisonous Cxnt, especially as we have just co-released the album “Make me a Sandwich” by them on our label Ex Gratia Recordings and the huffin, puffin, gruff Jesus Hooligan who’s side project Natural Noise Natural Chaos CD/DVD we also put out. Other grand bands I could mention are the exceedingly good line up we have for our Spring Subterfuge 2020 on the 16th May with Blank Milk – Industrial-Rant-Rave with cyber sounds from Deex on the knobs and vocalist John Lee Bird, Igam Ogam – sublime psychedelia from South Wales, plus the not even publicly announced yet (shhhhh!) Army of Skanks – knickers were almost wet when this mega power trio was confirmed.

5. Draw us a picture.

Artwork by “The Wife”

Catch Anarchistwood live at the Hope & Anchor on 7 Feb with Killdren, Petty Phase, T-Bitch and I, Doris

Anarchistwood – 10 question interview


Anarchistwood are coming to play with us on Saturday, in Kingston. Who even knows what'll happen?? We asked Funkcutter 10 questions for starters ...
1.Who would you most like to cover one of your songs? 
A couple of our songs have been covered by Hortordactyl which is how we met him through MySpace – remember that? He played guitar with us for a while after that in 2010ish – would like to hear Poisonous Cxnt cover ‘Bucketae Cuntae’ for the lols.
2. If you could add one member to your band – any person, living or dead, musical or otherwise – who would it be, and what would they play.
Prince – on all instruments!
3. If your music could have a superpower, what would it be?
Luka is answering this one as he asks me this dumb question all the time… it makes people wake the fuck up from the coma that this modern life is. . .
4. What’s best: playing a big venue full of strangers, or a small pub full of friends? 
Strangers are just friends you haven’t met yet.
5. Recommend a record and a book that you think our readers might not have heard of.
Liber Null
to awake your power… and Blind Man’s Penis by John Trubee – just to read his lovely words on the sleeve – he’s the real deal
6. One for the guitarists … bore us with the details of your set-up please.
Telecaster with big muff played through a ampeg bass amp.
7. What’s the best thing about being in your band? 

Meeting like-minded freaks and joining the sibling dots across the country and world. This is the community we are involved in.

8. What are your band goals? 

Making more music and videos and performing as an orchestra with as many players as possible. Play in more countries and with more bands internationally.

9. What’s the most important thing we need to know about your band right now?
You need to watch Bomb in a Luggage Rack, our newest pop video made by Lindsey Studholme, keep an eye out for one we are working on and look out for the anarchistwood slopumentary currently being put together by Zoe Rixon.
10. Give your top 5 contemporary bands
Poisonous Cxnt – cos they don’t give a fuck what you think.
Doghouse – reality check of lyrics and dance – politically switched on
Anthrax – killer shows supporting the scene always
Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons – those cats got the cream
It’s too difficult to choose one another as there is so much good stuff everywhere… but I think I’ll say Slapper – as Art is Life

26 May: MX Tyrants, GUTTFULL and Hurtling


A very special night of badass punk/pop/rock/awesome, at the sexy new (to us) venue Surya, Islington

Live music from:

girl, boy, boy. Alt-rock influenced dreamnoise band.

“energetic numbers reminiscent of Bikini Kill if they had a baby with the Undertones, and adopted a saxophone player” – Parallel Magazine

This foursome might have been spotted individually in the likes of Knifeworld, Ye Nuns, Joanne Joanne and many others over the years of underground scene madness.

In their current incarnation as MX Tyrants (formed roughly in summer 2015) there are consecutive nods to early Duran, Scary Monsters era Bowie, yet with an undefined musical genre and gender all of its own.

plus poetry from NADIA DREWS

Doors 7 pm

£6 entry

All welcome!

LOUD WOMEN is a DIY collective that champions women in music by hosting live events that are fun, friendly, and frickin awesome.

All profits go to the artists, and any additional funds raised go to charities that help women (usually Women’s Aid).

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