At XS Noize, new music is dear to our hearts and we believe that genuinely talented fresh artists deserve a platform to share their material with the world. As such, we will now be showcasing one unsigned act every week, hand picked from submissions by Tom Day for the world to hear. Great news for all you audiophiles out there, but more importantly for those who’s voices deserve to be lifted from the crowd. This week it’s the turn of Spawn.
For Fans Of: Less than Jake, Reel Big Fish, The Hives
In Their Own Words:
SPAWN is a high energy brass fuelled skapunk band from the Netherlands, keeping the beat rocksteady and the upstrokes a-skankin'. The band consist of guitar, bass, drums, keys, horns and vocals.
In October 2016, SPAWN released Dance of the Lunatics. “A huge, bouncing, sweaty dance machine perched on 14 legs and having the time of its life." [Louder Than War, 2016] The new album is available on all major streaming and music platforms, such as Spotify and iTunes.
SPAWN was formed in 2001 as punk trio. Adding a trumpet player in 2002 and a saxophone player in 2004, at that time the band switched to playing ska music with a punky twist. SPAWNTANEOUS was released in 2005 (album of the month at the National Pop Institute). Their music video “Spam” was broadcast by MTV Networks for several weeks, earning the band national exposure. HOSDROPLOS was released in 2008, gaining access to major Dutch venues like Paradiso and Zwarte Cross Festival.
Having played more than 200 shows, SPAWN knows how to get the party started and going. They have been around for more than 15 years and “Dance of the Lunatics” proofs that they are far from done!
Condemn the Pessimists:
Why Tom chose SPAWN for the showcase:
I love their brand of brass fuelled ska-punk and their material is proper feel-good stuff! There’s a good dose of harpsichord styled keyboards in there too!