Monday, 7 August 2017

NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS - Das Reich 7'' 2003

One of my favourite bands here and I recommend you to buy their stuff wherever you see a record. Some info from wikipedia: No Hope for the Kids is a Danish punk band that originated from the punkculture evolving around the Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen and they were active from 2003-2007. Kasper Maarbjerg had earlier played in the punkbands Hul and Asbest, while the drummer Peter Bonneman is a former member of Amdi Petersens Armé. No Hope for the Kids plays a type of punk that is influenced by early English punk pre-hardcore, also incorporating heavy rock elements. The lyrics of the songs, sung in both English and Danish, evolves around war, death and depression. The group achieved some popularity in the hardcore punk scene, both in Denmark and abroad, mostly by word of mouth when it released its first single, especially in the United States. The band, in addition to other bands like Gorilla Angreb and Amdi Petersens Armé, was part of a wave of interest abroad for Danish punk. This led to tours both in Europe and the USA. Ronni Dybdahl and Kasper Maarbjerg also plays in the spoof band The Natzees. Their debut 7'' Das Reich from 2003, with a first pressing of 300, was quickly sold out and are now a collector's item sold for exorbitant prices at auction sites like eBay. But there is a 2nd pressing on white vinyl, too, but those are even rarer. The band's debut album was released on vinyl in 2003 by the now defunct Danish label Kick'n'Punch. Titled No Hope for the Kids, it is sometimes wrongly labelled as Storkøbenhavn because the bandmembers on the coverphoto is placed next to the citylimits sign with Storkøbenhavn written on it. The album was released on CD in 2004 by the American label Feral Ward. 2006 saw the release of the Angels Of Destruction 7'' on the label Backwards Masking. The song 'Angels Of Destruction' had previously been released in 2003 on the Danish compilation København I Ruiner on the Kick'n'Punch label. In 2006 the song Treblinka appeared on the punk-compilation Public Safety released by American punkrock magazine MaximumRocknRoll. The self-titled album has now been reissued a third time by Danish label Hjernespind (since the demise of Kick'n'Punch). In January 2008 Hjernespind released an EP which is a reissue of the songs from the bands two singles.

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