Friday, 9 January 2009

The more punk side of EBM: T.W.A.T. and Batch ID

Most EBM has a little of punk or electro-punk in it, but some bands take it much farther. Many are aware of Container 90 and their magnificent punk approach, not the least their great loud and proud album from last autumn. Here are another two bands.
















T.W.A.T. is a side project from EkoBrottsMyndigheten, but the music is different and in turn pretty unique for EBM. It's Oi! EBM, naturally with Oi punk influences. T.W.A.T. is the one and only EBM band with this approach, and is definetly worth a listen. You can download their four songs for free here. Listen and enjoy, while we await more material. This project is entirely new, and they were lined-up to support the guitarless back to the roots Die Krupps concert in Germany, but it was unfortunately canceled.




Batch ID is another band with some punk approach, but their songs are more flexible in style, ranging from synthpop to harder EBM to punk and ska influenced. Particularly the song Electric Riot should appeal to punk and ska fans, which is one of the newest songs put up on their Myspace. It is definetly good to hear more unusual old school ebm such as this.

1 comment:

sldt said...

hello, i just wanted to say you have a great blog going on.
Good job and EBM!