Skumfest Tasmania set to unleash a hardcore punk spectacle

PUMPED UP: Starving Millions, from New Zealand, will perform alongside Sick Times, from Germany, and hardcore punk interstate bands at Skumfest Tasmania. Picture: Supplied

PUMPED UP: Starving Millions, from New Zealand, will perform alongside Sick Times, from Germany, and hardcore punk interstate bands at Skumfest Tasmania. Picture: Supplied

When you look at the line up for Skumfest Tasmania, it’s hard to imagine how so many bands can play on the same afternoon.

But when each song goes for less than a minute, suddenly the 11 band line-up isn’t too difficult to squeeze in.

Skumpunk Pductions (sic) co-coordinator Seb Alcock said all the bands would perform 20 to 30 songs in their 20 minute set.

Some of the songs would go for a second, Alcock said.

“It’s about creating a spectacle. It’s like hardcore punk music, but way faster, more intense and aggressive.”

A band could spend 20 seconds explaining a song, which then takes two seconds to play, Alcock said.

“The people in the community are not angry, they’re mostly middle age softies who like playing hardcore music.”

International acts Sick Times, from Germany, and Starving Millions, from New Zealand, will join interstate and local acts at a secret location for music, skateboarding, piñatas and a BBQ.

Alcock, who is the drummer and manager for Uncle Geezer, will also perform at Skumfest.

“We’ve now set a rule to not write any songs less than a minute anymore,” he said.

  • Good Times Records and Skumpunk Pductions will present Skumfest Tasmania on September 21 at a secret location between 3pm and 10pm. For more information on the location or tickets, which cost $15, check out Skumpunk Pductions on Facebook.
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