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Stream Unsanitary Napkin's Debut LP 'Patriotic Grooves' (UTR Premiere)

Stream Unsanitary Napkin's Debut LP 'Patriotic Grooves' (UTR Premiere)

Thursday 17th November, 2016 11:53AM

Ever since we first lay ears on their self-titled EP earlier this year, we've been big fans of Wellington anarcho-punk trio Unsanitary Napkin here at UTR, so we couldn't be more stoked to see their debut album come to light. Titled Patriotic Grooves, the record was laid down with Vanya Vitali at Scumbag College studios, and alongside 10 killer original tracks it features an awesome cover of Devo's 'Jerkin' Back 'n' Forth' as well as Rudimentary Peni's classic 'Blissful Myth'. Here's what the band have to say about the release...

"Patriotic Grooves is a furious vomit of frustration with a political climate polluted with hyper-capitalist bigots pretending to be the voice of the people. It’s an assault on the idea that a struggle for civil rights is no longer necessary, and it’s an exposé of the narcissistic self-aggrandising media demagogues that revel in disguising their hate-speech as common-sense while laying the conditions for fascist clowns to take power. It shines a light on the neoliberal smash n’ grab playing out in Aotearoa, which may have a blokey bbq-loving I’m-too-stupid-to-do-evil face for now, but is leading down the same path. But it’s also a rallying call for collective resistance to come from shared frustration, and a hope that we can have a good time (with a slammin’ soundtrack) while fighting to change direction."

And speaking about Daily Secretion's mindblowing album artwork (pictured above):

"The idea of Donald Trump's head being blasted open by a majestic winged vagina seems more relevant than ever given Trump's misogynistic comments about "grabbing" women "by the pussy". The image represents one aspect of the struggle against misogyny, patriarchal violence, and oppression. Many people are oppressed, some have vaginas and some do not. We are opposed to misogyny, transmisogyny, sexism, and cissexism in all its forms. Gender is not defined by a person's genitalia -- not to mention a whole bunch of other dichotomised characteristics. Images associated with cis-female bodies are not representative of womanhood to the exclusion of all others."

Patriotic Grooves
 is being released via Zero Style, Always Never Fun and Limbless. You can stream it now below and then head over to Bandcamp to pre-order up your very own vinyl copy...

You can catch Unsanitary Napkin on tour with The All Seeing Hand and E/N/T at the following dates:

Thursday 24th November, Paradox, Nelson
Saturday 26th November, Tim’s Place, Marahau
Wednesday 30th November, Darkroom, Christchurch
Friday 2nd December, Dunedin Musicians Club, Dunedin
Saturday 3rd December, Lyttelton Coffee Co, Lyttelton
Sunday 4th December, The Playhouse, Mapua
Friday 16th December, Whammy, Auckland
Saturday 24th December, WPA Secret HQ, Whanganui

Head over here for more information


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