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Edinburgh-based Punk band Tongue Trap are releasing their début EP Girl Crush this week! So what better reason for a quick Q&A with the riot grrrrrls gang before seeing the launch live at Edinburgh's famous Sneaky Pete's with support from fuzzy star and Nice Church too!?...
There we have it. Just like the original punks of the mid to late 70’s, this latest revival has all of the energy, anger and enthusiasm that is needed to bring the genre back to the forefront of the popular music scene. Tongue Trap hail from Edinburgh, played their first gig at the iconic Wee Red Bar and idolise Bikini Kill.
Tongue Trap embody this revival, though did Punk ever really go old fashioned? At least what punk bands represent is still the same. Maybe that's a shame, but if good music somehow emerges from this, let's look at the positive side of things. So, who are Tongue Trap?
"Punk is the ultimate genre for sticking two fingers up at the patriarchy and the establishment!"
Finally a good punk band from Edinburgh! Tell us more about the band?
Credit firstly goes to The Girls Rock School Edinburgh, we were connected with each other through there and formed a punk/riot grrrl band with the intention of playing a few gigs around the city. What Tongue Trap has become is beyond anything we expected!
Tell us more about the recording of the EP?
Morningside Young Team Records have given us free reign on the content of the EP tracks. They have been super supportive in all that we have done and it's been so refreshing to work with Sarah and Simon, bunch of pros! We are all new to the music scene so they have been guiding and advising us on what to do and we are where we are now due to them. Expect the truth to be told in the EP!
Why not?! It's the ultimate genre for sticking two fingers up at the patriarchy and the establishment!
Let's imagine you can play one gig with one band, current or past...
Sam's would be Oasis (obviously) Kim and Emma would be BIKINI KILL!
Finally; here are four Edinburgh dilemmas we'd like you to solve. First, Sneaky Pete's or The Wee Red Bar?
Wee Red Bar! We had our first ever gig in there!
Which Brass Monkey is the best? Leith or Old Town?
Leith! For sure, it has so much more character and not full of students with too much money and dodgy haircuts...