EAT MY FEAR: Taking Back Space: 7”

I don’t know what’s facilitating the pipeline between me and great hardcore from Berlin, but keep it comin’. The second EP from this Berlin-based queer feminist hardcore band fucking rips and I cannot even count the number of people I know who need to hear the lyric “Your antifa patch only exists to make your jacket pretty” as a scathing indictment of political people who don’t live their commitments beyond aesthetics. This hardcore though—this is what separates the worlds of the Cro-Mags and Pageninetynine—yeah, Eat My Fear are fucking pissed about migration, about transphobia, about feeling completely abandoned by a scene that supposedly respects them. It’s also about the radical power that building a strong, supportive scene can have. So, you get the pissed-off venom (and, ultimately, correct) arguments of a band like War On Women alongside a celebration of the very fact that making this music gives us another way forward. –Theresa W. (Refuse / Emergency Punx)