4. Well, over to power Is poison for a while. Who are the members in the band? And how would you describe your music? At the Moment I write POWER IS POISON are just my self Jobby on guitar and Rene Riot on vocals. A new drummer and bass player are being tried out very soon. I would describe our music as punk. I would say we are influenced by the 80’s anarcho punk movement but sound more like CHAOS UK style punk with a little tint of 90’s crust throw in to piss the “purists” off. 5. Can you give a small scene report from where you live? We live in Den Haag (The Hague) which is Holland. Its a very small town but still has a few squats that do gigs/shows. I mostly go to a place called the Pirata Bar as thats where most of the punk gigs go on. It also has a Vegan cafe, band practice space and workshops for artists and theater groups. The squat I also live in does much the same but not as many punk gigs as I live with a lot of electro/tekno lovers. There’s also a few more bands formed recently and there is a busy antifa in our town.There is also an anarchist library thats worth a visit which also has a little cafe.There used to be a lot more but since they have been persecuting squatters a lot of squats have closed down.
Power Is Poison in Umeå, Sweden
6. What have you released so far and tell me about the response? On vinyl we have released 4 split 7'’ with the bands SCATLOVER G.B.O/CHICKENS CALL and TOTALICKERS. We also put out a 7' EP’ all to ourselves called If not us ...who If not now when? which was nice and we had a track on the six ways to fuck shit up comp.We also put up an Internet download EP via the moshpit tragedy label from Canada.The response has been really good most of the reviews we have for the records have been good Still got a box of them under my bed though. 7. What do you think about the DIY-scene of today? Its got really strong i think the .We never have much problem booking D.I.Y tours.And its good to see so many people involved.Lots of new enthusiastic punks are working hard with it. 8. You (Jobby) have a fanzine as well (If I have understand it right) Here you have the chance to promote it. Write all you want about the zine... Well to be honest i am not doing the Zine too much any more.It was just a project for Myspace but since no one uses it any more i dont do much with it theses days. I was gonna ask if i can write reviews for this Zine in the future. 9. And while we talk about fanzines. What do you think about the zinescene? Personally can I say that all blogs have destroyed all the good old papers-zines, what’s your opinion? I have mixed feelings on this one.I love the Zine just the concept of it is great that some punk somewhere took the time to contact bands /people to do interviews go to the print shop and copy them themselves a lot of effort goes into theses Zines we sometimes pick up for free at gigs.I love getting home and emptying my pockets and having a good read of what i picked up but you just don’t get as many theses days as a lot of people moved on to internet Zines/blogs which i do like.The advantage of them is they are automatically available and can get out to more readers easily.The internet has helped Power is poison lots.Without it i doubt we would be doing this interview.But you cant beat the real thing.
The 6th issue of Schizo Fanzine. Great mix of punk bands interviews and lot's of other stuff. 100 % D.I.Y