Kleine Schweine
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Kleine Schweine

Leeds, England, United Kingdom | SELF

Leeds, England, United Kingdom | SELF
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Now on to the headliners. For the uninitiated, this is Kleine Schweine’s first gig, and the only preview the expectant crowd has had is a two track single they released last week (read Croon's review here); a brilliantly fast ’n’ furious set of punk songs.
Their set starts like a football match in a rowdy and drunken stadium. Atmospheric as hell, a German flag was flying high above the stage as the national anthem (or at least it seemed to be the German national anthem) plays through the speakers and they take their positions. And then they’re off, launching into ‘Breakfast In Albania’, one of their introductory taster tracks.

Part football match, part History lesson (between each song, Hanson delights in explaining the song’s lyrics, which usually revolve around Communist European Dictators in the 20th Century), the set goes by in a blur. Every song is played at twice the speed it should be, but it all seems to work as the momentum carries the crowd along at a blistering pace.
Cheeky front man Neil Hanson is on superb form, baiting the crowd like a crazed jester with random body movements and quick fire vocals. He’s clearly relishing his return to the spotlight, as do the rest of the band as they compete for attention, thrashing their instruments as if willing them to break. Every song is about a minute and a half long, and each comes complete with at least two catchy chants. After a few more gigs they’ll no doubt have built up a crowd who’ll sing along with them.
With the lead guitarist perched atop his amp and Hanson rampaging across the stage, the gig reaches a riotous crescendo and, before we know it, the proverbial full time whistle goes and we’re done. The sounds of the German national anthem return, and Kleine Schweine depart triumphant. Long live Kleine F***ing Schweine. - Croon Music


"grimy, scratchy guitars and distorted vocals... fast paced and nasty punk-rock rammed with energy and drive." - Room Thirteen


"This is proper angry punk rock, dirty and forthright and brilliant." - Manchester Music


"3 minutes of the finest dirge you’ll hear in a while" - Croon Music


Discography

Breakfast In Albania / Ceau?escu Let The Dogs Out - Double A-side - Released November 2011.

Recorded and mixed by Whiskas at Loom Studios.
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Mastered by Tom Woodhead at Hippocratic Mastering www.hippocraticmastering.com

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You Can Call Me Albania / Back In The DDR - Double A-side - Released January 2012

Recorded and mixed by Whiskas at Mook Studios.
whiskasproductions.tumblr.com

Mastered by Tom Woodhead at Hippocratic Mastering www.hippocraticmastering.com

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Noisy political punk band formed late 2011 inspired by Dead Kennedys, 80's Matchbox, McLusky, Black Flag and various heroes and villains of the Eastern Bloc past and present. Kinda like iLiKETRAiNS on speed.