Sunday, April 24, 2016


The Snake & little Nora

This week was pretty stressful for me with all the preparing for the tour, taking care of bunch of the dogs (but remember, the dogs do bring joy to my life), having bunch of rehearsals, playing shows, recording bunch of Ugly Fucks tapes, having minimal sleep and so on. But it´s all worth it, all the stuff I´ve mentioned are what keeps me sane and what´s fulfilling my life.

I played two shows with RULES this week, so here are few words about those shows. The first show was on 20th April, during the week in Močvara club in Zagreb. Red Gloves and The Irradiates (both from France) also played. Organizators didn´t expect too much people on this Wednesday night, so the show wasn´t on usual stage, but it was placed in the bar section of the club which was cool. And indeed there wasn´t much people on the show so the show felt pretty intimate. The driver of Red Gloves and The Irradiates was Lucien who used to sing in Lost Boys and guitar/bass player of Red Gloves and The Irradiates also played in Lost Boys, so it was nice to see those dudes because in 2008. we played some shows together in France when I played in Vaseline Children. I also saw Lost Boys few times when they were playing in these parts of the world and they were always a fun band. Rules played first. The sound was really good and there was enough of the lights on, haha, so I felt really relaxed playing this show. Sometimes I just don´t know what to write about Rules shows. It is pretty much always the same, we play our set without too many breaks in between, we say few thank yous and so far there wasn´t any rampage atmosphere on our shows. So, this show was the standard Rules show, only that less people watched us and we played one brand new song and played it really good. Red Gloves played second. I like them alright, they play kind of 90´s influenced emotional post punk rock. Some songs reminded me on Samiam which is a good thing in my book. So, I pretty much enjoyed their set. The last were The Irradiates. They play surf punk rock but they do it very fast (except for a few slower songs) and nervous sounding. They were great, all the members are great musicians which shows in their performance. Most of their songs are instrumentals but at the end of the show, they played one song with Lucien on vocals. I´m not sure, but I think that it was a Lost Boys song, or maybe it was a cover of some other band. I´m kind of embarrassed that I didn´recognize the song, because they dedicated the song to Rules and Vaseline Children. Gee, thanks guys! Anyway, despite the lacking of more people on the show, it was a nice hanging out and both Red Gloves and The Irradiates played a great show.




The next show was on 23rd April in Rijeka, in Podrum which is a DIY punk place for shows that exists from 2008. We didn´t have a transport for this show, so we decided to split and go with bus (PavleXXX and me) and hitchhike (CursedXD and Iceman). Our pal Panda drove our equipment to Rijeka because he was going there the day before the show so it was not that big of a deal. Also Eaglehaslanded from Belgrade, Serbia played this show and this was their second show of their European tour. It was really nice to see Eaglehaslanded guys again and the crew that came with them is also a bunch of nice people. I will cut the shit and go straight to the show. Not that many people came. I gues both Rules and Eaglehaslanded are not popular bands which is just fine with us. Despite the problems we had with the electricity during the sound check, I won´t be a bit modest and I will say that both Rules and Eaglehaslanded killed on this show. We played first, it was a cool show, very energetic and raw sounding. The same can be said for Eaglehaslanded, emotional, energetic, raw and nervous hc/punk and altogether a great set. After the show it was a cool hanging out between Rules, Eaglehaslanded and their crew, we talked a lot and it seems that we share some of the same feelings about hc/punk and shit like that. Well, this is what we do and I must say that for me, I usually feel mostly complete when I play hc/punk. And it is not about the ego and about people watching me play, it is about releasing all the negative shit and positive energy through playing energetic hc/punk and for me there is no match to what I feel when I´m  doing that. Also, some talking between the Rules members was cool. Concerning all the today world problems and from someone elses personal perspective the things we discussed could sound kind of trivial (touring, hc/punk, people dropping out of hc/punk etc.), but that´s what we feel and that˙s what we are: hardcore punk (straight edge) „kids“ and this is our world. So, to be part of that is a special feeling for me and all the stress and life dramas can suck it, because all that shit means nothing to me. Oh yeah, we also wondered why the hell more people didn´t come to see the two most handsome recent Balkan hc/punk bands, haha! I didn˙t slept that night at all because PavleXXX and I were going back with the bus in 4:55 in the morning. So, that was a very nice gathering with our Serbian/Russian brothers and while writing this I can only say that I feel better already.

The Snake

PS – I still don´t have any photos from the Rijeka show, but when I get them, I will put them on the blog. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


This is Bufo, feck ju!

I guess this month will be the time of Springtime laziness concerning this blog because I haven´t posted anything in a while. So, here are some news about the bands where I play and shit like that.

On 28th & 29th March of 2016. RULES recorded its first material in the studio, 9 songs in total. Most of the stuff was recorded on the first day, but some second guitar parts were also recorded on the second day. We are pretty satisfied with the result and we can´t wait the finished mixed product to be done. When that will be done, we´ll put all 9 the songs on the tape and we are thinking about doing a 7 inch, but more about that some other time. RULES will also play a show on 20th April in Močvara club in Zagreb (where we also recorded our songs), a show in Rijeka (Podrum represents) on 23rd April and we are booking the European tour with our friends LEFT TO STARVE that will happen in September of 2016. and I hope some more shows in the meantime are coming our way soon.

I´m going on a mini tour with THE TRUTH & UGLY FUCKS from 28th April to 2nd May and we´ll play in: Koper (Slovenia), Milano (Italy), Firenze (Italy), Padova (italy) & Rijeka (Croatia). I´m looking forward to the tour because the last tour I´ve played was last summer and I love playing in Italy, it´s always cool atmosphere on the shows and also I have never been in Firenze before, while I was in Milano, but didn´t played there yet. And of course, touring with THE TRUTH & UGLY FUCKS is always super fun and it´s a experience that can´t be described easily but the HC/Punk Flying Circus is a pretty good description, haha! We are also booking the Summer European tour (both bands) that will happen in August 2016.

The infamous tour poster  

THE TRUTH will finally release a 7 inch in the near future, I hope I won´ t jinx it, because this 7 inch is already in the work for ages. We are also working on the new songs and we have already few newer unrecorded songs that we regulary play live so, new recording will happen sometime this year, but when will be that is still too soon to tell.

So, that´s it so far, enjoy in Spring and have a blast! Also, fuck the „Punk gig of the year“ as some people promote it, which is the Poison Idea gig in Zagreb. But really, fuck off!

The Snake

Henry with the crew