Italian punks Slander have teamed up with Israeli hardcore band Kids Insane and Tangled Talk record label in the UK to release a split EP due out 11th May. We’ve been granted a sneak peak at the first video from the release for one of Slander’s tracks – check it out above in all its mock video game playing, real world meets animated world, glory!

A truly cross border release the EP is also coming out on Take It Back, Mustard Mustache and Drugusingpeople Rec in Germany as well as Mosh Potatoes in Belgium, World’s Appreciated Kitsch in Greece and Assurd Records and Trivel Collective in Italy.

Slander are at the forefront of a burgeoning Italian hardcore scene. Their brand of hardcore should strike a chord with fans of snotty nosed punk rock brimming with vim and fierce messages anywhere! Actually, so should Kids Insane for that matter, an Israeli band who’ve come to the fore in the face of adversity, flourishing in a country which doesn’t exactly encourage its youth to form bands and challenge the status quo. The two bands met when Mateo from Slander offered Kids Insane a show in Venice and the idea of this split was dreamt up then.

About the EP…

“The five track record epitomises the spirit of punk, with lyrics that depict a corrupt justice system, being beaten by the cops in the street and at hardcore shows, experiencing the monotony of election after election whilst watching winning politicians merely “oil the gears of this crooked machine”. At least those are the experiences of Kids insane, and that’s what their incredible brand new tracks Dear Politics and Just Ice relate to. “


  1. Slander – How We Roll
  2. Slander – Give All
  3. Slander – Steps on Rakes
  4. Kids Insane – Just Ice
  5. Kids Insane – Dear Politics

You probably want to check out what Kids Insane sound like now I imagine? Well here’s an embed of the 7″ Frustrated from their Bandcamp…


For more info / pre-order check out Tangled Talk’s website in the UK: or like their Facebook, follow them on Twitter as @TangledTalk.

The band’s also have these live dates coming up:

April: Slander

  • 5th April: Venice – Phobic Club w/ Dope Dod
  • 16th April: Vienna – Venster 99,
  • 17th April: Eisenhüttenstadt (D) – Club Marchwitza
  • 19th April: Mirano – secret show

May: Slander and Kids Insane release tour:

  • 8th May: Honky Tonky Club, Seregno (MB)
  • 9th May: Venezia Hardcore Fest 2015, Marghera (VE)
  • 10th May: 300 cocktail show, Verona (VR)
  • 13th May: Locomotiv Club, Bologna
  • 14th May: Libera Comunanza, S. Benedetto del tronto (Ap).
  • 15th May: Tigersuit Fest Le Macerie, Molfetta BA
  • 16th May: Dalla Cira, Pesaro (PU)
  • 17th May: FCE Party, Arci Cinciana, Mantova

Cover art…

SlanderKI Cover

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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.


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