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Sharptooth Vocalist Lauren Kashan On The Fem Voices Hardcore Needs

Photo Credit: Kristina McComas 

It’s rare to come across such a tough, charismatic woman fronting an incredibly heavy hardcore band. While Baltimore band Sharptooth and their vocalist Lauren Kashan are a wonderfully unique find, we have to stop and consider why that is. Sharptooth are almost entirely melody-free, bearing similarities to bands like Every Time I Die and Stray From The Path, and for some reason that comes as a surprise. When people hear “female-fronted band,” they often immediately think of Paramore or even one of the many metal bands out there that are led by chicks. But in hardcore, there is a strange absence of fem that Kashan wants filled.

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HELLS Guitarist on What Pisses Him Off, The Philly Scene, ‘Paradise’ EP

This is the kind of hardcore noise punk you listen to when you want to set a trash can on fire and throw it through a window while your best friend spray paints his mohawk green and your girlfriend slams some dude’s head into a wall like “Mike” does in SLC Punk. This is HELLS from Philly and they’ve just released their EP Paradise. And this is what their guitarist Brad Wallace, who also recorded the band’s debut, had to say about it.

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