Epidemics is a melodic punkrock band with a hardcore nerve, that was formed in
Umeå, Sweden, in 2007. They released their debut album ”Waking up the dead” in
2008, followed by the Ep ”No reply EP” in 2010. They recorded the song ”I don't get
it” for the V/A album ”Turist i Tillvaron 1” in 2011.
Singer Emma, guitarist Richard and drummer Erik have played hundreds of punk
gigs together all around Europe, most of them with Epidemics first bass player
Patrik. Their present bass player Emil joined the band in 2012, and a new creative
phase began, resulting in the album that will be released on Troglodyte Records in
Epidemics are driven by their passion for old school hardcore and punk. They never
make any compromises to fit in or follow present trends. Emma had a huge
mohawk when all the punks in Umeå had either dreadlocks or wanted to look old
school hardcore. They turned up the distortion when the trend told them to keep it
down. They kept writing lyrics in English when most other melodic punkband started
singing in Swedish. They refuse to do things by the book and took their time to
create an honest sound of their own instead of taking short cuts by copying a given
formula. They may be stupid, but that’s the only way they know how to do things.
Epidemics are not trying to sound like the bands back in the day. Why not show
that punk rock is still relevant, here and now? This is a band that was inspired by
the classics but sounds like it’s actually 2013. Facing a politically depressive world,
their medicine is to express themselves through angry but catchy and charismatic
punk rock with a touch of hardcore.