Indisposed is a four-piece band from Chicago, founded in 2017. Influenced by post- hardcore, screamo, hardcore, and the late 90s / early 2000s emo, they merge the chaotic energy of screamo basement shows with moments of slow introspection, examining lyrical themes of overcoming abuse as it relates to personal and political power dynamics. Nina Palumbo (’And No One Knew...’, ‘de facto enscripture’), brings a unique craftsmanship, cycling between vulnerable spoken word and commanding screams whilst on guitar. Goose DieGans’ (‘100 Options’, ‘Cori’) drums bring a fun intensity inspired by hardcore, which blends odd time signatures seemlessly with George Bach’s (Lavisher) heavy noise-influenced bass lines. Meanwhile, Andrew Robbin’s guitar sensibilities alternate between dissonant to hauntingly melodic, sewing the four piece together into one cohesive project. The band plays exclusively in open minor tunings.
flowers&shelters is an Italian screamo act from Bolzano, Italy, formed in early 2016. The band released 3 EPs and a 7” Split with Radura from Milan, Italy. They perform a richly atmospheric yet still markedly intense screamo. Mainly active in the national underground scene sharing stages with the likes of Øjne, Shizune, Tidal Sleep and Viva Belgrado, the band also appeared in Spain and Austria. Impressions on their latest S/T release here: