Urban Vietcong – A Colpi Di Machete Interview
Redstar73 Blog: Please can you introduce your band. When was it started? What about your name?
Urban Vietcong: Urban Vietcong started from the ashes of Trade Unions in october of 2015. When this experience ended ,Sciu and Bebe were searching a new guitar and new drummer to form a new band, because they were still thirsty for stages. Giova and Fante were an excellent choice, both for affinity and for sound because with different influences (melodic hardcore,punkrock)the sound has become more original. The name comes from some texts where we refer some street fighters like Black Panthers or troubles in Ireland,from this and our love for Vietnam war was born our name.
Redstar73 Blog: You have released your debut album last year. Tell us more about it! How is the feedback?
Urban Vietcong: “a colpi di machete” come out in november of 2016. Our songs are about our daily lives and the struggles of our city. We are played around Italy and beyond. The first print is nearly sold out..
Redstar73 Blog: What are your plans for the future?
Urban Vietcong: We are working on new songs, we will try to release a new album in early 2018.
Redstar73 Blog: How is the scene in your area? Are you going to football?
Urban Vietcong: After years of little activity where many bands have stopped playing,now the movement is growing again,in Toscana there are many good bands,like Bomber 80,Basta,Tondino Bois,Luddite Riot,M.I.V.,one night stand,7years,57100,attaccabrighe and more.
The passion for Livorno Calcio remains,although new repressive laws(such as fan card,bans,nominal tickets) have removed so many fans from the stadiums.
Redstar73 Blog: How important is for you the DIY idea and politics?
Urban Vietcong: Crucial! We make activity in the social centre of our city, we practise in a room of our social centre and we organize some gigs. To be diy is crucial to supporting free spaces and being one self!
Redstar73 Blog: Give us your Top5 Punk & Oi! songs.
Tondino bois – Bomba a orologeria
Non Servium – Que paso en el lieja
Cock Sparrer – Take em all
S-Contro – Ma che cosa resta di noi
RPG 7 – Pasate
Redstar73 Blog: Last words!
Urban Vietcong: Thank you and all people that support this scene and the diy and antifascist scene!