Who the hell is: Logikparty?

Logikparty Dublin Punk Band
Who are you, where are you from, and how did you become Logikparty?

We are Stevie, Daniel, Gib, and Benni and we are a 21st century post-punk band from Dublin, Ireland. We got together just over 2 years ago. Initially it was on a fairly casual basis as four people who, in a round- about kind of way, knew of each other and just wanted to make some music.  We were all really into the stuff that we were coming out with and decided to focus the whole thing a little bit more.

Tell us about your track “Anti Omerta?”

“Anti Omerta” is the first track on our debut album Oh Cult! which just came out on White Plague Records. We like playing this one live a lot.

In this age of blatantly crafted bland radio tunes it’s great to hear a band with the spirit of punk. Who would you say has been your major musical influence?

We’ve a whole bunch of influences, both individual and shared. Lots of people, scenes for lots of different reasons and from so many different genres. I guess in the grand scheme of things, anyone who has or is getting out there and doing things themselves, making things happen, and creating something that’s genuine is something we find really influential and inspiring.

What is the first piece of life changing music you heard?

That will be very different for everyone in the band of course! But for me things took a huge turn when I heard “She’s Lost Control” by Joy Division. I was about 12 and a full on purist metaller due to my older brother and sister’s influence… when I heard that tune everything changed.

Where do you sit in the MP3/vinyl debate?

We prefer vinyl as a format and it’s very important to us that our releases are on vinyl as well as digital. As regards to sound, vinyl records ultimately sounds better than MP3s. It’s also a more tangible format that increases in value with time. The other side of the coin is that generally speaking the vast majority of people listen to music digitally and most new music is discovered by hearing MP3s online, through blogs etc. That in itself means that MP3s are of value too! To us though, vinyl is a collectable thing of beauty. MP3s are just a series of 1s and 0s.

If people want to see you or buy your stuff where should they go?

Check out your local record store, depending on where you are you might find us there! We’re stocked in Rough Trade, Norman Records, and a few other places too. You can check out our stuff and keep up with us on our website – you can buy stuff directly from there too.

What are your plans and hopes for this year?

Well since the album came out a few weeks ago, that’s a pretty big plan that we’ve already completed. Gigging more is on our list also, including getting back over to the UK and into Europe. Hopefully play a few festivals and ultimately get working on some new tunes.

Name one thing no one knows about the band?

We have no secrets. I’m pretty sure no one knew that until now…

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