Welcome to week 6 of Something For The Weekend. This week we explore two sides of the emo spectrum with the twinkly goodness of Nai Harvest and the crushing aggression of I Don’t Want To Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. We also have super catchy pop punk from London’s Rivalries to help lighten the mood.

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Nai Harvest
FFO: Algernon Cadwaller, Football Etc, and Snowing.

Nai Harvest differ from many of the current UK emo bands in the sense that this is a two piece. The White Stripes of emo? Not really. Nai Harvest play twinky, shouty emo with strangely catchy hooks. Having already shared splits with Manbearpig, Papayar, Five Leaf Nettles and Reno Dakota amongst others it seems like the only way is up for this Sheffield band. Check out their most recent EP on Pinky Swear Records/Struggletown Records/A Mountain Far Records and their newest split out on Enjoyment Records.

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Nai Harvest on Bandcamp and Facebook.

FFO: Saves The Day, Such Gold and Home Advantage.

Rivalries are a fun pop punk band from the smokey city, London. In the short time they’ve been functioning as a band they’ve established an impressive fan base, landing them shows with The Menzingers and Pacer. Their first EP ‘Built To Last’ was recently re-released by Same Both Sides Records. Rivalries certainly have a bright future.

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Rivalries on Facebook, Bandcamp and Twitter.

I Don’t Want To Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
FFO: PG99, and Iwrotehaikusaboutcannibalsinyouryearbook.

Is Emo-laced Aural violence a genuine subgenre? I don’t know, but listening to I Don’t Want To Know… makes you think that it should be. Mixing pure emotion with unbridled aggression, I Don’t Want To Know… should be able to hold their own at any Hardcore / Metal / Emo show. It isn’t often you find a band with that amount of crossover appeal. Also, any band deserves extra credit for titling a song ‘Batman Related Autoerotic Asphyxiation’.

<a href=“” data-mce-href=“”>Tour 2012 Split by Cassus/I Don’t Want To Know Why The Caged Bird Sings</a>

I Don’t Want To Know Why The Caged Bird Sings on Facebook and Bandcamp.

Words by Richard Heaven (@RichardHeaven)

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