|Joe and The Shitboys
Gobby, grinning, vegan punks from the Faroe Islands
From: Faroe Islands
Sounds like: The Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 soundtrack, with added glitter.
For fans of: Pansy Division, Heavens to Betsy, Sonic Youth
USP: It’s irreverent political punk with a sense of humour.
Why you’re going to love them: A band of self-proclaimed “bisexual vegans”, Joe and the Shitboys dedicate much time to roasting backwards bigots, in their native Faroe Islands (population: less than 50,000) and beyond. Punchy and chaotic – and over almost as soon as they begin – most songs clock in well under the two minute mark, and waste no time in dispatching witty, searing takedowns.
Key track: ‘If You Believe In Eating Meat Start With Your Dog’ (EH)