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To me, punkrock is so much more than just music, a part time hobby or a group of friends enjoying the same drinking music. Punkrock has, over the years, literally become a way of living. It has increased my interest in politics and activism and broadened my view on a lot of topics. I love it when I see a band with urge and drive to play music and spread a message they believe in. This is inspiration to make music myself, to keep on writing lyrics, to stay active. All this makes me want to put in my whole heart and head into this band, music and scene.

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Patience, time to relax
This is what people do in their weekends
This is what some do for a hobby
A nice distraction to others

It certainly should not be
That forced family meeting
The same faces, talks and expectations
Even though it sometimes feels just like one

This is our life
We put our hearts and heads into
My brain, my hands, want to be inspired

We are not in it for the back stage beer
Not for the girls
We are not in it for the after-party
Or the big pay-check at the end of every month

Fuck the reunions, fuck the macho competition
Fuck the hypes, if I can't revolt, it's not my party

This is our life
We prefer it meaningful
Not our safe haven

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from Start From Scratch! (2010), released November 1, 2010
Guest vocals by Heleen Tichelaar of Midnight Menace

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Antillectual Nijmegen, Netherlands

Antillectual from Nijmegen, the Netherlands plays a socially conscious, melodic blend of music, ranging from ‘90’s skate punk to ‘00’s emo and ‘10’s orgcore. Creating their own unique blend of stolen riffs and borrowed song titles, while carrying the torch of European punkrock. ... more

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