Nekra – Blood

• “Blood” set to a picture of the housing EP cover. Thanks to Nekra – Topic.

8.3 “Fantastic Punk from England”

From their EP “Demo 2017” released in May, 2017.

This London 4-piece are: Spooky Runo (vocals), Alex (guitar), Kaila Stone (bass) and Paula Darias (drums). They formed in late 2016 and, as far as I can tell, this cassette on La Vida Es Un Mus was their first release. Some of them play in other bands, but they’re very much still together as Nekra and working on new material.

It’s not easy for a hardcore group to stand out, but they’ve got IT, that certain enigmatic something which can never quite be pinned down. They play brilliantly together and front woman Spooky rages forth 100% to the max. The intense “Blood” seems to be aimed at soul-sucking jerks driving her insane; she’s coming at you with a metaphorical knife. At least I hope it’s metaphorical. To be on the safe side, I wouldn’t mess.

Heard on Thomas Blatchford’s November 2017 show on Dandelion Radio.

The whole EP is up to this quality. Get it at Bandcamp.


Nice look, evil sound, good combo. L to R: Alex, Paula, Kai (Cock Sparrer T, whoop whoop), Spooky (Ramones tats, gabba gabba)