You probably already know West Coast hardcore labelÂ Iron Lung Records as a synonym for Total Control, but they are alsoÂ building their roster easterly with Berlin’s Diat. The sound of the German trio is not too far off theÂ pool of British punk and post-punkÂ thatÂ Total Control draws from, ie. Killing Joke and Crisis. However, Diat explores a more martialÂ and physicalÂ sonicÂ landscape through the keenÂ interplay of the guitar and drums.
Diat will be in the US only once for the rest of the year, at Los Angeles’s excellent Berserktown Festival, featuingÂ Freakin’ Weekend faves Destruction Unit and Thee Oh Sees plus (allow meÂ to fanboy-out for a second) Body of Light, Ninos du Brazil, Milk Music, Sheer Mag, Screaming Females, Royal Headache, Amen Dunes and, last but certainly not least, Dead Moon. Wow, maybe we should do a post all about Berserktown in its own right. Regardless, we hope to see Diat hit our fair Music City soon, and we think you’ll hearÂ why.Â Check for yourself with the premiereÂ track “Toonie,” featured below and pre-order the LP here.