After the demise of Refused, Dennis Lyxzén created the politically-charged garage-punk band The (International) Noise Conspiracy. Personally, I have them on my iPhone as “dance punk” because of the groove of their older albums, but that’s just personal taste I suppose.
The (International) Noise Conspiracy is significantly different than Refused. If you loved Refused, don’t go in to it expecting more of the same. If you hated Refused (and how the fuck do you hate Refused?), don’t write it off simply because it’s the same driving creative force as Refused. Since their formation in 1998, The (International) Noise Conspiracy has released five studio albums, a handful of live albums, and a plethora of EPs, all of which are fantastic. I’d suggest starting off with the A New Morning, Changing Weather and Armed Love albums.
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