Modern Australian Underground

Yeap & Heikal on immigrant punx and racism in Australia

Experiences of immigration and racism from POC and queer punx in Australia


Extended Description

On the show today I’ll be talking with Yeap, who burst through the Australian and International punk scene in the early 2000’s as the lead singer of swedish crust revivalists Pisschrist, then going on to form Kromosom and most recently Enzyme, as well as some shorter lived projects such as oi punk band Bloody Hammer. Alongside Yeap I’ll be interviewing Heikal, who immigrated to Australia just a few years ago.

As well as talking about Yeaps punk ventures since moving to Australia, we also go over why both of them moved here, the communities they moved out of and then into at the time of their immigration.

With this comes experiences of racism they’ve encountered in both countries, in and out of the punk community, as well as, for Heikal, having to navigate society as a non binary trans person.




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    • Christina Pap

      Christina has been involved in the underground punk scene locally and internationally for over a decade. She co-hosts RRR’s premier punk radio show Teenage Hate, is the founder of the Stitches In My Head fanzine series and is an Australian contributor to the globally renowned Maximum Rock N Roll magazine. In addition to performing with her band Vanilla Poppers and running Blow Blood Records, Christina has been instrumental in organising international tours, festivals and numerous DIY projects including three Women In Punk calendars that uplift women in the music scene while raising money for local charities.

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