Special Interest is a New Orleans-based punk band formed in 2017. Their music is a raw and energetic blend of punk, post-punk, and no-wave influences, and is characterized by driving rhythms, abrasive guitar lines, and politically charged lyrics. Special Interest's live performances are high-energy and confrontational, and the band has gained a reputation as one of the most exciting and provocative acts in the punk scene. Special Interest's music addresses themes of identity, race, and sexuality, and the band has been praised for their ability to create a truly empowering and thought-provoking musical experience. The band has released several successful EPs and singles, and their full-length debut album has been widely praised by critics alike.