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Rebellion Festival 2018: Public Image Ltd, Stiff Little Fingers, Buzzcocks, The Exploited, Lagwagon, The Wildhearts, The Adicts, Mad Caddies, The Cockney Rejects, Peter Hook & more
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Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time, PiL's music and vision has earned them a string of UK Top 40 singles and albums including the no.5 hit 'This Is Not A Love Song'. With a shifting line-up and unique sound, John Lydon guided the band from their debut album 'First Issue' in 1978 through to 1992's 'That What Is Not'.
Then after a 17 year hiatus, Lydon reactivated PiL in 2009 by taking them back on the road and continues to record new material, with 2012's 'This Is Pil' and 2015's 'What The World Needs Now... both reaching the UK Top 40 album charts. 2018 sees them reach their 40th anniversary with a career–spanning box set and a documentary.
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Original 70s punks from Belfast still fronted by the iconic Jake Burns - and fave band of former England defender Stuart Pearce. Unlike many of the genre, SLF's music combines lyrics that meld the personal and political, music that combines the energy of punk with infectious hooks, and delivery that rings of honesty and commitment.
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Buzzcocks are an English punk rock band, formed in Bolton in 1976, they are regarded as an important influence on the Manchester music scene, the independent record label movement, punk rock, power pop, and pop punk. Their lead singer Pete Shelley passed away in December 2018.
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Riot-starting, bouncer-bashing, cop-baiting, hotel-trashing, foul-talking, noise-making, chaos-causing, venue-wrecking, government-hating, rule-breaking, unrelenting, punk rocking... Let's get one thing straight: The Exploited are not 'punkers' or any of the other cutesy, watered down, MTV-friendly names you might want to call them - The Exploited are punk rock.
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The grandaddies of the 'punk-pop' revival championed by The Strokes and White Stripes recently. Santa Barbara's finest exports explore their own personal politics in an infectiously upbeat fashion.
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Since forming in 1989, The Wildhearts have remained at the forefront of the British rock scene and their legendary live shows have been second to none. The Wildhearts, with the line up of Ginger and CJ on guitars and vocals, bassist Danny McCormack and Ritch Battersby on drums, continue to hold firm with their motto 'Louder than llfe and better than everything else'. 2019 sees the release of 'Renaissence Men', their first new album in 10 years.
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The Adicts began life as the Afterbirth & The Pinz, in their hometown of Ipswich back in late 1975. They soon changed their name, and scored many indie chart hits in the eighties. Unbelievably they are still together, and still making great music, with the same line-up (plus a couple of new members). The Adicts and became known for their distinctive Clockwork Orange 'Droog' image, which, along with urgent, uptempo music and light-hearted lyrics.
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Mad Caddies are a reggae and dixieland jazz influenced softcore punk-rock septet from Southern California.
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Originally formed in 1978, this English punk band have had hits including 'Oi, Oi, Oi', the inspiration for the Oi! music genre, and 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles', a song traditionally sung by West Ham supporters. The lyrics of their songs often depict violence and express contempt for politicians. The band went their seperate ways in 1990, to reform again with a slightly altered line-up in 1999.
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Best known as the bassist from Joy Division and New Order. Peter decided to honour the outstanding work of his first band and the undoubted genius of the late Ian Curtis by giving people the opportunity to hear past Joy Division albums performed live and in their entirety. Backed by his band The Light, Hooky first played 'Unknown Pleasures' at the Factory club in Manchester in 2010, and has continued to tour the back catalogue ever since.
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Classic punk four-piece from South Shields. The Angelic Upstarts make rowdy, angry and feisty punk, the way it was made in the first place. Having been playing together since the late seventies, these guys know both their punk and their politics.
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Ultra-fast and outrageously energetic post-punk band whose chart success included covers of 'Knights in White Satin', Black Sabbath's 'Paranoid' and the theme from 'Banana Splits'.
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Archetypal Punk band. Fast, furious and full of speed, coinciding with Punk, the Sex Pistols and arguably predating it.
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A hardcore UK punk/metal band who originally formed in 1977, they are often considered among one of the very first bands to play hardcore punk. The band's music is characterized by a heavy, distorted, and grinding guitar-driven sound and rawly shouted vocals, with lyrics on anarchist and pacifist themes.
Experts at screaming vocals and heavy guitars and pioneers of 'D-beat' (Discharge-beat), the punk sub genre. Among their fans are Metallica, who covered two Discharge songs on their 1998 album 'Garage Inc'.
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There’s not many bands that have the respect of EVERYONE on the punk scene. But Charlie Harpers UK SUBS is that exception. Formed in 1976, the mainstay of the band has been vocalist Charlie Harper, originally a singer in Britain's R&B scene (now venerated as the godfather of UK punk) the band has continued and thrived. 2010 marked the fifth decade in which the U.K. Subs had continually graced the Punk Rock scene, widely recognised as one of the most consistently and visibly successful punk bands - they maintain and pioneer the true spirit of punk rock, without the compromise and watering-down that has affected so many of their contemporaries.
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The Ruts DC were formed in 1981 by the rhythm section and guitarist of The Ruts. The Ruts had had three whirlwind years of success and much critical acclaim - excellent releases included the singles "Babylons Burning" ,"Jah War"," Something That I Said" and "Staring At The Rude Boys" and the albums "The Crack", "Grin And Bear It" and "Animal Now'.
The late great John Peel at Radio 1 strongly supported the band's debut single "In A Rut", which was released on the label 'People Unite' by reggae band Misty In Roots, as they shared the common fight against racism and the National Front. They were later invited to play live for him, and their 1979 "Peel Sessions" set was eventually released as a 12-inch in 1986.
The band continue to tour extensively and record, with 2016 album "Music Must Destroy" being voted 'Album of the Year' by Vive Le Rock magazine.
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Causing anarchy since 1978, these classic old school punk junkies have now been delivering GBH on the earholes for over 30 years. Today's GBH line-up comprises the original core trio of Colin (Col) Abrahall on vocalsm, Colin (Jock) Blyth on guitar, Ross Lomas on bass, joined by Scott Preecem their drummer for the past 17+ years.
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Idles are a heavy post-punk band from Bristol. They want to entertain and hurt in equal measure. They believe that art and violence work. Their spirit colour is coral pink. One of them loves queuing, one struggles counting, one has been arrested 8 times, one doesn't like music and one puts sausage rolls on his pizza!
'Idles are hard to capture, because they're not Fat White Family, they're not Sleaford Mods, they are very much their own incarnation of uncompromising rhythmical punk rock. Lyrically, a mixture of dry obsessional humour and poetic slogans. But, best of all, they really get the adrenaline pumping' - Steve Lamacq, BBC6 Music.
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Formed by Paul Cook and Steve Jones, The Professionals arrived on the scene in 1979 following the demise of the Sex Pistols, but split just 3 years later.
In celebration of the release of a three-disc set by the Universal Music Group, The Professionals reformed in October 2015 (minus Steve Jones and with the addition of Tom Spencer) for a critically acclaimed, sold out 100 Club show.
Fast-forward to 2017 and the new band spearheaded by Paul Cook, Paul Myers and Tom Spencer are set to release the first material under the Professionals name in 35 years with the full blessing of founding member Steve Jones.
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An infamous group of hardcore punk rock anarchists, Anti Nowhere League have been living the punk lifestyle for over two decades. Lead singer Animal and his friend Magoo formed the band in 1980, and promptly got arrested at their very first gig. The history of the League is littered with brushes with the law, rock and roll misbehaviour and very loud music. There have been band break-ups and reformations aplenty, but Animal and his chums can be found plying their wares to this very day.
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80's Post-punk gothic rockers led by by Kirk Brandon (who later formed Spear Of Destiny) joined by Stan Stammers and John 'Boy' Lennard alongside Adrian Portas (New Model Army) and Danny Farrant (The Buzzcocks). Their back catalogue of classics include Legion, Do You Believe In The Westworld?, Original Sin and Rebel Without A Brain and their music takes a similar path to John Lydon's PiL.
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Jah Wobble has always managed to surprise, delight and confound his core audience. Never following dictates of record marketing men, he provides continued creativity and invention. A fantastic aural journey through dub, world, ambient and avant-rock music, as Jah paints his entrancingly dark, textural soundscapes.
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The Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, playing pure hardcore punk since 1982.
DRI (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) tour dates
T.S.O.L. (True Sounds Of Liberty) is a five piece American punk rock band formed in 1978 in Long Beach, California.
Although most commonly associated with hardcore punk, T.S.O.L.'s music varies on each release. They have also released music in the styles of deathrock, art punk, horror punk, and other varieties of punk music.
T.S.O.L. tour dates
The original rude boy, and one of the undisputed forerunners of the ska movement. Best known for being the lead singer of The Specials, Neville is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. His biography reads like a who's who of rock. Not only has he worked with such legends as Elvis Costello, David Byrne and Ali Campbell but has also shared the stage with ska icons Rankin Roger (English Beat), forming Special Beat. Although this line up never actually recorded an album, they successfully toured the US with Sting and Steel Pulse before embarking on their own headline tour.
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SNFU is one of the longest running, most popular Canadian punk acts, formed in Edmonton, Alberta in 1981. The band packed it in 2005 not long after the release of In The Mean Time and In-Between Time. Muc went back to school, and the other band members went their own ways rather than try to replace him. That is, until 2007 when Mr. Chi Pig appeared on stage again fronting a band he was calling "asSNFU" for a small number of shows to celebrate the band's long history.
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The Adolescents are an American punk rock band formed in 1980 in Fullerton, California. It is a punk supergroup, made up of early members of Agent Orange and Social Distortion. They are often credited as one of the leading bands of the 1980s hardcore punk scene.
The band has influenced many notable punk rock, alternative and hard rock/metal groups, including Bad Religion, NOFX, Face to Face, Good Riddance,The Offspring,Pennywise,Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fu Manchu, Mudhoney,Blink-182 and The Vandals.
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The Weirdos are an American punk rock band from Los Angeles, California. They formed in 1975 and broke up in 1981, were occasionally active in the 1980s, and recorded new material in the 1990s.
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Brighton's finest purveyors of anarchic punk rock since 1978. Responsible for the sense of humour held inside songs like Banned From The Pubs and Alien Pubduction.
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A bilingual (Spanish and English) band from Riverside, California, who have been pumping out energetic ska punk since 1988. Their unique style incorporates elements of Mexican music and rock into the ska-core template. The band's legendary, raucous live shows have taken them all around the world, including Brazil and Japan, and they show no signs of slowing down.
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A five piece alternative / glam punk band from the Midlands.
Dirt Box Disco tour dates
Since ’94 four-piece Authority Zero from Mesa, AZ, have brought their unique signature sound to the masses, a mix of SoCal punk with reggae and ska tendencies. A lot has changed in the 20 plus years since the band got their start but they’ve found a way to persist and thrive in today’s ever-changing music world.
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Acoustic pop of the highest quality from the pen of Phil Odgers. Selling out venues across the land with their firebrand mix of punk passion, rousing guitars and folk roots.
The Men They Couldn't Hang tour dates
Gruff and aggressive punk rock band from Chicago, USA, formerly known as Slapstick.
Lawrence Arms tour dates
One of the original punksters from the summer of '77. Recently celebrated their 25th anniversary - and still angry after all these years!
999 tour dates
Raised on a healthy diet of the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned, Chron Gen are a punk band from Hertfordshire.
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North East three-piece influenced by Minor Threat with deep street punk roots.
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Former members of The Flying Medallions bring gritty punk dudes with attitude. Front man Alex Brindle-Johnson is a modern day renaissance man, a plasterer by trade, he is also published author - having written a book during his commute to and from various London building sites. As Wonk Unit, they deliver a healthy dose of punk rock cynicism and bitter irony. "“One of the most unique bands in modern punk rock" - Art Rocker. “Wonk Unit are arguably the future of punk rock" - Louder Than War.
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Originating from Boston and currently based in Amsterdam, Jaya The Cat play an original blend of reggae, ska and punk rock - dosed with dub and dance hall beats, all blending into a musical soundtrack to support tales filled with drunken sunrises, narrow escapes, dysfunctional love affairs, political disillusionment and optimistically raised glasses, through seedy bars, carnival parades and late night dives.
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Formed in 1977 The Members are not a hardcore band - they play UK 1977 style punk, post punk and Reggae and they were one of the first punk groups to successfully incorporate Reggae into their set. Their biggest hit, the million selling, 'Sound of the Suburbs', has appeared on TV commercials and movies all over the world and is an instantly recognisable punk anthem. Their single 'Offshore Banking Business' is as pertinent today as it was 30 years ago.
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The Filaments are widely hailed as one of the UK's premier punk acts. They are fast and furious, no-nonsense punk rock with a ripping brass section from Essex, perfectly filling the gap between rancid and conflict.
They've toured with The Casualties, Deadline, Horrorpops, Lars Frederiksen and The B*stards!
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It was back in 1978 in their native Belfast that The Defects first started. The Defects debut 7 inch vinyl single 'Dance until you drop' was released in 1979 and sold well enough to attract the attention of Melody Maker's punk journalist Carol Clerk, herself a native of Northern Ireland. Fast forward to 2009. Buck and Glenn were asked to reform the band to play at the 2010 Punk and Disorderly festival in Blackpool and they agreed. They have been jamming hard with Roy McAllister on guitar and Aidy on bass.
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MDC (Millions of Dead Cops) is an American hardcore punk band formed in Austin, Texas in 1979. The band were subsequently based in San Francisco, California, and are currently based in Portland, Oregon. MDC originally formed as The Stains before changing their name.
Playing hyper-speed punk rock associated with far left sociopolitical issues has earned the band close association with Jello Biafra and the Dead Kennedys, as well as numerous other US punk bands of the early eighties.
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Classic seventies new wave rock from these multi-named punk survivors. Best known for their anthem 'Where's Captain Kirk?', later covered by REM for a fan club release.
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Vice Squad are a female fronted UK Punk Rock band that delivers short sharp songs with incisive lyrics spat out over a thunderous rhythm and machine gun Rock ’n’ Roll guitars.
Renowned for their high energy live shows the band deliver their set with passion and humour and have been touring and releasing successful albums since the1980s.
Their latest album ‘Cardboard Country’ was released on their own Last Rockers label last year, the album is launched on the back of a very successful Pledge campaign raising funds for the Shelter homeless charity in line with the album title.
Vice Squad is fronted by raucous voiced singer/guitarist Beki Bondage who was featured on the front cover of a number of influential music tabloids such as Melody Maker, NME, Sounds, Record Mirror and Smash Hits. The band is 100% DIY and has no record company or management backing.
Since reforming Vice Squad in 1997 the band has released several albums with powerful punk songs that are very well received by fans and press. In keeping with the DIY ethic the albums were recorded in the front room of Beki’s South London flat.
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Rubella Ballet, constructed around the enduring nucleus of Sid Truelove and Zillah Minx, formed at a gig in 1979 when Crass invited their audience to use their equipment. The newly formed group took to the road with Crass and the Poison Girls, quickly establishing a unique niche and standing out from the multitudes in black combat wear with their vibrant visual image.
After reforming in the late 1990s, recent gigs have shown that their power continues undiminished, with an original, atmospheric black UV light show and performances that continues to defy stereotypes. Their songs that have politically and ethically more than stood the test of time, highlighting the groundbreaking nature of Rubella Ballet’s original stage show, music and ideas.
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One of the founders, along with the likes of Kraftwerk, of the late 70s electro-pop scene which in turn gave rise to the 80s synth-pop bands like Human League and OMD.
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The Stupids are a London based, skate punk thrash band created by Tom Withers.
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In 2014, debut album The Dangers Of Evil Blizzard was unleashed upon the world and its sonic grooves and unrelenting weirdness quickly captured, and held hostage, the minds and imaginations of freaks across the land. Landing on the cover of The Guardian’s entertainment supplement, and warping the brains of Kerrang’s readership, the five-piece won accolades and nervous glances wherever they went. The band continue to deliver sinister psychedelic rock that will melt your mind and soul. You have been warned.
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Los Fastidios is an Italian Oi! band with a winning blend of street sounds, from streetpunk to ska, rocksteady/reggae, from rock'n'roll, melodic punk and street soul.
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Described as Britain's answer to Hayseed Dixie, Hobo Jones and the Junkyard Dogs have supported such luminaries as Bad Manners and Chas & Dave. They are definatley one of the most unique musical acts on the circuit today. Covering a wide range of music from geuine 1950's skiffle such as Lonny Donnegan, through Led Zepeillin and The Doors, via Johnny Cash to modern classics such as Greenday, Motorhead and even The Pussy Cat Dolls! This band appeals to a wide range of ages and tastes.
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The Ramonas try to capture the magic which the Ramones had in their early days. The on stage energy level is intense to put it mildly. Unfortunately it will never be possible to see the Ramones live again so the Ramonas are the next best thing for any Ramones fan.
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Masters of punk and ska with a band featuring former members of Subhumans. A politically edged mix of anthemic punk, ska, and lively rock 'n' roll.
'The whole planet is going insane' - Words of wisdom, brought to you by Citizen Fish.
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Irish anarcho DIY punks who formed in 1981. They've since supported the likes of the Damned, Manic Street Preachers, Snuff and the Sex Pistols on their Filthy Lucre tour.
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Lancaster duo David and Holly are the Lovely Eggs. They make short, sharp punk-pop songs with sweet and sour lyrics. The strange song topics range from bikes and snails to digital accordians and watermelons.
Holly was previously the lead singer for late-90's girl band Angelica, loved by Steve Lamacq, while The Lovely Eggs have found fans with 6 Music's Marc Riley, Radio 1's Huw Stephens and Art Brut's Eddie Argos. Their 'Don't Look At Me' video became a YouTube sensation thanks to a guest appearance by cult comic character John Shuttleworth, while the single 'Allergies' was produced by Gruff Rhys of the Super Furry Animals, who also made a cameo in the video.
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The Bar Stool Preachers! Straight out of Brighton!
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From Leeds, Cyanide Pills create perfect pop-punk, the likes of which haven’t been heard since The Boys, Buzzcocks and Dickies. The urgency of their singles and eponymous debut LP reveal a very British take on late-1970s punk, whereas new recordings like “Outta Nowhere” reveal new glam leanings with “Laser Love”-era Bolan riffs, tubthumping drums and handclaps.
Cyanide Pills (Formerly The Terminals) tour dates
A four-piece band of West Midland Street Punks.
"Without doubt one of the most exciting Punk bands playing anywhere in the World today. From the brilliant Barcode Generation to Hotline to Hades the Drongos are no longer playing the best Punk Rock in the UK but clearly setting the standard for Punk to come. Intelligent Exhilirating. Honest. Quite simply - Brilliant" - Kerrang! Radio
Drongos For Europe tour dates
A female fronted punk band who originally formed in 1981, split in 1987 but reformed in 2011.
Hagar The Womb tour dates
'An eclectic agglomeration of musical and literary tastes which has found expression through the medium of sound, and which for the past fifteen years has been ploughing its unique furrow through the barren wastes of the music scene.' Original rootsy-rock faves credited by the likes of Chumbawumba and The Levellers as a major influence.
Blyth Power tour dates
Renowned for the lyrical masterpiece 'Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Please' and the Rolf Harris cover 'Two Little Boys'; Splodge brings a unique mixture of 'pathetique' punk and bawdy beer swilling humour to the stage. Originally winners of the Melody Maker band competition in 1976, where the whole band appeared naked with cardboard boxes on their heads (full marks for originality); Splodgenessabounds went on to become a national name with appearances on Top of the Pops, complete with a nine-piece band and a dog called 'Two Pint's Pearson', and a national number one!
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In Evil Hour have been playing together in various guises since 2003. Featuring gravelly vocals, energetic live shows and hard-hitting punk rock melodies, they are a volatile hardcore-inspired collision between punk rock and politics driven by a disdain for the apathy and ignorance that pervades modern culture.
In Evil Hour tour dates
A high energy live band originally formed in Florida. Their album, Naysayers and Yesmen has received rave reviews throughout Europe.
Reno Divorce tour dates
Taking all the best bits of classic 2-tone and modern ska-punk, throwing them in a blender with dub, drum & bass grooves and enough energy to power a small city are Popes of Chillitown. A six piece Ska/Dub/Punk band from London who have been rampaging through the UK scene for the last few years like an unstoppable grooving, skanking juggernaut.
"More infectious than Ebola, it is almost impossible not to want to skank, jump, shake or wiggle when you listen to these guys."
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The Restarts are: Kieran bass/vocals, Robin guitar/vocal and Bram drums. The Restarts formed back in 1995, in Hackney, London's East End. We have been gigging in and around the UK and Europe, playing squat gigs and pubs mostly. We have been to the USA an Canada three times. We consider ourselves part of a large world wide network of DIY Punk Rock. We hope to be playing somewhere near you soon!
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The Greatest Show On Earth (in tank-tops). Comedy versions of classic tracks complete with lyrics from t'North.
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System Of Hate are a Barnsley based dark punk rock band who feature ex members of The X Rippers, The Civilians and Total Confusion. The band is made up of Dave Sutcliffe on Vocals, Shaun 'Paddy' O'Neill on bass, Pat Crawford on guitar, Carl Gilliford on drums and Martin Roberts on keyboards. “It’s a great powerful Punk Rock take on the Killing Joke kind of thing. They've got the intensity, the feral power, the tribal drumming. Really great live, a fantastically intense show - and they are good players as well, a good tight band. The songs show a little bit of imagination" - John Robb, journalist and singer with Goldblade/The Membranes.
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The formation of The Cundeez was the result of an idea which sprung up in the NCR factory in Dundee between two shopfloor workers who chose to spend their time creating rather than slaving for the MAN! Back in the mid-2000s Dundee street poet Gary Robertson was busy penning classic po-umz fae the Dundee streetz.
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The Featherz are a Welsh/English band with glam and punk influences, led by vocalist Danie Centric. Danie formed the band with two fellow former members of Georgie Girl And Her Poussez Posse.
In 2013, they completed a UK national tour supporting Boy George, in three of whose videos Danie has appeared. They also joined punk legends The Damned on a short UK tour in the winter of 2016.
Since May 2014, Danie is the last remaining founder member. She is joined by Dazzle on Drums.
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Songwriter, guitarist and singer better known for his time and works in the outrageous punk rock n roll band Dirt Box Disco, finds himself with another outlet for the masked mad man, teamed up with the star studded eruptions to create an ever growing catalogue of music under the banner of spunk volcano and the eruptions.
Constantly touring with both bands, Spunk is a vision to behold, high energy, ridiculous in every sense and an ambassador in sensible clothing, what's not to love?
Sp*nk Volcano & The Eruptions tour dates
Four piece alt rock/grunge inspired band from South Yorkshire, Hands Off Gretel, founded by Lauren Tate, are a force to be reckoned with. Inspired by the likes of Brody Dalle and Courtney Love, Lauren made it her mission to ensure strong, young women had a voice in today's music industry, presenting an alternative to mainstream pop stars singing about broken hearts.
Lauren is a powerhouse of creativity; the band's frontwoman and songwriter, she also designs Hands Off Gretel's merchandise and is responsible for their videos, album artwork and photography. Hands Off Gretel have well and truly made their mark on the UK music scene winning fans in Shirley Manson, Linda Perry and Kate Nash.
Hands Off Gretel tour dates
A four piece, female fronted punk rock band from the West Midlands. The band mix punk, hiphop and alternative rock influences with vocals unlike any other band out there at the moment to create a raw, punk rock sound with a message.
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Soaring melodies and seriously powerful punk-rock songs from this Birmingham-based three-piece who are 100% self-funded and have attracted the attention of Bruce Dickinson and Kerrang alike! A seasoned touring band, over the years they have shared stages with The Offspring, Rise Against, Bad Religion, Sum 41, NOFX and many more whilst touring across mainland Europe and the UK.
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London glam-punksters The DeRellas. Reprobrate rock n roll with a cheeky wink to 70s glam rock.
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Ever wondered what Vince Ray's artwork sounds like? He's been playing rock and roll music longer than he's been creating artwork, stompin' out voodoo rhythms since he was a greasy teenage punk back in the 1970s.
The themes of his artwork get taken on an aural trip with the Boneshakers where you'll find foxey femme fatales rubbing shoulders with hot rodding greaseballs. The band is influenced by anything rock and roll from the last fifty years, there's no limit to any scene or style restrictions here, anything goes as long as it rocks!
Vince Ray And The Boneshakers tour dates
Strange Bones are a punk rock trio from seaside resort Blackpool, consisting of two brothers and a childhood friend.
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Proper no-frills punk rock. Massive tunes, breakneck speed and incisive lyrics are the order of the day.
Knock Off tour dates
Blatoidea from Italy/England are a young hardcore Punk band with an early '80 sound. Their lively set comprises mainly with original material but also includes a few covers which are received well including numbers by the much missed fierce second wave Punk/Skin collaboration Blitz.
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Infused with the fuzz of 90's grunge and alt.rock, The Kut is the alter-ego of multi-instrumentalist, Princess Maha. Live, they're a trio. Think Deftones, L7, Nirvana, Hole, Lunachicks, Incubus and Placebo. On record, they roar, with their EP releases gaining support from the likes of Kerrang!, Planet Rock, BBC Introducing Lancashire, Metal Hammer, Big Cheese, Q and many more. Currently active on the UK and European rock scene and voted into the winning spots of the MTV Brand New Unsigned Poll for 2014 and one of Kerrang! magazine's Breakthrough Acts of 2017.
"There's a slice of angst-offloading gutter rock that's a kissing cousin of Hole, but The Kut's scuzz-covered family tree also stretches further back to the garage rampages of The Stooges” - Q Magazine
"The Kut are like the b**tard lovechild of Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson with awesome riffs and chaotic live shows" - Metal Hammer
"Marks the precise point in the Venn diagram where L7 meets I Wanna Be Your Dog meets Courtney Love, which is equal parts terrifying and a cause for long and rowdy celebration. Punk's not dead, pass it on” - Classic Rock Magazine
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A four piece horror punk band from Nottingham who formed in late 2012.
Fronted by ex Girlfixer’s Nat on vocals and ex submerse guitarist Forkna, Headstone Horrors have already sparked a lot of interest amongst fans and promoters. Influenced by horror bands such as Calabrese and The Creepshow they bring their own brand of street punk to the horror genre.
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Esperanza is a nine-piece ska collective from Glasgow famed for live shows where their infectious rhythm has the crowd involuntarily jumping in time. In hectic years of gigging around Scotland, they have honed and perfected a high-tempo set, combining superb self-penned songs with a selection of ska classics, so that there isn't an ounce of fat left on it.
Esperanza tour dates
Millie Manders is an off the wall, off the chart, ballsy singer-songwriter from South London, who brings a party-hard mix of ska, pop and punk-rock to the stage. Blending socially conscious lyricism and carnival-esque beats with Riot Girl attitude, Millie and her band’s slick delivery with captivating stage performance is rapidly grabbing attention.
Millie’s music is clearly eclectic and this is a fact she happily celebrates; “I like to think my music is full of energy and dexterity – a colourful clash of genres incorporating everything from rock and soul to ska and folk. I draw inspiration from many different artists; James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Skunk Anansie, Pink, The Who, Rolling Stones, The Specials and The Ramones being a few of my favourites. I was brought up listening to classical, theatre, rock, rhythm and blues, hip hop and more because my parents are both music lovers so it all plays a part in the way I write.”
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These uncompromising Manchester-based punk rockers put on one of the most energetic live shows in Britain right now. Mixing elements of hardcore & punk rock - a la Zeke, Kid Dynamite, Motorhead - this three piece have created a loyal fanbase in the North of the UK and go from strength to strength with every performance.
They might have their tongues firmly planted in their cheeks on occasion, but there’s also serious side to the breakneck punk that RPM are peddling. Scratch beneath the surface, or leaf through their lyrics sheets, and you’ll see references to political commentator Owen Jones, authors Paulo Coelho, Mark Twain and Helen Keller plus controversial artist Ai WeiWei.
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All female Punk band from California signed to Fat Wreck Chords.
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Progressive metal five-piece from Bristol, Valis Ablaze's music is full of unique dips and swells created through subtle complexities in their instrumental and structural arrangements. Low end grooves juxtaposed with soaring vocal lines, crisp cleans and atmospheric synths up against dirty, growling bass.
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What started out as a visceral punk band venting their political angst, Kings Lynn's Faintest Idea have slowly developed their own signature blend of street punk with horns with 2-Tone, ska and reggae influences naturally bleeding through. Their lyrics tackle current global issues such as ecological destruction, the failures of capitalism, the seeming futility of voting and the rising problems with mental health.
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Aerial Salad are three little scamps from Manchester. They're not even out of their teens yet but Jamie's songwriting is as honest and real as it gets. Pure, raw, angst. If Green Day sounded like this after 'Dookie' it would be classed as their best release.
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The Macc Lads are a punk rock band from Macclesfield, famous for their politically incorrect lyrics and notorious behaviour.
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Florida punk 4-piece The Attack have sculpted their own brand of traditional street punk, taking influence from punk rock throughout the decades.
"I was introduced to punk by some friends in the UK in the early 80’s, then followed it up as a regular in the New York Hardcore scene based around CBGB’s." said guitarist Brad Palkevich. "Charlie and Mikey were big on the ska-punk explosion of the 90’s and that really inspired them. Jason, the youngest of all is 100% died in the wool mid to late 90’s punk."
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