are a Reading-based high-energy punk/post-punk band, and an incendiary live act.
"It's really worth getting to see these guys" - Punkarolla
Influences include The Ruts, Wire, Magazine, Black Flag, Fugazi, Killing Joke.
"Powerful yet melodic... this lot would be well received up Blackpool on the Rebellion line up" - Lights Go Out
The songs - apart from one cover that pops up in the live set from time to time - are original.
"A brilliant band... full of energy... a really cool post-punk feel" - New Music Saturday
Formed in Reading (UK) in 2015 from the embers of punk/pop band Nancy Johnson, the change of name mirrored a development from the frat-boy approach of Nancy Johnson to a more edgy and aggressive sound.
"A style that is quite unique... pour out a huge amount of energy... if you get the chance, go see ’em" - Plasma Music TV
Since 2016 the band has gigged at multiple venues in a heap of UK towns and cities including Reading, Basingstoke, Oxford, Guildford, High Wycombe, London, Brighton, Chatham, Southampton, St Albans, Colchester, Evesham, Worthing, Yeovil, Weston and Cirencester, releasing their first EP, Cops and Robbers, in January 2017.
"Spiked with amphetamines... a band that embraces punk's origins as well as influences from the last four decades" - thePUNKsite
In late 2017 WKNJ made their first visit outside the UK with a couple of dates in Milan, and played a set for BBC Introducing LIVE.
"Quality stuff" - IssuePunkZine
"Grade A punk rock ecstasy" - Spirit Level
In 2018 they toured France and released their second EP, Flat Earth Theory, followed by an eponymous full-length CD-only album that collected all their recorded work to date, including remixes and material not released elsewhere. September 2018 saw the release of charity download single "They Reap".
"Well worth checking out" - 4.52am
2019 opened with the release of the They Reap Sessions. A split 12" vinyl EP from Sounds of the Suburbs has a projected release date of 13th April, to tie in with Record Store Day.
"Jaw-droppingly good... more hooks than a deep sea fishing line" - Scene Sussex
Who Killed Nancy Johnson are Stefan BALL - vocals; Dawid BYCHOWSKI - bass; Pete MOULTON - guitar; Mark WREN - drums. The question mark is optional.
"Bloody good... shades of Killing Joke" - RG New Music