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
"An impressive post punk barrage of jittery guitar and frantic drumming" - Just Some Punk Songs
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.
"An amazing set... WKNJ are a bright hope for the future" - Brighton & Hove News
They released 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. A charity download single, "They Reap", came out in September.
"Well worth checking out" - 4.52am
2019 so far has seen the release of the They Reap Sessions cassette and download EP, followed by a split 12" vinyl-only EP from Sounds of the Suburbs Records came out on Record Store Day.
The band is currently writing material preparatory to recording a new album towards the end of the year.
"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