The Railway presents:
Who Killed Nancy Johnson? + Bluest Boy + Warp Rays + Mighty Magic Animal
Entry Requirements: 18+
WHO KILLED NANCY JOHNSON? are a Reading-based high-energy punk/post-punk band with a growing reputation as an incendiary live act. Formed in 2015 from the embers of punk/pop band Nancy Johnson, the change of name mirrored a switch to an edgier and more aggressive sound that takes in influences from bands like Wire, Black Flag, Magazine, Fugazi and Killing Joke.
Since 2016 the band has toured venues in Reading, Basingstoke, Oxford, Guildford, High Wycombe, Kingston, London, Brighton, Chatham, Southampton, St Albans and Cirencester, releasing their first EP, Cops and Robbers, in January 2017.
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. A new EP with the working title Flat Earth Theory is slated for release early in 2018.
"A style that is quite unique... pour out a huge amount of energy... if you get the chance, go see ’em" - Plasma TV
WHO KILLED NANCY JOHNSON? are a Reading-based high-energy punk/post-punk band with a growing reputation as an exciting live act.
"It's really worth getting to see these guys" - Punkarolla
Influences include The Stooges, The Ruts, Wire, Magazine, Black Flag, Buzzcocks, The Rezillos, Alkaline Trio, Tsar, Ash, Lit, Rival Schools, The Drills, 3 Colours Red, Wire, Weezer. The songs are all original.
"A brilliant band... full of energy... a really cool post-punk feel" - New Music Saturday
Up to January 2015 the band was a heavy punk/pop band known as Nancy Johnson and under that name supported acts like Chelsea and Peter and the Test Tube Babies. WKNJ resurfaced with a new name, new direction and new line-up in 2016. Since then they have shared stages with Kamikaze Test Pilots, Virus, Vice Squad, The Black Bullets, Rage DC, Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons, Dragster, The Xtraverts, The Screaming Dead and many others.
"Spiked with amphetamines... a band that embraces punk's origins as well as influences from the last four decades" - thePUNKsite
Who Killed Nancy Johnson? are Stefan BALL - vocals; Pete MOULTON - guitar; Paul ANTHONY - bass; Mark WREN - drums. They're just behind you right now, staring at the back of your head.
"Jaw-droppingly good... more hooks than a deep sea fishing line" - Scene Sussex
Bluest Boy are primarily a songwriting duo from the Isle of Wight. They write original Alternative Indie Rock with influences from Blues, Jazz and Funk. This gives them a unique sound and a wide range of songs in their repertoire.
3 piece Rock/AltRock/Grunge writing and performing original songs influenced by artists including The Wytches, Nirvana, Amazing Snakeheads, Black Keys and Led Zeppelin.