Versus Ursus + guests
Versus Ursus + Salad Boyz + Hudson's Choice + Who Killed Nancy Johnson?
Versus Ursus - Reading's very own attention deficit rock 'n' roll band www.facebook.com/versusursus
Salad Boyz - Belfast based saladcore - silly guys having a fun time www.facebook.com/saladboyzband
Hudson's Choice - Dirty blues rock straight outta Sandhurst https://www.facebook.com/pg/hudsonschoice/
Who Killed Nancy Johnson? - Part murder mystery part band, a post punk slap in the face from Reading https://www.facebook.com/WhoKilledNancyJohnson/
Purveyors of finely crafted audio masochism 'Versus Ursus' borrow from a wide range of influences when constructing their sonic palette. Their unique, attention-deficit approach to song-writing draws as heavily from traditional Punk, Rock and Metal as it does from more avant-garde areas of music. Rejected by science, these decrepit mishaps slunk away to their basement lab to produce their experimental elixir, re-emerging after years of toil they were rewarded with a sound rich in melody permeated by the bombastic energy of youth. Unconventional song structures and ambient guitar work draw the listener into songs that feature both soothingly poetic vocals and guttural screams.
Versus Ursus are coming to a town near you and you do not want to miss it.
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