Watford Punk Collective presents:
Watford Punk Collective
Who Killed Nancy Johnson? + Vacarm le Rouge + YuR MuM
In alphabetical order:
VACARM LE ROUGE
Three-piece speed-freak no nonsense political punk rock and roll from a classic Toulouse band currently celebrating its 30th year touring. Rarely seen in the UK, we're delighted to welcome them to Watford for the first time.
WHO KILLED NANCY JOHNSON?
Since their first gigs at the start of 2016 Reading-based WKNJ have grown into one of the most exhilarating live bands on the circuit. Strong songs, constant movement and a touch of theatre. Not to be missed.
Phenomenal live band featuring charismatic singer/bassist Anelise and playing real in your face dirty rock of the kind that you thought wasn't out there any more. It's like your dad always told you - you've got to listen to Yur Mum.
The Flag 7 Station Rd Watford WD17 1ET
WHO KILLED NANCY JOHNSON? are a Reading-based high-energy punk/post-punk band with a growing reputation as 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 Reading, Basingstoke, Oxford, Guildford, High Wycombe, Kingston, London, Brighton, Chatham, Southampton, St Albans, Colchester 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
In 2018 they toured France, released their second EP, Flat Earth Theory, followed by an eponymous full-length CD-only album that collects all their recorded work so far, including remixes and material not released elsewhere.
"Well worth checking out" - 4.52am
New recording are planned for late 2018/early 2019.
"Jaw-droppingly good... more hooks than a deep sea fishing line" - Scene Sussex
Who Killed Nancy Johnson are Stefan BALL - vocals; Pete MOULTON - guitar; Mark WREN - drums; Julien BRUINAUD - bass. The question mark is optional.
"Bloody good... shades of Killing Joke" - RG New Music
Vacarm le Rouge
An improbable band with an improbable name. Yur Mum is a blend of anything that's loud, noisy and comes from the heart. They call it 'road rage' rock.
This female-fronted three-piece joined instruments for the first time on a cold night in London, 2015. After several beers and some bourbon, they went to an industrial warehouse in Acton called Survival Studios and started jamming.
As the name suggests, the band’s attitude is unpretentious and irreverent. They just want to make music. Whether in the mood for a one night stand or Shakespearean romance, Yur Mum is ready to flirt with the unexpected.