Carnival Punks presents:

Anarchistwood + guests

anarchistwood + T-Bitch + Who Killed Nancy Johnson? + Burnout-13

The Red Lion, Bristol, GB

Carnival Punks and The Red Lion, BS5 presents the first show, in a series of regular Carnival Punks nights at The Lion, featuring...


...who 'take that hippy/punk union of subversive chaotic love and peace and ally it to a musically proficient and tight sound that can veer between out and out punk to a Gang of Four funk or a Zappa style shift of rhythm...' - Mark Ray at Louder Than War


...bring the rock, punk, riot grrrl, equality, peace, love, make up, fun and shouting with their DIY

Who Killed Nancy Johnson?

...a​ ​​​Reading-based high-energy ​original punk/post-punk band with a growing reputation as an incendiary live act.


...a punk/post-punk band, from Taunton, FFO Descendents, Slap Rash, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Black Flag, Slaves and NoFX.

Friday, 1 March 2019 from 19:00-01:00

The Red Lion 206 Whitehall Road Bristol BS5 9BP

Line Up

"as if the (hyped) 1977 music industry event known as 'punk' hadn't taken place", imagining instead an "alternative history where the anarchic proto punk from Cleveland and Detroit seamlessly led into No Wave, Post Punk and Industrial and is still happily evolving" Maciej Zurowski Melodie&Rhythmus Jan 2015

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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

Most recently (September 2018) they released a single, They Reap, for Musicians Against Homelessness. A vinyl release via Sounds of the Suburbs is incoming 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

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3 Piece punk band from deepest darkest Taunton, Somerset, UK. Playing fast and furious music ranging from GCSE maths lessons, Man's reliance on mobile devices to Cestoda (class of parasitic tapeworm).

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