No Nation Punk presents:
1919 plus support
1919 + Who Killed Nancy Johnson?
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1919 were an early contributor to what became the Goth genre. They had chart success with the singles “Caged”, “Repulsion” and “Cry Wolf”” as well as the 1984 LP “Machine”, and recorded two Peel Sessions.
In 2014, founding guitarist Mark Tighe reformed the band, including original drummer Mick Reed. Two European tours and a host of festival appearances later, 1919 signed a deal with Westworld Recordings in 2016 to release a new album, “Bloodline”, 35 years after their first.
Sadly in January 2017 Tighe lost a short battle with cancer, leaving a chasm at the heart of the band. Having insisted the others carry on in his absence though, Mick, Rio, and Karl had to do justice to the album, and to the memory of their fallen comrade.
Bloodline was released to critical acclaim in 2017. “Good goths come to those that wait,” wrote Vive le Rock’s Pete Woods in an 8/10 review, while LouderThanWar said, “‘Bloodline’ will bewitch you“, and Sonic Seducer called its “nightmarish-hypnotic gloom” a “fitting tribute” to Tighe’s legacy. In April that year the band confirmed that Sam Evans would be their new full-time guitarist, and began touring the new album to rave reviews.
In 2018 Bloodline was released on limited edition red vinyl, featuring two additional tracks ("D.N.A" and "A Hymn to the Night") recorded with Mark, and the band are already confirmed for major festival appearances in 2019. This is a rare chance to see them up close in a small venue.
WITH SUPPORT FROM
Who Killed Nancy Johnson?
Incendiary punk/post-punk from Reading.
plus more TBC
Phoenix Bar Bridge Street High Wycombe Buckinghamshire HP11 2EL
The Phoenix Bar is a true punk venue with a great selection of beer. Support it!
Age policy is relatively relaxed. Under 16's are allowed to stay in the venue until midnight but must have a responsible adult with them. If you don’t look obviously older than 25, carry ID (actual passport, driving licence or citizen card) to avoid problems.
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