Noise Merchants Collective presents:

Punk at The Mitre

Suckerpunch + The Reverends + HATEPENNY + Who Killed Nancy Johnson?

The Mitre, Stourbridge, GB

£5 on the door

Noise Merchants Collective have gone to the four corners of the world to bring you this banger.... well Brum, Bath, Derby and Reading anyway. Here's the bill:

Suckerpunch

Punk rock bastardz from Birmingham, England - never a dull moment. https://www.facebook.com/punchbags77

The Reverends

Says Vive Le Rock, "The Reverends are unashamedly old school punk, replete with buzzsaw guitars, pounding drums and rasping vocals, with shout-along choruses and well crafted songs." https://thereverendspunkuk.bandcamp.com/releases https://www.facebook.com/TheReverendsPunk/

Hatepenny

Two men with a pair of sticks, a short scale bass and the occasional microbrute, singing songs about hypocrisy, stupidity, treachery and rainbows. Live, they'll stove the back of your head in, but kiss it better afterwards, because they're nice like that. https://hatepenny.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/hatepenny/

Who Killed Nancy Johnson?

Sometimes a bit hardcore, sometimes a bit post-hardcore. Occasionally bits of goth creep in. The lyrics are sometimes political and sometimes philosophical - then it gets fast and vicious. A punk band. https://www.wknancyj.com/ https://www.facebook.com/WhoKilledNancyJohnson/ https://wknancyj.bandcamp.com/

The Mitre Lower High Street Stourbridge DY8 1TS

Line Up

Suckerpunch
The Reverends
HATEPENNY

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, followed by the They Reap Sessions EP in February 2019. A vinyl release via Sounds of the Suburbs is incoming later in the year.

"Jaw-droppingly good... more hooks than a deep sea fishing line" - Scene Sussex

Who Killed Nancy Johnson are Stefan BALL - vocals ; Dawid BYCHOWSKI - bass; Pete MOULTON - guitar; Mark WREN - drums. The question mark is optional.

"Bloody good... shades of Killing Joke" - RG New Music

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