New Cross Punk
Sick on the Bus + The Backstreet Abortions + The Outbursts + Who Killed Nancy Johnson? + dissent + Vibrogette
Sick On The Bus Dirty, hard drinking, two fingers in the air Punk Rock! http://www.sickonthebus.com
The Backstreet Abortions The original 1990 members from Sick On The Bus with Jesse Smith on vocals with songs about abortion, drugs and domestic violence. http://www.sickonthebus.com/The%20Backstreet%20Abortions.htm
The Outbursts Anarchic no-nonsense nonsense from a proper London punk band singing short snappy songs with absurd topics and surprisingly good vocal harmonies. http://www.theoutbursts.com
Who Killed Nancy Johnson? Reading-based high-energy original punk/post-punk band. Spiked with amphetamines... a band that embraces punk's origins as well as influences from the last four decades. http://www.wknancyj.com
Dissent punk Punk as it should be. Quick and to the point with as little fannying about as possible. https://soundcloud.com/user-498061625
Vibrogette Garage Punk band from North London. We're here to shout and stuff.
Sunday 19th May Doors: 5pm Tickets: £5 ADV / £7 OTD
Advance tickets go off sale at 5pm Friday 17th May
Sick on the Bus
The Backstreet Abortions
Anarchic knockabout nonsense from a proper London punk band singing short snappy songs with absurd topics and surprisingly good vocal harmonies.
Don’t expect politics, don’t expect philosophy, don’t expect politeness but expect to go home with tune in your head, probably about furry breasted aliens or sex toys!
Their mums can't be ashamed of them, they're all dead.
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