Sounds of the Suburbs 3rd Anniversary Show
Religion Equals Decay + Who Killed Nancy Johnson? + Plague UK
Sounds of the Suburbs record shop are pleased to announce the 3rd anniversary of the shop opening, keeping up the tradition of a gig featuring some of the best bands on the current scene, we now present for you, WHO KILLED NANCY JOHNSON? RELIGION EQUALS DECAY, and PLAGUE UK in a fantastic triple headlining bill, this year, we are moving out a bit, still keeping it suburban, we are joining forces with our friends at the Suburbs at the Holroyd in Guildford, don't worry about travel, for those local, we'll be laying on a coach, so come and join the party, we have excelled this year in the bands department, see ya there.
RELIGION EQUALS DECAY (R.E.D) Four humans playing guitar, bass, and drums with a vocalist..more commonly known as a band. Influenced by the notes music has to offer, R.E.D discovered that playing at roughly the same time over a drum beat with a vocal melody constituted a song R.E.D decided to write songs around this concept. They soon discovered that these songs could be played to people at gatherings called gigs..Armed with songs and gigs R.E.D then discovered that these songs could be recorded for people to listen to, keep and play at their leisure. Inevitably, R.E.D recorded songs for these people. R.E.D continue to write songs, record and play gigs.
WHO KILLED NANCY JOHNSON? A Reading-based high-energy Punk/Post-Punk band, and an incendiary live act, whose influences include The Ruts, Wire, Magazine, Black Flag, Fugazi, Killing Joke. Formed in Reading in 2015 from the embers of a Punk/Pop band called Nancy Johnson, the change of name mirrored the development of an edgier, more aggressive sound. Since 2016 the band has gigged at multiple venues up and down the country, this continued on through 2017. 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. In 2018 they toured France, released their second EP, Flat Earth Theory, followed by an eponymous full-length CD-only album that collected all their recorded work so far, including remixes and material not released elsewhere. This was followed in September with the release of a single for Musicians Against Homelessness, They Reap. Stefan Ball - Vocals Pete Moulton - Guitar Mark Wren - Drums Julien Bruinaud - Bass
PLAGUE UK In 1976 there was a buzz around about a brand new scene, the Punk scene and the band THE PLAGUE wanted to be a part of what was happening at the time. The Plague produced their first single in 1978 and was sold on two diifferent independent labels, the single ‘In Love’ which was picked up by john peel and passed on to the Mike Read show on Radio One, In 1980 / 81 the band split and went their separate ways. In 2005 the X Tapes was remastered for digital format from old reel tape and home recordings, after Marc, Greg and Gareth met back up and went on to meet up with Dizzy from Detour Records. In 2015 Marc, Greg and Gareth decided to put down a new album, with some of the original tracks revamped and rerecorded with the addition of new songs, the album is called ‘What Do You Expect’. And this was to be the last album The Plague recorded, as the band again went their separate ways. In January 2018, Marc Jefferies teamed up with Lee Morrell (Ex Drummer of Chelsea), Simon Godfrey and Martin Taylor, to create a new look, a new vision, a new style of The Plague, The band was to have the attitude and the energy from before but with a new sound, new band with band members from different musical backgrounds to create the new PLAGUE UK. The new form of band has been well received and has had very good positive feedback and comments. With a very busy schedule of gigs the band has managed to get their first EP ‘Suck It Up’ released in September , accompanied by the music video to the song Red Button from the EP. 2019 see’s Plague UK continue to grow their presence, and have been confirmed to play The Great British Alternative weekend and other festivals, In addition to this Plague Uk will be finding time to be back in the studio to record their new album. Marc Jefferies – Vocals / Lead Guitar Simon Godfrey – Vocals / Rhythm Guitar Martin Taylor – Bass Lee Morrell - Drums
Religion Equals Decay
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