Weird and Raw Promotions presents:

The Unholy Messtival 2021

Who Killed Nancy Johnson?

The Victoria Bikers Pub, Coalville, GB

£9 - £17
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WKNJ play on the Saturday at the Unholy Messtival. Time to be confirmed. You heard it here first.


16 Jul at 19:00 UTC+01 – 17 Jul at 23:30 UTC+01

Bands so far include:

Lesbian Bed Death Gothic Punk / Hard Rock Facebook.com/lbdofficial lesbianbeddeathband.blogspot.com/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/0FNcJDUwjkEdByZRl7vxSp

DragSTER Dirty Sleazy Fast Hard Working Punk Rock Garage Band facebook.com/dragSTERUK https://open.spotify.com/artist/0g1E94IVmyO7RilKcM7qQz...

Brassick Explosive hardcore punk ORDER AND STREAM NEW ALBUM "2.0" HERE > https://brassick.bandcamp.com/albu facebook.com/brassickmusic https://open.spotify.com/artist/4vfQQtJQJ3voQyyInG2ZGN...

The Strays Raucous Garage Rock n Roll rom Leicestershire and Gloucestershire Facebook.com/TheStraysLive https://open.spotify.com/artist/0OJFovKrgkHV8kN5KF1abA

I Got Spiders The undisputed heavyweight champions of the world... DIY Grapple Punk from Spalding, Lincs. Facebook.com/igotspiders https://open.spotify.com/artist/1rdnalyI2EaeU38bdN4HqQ https://igotspiders.webs.com/...

Scumbus DIY Punk Rock band formed in Peterborough, UK using catchy riffs and a desire to have as much fun as physically possible. Facebook.com/ScumbusUK https://open.spotify.com/artist/1TD7zMCgdZjgVR88dznj5R

Thee Acid Tongue Scuzzy punk'n'roll with bite! Facebook.com/theeacidtongue/ theeacidtongue.bandcamp.com/album/snake-rattle-and-roll

Luddite Bastard Derby's finest hardcore/skacore/thrash/punk band. We make noises designed to get you skanking violently while your beer gets spilt. Facebook.com/Luddite-Bstrd-113148678742017 https://ludditebastard.bandcamp.com/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/3Gxs9SzvrOazVzrH5V5jbP

Who Killed Nancy Johnson? Energetic, spiked with amphetamines. Also, they do music stuff. Facebook.com/WhoKilledNancyJohnson https://www.wknancyj.com/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/2xEmW2pshuDVfo72PfFYJg

Swan Prince Brummy mates with a lame band name making skate punk. Est. 2017 facebook.com/SwanPrinceBand/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/6jIxMw6xvoeuV8nGGLWlH3...

Fyzz Wallis Band Quirky, cheeky and above all, catchy punk songs with passion and soul. @fyzzwallisband facebook.com/fyzzwallisband https://open.spotify.com/artist/0f3u5siPzO5M1OMtnnIesy...

Acme Sewage Co. Incredible OG 70s punk acmesewage.com/ facebook.com/AcmeSewageCo/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/1W7UK40M9jFpEQ9q2GcYdj...

This Party Sucks Incredibly fun party Pop-Punk band from Leeds! facebook.com/this.party.sux https://open.spotify.com/artist/1kSyt2hhfmGVyOkzzkoT9a... @This.Party.sux

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More to be announced... see the Facebook event - www.facebook.com/events/479411863087500 - for updates.

Line Up

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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