Night of the Shambling Horrors
The Freudian Session + Who Killed Nancy Johnson? + Tape it Shut
THE WEATHER STATION GETS SPOOKY...
That's right, it's Halloween once again. And The Weather Station is hosting a FREE GIG.
Whether you're a regular, a newbie or just happen to be walking by The Weather Station, just come in to enjoy a free gig & a pint whilst you're at it.
Obviously dressing up is encouraged for Halloween but even if you don't like dressing up, you don't have to. Anyone is welcome.
Headlining the event will be your local Punk/Metal boys, THE FREUDIAN SESSION. For fans of anything punk or metal, these guys have got you covered and will definitely bring the noise on the night. Plus they got new tracks soon to be released and honestly... They are sick AF.
Plus WHO KILLED NANCY JOHNSON? - Reading's own Punk/Post-Punk band who always prove that punk is certainly not dead. It's very much alive and kicking with these lads.
And TAPE IT SHUT - A strange brand of homegrown punk rock entertainment touching on political subjects and jokes that grow to become poor decisions.
For those who don't know what The Weather Station have to offer, they have a very decent selection of speciality lagers, IPAs & stouts to drink and if you're not sure what to have? Just ask the bar staff who are always there to give you the right advice depending on what you like.
The Freudian Session
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