Review by Just Some Punk Songs of the Punish/Clown EP: ...my favourite release by them thus far... the music is bloody powerful.
Gig review in Nü Pollution #1: REEAAALLY GOOD!! That's what I call a fuckin show... and the tunes are really fuckin awesome too. Very atmospheric, lots of good storytelling in the lyrics.
CD review in Issue Punkzine #102: [WKNJ's] profile is steadily on the rise. I think this is their debut album... a pretty bloody excellent example of the punk'n'roll style... I will have to get them booked at one of my shows, before it gets too late!
Gig Review on FungalPunkNature.co.uk: Who Killed Nancy Johnson?... took stuff I love and took it in a different direction. I saw 80's punk mixed with the post-punk bands of the Lung, Big Black, Killdozer ilk but with a groove and rhythm seldom found in the world of punk. It might sound like arse licking but fuck it. I fucking loved their set.
Gig Review in Brighton & Hove News: I hadn’t heard this band before tonight and I have to say that I really love the sound... Stefan is a great performer and deliverer for this band... So glad I made it to this one tonight.
Gig review in Scene Sussex: These guys hit the sweet spot for me when we met in Brighton back in July 2017... the music had got harder and tougher... nowhere is “safe” in a WKNJ set! ...[they] closed with the mighty Blood In The Soil. The music soared as did the vocals as Pete did his best to plunge the room into darkness by walloping the overhead lights with his guitar. But hell yeah, that is Who Killed Nancy Johnson?
Wayne Elliott on Pulsebeat 117: Who Killed Nancy Johnson? just keep getting better.
Gig review in Brighton & Hove News: Think Wire, Dead Kennedys, Killing Joke and you’ll be somewhere in the ballpark of where WKNJ's roots lie. Ball plants himself firmly in the centre of the room commanding attention from the strays still at the bar and we’re straight into opener ‘Rothmans’... but it’s with ‘Who Killed Nancy Johnson’ that they really catch fire. ‘Pretending To Like People‘ and the rousing ‘Blood in the Soil’ finish off an amazing set. Their punk roots may be firmly in the past, but WKNJ are a bright hope for the future.
Gig review in Issue Punkzine #101: A very hard-working band... some really catchy songs... and the right political stuff, which is to say, the left political stuff.
Review of Pretending to Like People off the They Reap Sessions EP, in the Just Some Punk Songs blog: It's damn good... their music is an impressive post punk barrage of jittery guitar and frantic drumming. Influences include The Stooges, The Ruts, Wire, Magazine etc., song structures are ambitious and lyrically they impress.
Review of Flat Earth Theory EP, in Lights Go Out #54: This EP is seriously well recorded, they've done a fine job there, but musically does it cut the mustard as they say? I am pleased to report that it sure does. it's powerful yet melodic and for sure this lot would be well received up Blackpool on the Rebellion line-up, if they haven't done it already of course. With a post-punk sound and a real sense of energy behind the songs I would imagine live this lot are a real decent outfit.
Review of Flat Earth Theory EP, in Issue Punkzine #95: All the tracks are quality stuff. The songs are all very different, so these guys are definitely more than a one-trick pony. They also have a good bit of "live" vitality about them and I wonder if they have actually been recorded semi-live.
Review of Flat Earth Theory EP on ThePunkSite: Strip kicks off the Flat Earth Theory EP with an energetic guitar hook that encompasses a driving punk dynamic, but it’s also a track that possesses a raw and ragged garage feel, this is followed up with the dark post punk of Alien that brings another element into play. Mouth And Trousers carries on with the post punk feel, with a track that practically spits venom at it’s target, until finally you get the EP’s lead single, Dark Horse, that for me is the EP’s finest moment, and I would say my favourite song by Who Killed Nancy Johnson? to date, that carries twisted spiky riffs that compliments the band’s dark punk energy. The Flat Earth Theory EP feels more like a true representation of what Who Killed Nancy Johnson? are about than it’s predecessor, the EP has a distinctly live feel to it that gives it a more immediate impact. (4/5 stars)
Gig review in Scene Sussex: The best live UK band you haven’t seen yet... Stefan is a perfect front lead for a band... He must damage at least two mic stands a night as he leans on them, drops them and plunges them into the stage... He doesn’t stop, like a machine... Pete on guitar seemed to glide across the confined space of the Albert stage... Loud, fast and more hooks than a deep sea fishing line... this is punk rock played [with] an old school flourish, but dont let that fool you, they are most definitely not stuck "way back when".