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ANGELIC UPSTARTS signs to DEMONS RUN AMOK!

ANGELIC UPSTARTS signs to DEMONS RUN AMOK!

A dream is coming true!!!

With pride, joy and happiness we´re excited to announce the signing of a real UK Skinhead/Punk Legend!

Please welcome ANGELIC UPSTARTS to the ever growing Demons Run Amok Entertainment family!!

Angelic Upstarts formed in 1977 in South Shields, North-East England. Working class punk band with strong anti-fascist views and beliefs. Influenced by bands such as The Clash and The Sex Pistols, The Angelic Upstarts are a meeting of working class ideology and musical aspiration. Always liable to provoke reaction, with lyrics making much of their working class roots, and lashing out at police and politicians.

The original line up consisted of Mensi (vocals), Mond (guitar), Steve Forsten (bass) and Decca Wade (drums) and they launched their punk crusade with the independently released, AA single ‘The Murder of Liddle Towers’ and “Police Oppression” in 1978. The single was then picked up by Small Wonder Records who released it nationally. It’s attack on police brutality earned them an early patron in Sham 69’s Jimmy Pursey, who chased a similar constituency of disaffected working-class fans. The band then signed to Warner Brothers, Pursey producing the L.P. ‘Teenage Warning’ (1979). The band’s wholehearted delivery coupled with their denunciation of racism – a particularly admirable stance at a time when other ‘skinhead bands’, were flirting with right wing elements – made the album a classic. With the UK hit singles, ‘I’m an Upstart’ and ‘Teenage Warning’ (both 1979), they focused on the plight of the working class.

The band went on to release a number of successful albums and hit singles and are still active to this day. The ANGELIC UPSTARTS line up today is

Mensi – Vocals

Neil ‘Newts’ Newton – Guitar

John Woodward – Bass

Andy Wilkinson – Drums

EXPECT A NEW RECORD IN 2020!

Tourdates:

30.08.2019 Niedergörsdorf Spirit Festival GER

31.08.2019 Augsburg Tattoo Messe GER

06.09.2019 Caramaga Piemonte Spazio Polivalente ITA + GRADE 2

12.09.2019 Kiel Schaubude GER

14.09.2019 Stockholm Punk Rock Weekend SWE

19.09.2019 Weinheim Café Central GER

20.09.2019 Gütersloh Alte Weberei GER

21.09.2019 Dusseldorf Ratinger Hof GER

28.09.2019 Hambur gMoin It’s Hamburg GER

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!