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The Drones – Westgate 23, Heckmondwike: 25th October 2019

The Drones – gig review by Louise Swift and Alex English at Westgate 23, Heckmondwike It was a miserable, wet night in West Yorkshire when two of the PlanetMosh team, Alex (A) and Louise (L) descended on Westgate 23 in Heckwondwike to see Manchester punk band The Drones. Formed way …

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The Kingcrows – Brute Force and Ignorance

Leeds based Sleaze-Punk-n-Rollers The Kingcrows released their latest album Brute Force and Ignorance via Corvus Rex Recordings earlier this year. If you did Latin in school you may remember that the translation of Corvus is crow and Rex is King. I’ll leave you to work out for yourself whether it’s …

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Headsticks – Kept In The Dark

Headsticks, a band who describe themselves as ‘revolutionary punk roots rock’n’roll’  hail from the world capital of ceramics Stoke-on-Trent. These ‘Potters’ were assembled in 2012 from pieces of Tower Struck Down and Jugopunch. They released their third album Kept In The Dark earlier this year via STP Records. The album …

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Slaughter II – Video Interview

. Slaughter II features Brian Grantham the original drummer from Manchester punk rock band Slaughter and the Dogs and Edweena Banger, who was in the rebranded Slaughter. For a more detailed history see here. Ahead of their show at the Star in Garter in Manchester on 29th September I sat …

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Slaughter II – Slaughter II

Slaughter II released their self-titled debut album late last year. Recorded at Crack Studios in Hulme, Manchester and produced and engineered by Kevin Foy. Slaughter II features Brian Grantham the original drummer from Manchester punk rock band Slaughter and the Dogs and Edweena  Banger who was in the rebranded Slaughter. …

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Stiff Little Fingers – Announce UK Tour In March 2019

Stiff Little Fingers are pleased to announce a 14-date headline tour in March 2019, including the traditional date in Glasgow’s iconic venue Barrowland Ballroom on 17th March. With a career spanning over more than 40th years, Stiff Little Fingers‘ live shows always become something special, a unique event that never disappoints and the annual …

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Vomit – Punk Rock Past and Present

Intro Who would have thought that historic market town Congleton would have heard of Punk Rock music but Vomit spewed forth from there over forty years ago! Forty-one years ago, to be precise, and they have recently self released a double album of tracks past and present. The album was …

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The Drones – Will you stand in front of bullets?

Punk rock band The Drones formed in Manchester in 1976, making their debut at the Houldsworth Hall, Manchester with Generation X as support. They relocated to London and supported bands including The Vibrators, X-Ray Spex and The Stranglers. They released their debut album Further Temptations in 1977 and the follow-up …

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Born To Destruct – God Of Destruction

Born to Destruct - God of Destruction

Born to Destruct (BTD) a four piece Punk band from the University City of Cambridge released their ninth studio album God Of Destruction via Punkbob Recordz on 1st February 2018.  This follows 2016 release Devasteight With Destruction. Read a detailed bio here. I like the way they cleverly work the word destruction into many of …

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Slaughter UK – Sound Control, Manchester: 14th April 2017

Easter is traditionally the Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. Easter 2017 saw the resurrection of Manchester band Slaughter UK for their launch gig at Sound Control, Manchester. Slaughter UK contains two original members of Slaughter and the Dogs and Edweena Banger (formerly Ed Garrity) who replaced frontman Wayne …

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Warrior Soul – The Barfly, Camden: 3rd June 2016

On the eve of Camden Rocks Festival 2016, Warrior Soul played a show at The Barfly, Camden with support from The Black Bullets and The Main Grains. Warrior Soul and The Main Grains also played Camden Rocks Festival but with 200 bands to see I decided it would make more …

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Slaughter and the Dogs Original Line Up Announced for Rebellion 2016

Slaughter and the Dogs Original Line Up Announced for Rebellion 2016 Rebellion Annual Punk Music Festival 2016 will take place on the 4th – 7th August 2016 at The Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY11 1HL. The stages and times will follow nearer the festival but for those wanting …

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Dirt Box Disco – Only In It For The Money

Dirt Box Disco who, in their own words, describe themselves as ‘Born in the UK from the malfunction of a terrible musical chemical laboratory experiment!‘ release their fourth album ‘Only In It For The Money’ via STP Records on 19th April 2015, with a series of album launch shows this weekend. …

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