The Stupids, from Ipswich, formed in 1984 and played some blazingly fast US-influenced hardcore punk/thrash in a time and place that was mostly filled with crusty metal punk, UK82, and anarcho punk. Along with fellow UK bands like A.O.A., Heresy, and Ripcord, The Stupids took US hardcore to a new level, making it faster and more intense. But where other such bands had mainly poignant and political lyrics, the Stupids wrote less serious lyrics about such things as an elephant man, love (jokingly of course), hating everyone, hating new wave, skateboarding, and more. The band split in '89 & returned in '09 with their first album in 20 years, 'The Kids Don't Like It', treating the 21st century as unfinished business, and not some insipid cash in or nostalgia trip living on former glories – this is a band at the top of their game.. they sound better than ever, they are better live than they ever were. This is their first London show in 3 years!
Leeds’ JADED EYES, who although a relatively new band , feature members who have been active in the punk scene for many years, in bands such as Voorhees, The Horror, John Holmes, Dead Pets, Geoffrey Oi!Cott and many many more. Sharing a collective love of the Dischord sounds of the likes of Dag Nasty and Government Issue and mixing them with the home grown UK guitar driven punk sounds of the likes of The Ruts, The Damned and HDQ,
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Doors 7.30pm - Advance tickets £6, £7 OTD
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JOHN COFFEY (NL)
Since their inception in early 2009 the five friends from Utrecht, Netherlands that make up John Coffey have been creating a storm as a force to be reckoned with, on both their 2009 debut album ‘Vanity’ and its subsequent 2012 follow up ‘Bright Companions’. Their incendiary mixture of punk rock, screamo, metal and modern hardcore all served up with a big shot of rock ‘n’roll bravery has earned them a fearsome live reputation as performances at Groezrock and Speedfest festivals are testament to. Further tours with the likes of Cancer Bats, A Day To Remember & Parkway Drive only helping to cement this reputation further. ‘Bright Companions’ was produced by Grammy award winning Pelle Gunnerfeldt (Refused, The Hives) and Jag Jago (ex - Ghost Of A Thousand) at the legendary Grondahl Studio in Sweden and has lead to the band being described as :- ‘A Storm Is Coming, and it comes directly from the Netherlands. John Coffey sounded the attack with a charming post-whatever-bastard of rock and punk, hardcore and plenty of chaos”. The quintet are currently preparing for the release of their third, as yet untitled album.
So if you're a fan of The Bronx, Ghost Of A Thousand, Refused or Every Time I Die you'd be wise to check out John Coffey bring the live chaos!