London Punk Festival 2019


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Created by Naila Scargill

229 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PN

[21.9.2019] Crass co-founder Steve Ignorant brings his Slice of Life band to the London Punk Festival alongside Anti-Nowhere League, Discharge, Chron Gen, Vice Squad, Ramonas, Knock Off, and Criminal Mind, with more bands to be announced shortly.

Anti-Nowhere League released their debut single “Streets of London” b/w “So What” in 1981. “So What” has since become the band’s anthem and has been covered by Metallica who play the track regularly to this day. This was followed up by their seminal debut album We Are…the League in 1982 on WXYZ Records.

Discharge are a British hardcore punk band formed in 1977. Their debut album Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing went to #2 in the indie charts in 1982. Discharge have been covered by Metallica, Anthrax and Sepultura.

Chron Gen released their debut single “Puppets of War” in 1981. The single spent 10 months in the UK indie charts and was followed by their debut album Chronic Generation in 1982. The album featured the singles “Reality” and their cover of Elton Motello’s “Jet Boy Jet Girl” and reached #53 in the National LP Charts.

Vice Squad are fronted by singer/guitarist Beki Bondage who was featured on the front cover of a number of influential music tabloids such as Melody Maker, NME, Sounds, Record Mirror and Smash Hits. The band are 100% DIY and has no record company or management backing. Since reforming Vice Squad in 1997 the band has released several albums with powerful punk songs that are very well received by fans and press.

The Ramonas are the UK’s all girl tribute to the Ramones.

Criminal Mind formed in 2008 in Bristol. They have released two albums and supported The Ruts, The Exploited, GBH, Buzzcocks, UK Subs, Sham 69 and Subhumans.

Knock Off are a hard hitting punk trio taking influences from classic punk. With 3 albums under their belts released through Step-1 Music, Randale Records and Longshot Music, and a Single launched through Human Punk Records Knock Off are aiming to be heard.

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Naila Scargill
About Naila Scargill 247 Articles
Naila Scargill is the publisher and editor of horror journal Exquisite Terror. Holding a broad editorial background, she has worked with an eclectic variety of content, ranging from film and the counterculture, to political news and finance.

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