London Punk Festival – ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE, DISCHARGE, CHRON GEN, VICE SQUAD + more
ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE * DISCHARGE * CHRON GEN * ANTI-PASTI
VICE SQUAD * MENACE * CRIMINAL MIND * KNOCK OFF
8 Bands // Two Rooms // One Night
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 in concert. This was followed up by their seminal debut album “We are…the League” in 1982 on WXYZ Records & the “Live in Yugoslavia” album. Anti-Nowhere League split in the late 1980’s and reformed to much excitement and several critically acclaimed albums.
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. Discharge were a part of the infamous ‘Apocalypse” Tour with The Exploited, Anti-Pasti & Chron Gen.
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. Chron Gen were a part of the infamous ‘Apocalypse” Tour with The Exploited, Anti-Pasti and Discharge and they also toured the USA with Anti-Nowhere League before splitting up in 1984.
Derby’s Anti-Pasti formed in 1978. Their debut EP “Four Sore Points” featured the anthemic “No Government” song. This was followed by the #1 album “The Last Call”. Anti-Pasti were a part of the infamous ‘Apocalypse” Tour with The Exploited, Discharge & Chron Gen. The band split in 1983 after their final album “Caution In The Wind” was released.
Vice Squad are fronted by raucous voiced 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.
Menace formed in 1976 and were one of the bands to appear at legendary Punk venue, The Roxy, in early 1977. Sniffing Glue Magazine called them “the best punk band in England today!”. Menace released five singles between 1977-1979 before they split. Reforming in 1999, Menace have released new albums and are known for their high energy live shows.
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.