punk Tag

The Kids Love Blitz!

Blitz were a punk band from Derbyshire, active between 1980 and 1983 – and key to the so-called UK82 punk era. Their original line-up consisted of Carl Fisher (vocals), Charlie Howe (percussion), Nidge Miller (guitar), and Neil "Mackie" McLennan (bass). Blitz were championed by Sounds magazine writer Garry Bushell, who helped them

Adict-Ed to Punk

The Adicts are a British punk rock band from Ipswich. One of the most popular such acts during the 1980s, they were often troubling the indie charts and headlining punk festivals. Their music boasts catchy melodies and lyrics, often featuring extra instruments and sound clips. Cherry Red are custodians of several studio albums, including Smart Alex (1985), Sound Of Music (1982), 27 (1992) and live albums Joker In

Skating On Hate

Celebrating a new range of Converse shoes branded by professional skateboarder Mike Anderson’s, ‘Middle Earth’ is a short video featuring skateboarding legends such as Eddie Cernicky, Brad Cromer, Frank Gerwer and Zered Bassett. One of the songs heard in the film is ‘Bought & Sold’ by 80s anarcho punk band Liberty, taken

Lights…Kamera…Action!

Launched in 1981 by veteran producer/label boss Miki Dallon, the Kamera label was responsible for a clutch of fascinating punk, post-punk, new wave and synth pop records. The imprint was christened in fine style with ‘Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul’ by Manc mavericks The Fall.  Other highlights included releases by punk band Charge, folk-influenced

Meteoric Rise

Formed in 1980, and still going to this day, The Meteors all but defined a new musical genre, Psychobilly, which fused 50s Rockabilly stylings with the brutal energy of Punk. Led by P. Paul Fenech, the band notched up numerous indie hits across the 1980s, including manic covers of 'Bad Moon Rising', 'Go Buddy Go', 'Rawhide', 'Little

Universal Punks

Fronted by punk’s elder statesman Charlie Harper, The U.K. Subs have been flying the flag since the late 70s/early 80s, when they tore up the charts with hits like ‘Stranglehold’, ‘Tomorrow’s Girls’ and ‘Warhead’.  We’re pleased to announce our new acquisition of the band’s 2002 album Universal (originally on Captain Oi!), alongside a live

Punk Vibes

The Vibrators are a British punk rock institution, formed in 1976 by vocalist Ian ‘Knox’ Carnochan, bassist Pat Collier, guitarist John Ellis, and drummer John 'Eddie' Edwards. Originally signed to RAK Records, (Mickie Most produced their first single), they supported the likes of Iggy Pop and Ian Hunter on tour and over the years

Pucking Perfect

The Defects are a punk rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland, formed in 1978. The line-up of Ian "Buck" Murdock (vocals), Marcus "Dukie" Duke (guitar), Jeff Gilmore (bass) and Glenn Kingsmore (drums) wrote and recorded their debut album in 1982, epitomising the sound of what we know

Chessboxing Gets Ejected!

Hailing from Dagenham, Essex, The Ejected were an early 80s punk band signed to Bristol label Riot City. Their fast-and-furious 1982 indie hit 'Have You Got 10p' appears in a newly released film, By Rook or Left Hook. Described as "Rocky meets The Queen's Gambit as

Ring Snapper

Founded in the early 70s, veteran London band Cock Sparrer are now one of the biggest on the punk scene, headlining the likes of Rebellion festival. These leading voices on the Oi scene often penned lyrics which dealt with topics related to the daily life of the working