The Outcasts back in London

Sat 06th April 2019
@ Amersham Arms - London

An Alternative Gathering are well chuffed to bring Irish punk legends The Outcasts back to London.

Doors 3.30pm
£12.50 ADV / £15.00 OTD

The Outcasts

In early 1977, a band of brothers became just that: a band. Sick of not being allowed into clubs – and getting barred from five in one week – because of the way they looked, three brothers and a few friends became a clique known as The Outcasts. Within months, they were one of the hottest bands on the emerging Belfast punk scene…

The band played their first gig in May 1977, a mixture of their own songs and covers of tracks by the likes of the Pistols, The Clash, The Damned and The Ramones. Exactly a year later, they released their first single, ‘Frustration’ on the It label.

A deal with Terri Hooley’s fledgling Good Vibrations followed and the single ‘Justa Nother Teenage Rebel’ was released in November 1978. The Outcasts went on to release their first full album Self Conscious Over You on the Good Vibes label.

The band were then sacked from Good Vibrations, leading them to release their next single, 1981’s ‘Magnum Force’ on their own GBH label.

The wilderness years were long and uneventful, but in 2012 The Outcasts finally returned and they haven’t looked back, playing shows and festivals across the UK and Europe.


The Phobics
Formed in Deptford in 1999 by a bunch of punk survivors and misfits with a love of raw rock n roll and bored with a smug and complacent music scene. Sometimes tight, sometimes not. Occasionally sober but always eventful, faster and louder. A kick up the arse with great tunes that’ll hook you deep.

The Lee Harveys
Old school 1970’s punk/pop from Dublin played in a fast and furious style, we have released 3 acclaimed albums Gun City, Still Angry and Bullet for the President on the FOAD label and played with just about everyone.

Army of Skanks
A punk/Alternative band from the Midlands.
Dynamic three piece deliverIng a set of original material from two released albums and a 4 track ep so far with more to be recorded in the autumn We’ve been know to throw in an occasional classic punk cover we love!

Freedom Faction
A Cambridge punk band originally formed in 1986. They have a classic punk sound with a modern twist and have recently released their second full album “Habit Of A Lifetime”, 10 tracks of liquid punk. Just undergone a recent change in personnel and now they’re back.

The Setbacks
Bath based no frills punk ‘n’ roll with hints of metal and grunge.
The Setbacks formed in Bath from the ashes of Mighty Joe Young and Tweaker around autumn 2001, playing our first gig in July 2002.

Stone Heroes
Formed in 2012 and have been gigging clubs, pubs and festivals ever since. Currently working with their strongest ever line up the band will always throw up a few surprises with their varied mix of original post-punk songs.

No Lip
Right, lets get this straight. We are playing no frills, straight up honest as you like punk rock. We don’t bother with our own stuff it just clouds the issue, the issue being bringing these tunes back to an appreciative audience and not trying to promote our own half assed take on current affairs.