Bugbear and the boys who do Nuffin’ return to Kingston for some more Vintage Punk Rock ….featuring The Bermondsey Joyriders, Nuffin’, Screaming Dead and Rage DC
The Bermondsey Joyriders- Gary Lammin’s (Cock Sparrer/Little Roosters) punky garage rhythmn n blues trio are an ace nite out…“Anyone looking for a crash course in punk spirit should look no further” – Classic Rock “Loud, fast, cheekily confrontational and distinctly British. See ‘em at all costs” – Hugh Gulland, Vive Le Rock “A unique spin on punk blues” – Charles Shaar Murray “Extraordinary slide guitar … witty and original vocals” – Carol Clerk, Classic Rock. Blending a love of bottleneck Delta blues with a solid background in the London punk scene, but with their fingers on the pulse of contemporary society, The Bermondsey Joyriders are a band as accomplished as they are inventive. They have captured the imagination of crowds and critics alike with their blend of ’77 punk power, skillful playing, soulful slide blues, and razor-sharp social commentary, delivered with a distinctly British wit. Each a consummate player in their own right, frontman Gary Lammin is augmented magnificently by bassist Martin Stacey (Chelsea), and drummer Chris Musto (Johnny Thunders, Joe Strummer, Glen Matlock and The Philistines)
Nuffin- The Boys that do Nuffin had a rush of blood to their collective police helmeted noggin and got back together 40 years after first calling it a day… and what a joy that they have. Having revived all their old songs they’ve now committed them to fully fledged album status (buy one tonight!) and it’s a wonderful thing. For fans of Spizz, Swell Maps, The Notsensibles and Splodge, but their comedic punk pop is all their own, great songs.
Screaming Dead– Spirited, dark, and very rocknroll with it, a punk band based in Cheltenham, England during the 1980s back with us again. Leading lights in the “horror punk” movement, got some class originals and some fab reconditioned covers up their sleeves, such as their rather brilliant goff punk take on ‘Paint It Black’
Rage DC- Powerfully played pop tinged punk rock with Pistols punchiness, a little shout along melody a la Sham and some grand post J Thunders guitar slinging, in fact a very good example of the genre.