Ruffneck Red Presents An Anarcho Night In Edinburgh With OMEGA TRIBE+ANDY T

Fri 14th September 2018
@ Bannermans Bar - Edinburgh

A nice wee anarcho punk night in Edinburgh with……OMEGA TRIBE….ANDY T…..SANCTION THIS AND IRON SYSTEM.
Omega Tribe was an English anarcho-punk band, formed in Barnet, London in 1981. With the
roles of Hugh Vivian on guitar and vocals, Daryl Hardcastle on bass, Pete Fender on guitar and
Pete Shepherd on drums, their first EP, Angry Songs, was produced by Penny Rimbaud and Pete
Fender for Crass Records in 1982.
Their subsequent LP, No Love Lost, (released by Corpus Christi Records, 1983) won the hearts of
many hardened anarchos and secured their place in anarcho-punk history. A far more melodic
style, encouraged by producer and new guitarist Pete Fender (from Rubella Ballet), created a
highly influential template that many other bands were to build on.
They released a cassette only live release on BBP tapes (www.bbprecords.co.uk) in 1984.
Pete Fender departed early in 1984. Line-up changes were fairly frequent after this period and a
12″ EP, “(It’s a) Hard Life”/”Young John”, was finally released in 1985 that showed a complete
change of direction. Omega Tribe reformed briefly to play guest spot at Vi Subversa’s 60th
Birthday Bash at London’s Astoria 2 in June 1995.
A compilation CD, Make Tea Not War, was released in 2000 on Rugger Bugger Records and a
cut-down vinyl LP version was also pressed. Both albums quickly sold out.
In August 2016 Daryl, Hugh and Sonny reunited and in Sept 2016 were joined by Keith Gilles on
Guitar and performed a limited number of dates between Dec 2016 and March 2017 including
Vi Day at the 2017 AWOD Festival. At the end of March 2017 Sonny Flint left the band and was
replaced by Primevals/Nutmeg City Group drummer Rhod ‘Lefty’ Burnett.
Vivia.Hardcastle, Gilles and Burnett, on the back of a successful US tour during 2017 are
currently in pre-production for their forthcoming LP and will be performing live throughout.