We are absolutely stoked to be part of the launch of Punk It Up! at Rough Trade in Nottingham on the 15th July, celebrating 40 years of punk, it’s legacy and continual impact on society.
There will be guest speakers including:
Caroline Coon, a London born artist who’s work through the 70’s and beyond has received critical acclaim. Coon’s photographs are published around the world and her sleeve covers include The Clash’s first hit single ‘White Riot’ (CBS 1977), The Police’s first hit single ‘Roxanne’ (A&M 1978) and Babyshambles ‘Janie Jones/Strummerville’ (B-Unique Records 2006).
Stephen Micalef (aka Steve Mick) is a poet who wrote for the first ever punk-zine Sniffing Glue in 1976-77. Tonight he presents some of his work in a beautiful collection of new poems The Punk Kings of Dyslexia, limited to only 500 hand-numbered copies.
John Robb, award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.
We cannot wait to be part of this and bring our usual fast paced energy to the stage in Nottingham.
Fresh from our tour around the UK with The King Blues we will be showcasing our latest tunes from our album “Blame Culture” available now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Deezer and Bandcamp. We are so overwhelmed with the response we have had to the album so far and it has already received critical acclaim:
Dan Stoten from The Punk Archive reviewing the album:
“I seriously think that this is a special piece of music, a special piece of art that the world needs right now. Some of the highlights here aren’t just album highlights: they’re genre highlights, decade highlights. I’m so proud of this band for producing what can only be called a masterpiece.“
Give Blame Culture a listen and if you missed it first time around check out our first album Dawn Of The Dog. See you at the gig!