The Unholy Messtival has returned after it’s 2017 debut, this time it promises to be weirder, rawer, unholier and messier! The festival features the likes of The Crash Mats, The Fuckwits, The Kingcrows Pizzatramp, The Papashangos, Pussycat And The Dirty Johnsons, Spunk Volcano And The Eruptions and many more. The Unholy Messtival will take place between the 6th and 8th July 2018 at The Victoria Bikers Pub in Leicester, UK.
Tickets for The Unholy Messtival II: A Messnado can be purchased for the early bird price of £25 here until the end of January.
The Facebook page for The Unholy Messtival II: A Messnado can be found here
, Pussycat And The Dirty Johnsons
, Spunk Volcano And The Eruptions
, The Crash Mats
, The Fuckwits
, The Kingcrows Pizzatramp
, The Papashangos
, The Unholy Messtival
, The Unholy Messtival II: A Messnado
69 Peruvian Panpipe Classics
Horn And Hoof Records
The Crash Mats are a ska punk trio from Oldham in Manchester, UK, who have built up a solid fan base from constantly taking their energetic beer fuelled live shows to wherever will have them. After the release of their debut album, Now That’s What I Call Crash Mats 69, last summer the band have been gigging across the UK, but now they’ve made it back in the studio and have recorded their sophomore album, 69 Peruvian Panpipe Classics, that is due for release on September 15th 2017 via Horn & Hoof Records, the album contains twenty tracks of what they describe as their ‘idiotic ska punk’ and it’s a welcome blast of good natured punk rock that is completely free of pretension and sobriety.
The Crash Mats mix the Ramones drive with ska punk and the intensity of Snuff in their prime, that is all delivered with a distinctly grass roots approach. There’s a local flavour to a fair few of the tracks on 69 Peruvian Panpipe Classics, You Drive Me To Drink is dedicated to their local football club, Oldham Athletic FC, Oldham’s National Anthem is dedicated to the town’s dietary habits and Don’t Go Down Yorkshire Street On A Friday Night sounds like wise advice. 69 Peruvian Panpipe Classics also contains tracks that reference Police Academy movies and getting wasted, as well as many references to life as a punk band in Oldham, there are also three bonus tracks added at the end of this seventeen track album, but the band have sworn me to secrecy about the nature of them, but safe to say they also carry the style and humour that dominates The Crash Mats sophomore album.
The Crash Mats are borne of the thriving grass roots punk scene in Manchester and in 69 Peruvian Panpipe Classics they have delivered a beer fuelled epic of upbeat ska and punk that’s combined with their self confessed idiocy, the end result is an album of good natured punk rock that will appeal to fans of the likes of Snuff, The Macc Lads and The Toy Dolls. 69 Peruvian Panpipe Classics is an example of knockabout punk rock at it’s very best that, just in case you hadn’t worked it out, doesn’t take itself even remotely seriously.
69 Peruvian Panpipe Classics will be released on September 15th via Horn And Hoof Records
Horn And Hoof Records website is located here and their Bandcamp is here
The Crash Mats Facebook page can be found here
The Crash Mats are a ska punk trio from Oldham in Manchester, UK, who have built up a solid fan base from constantly touring their energetic live shows. After the release of their debut album Now That’s What I Call Crash Mats 69 in July 2016, the band have been back in the studio and recorded their second album, 69 Peruvian Panpipe Classics, that is due for release on September 15th 2017 via Horn & Hoof Records, the album will contain what they describe as their ‘idiotic ska punk’. The Crash Mats have now released a stream of the track Watchmen ahead of the album’s release.
You can stream the track Watchmen here and The Crash Mats Facebook presence is here