All day punk festival North West Calling returns to Ritz in Manchester, UK on the 30th June 2018 for one of the most unmissable dates in the punk calendar. The all day event provides a chance to catch both old school and more recent punk bands in their element, and spend the day celebrating all things punk. The 2018 North West Calling festival features an array of legendary punk bands including Sham 69, The Adicts, Angelic Upstarts, GBH and Ruts DC, who will play alongside the likes of Dirt Box Disco, Wonk Unit, Slaughter 2, Duncan Reid & The Big Heads, In Evil Hour and Heavy Drapes.
North West Calling tickets can be purchased here
By AJ Phink
Roach, the debut full length from Manchester pop punks Aerial Salad, is set to be released on CD via Plasterer Records, the newly formed DIY record label of Wonk Unit frontman Alex Johnson, who had this to say
Aerial Salad are my little scamps from Manchester. Bless ’em. They’re not even out of their teens yet but Jamie’s songwriting is as honest and real as it gets. Pure, raw, angst. I’m serious, if Green Day had released this after Dookie it would be classed as their best release
You can pre-order Roach via Plasterer Records here
November will see the UK release of The Dopamines album, Tales Of Interest on “Rubbish Blue” and “Horrible Green” vinyl via Plasterer Records, the new South London based record label of Wonk Unit frontman Alex Johnson, who had this to say about the release;
I played with The Dopamines last year, on tour in the US. They were messy and all over the place, but man, the sound they made left me floored. Out of the chaos, they produce a noise that is just different to everyone else. The Dopamines made me wanna pick up my guitar and write a punk record.
You can pre-order Tales Of Interest via Plasterer Records here
The Manchester Punk Festival has announced the first wave of bands for 2018 when the festival takes place on the 19th to 21st April 2018 across six Manchester city centre venues. Now in it’s fourth year, the festival aims to promote the best UK and overseas bands on an affordable line up in good and accessible venues, and today they have confirmed that Propagandhi and Svetlanas will be amongst those heading over to the Manchester Punk Festival in 2018.
Tickets for the Manchester Punk Festival 2018 can be purchased here
You can view the full list of the first wave of bands confirmed for Manchester Punk Festival 2018 below Read More…
2016 saw the Rebellion Festival celebrate its 20th year alongside the 40th anniversary of punk with a spectacular sold-out event. Over four days at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens, iconic bands from every aspect of punk across the world shared stages with new and emerging talent, and the 2017 Rebellion Festival looks set to be no different. Returning to Winter Gardens in Blackpool from the 3rd to the 6th of August, the line-up is shaping up to be another punk genre defining event. The Punk Site is fortunate enough to be covering the Rebellion Festival again this year, as this is Europe’s largest punk festival and it boasts a bewildering array of bands, acts, art and temptations, we’re going to be looking ahead at what this years Rebellion Festival has to offer
The 2017 Rebellion Festival preview for Friday 4th August can be viewed below Read More…
Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if Wonk Unit ran into the Wu Tang Clan in a recording studio? Well, whether you have pondered what this would sound like or not, here is the answer for your listening pleasure.
One Step Outside Records released this EP exactly one year ago and now in the spirit of the festive season it is available again as a free download
The Wu Pigeon EP can be downloaded for free here
The Blood On The Trucks charity album by Bad Dylan will be on general release this coming Monday, the 24th October, via One Step Outside Records. Blood On The Trucks is an album of punk Bob Dylan covers in aid of Skatepal, a charity that is helping build skateparks and supporting children to learn to Skate in Ramallah, Palestine. The music was recorded by the core trio of musicians that make up Bad Dylan, and the vocals are provided by singers from a who’s who of DIY punk bands, including Wonk Unit, Bolshy, Roughneck Riot, Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man and many more. 100% of profits from the sale of this album will go to SkatePal,
TNS Records has announed that Wonk Unit has joined the TNS Records family. The label will release the London band’s forth album, Nervous Racehorse, on March 13, 2014.
The band has a series of tour dates scheduled for March. Check them out below.