Play: Blitz-New Age
Blitz was a street punk/Oi! band from New Mills, Derbyshire, England. They had success in the United Kingdom indie charts in the early 1980s. With both punk and skinhead members, they were enthusiastically championed by Sounds magazine writer Garry Bushell. Inspired by the growing Oi! scene, they had sent him their demo tape early in 1981. Bushell was impressed enough to put two of their tracks on that year’s Carry On Oi compilation, Nation On Fire and Youth. He helped them secure a deal with the record label No Future.
The band signed to No Future in 1981, and their first release was the 7″ EP All Out Attack. Their debut album Voice of a Generation received a five star review from Bushell in Sounds. with the release of the “New Age” single and their second album Second Empire Justice, Blitz shifted from their punk roots to a much more new wave and post punk-electrosound before splitting.