Rebellion Festival – Introducing Stage

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The Rebellion festival is as you all know a unique occasion each and every year, with bands from the full spectrum of Punk appearing over the 4-day event. From Seasoned bands with classic songs to barely out the bedroom newcomers unveiling their talents to the world, all clambering to get on the bill of this famous festival at the Winter Gardens Blackpool. This year’s festival runs from 2nd Aug – 5th Aug with packed crowds (reminiscent of politicians voting to increase their own salaries) will see nearly 300 bands deliver performances throughout the day and night.

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The Introducing stage is the first rung of the Rebellion ladder, exposing music lovers to an array of largely undiscovered or vaguely explored bands that span the globe. This year has 34 bands from the UK as well as 17 more from countries around the world, below we let these bands introduce themselves in a disorderly manner and give you a taste of what to expect when they hit the Introducing stage in Blackpool.

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UK Bands on the Introducing stage:

BANDITS

Formed in 2013 Bandits are a mix of Ska/Punk with a little Hipety Hop goodness ready to take the party to the people. SKA-REBELS FROM THE UK, TAKING BACK THE PARTY!!

Band Members: SKINN KLICK – VOCALS & GUITARS, BOZ – BASS & VOCALS, HANG T – LEAD GUITAR & VOCALS, SPOONIE – RYTHM GUITAR , TRIP HAZZARD – DRUMS & STARBY – CROWD.

 

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BKS

Formed in 2014 in London, BKS are a 4 piece play fast as fuck songs about drugs, bugs, family and insanity. Played shows with the likes of MDC, DOA, DRI GBH, Discharge and The Business. Released a demo and an EP over the years and album imminent. Ffo Reagan Youth, Cro Mags, Black Flag, Uniform Choice etc

Band Members: Chris – Vocals, Tom – Bass, Will – Drums & Radu – Guitar

 

Play: BKS – 5 Minute Break

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BLACK MARKET BEAT

Black Market Beat founded in 2016 are a 5 piece punk outfit with brass hailing from Wolverhampton in the West Midlands. The group is an amalgamation of seasoned rock n roll groups that have since bitten the dust. With the five guys all wanting to continue Black Market Beat was born. Their combined love for punk rock is clearly evident in the songs, punchy and direct and the live shows energetic. The band are looking forward to a busy summer with a second e.p about to drop.

Play: Black Market Beat – Nearly Thirty

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THE BABY SEALS

The Baby Seals are an all-female three-piece empower pop punk band from Cambridgeshire (UK). They burst onto the scene in 2016 and quickly picked up some attention for their catchy songs about non-traditional subjects. The band have performed support at sell-out shows with The Districts, appeared at: 234Fest (Milk Teeth), Loud Women Fest 2 (Petrol Girls) & Subterranean Fest (PINS/Ducking Punches), Nice Punx all-dayer in Bristol & completed their first UK tour. Described as ‘a band whose music will shine anywhere, anytime’ by the F Word and by themselves, as Spinal Tap with tits, they’ve been winning over audiences up and down the UK. The past year saw them releasing their self-titled EP on Trapped Animal and last October put out their song Vibrator on split 7″ with R*E*P*E*A*T records. This year they have earned a place on this year’s Rebellion Punk Fest, as well as Indietracks Festival and LOUD WOMEN Fest 3. If you like your music with a side of cheek and a punch of wit, this is the band for you.

Play: The Baby Seals – Nipple Hair

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THE BURNT TAPES

The Burnt Tapes are a four piece melodic punk rock band based in London, UK. Members of the band have known each other since they were teenagers, having grown up together in Athens, Greece before settling in London, and forming the band in 2014. Their gruff, midwestern influenced “Regret Punk” sound has drawn comparisons to bands like Gnarwolves, The Lawrence Arms and The Menzingers.
They released their first EP, Alterations, in 2017 via Lockjaw Records, and Umlaut Records​ with support from Cannonball Records​ (Greece) and in the last four years have played over 150 shows across the UK, and Europe, supporting bands like GBH, Red City Radio, Get Dead, The Murderburgers, MakeWar & The Bombpops, appearing at festivals like Manchester Punk Fest (UK), Book Yer Any Fest (Scotland), and Summer in October (Belgium) to name a few. The four-piece are currently working on their first full-length album, due for release sometime in 2018.

Band Members: Phil, Pan, Tone & Jo.

Play: The Burnt Tapes – Things Get Weird

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CALL ME MALCOLM

Call Me Malcolm are a five-piece ska/punk band from London, blending hard punk, a crunchy ska sound with three part harmonies. Originally inspired by the halcyon days of Goldfinger circa late 1900s, the band quickly evolved into a harder, more sardonic, Random Hand style edge.

Band Members: Derryck T. Hughes – Vox/Bone, Skid – Sax, Lucias – Vox/Guitar, Trev – Bass & Baxter – Drums

Play: Call Me Malcolm – All My Nameless Friends

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THE CRASH LANDINGS

Formed accidentally when Si wrote a decent song after work one Friday night in March 2013. His mate liked it so much he released the demo on his label, people started buying it and a gig offer materialised. Spontaneously taking the gig gave Si six weeks to form a band and put a 30 minute set together. Ant & Neil were old friends and got talked into it straight away. Si had just met Seb at a Rancid show, they stayed in touch and Seb found himself talked into bass duties. The Crash Landings were formed, and they managed 22 minutes.

Band Members: Si Foulkes – Vox/Gtr, Ant Woodhams – Vox/Gtr, Seb Brown – Vox/Bass & Neil Frewer – Drums

Play: The Crash Landings – The Wall

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DEALING WITH DAMAGE

Dealing With Damage came together in the capital in 2015 and feature ex-members of Sink, K-Line, Done Lying Down, The Scum Children and The Stupids. Their combined influences and a shared love of punk and hardcore in its many forms hits upon a sharp, driving sound that’s both melodic and jarring, like Articles Of Faith sparring with The Ruts. Two studio sessions have resulted in the six-song ‘Navigating The Middle Ground’ EP (available on Bandcamp) and the ‘Don’t Give In To Fear’ 7” on Boss Tuneage Records and are poised to record their debut album later this year.

Band Members: James Sherry, Paul Grier, John Ruscoe & Ed Wenn.

Play: Dealing with Damage: Speeding Up

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DIABLOFURS

Nottingham’s DiabloFurs are the snotty, brattish grandchild of The New York Dolls and Richard Hell. Their fuzzy guitars, aggressive vocals and abrasive fuck you attitude are a breath of fresh air unpolluted by any computer-aided trickery or artificially generated beats.

Band Members: Danii, Rob, Kay, Sue & Becks.

Play: Diablo Furs – Pressure Don’t Stop

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DISCHORD

Dischord formed when their town’s only rock club was bulldozed to make way for an office block. To celebrate its final night, they recorded a free EP, which was given away on the door. Their ferocious, self-produced, début album, The Wakes, soon followed and was heralded as the punk rock release of 2012.

Band Members: Chris – Vocals, Zowie – Bass, Dave – Guitar & Jake – Drums.

Play: Dischord – Seaside Suicide 

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DREAM NAILS

Dream Nails are a punk force to be reckoned with. The band was founded by four feminist activists, mixing unapologetically political content with pop punk joy. Since their first EP in April 2016, the four “punk witches” born from the DIY punk community have built a reputation in London and Europe for their riotous live shows. They have just released a 7″ of tracks ‘Vagina Police’/’Fascism is coming’, on Everything Sucks Records, alongside a zine of articles around the theme of reproductive justice, with all proceeds of this record going to ASN, a charity which supports women to travel for abortions.

Band Members: Janey, Anya, Lucy & Mimi.

Play: Dream Nails – Vagina Police

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THE DREGS

The Dregs formed in 1980 in the Birmingham punk scene the band played locally to the midlands scene for 4 years when the band broke up 3 of the members joined other bands We then reformed in the early 2000 and played some charity gigs again locally then in 2013/14 the band reformed with all 4 original members to play a Birmingham punk festival with old original bands after that we decided to carry on gigging and have played mainly festival and charity events around the midlands and further afield playing bash the bishop in woking 2017 we have a 4 track ep and a live album recorded at route 44 rock club in Birmingham but mixed professionally.

Play: Dregs – In Our Hands

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FAT ALBERT

FAT ALBERT are a 3 piece punk band from Cumbria in the north west of England, playing all their own material, Jen on vocals &guitar/ baz on drums and backing vocals/ dave on bass and backing vocals. The band started in 2008 and has had numerous band member changes and style of music. we have 2 albums out (useless generation) and (stand strong) and one ep (just like a disease), soon to have another album out in 2019. Shared the same stage as some great bands over the years….. Resistance 77, Vice Squad, UK Subs, 999, The Lurkers, Anti Nowhere League, Dirt Box Disco, Gimp Fist, Ferocious Dog and many more.

Band Members: Jen – Vocals/guitar, Baz – Drums,backing vocals & Dave – bass

Play: Fat Albert – Useless Generation

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IDESTROY

Bristol grrrl rockers IDestroy are fronted by songwriter Bec Jevons, who delivers an infectious brand of party punk, laced with gritty riffs and irresistible vocal hooks.
Since releasing their debut EP in 2016, the trio have toured relentlessly playing over 200 shows across the UK & Europe.
Their latest EP ‘Pure joy of Life’ was released in March and quickly gathered support from the likes of Kerrang!, BBC introducing and Team Rock.
IDestroy are currently working on their debut album and will be making appearances at festivals all across the summer.

Play: IDestroy – 98%

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KEARNEY’S JIG

At the end of 2016, Kearney’s Jig formed from the ashes of a few other bands to form a legit supergroup, like a phoenix or the formation of the Earth itself. Paying homage to our roots we now drink at the Pheonix pub in Bristol every Monday when we are supposed to be rehearsing.
The phrases “melodic”, “old school” and “misguided attempts at comedy” are thrown around from time to time. But due to our influences, the forecast is blustery ramonescore, pop-punk, garage and powerpop, with a possibility of light ska and thrash.
Band Members: El Meggo – Bass / Vox, El Marko – Guitar / Vox, El Chazzer – Guitar / Bad Vox & El Willbo – Drums.

Play: Kearney’s Jig – Death By Erection

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KID KLUMSY

Based in Coalville, North West Leicestershire, Kid Klumsy are now heading further afield with headline shows around the Uk alongside some fantastic festival slots, all day slots and support slots lined up.

Band Members: Vocals – Weab, Bass Guitar/Lead Backing Vocals – Ali, Guitar/Backing Vocals – Carl, Guitar/Backing Vocals – Greg & Drums – Xander

Play: Kid Klumsy – Dyslexic Monkeys

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KISS ME, KILLER

Kiss me, Killer are a 5 piece punk band from Bristol. Fused with 60’s Psych and Garage, NYHC, LA Punk, Riot Grrrl, Horror Punk, Grunge, Anarcho-Punk and Old School Metal. KMK display diverse influences from the likes of MC5, Subhumans, the Ruts, Dead Kennedy’s, Bikini Kill, Huggy Bear, The Cramps, The Distillers, The Misfits, AFI, Rage Against the Machine and the Beastie Boys. Expect 70’s Porn Intro’s, sleazy bass riffs, radical psychedelic solos, delectable spy guitar riffs, drum beats to both wiggle and slam too and vocals that range from clean and cutesy to hard hitting and hardcore. Technical yet spontaneous – KMK are no one trick pony.

Band Members: Holly – Vocals, David – Lead guitar, Nat – Bass, Cat – Guitar/Backing vocals & AJ – Drummer.

Play: Kiss Me, Killer – Rat Race

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THE LIARBILITYS

Hard hitting punk rock band from Birmingham. Active on the punk scene between 2005-07 but imploded as things were getting interesting. Back with a bang in 2017 the boys saw their sonic assault get them some great support slots around the Midlands as well as slightly further afield. They have been lucky enough to share the stage and support such established bands as UK Subs, The Lurkers, Drongos for Europe, Wonk Unit & Dragster to name but a few. Leaving their own stamp on audiences with their intense, full throttle live show, the band is now beginning to get the plaudits they richly deserve. The Liarbilitys debut album, ANTAGONISMS, was released on 8/6/18 to considerable acclaim and they are not to be missed on the Introducing Stage at this year’s Rebellion Festival.

Band Members: Mez, Rich, Ian, Dom & Dick.

Play: The Liarbilitys – Build More Prisons

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MC16

Supported by John Peel, appeared in a porn mag, t-shirt on Emmerdale, played with Captain Sensible, 999, and King Prawn, debut single release on Rough Trade Publishing then they imploded (at Newport TJs).  That was Mad Carson for you but now they are MC16 and no longer held together with glue. Mr Miyagi has taught them well and these punk black belts are now ready to make their emotional debut at Rebellion after going as fans for the last few years.

Play: MC16 – Sleeping on Cardboard

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THE MENSTRUAL CRAMPS

Formed in a broken bedroom in Bristol, on the verge of homelessness, and rife with anger, The Menstrual Cramps were born. Politics on the brain and injustices surrounding them, they jumped ship to a dive in London and recorded their debut album ‘We’re Not Ovaryacting’ on distorted acoustic guitars, calling on the world to ‘Save the Badgers’, and ‘Cull the Tories’. Their debut music video for ‘My Bush Ain’t Ur Business’ was removed from YouTube after some trolls reared their ugly heads and didn’t want women to reclaim their own breasts or bodies.

This summer they are back with a new album, which features revolution demanding song ‘The Smash’, grrrl power anthem ‘No Means No’, and ‘Idols’ which approaches the art world’s problem with abusers, demanding us to stop idolising our idols and to instead ‘Scrutinize Their Trivial Lives’. With their mission to ‘Make Girls Feel Good’, empower all women* and end inequality and injustices across the world, The Menstrual Cramps aren’t here to take your shit. Winners of the 2017 Loud Women Hercury Award LibFemBlog’s Top 5 Kick Ass Feminist Bands Matchwomen’s Festival called them the ‘British Pussy Riot’ Overblown’s Top 10 Underground Feminist Punk Bands Making A Noise John Kennedy on Radio X called them ‘Ones to Watch

Band Members: Vocals – Emilia Elfrida, Guitar – Cooper Rose, Bass – Robyn Jenner & Drums – Beth White.

 

Play: The Menstrual Cramps – I Like That Top

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THE MISTAKES

Ladies and gentlemen, We are the Mistakes and we are going to take over the goddamn world. You will not find a better up and coming punk rock and roll band anywhere. You will not see a tighter, louder, more passionate or more balls out awesome live show than the one we deliver every single time we play. We’ve dragged ourselves from the bottom as true underdogs to where we are today and we will not stop working, not stop fighting, we will never stop playing the finest damn punk rock of our generation and we will never, ever, ever be quiet.

You need to hear this!

Play: THE MISTAKES – QUITTERS GET NOTHING

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THE MURDERBURGERS

“The Murderburgers are a high-energy melodic three piece punk rock’n’roll band from Scotland who deal in lightening quick anthemic intelligent pop-punk bangers. Spending endless months on the road on both sides of the Atlantic, including tours with such bands as Alkaline Trio, Masked Intruder, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, The Copyrights and Bayside, the band have built their reputation on the strength of their dedication, passion, hard work and sheer talent, not to mention being armed with some of the finest hooky pop-punk anthems this side of early Green Day. With an unrivaled work ethic, they have racked up over nine hundred shows across the globe since their formation, making for razor-sharp live shows bursting full of blood and guts, mixed with typical dry Scottish humour.

Most unhappy when not on tour, The Murderburgers are a relentless punk rock juggernaut that lives to be on the road. Their infectious pop-punk bluster deals with the universal issues; life, death, depression, poverty, mental illness, hope; wrapped up in an explosive ball of anxiety and chaos, delivered at 200 miles per hour whilst channeling the spirit forefathers The Ramones and The Queers. The Murderburgers represent all that is great about Scottish punk rock and are a band that we are truly proud to see taking over the world.” – Derrick Johnston, Make That A Take Records”

Play: Murderburger – The Waves

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THE NURSES

Some fascinating facts about The Nurses.

Formed in Red River Settlement (now Manitoba), on 1 June 2016, The Nurses emigrated to Bristol with their husbands to establish a Zoroastrian school for left-handed men on 3 July. Though they tried to return to Manitoba in 2017, they were trapped by a Sioux uprising in Minnesota that prevented them from reaching their full potential (in Orgone energy terns). After returning to Bristol, the band imported the second piano to appear in the city, on which George Caveney performed covers of songs by The Trashmen. The Nurses built the first Mexican restaurant in Cotham in August, which they called “The Bloody Remains of Dr. Feelgood”. Drummer James Kelly organised a hot yoga class during the severe grasshopper plagues in October of a different year.

Known locally as ‘The Duchess’, singer Joe Coles was heavily involved in efforts to open a bio-dome in Bristol. The Nurses were next caught up in the Red River Rebellion in November – guitarist John E Vistic was said to have personally delivered a letter to R.D. Laing asking him to stop the fighting. ‘Distressing’ gossip arose that he had petitioned for the life of Riley and demanded the death of Kirsten Dunst.

Play: The Nurses – Samara Shake (Самара встряска)

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PARDON US

Pardon us are a punk band from Liverpool who formed in 2014. Some of their members have also played in Flamingo 50, the Down and Outs and Pete Bentham and the Dinner Ladies. They can be seen on the bills of DIY gigs, festivals and all-dayers around the UK, and are often compared to Jawbreaker, Stiff Little Fingers, J Church and Off With Their Heads. Debut album coming soon.

Play: Pardon Us – Carry On

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PRETTY ADDICTED

“Pretty Addicted are the loopy Dance-Punk your mum hates! They are something a bit out there for the extra weird weirdos heading to Rebellion. The clowns have arrived for the kid’s party and they are supplying the big bass and beats for the punk party! We can’t wait to play this amazing festival and we’re honoured to be a part of it so we hope you’ll enjoy our show!”

Play: Pretty Addicted – Piggy 

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THE RIDERS OF THE NIGHT

Punk, R&B, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Music Hall all served in a large comedic dose. Formed in 2005, cult North London band The Riders of the Night have all this and more on their tick list. Starting in local clubs and pubs, word soon spread about their entertaining live appearances to the point where they now play all over the UK and Europe. A string of releases over the years have seen everything from Christmas classics to unlikely collaborations with The Pet Shop Boys and even a place in the National UK Singles Chart. Always expect the unexpected from the punky fun enigma that are The Riders. Variety is their spice of life and they’ll always send you on your way with a big smile on your face.

Play: Riders of the Night – Kerb Crawler

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THE SPLASH

Pop(ular) Punk Rock band from Somerset. Three mates playing fast and making people smile. We keep it simple because we have to!

Play: The Splash – SPF-off

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SPRING PARK

Formed in 2014 the band have come along way and have secured support slots with some of the biggest bands. They hit the stage and play with a sonic fury and with a rage that can’t be faked. The band mix the best of 77 British punk (the Clash) with the pop-punk sensibility of American groups (like NOFX) and the result is a sound that’s both furious and melodic.

Band Members: Ant- Bass/ Backing, Luke-Drums/Backing & Stew- Guitar/Vocals

Play: Spring Park- Dark Side

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SUCKERPUNCH

We are SUCKERPUNCH, Punk rock 4-piece from Birmingham, England. We have been together since late 2015 and have spent the last 18 months playing as many gigs as we can. We have gigged and toured relentlessly in that time playing with some excellent bands who have quickly become our friends. Our next EP is due for release on Bunny Boiler Records in June 2018. VIEW FROM THE MOOD SWINGS is the follow up to our first recording (STRONG AND UN-STABLE) released in 2017, again on Bunny Boiler Records.
We are always looking for new gigs to play, it’s what we do best.

Play: Suckerpunch – Blue Pill Red Pill

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TRIPWIRE DC

Tripwire DC are a 5 piece reggae punk ska band from Perthshire Scotland, formed in 2015, Consisting of band members David McCallum on lead vocals, Eilidh McCallum on backing vocals and Melodica, Rich McGlashan on Bass and Vocals, Ian Kay on guitar and Peter Morrison on Drums. the band has played gigs all over Scotland and the North of England, have played at many Festivals including Nice n Sleazy, Punktoberfest in Dundee and Fife Punk Fest. we have supported UK Subs, Jaya the Cat, The Vibrators and most recently Dirt Box Disco down in Manchester.

We Self Released our debut album ” Dark Alley ” in June 2017 and received rave reviews from Fungal Punk, The Punk Lounge and Vive le Rock, the reviewer described us as ” a Reggae Punk Cocktail- Minus the Umbrella” which we rather liked and find it a fair description, because we can play reggae punk ska and rock we appeal to a wide audience, and we always entertain whether there are 5 people, 50 or 500 people , we always want to please our ever growing number of fans, so we give them an energetic, amusing and enjoyable set, We played Nice N Sleazy festival in Morecambe for the second year running and it was great to see people singing along to our original tunes, dancing and smiling, we really look forward to playing Rebellion Introducing Stage and hopefully we will get a big crowd and get some more new fans, Our Bass player attends Rebellion every year and it will be a nice change for him to be on the stage instead of jumping about in the audience. 2018 is going to be a big year for Tripwire DC, so come along and watch us on The Introducing stage on Saturday and see what we are all about……………….. You will not be Disappointed

Play: Tripwire DC – Strawberry Boy

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VERTIGO VIOLET

Vertigo Violet established themselves as a solid four-piece line up in 2017 and have been gigging regularly ever since. The band have an addictive punk/rock sound driven by tidal waves of attitude, endless energy as well as carry a strong moral compass. Fronted with powerful and dynamic vocals, catchy guitar riffs, pounding bass lines and hard-hitting drums; their music has been met with excitement and energy from crowds all over the U.K.

Play: Vertigo Violet – Psychopath

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WEEKEND RECOVERY

Weekend Recovery are a 4-piece garage punk band, formed just over a year ago Weekend Recovery go from strength to strength recently teaming up with Headcheck Records and Super Scurry Music. They’ve already gained the support of BBC Introducing, Radio X and NME Presents and have headline sets at London’s famous Alley Cat bar on Denmark Street and the Islington O2 Academy under their belts.

Play: Weekend Recovery – Focus

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The White Ribbons

The White Ribbons are a band that supports The White Ribbon Campaign. The band writes and perform original songs that support the White Ribbon Campaign which is concerned with the eradication of male violence aimed at women and young girls. They play punk-pop blended with a political message at the core. The band have been together just over six months and made their debut at Nice and Sleazy in Morecambe this year.

Play: White Ribbons – Having a Dick Doesn’t Mean Behaving Like One 

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Witch Fever

Manchester based all girl punk grunge band. Angry and honest, bringing grungey riffs, a heavy beat and an eclectic mix of clean and shrieking vocals.

Play: Witch Fever – Toothless

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ZOMBIE MET GIRL

Hailing from Gravesend in Kent, Zombie Met Girl fuses together the raw energy of the 1970’s CBGB punk scene, the dirtiest 60’s garage punk and a dash of 50’s B-Movie Surf vibe. Imagine a Frankenstein’s monster reconstituted from the vilest bits of The Ramones, The Cramps and The Dead Kennedys, then get Quentin Tarantino to direct it, and you’d be getting pretty close to what ZMG are.

Play: Zombie Met Girl – California Junk

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International Bands on the Introducing stage:

 

THE BABES (COLUMBIA)

The Babes is a 3 piece band (Drums, bass, and bagpipes) DIY line up formed in 2015. They play energetic snotty, two fingers in the air Hardcore punk rock with some Celtic influences, bringing together Colombian, North American and UK backgrounds. The band released their first single called “Tomorrow Seems So Far Away” and soon after toured France, Germany, Belgium & Holland.

Having their guitarist leave right after their debut single, The Babes decided to continue as a 3 piece band, and since then, they self-produced and funded their debut album called “Greetings from London”, toured Mainland Europe twice (they will be touring Europe starting July 21 again).

The Babes invented their own genre and they can’t wait to be at the Rebellion Introducing Stage, transmitting their boundless and infectious energy.

Play: The Babes – Tomorrow Seems So Far Away

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BLIND MAN DEATH STARE (AUSTRALIA)

Australia’s hardest working DIY punk rock band. Self managed/funded & promoted. Raising the middle finger to the corporate fascist elite every day. Anti-sexist. Anti-racist. Anti-state. Pro-Equality. Pro BDSM. Pro party. Fuck labels.

Play: Blind Man Death Stare – Spike My Drink But Don’t Take My Kidneys

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CAT AND THE UNDERDOGS (SWEDEN)

Cat and The Underdogs started out as a drunken project with big plans at a Birthday Party… But the biggest difference with these drunken project bands is that Cat and The Underdogs actually became a band and a great band!

Play: Cat and the Underdogs – The Cops Are Coming

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DEAD 77 (USA)

Dead 77 are a Los Angeles based by-product of Reagan era hardcore, broken bottles, razor blades and a pension for fast living.

Play: Dead 77 – Take Me Away

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THE EMPTY BOTTLES (BELGIUM)

The Empty Bottles Antifa tattoos and steel-toed boots, brass knuckles in their pocket and a bad attitude. From the streets of Belgium, these five barroom associates teamed up to present their drinking tunes to shout along with, whilst criticising the scene and jolting your conscience. Don’t let the bagpipe mislead you, because these troglodytes don’t bring folky tunes, but straightforward street punk that feels like a simultaneous headbutt and a kick in the nuts.
Don’t miss ’em out on the Rebellion Introducing Stage on Friday 3rd of August, where they’ll present their brand new album.

Play: Empty Bottles – Tough Guy

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INFIRMITIES (USA)

We like Setting a Bar of Non-Stop 1 Minute High Velocity Songs with Full Adrenaline at ALL Our Shows and Walking Off Stage Drenched in SWEAT… Knowing We Gave ItEverything We Had. Every Single Time! 26 Songs in 28 Minutes… No Wasting Time Talking in Between Songs… People Got Stuff To Do. PLAY HARD or GO HOME! Let The Music Do The Talking. We are INFIRMITIES from Salinas, California. Nuff Said =X

Band Members: J HAWK (VOX), Q MINOR (GUITAR), SHADOW (BASS) & MACKER (DRUMS)

Play: Infirmities – The Final Conviction

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KNIFE 49 (ITALY)

Knife 49, one of the most important and historical bands of the Italian punk rock/street punk scene. Knife 49 are: Franco (Franco the cat) “THE PRESIDENT” bass and vocals – Luca “Doobie” guitar and choirs – Max “King Grind” drums and choirs – Paul guitar and choirs. The Knife 49 born in 2004 in Milan, Italy, and now have 3 albums active and the 4th album is in the mixing stage, with an incalculable number of live, with shows also abroad (England, Holland, Germany. …). They shared the stage with international bands, including The Exploited (UK), The Adicts (UK), The Warriors (UK), The Bulemics (Texas – USA) and other bands. They also collaborated with a great hardcore Brazilian punk band, of Bello Horizonte, the D.O.P.S, with a track, “I can not stand it anymore”, which is on the 3rd album Knife 49, “For Really”. This year they will also perform at the Rebellion Festival 2018 in Blackpool UK, still the most important punk festival ever. And the story goes on ….

Play: Knife 49 – Fratelli d’ Italia

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MIGRANA SOCIAL (MEXICO)

Migraña Social was born in the year 2000 as an attempt and an effort to create permanent and radical personal revolution through anarchist propaganda through music, noise, that rabid noise that reflects in its non-rhythmic disorder and chaos in which society finds itself today.

Play: MIGRAÑA SOCIAL- ACTITUD Y RABIA

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THE RAGING NATHANS (USA)

The Raging Nathans from Dayton, OH are coming back to the U.K. with their 2nd LP on Rad Girlfriend Records called “Cheap Fame”. After several EPs and split 7”s, this release marks their first full-length since 2014. While following in the footsteps of their predecessors, the Nathans pay homage to early Lookout, Epitaph and Fat Wreck bands at the same time blazing their own path and forging their own unique sound, always putting the punk before the pop. the band provides smart, brutally honest and sometimes-uncomfortable lyrics paired with unmistakably catchy vocal melodies and harmonies. The songs are fast and emotional touching on familiar and relatable topics such as love, loss, death and abuse. The Raging Nathans have managed to create inspired music that peaks interest, evokes thoughts and emotion and brings a fresh sound to punk rock.

Play: The Raging Nathans – Good For You

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SCREAMING BLOODY MARYS (USA)

Started 1989-1996 and now back 2015. Just working together putting smiles on folks faces and see where this goes, we are working class.

Band Members: Angelique X Stacy-Vocals, Dave Dalton- Guitars,Back up vocals, Ian Larkin-Bass,Vocals & Greg Langston-Drums

Play: Screaming Bloody Marys – Johnny Fuck’er Faster

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SINDICATO OI (BRAZIL)

Formed in the middle of 2001/2002, the SINDICATO Oi! takes in its own name the proposal of the style of punk rock that predominantly influenced it: the slandered “Oi!” Music. Strongly influenced by the bands that headed the so-called street punk at its origin, but without ever losing sight of the legacy of the 80s, still mix to their sound of reggae / skapunk. After recording the first self-titled demo (May / 2005), S. Oi! Gave a hiatus coming back in 2013 with a new and amazing formation.

With the departure of Rodrigo (Rody), the drums were taken over by the Português (ex-GAROTOS PODRES) and the vocals gained the husky reinforcement of the Douglas 84 (ex-Discarga). Consolidated this formation, S.Oi! Participated in the compilation “Brasil Oi!” (The FIRM Records / Rotten Records) with two tracks; “Lixo e a Fúria” and “Just another one”, released in the first half of 2014 and participates in the compilation “PARA INCOMODAR ‘STREET PUNK BRASIL VOL.1′” (Hearts Bleed Blue / Pirates Press Recs) with release in September 2015 .

Hello! Also released in 2015 a 7 “split with the band Belfast, that counts on the tracks” Rolê “and” Cerveja, mulher e treta “. In June of 2016 we released our first studio CD titled “For the Glory of the Streets!” (Rotten Recs / The Spirit of S. George / Skin Collector) and its very special release, sharing the stage with the English band Booze and Glory. In the ride of the cd, we released our first official clip, the song “For the glory of the streets” of the same title of the cd, where it had a good repercussion.

2017 began with the participation in the show of the French of Lions Law who have just released their new album by the German Contra Records. And we will close the semester with a golden key, participating in June of the 7th The Great Skinhead Reunion, in the city of Brighton, UK. Hello! Is just a band of misfits who love punk / hi! / Reggae and everything related to street culture. We do not defend any political color. We are not hostage to any movement. We are submissive exclusively to our consciences. If you heard our sound and did not like it … Thank you very much! Do you like it? Welcome to the “legion”. If you’ve never heard us and say you do not like it. Do it better!We’re on the streets.

Band Members: 
Doug 84 – vocals, – Aniskunx – guitarr, Soleta – Bass/vocal, Português – drums

Play: SINDICATO Oi! Pela Glória das Ruas

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SPIDER (USA)

Raw and ferocious and known for their incendiary live shows Southern California based Spider is a visceral and rhythmic band firing on all cylinders. Spider’s personal pedigree boasts past members of Channel 3 (Alf Silva), Legend of the Seagullmen (Karl Izumi), Walk Proud (Karl Izumi) and Bullet Treatment (Hector Martinez). Spider’s sound ranges from insurgent songs that are raw quick and dirty to rhythmic and eerie guitar based songs with pulsing grooves and dark thundering drums. Like a swift kick to the head, broadcasting with a complete lack of pretense and no time for time wasters Spider offers the best of classic punk with an unruly hardcore tinge.

Band Members:
Karl Izumi (guitar), Steve Westerkamp (bass, back-up vocals), Alf Silva (drums), Hector Martinez (vocals)

Play: Spider – PCE

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SUBALTERNOS (BRAZIL)

Subalternos has started working early in 2014, with the idea of bringing the punk essence back to life through a linear and well arranged sound. The band’s initial formation was Deedy on the vocals and guitar, César on the drums, Juliano on the bass and Cabeça on the guitar. In December 2017 Cabeça left the band giving place to the Coelho. A tight rhythmic session, strong riffs and a straightforward vocal shape are the band’s compositions. In September 2017 the first album “NUNCA PARE DE LUTAR” (Never Stop Fighting) was released by The Film Records, Rotten Records and Skin Collector, and in December of the same year, the first official clip of the song “AOS VERDADEIROS” (To the True). Lyrics of manifest and attitude define the band’s identity, telling all subalterns that the change can be real and it resides within.

Play: Subalternos – Aos Verdadeiros

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VIBRATE TWO FINGERS (JAPAN)

Punk band from Japan.

Band Members: TORIYA(V,G), TSUJIKEN(B), MARKY(Dr) & ACHE(Key)

Play: Vibrate Two Fingers – Яu5i-ka-vΦr

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VIOLETS (CATALONIA)

Violets is a punk rock band from Barcelona (Spain), with grunge influences, that started playing in 2012. They play fast, short and melodic songs, with a harmonized voices. In 2013 they released their first self-titled album recorded in AXstudio, and played through some of the most important places of Spain. In 2015 they recorded a single called “This is how we do” in El Turonet studio. One year after, at the end of 2016, they released the second LP “Maybe This” in Em Estudi, produced by Xavi Escribano, mastered by Aleix Archs an edited with the help of H-Records. In spring of 2017 they officially presented “Maybe This” in Barcelona, and they have been touring the country since then, and also playing in several festivals like Tresparock, Actitud Fest, Quimera Fest. This summer 2018 they will be playing in Rebellion Fest (Blackpool) and VertigoRock.

VIOLETS ARE: Glory – Vocals and guitars, Momo – Vocals and bass & Xavi – Drums

Play: Violets – War

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VULPYNES (IRELAND)

Vulpynes are Maeve Molly (vocals and guitar) and Kaz Millar (drums) – a 2 piece garage/punk rock band from Dublin, Ireland. Expect a fusion of heavy and melodic hooks, snarling vocals and a visceral rhythm section. Two years on from their inception, the duo have recently been described as ‘One of the best (and loudest) live acts in the country’ (Hot Press Magazine). Recently signed to Headcheck Records, they released their self-titled EP earlier this year to wide critical acclaim. With new music on the way and more UK and European tour dates being filled, it looks like Vulpynes are only getting started.

Play: Vulpynes – Sublingual

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ZERO ZERO (SWEDEN)

Since 2012 Zero Zero has been out on a mission to restore the bloody, gritty and unpredictable side of rock’n’roll. Deciding early on that the only thing you need to please is the basic knowledge of how to play and an intense stage show. Since the beginning, Zero Zero has been playing shows in different countries around northern Europe with bands like Turbonegro, Conflict, CJ Ramone and Mondo Generator. The punk rock blasted from this bands amps has the simplicity of The Ramones, the attitude of Stiv Bators hanging himself and the pain of Iggy walking on glass. Four guys with a DIY punk rock attitude who have taken pride in setting up everything on their own. From recording and releasing an Album and an EP themselves to driving a rusty Mazda through Germany. Driving 12+ hrs to play one show just because people deserve an all-out war on stage.

Play: Zero Zero – I Can’t Stop Thinking Of You

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2nd Aug – 5th Aug 2018.

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