Headline Maniac + guests
Headline Maniac + Choking Susan + Who Killed Nancy Johnson? + Pulaski
New Cross Inn are delighted to bring you Headline Maniac, a band from the Thames Delta featuring three members of Eddie & The Hot Rods.
Doors 7pm £5 ADV / £7 OTD
Headline Maniac is the new band formed by members of Eddie and the Hotrods. The band released their self titled album in summer of 2016 to widespread acclaim from the music press. Many rock radio stations made it their album of the week. Festival appearances in both the UK and Europe followed in 2017 and a release of the bands first live album.
Some would say that these boys have already been there and done it having toured the world playing some of the biggest festivals and arenas with Eddie and the Hotrods, but Headline Maniac are new, bold and brash, if you like your rock music with a injection of punk attitude then check them out.
Choking Susan Hailing from the stench filled slums of Detroits motor city, female fronted punk band Choking Susan has been perspiring and inspiring all over the world! For the past 12 years we've toured from coast to coast all over the USA, Canada, Spain, England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Czech Republic and France!! If you dig punk in any definition, see us live, buy us a drink, give us a kiss, check us out! This is the real thing baby! https://www.facebook.com/ChokingSusan http://www.freewebs.com/colleencaffeine https://chokingsusan.bandcamp.com
Who Killed Nancy Johnson? Kind of punk, kind of post-punk, kind of slap in the face. WHO KILLED NANCY JOHNSON? are a Reading-based high-energy original punk/post-punk band with a growing reputation as an incendiary live act. "Spiked with amphetamines... a band that embraces punk's origins as well as influences from the last four decades" - thePUNKsite https://www.facebook.com/WhoKilledNancyJohnson https://www.wknancyj.com https://wknancyj.bandcamp.com
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Headline maniac are a UK 3 piece rock band. All 3 members have extensive experience having toured the world as part of punk pioneers Eddie and the Hotrods
WHO KILLED NANCY JOHNSON? are a Reading-based high-energy punk/post-punk band with a growing reputation as an incendiary live act.
"It's really worth getting to see these guys" - Punkarolla
Influences include The Ruts, Wire, Magazine, Black Flag, Fugazi, Killing Joke.
"Powerful yet melodic... this lot would be well received up Blackpool on the Rebellion line up" - Lights Go Out
The songs - apart from one cover that pops up in the live set from time to time - are original.
"A brilliant band... full of energy... a really cool post-punk feel" - New Music Saturday
Formed in Reading (UK) in 2015 from the embers of punk/pop band Nancy Johnson, the change of name mirrored a development from the frat-boy approach of Nancy Johnson to a more edgy and aggressive sound.
"A style that is quite unique... pour out a huge amount of energy... if you get the chance, go see ’em" - Plasma Music TV
Since 2016 the band has gigged at multiple venues in Reading, Basingstoke, Oxford, Guildford, High Wycombe, Kingston, London, Brighton, Chatham, Southampton, St Albans, Colchester and Cirencester, releasing their first EP, Cops and Robbers, in January 2017.
"Spiked with amphetamines... a band that embraces punk's origins as well as influences from the last four decades" - thePUNKsite
In late 2017 WKNJ made their first visit outside the UK with a couple of dates in Milan, and played a set for BBC Introducing LIVE.
"Quality stuff" - IssuePunkZine
In 2018 they released their second EP, Flat Earth Theory, followed by an eponymous full-length CD-only album that collects all their recorded work so far, including remixes and material not released elsewhere.
"Well worth checking out" - 4.52am
In June they tour France and an all-new album is in the works for late 2018/early 2019.
"Jaw-droppingly good... more hooks than a deep sea fishing line" - Scene Sussex
Who Killed Nancy Johnson are Stefan BALL - vocals; Pete MOULTON - guitar; Mark WREN - drums; Julien BRUINAUD - bass. The question mark is optional.
"Bloody good... shades of Killing Joke" - RG New Music
3-piece garage/punk fuzzy stuff based in Brixton/Dalston. Influences including Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, The Pixies, My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, Metz, and so on...