No Nation Punk presents:
Who Killed Nancy Johnson? + Spinner Fall + Small Gods
Entry Requirements: 18+
No Nation Punk have asked three terrifyingly excellent bands to make noise in a basement. Scarier still, the earlier you come the cheaper it is to get in - so if you're running late it's costing you money. Panic!
Who Killed Nancy Johnson?
"Spiked with amphetamines... a band that embraces punk's origins as well as influences from the last four decades" - thePUNKsite WHO KILLED NANCY JOHNSON? are a Reading-based high-energy original punk/post-punk band with a growing reputation as an incendiary live act. "Full of energy... a really cool post-punk feel" - New Music Saturday https://www.facebook.com/WhoKilledNancyJohnson https://www.wknancyj.com
Oxford's Nightshift Magazine said, "Spinner Fall feature former members of Oxford hardcore pioneers Skydrive and Callous as well as post-rockers From Light To Sound but bear only a passing resemblance to any of those, opting instead for an intensely turbulent noise that somehow marries shoegaze glissando with a postpunk brittleness and a throat-shreddingly hectoring vocal delivery that can variously remind you of Ride, Husker Du and The Fall, all at the same time. One slower, almost robotic number skirts close to Comsat Angels’ ‘Independence Day’ but it’s when they stamp on their myriad pedals and just let the guitar soar that they really envelope you." https://www.facebook.com/spinnerfallband http://www.spinnerfall.co.uk
Surf & garage punk'n'roll heroes from the backwaters of Basingstoke. World record holders for the fastest downstroked guitar. The bastard sons of Swami John Reis. https://www.facebook.com/smallgodsgaragepunk/ https://smallgods.bandcamp.com
Doors open 7.20pm: if you're there dead on 7.20pm, you get in for £1 Before 7.50pm entry is £3 After 7.50pm entry is £5
The Cellar Frewin Court Oxford OX1 3HZ
Phone: 01865 244761
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 toured France, 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
Most recently (September 2018) they released a single, They Reap, for Musicians Against Homelessness. A vinyl release via Sounds of the Suburbs is incoming 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
Spinner Fall deliver an intensely turbulent noise that somehow marries shoegaze glissando with a postpunk brittleness and a throatshreddingly hectoring vocal delivery that can variously remind you of Ride, Husker Du and The Fall, all at the same time.