Punk 4 The Homeless presents:
International Punk 4 the Homeless
Ahia + Radioactive Rats + Decide Today + Slow Faction + Who Killed Nancy Johnson? + Inequality Street + 7AM + The Luddite Collective + Activistas + Dave Bilson
An eclective mix of punk attitude stuff from the UK, US, Slovenia/Germany, Italy and beyond, for street children. Peoples Kitchen/Vegan Grub, cheap bar, merch and raffle.
Punk 4 The Homeless supports Compass Children's Charity RCN 1073903, an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to the rehabilitation and defence of street children in Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and Guatemala. Proceeds from this gig go to the charity.
Sumac Centre 245 Gladstone Street Nottingham NG7 6HX
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
New recording are planned 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
Originally formed in 2012 and now based in Manchester, The Luddite Collective is many things to many people. Both a performing band and a grassroots social and political movement, The Collective works to use music as a medium for change, striving for nothing short of equity and equality for everyone.
Moving away from the traditional punk scene and expanding in both sound and scope in order to reach new audiences; in 2017, The Luddite Collective’s creative output is loud, visceral and thought-provoking. Featuring thunderous live bass from Dani Scum, electronics and vocals from Dani Graves; a live performance from The Collective is part sermon, part rave – a finely tuned balance of party and purpose that’s designed to entertain and inspire listeners in equal measure.