Concrete Punx Present - Free Punk 5
Slow Faction + Who Killed Nancy Johnson? + Blank Screen + Thrift Street
The unofficial warm up show for MK11's summer of punk, featuring...
Slow Faction: 1st generation-influenced punk band with a real London 77 sound. Politically-charged songs with big hooks and choruses, with a live show that has been described as a cross between The Clash and The Buzzcocks.
Who Killed Nancy Johnson: Punk/post-punk band from Reading with a ferocious live show. "Quite unique... pour out a huge amount of energy... if you get the chance, go see ’em" - Plasma MTV.
Blank Screen: Short, sharp, anarchic punk rock from Nottingham and Leicester. In the tradition of Bad Brains, NOFX, Motorhead, The Clash, Ramones, Dead Kennedys, Rancid.
Thrift Street: Northampton-based pop punk band. Infectious choruses and pessimistic lyrics on modern society - exactly the cliche you'd expect from three guys in their early 20s.
Blacksmiths Arms, 1 Downs Barn Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK14 7QG
WHO KILLED NANCY JOHNSON? are a Reading-based high-energy punk/post-punk band with a growing reputation as an exciting live act.
"It's really worth getting to see these guys" - Punkarolla
Influences include The Stooges, The Ruts, Wire, Magazine, Black Flag, Buzzcocks, The Rezillos, Alkaline Trio, Tsar, Ash, Lit, Rival Schools, The Drills, 3 Colours Red, Wire, Weezer. The songs are all original.
"A brilliant band... full of energy... a really cool post-punk feel" - New Music Saturday
Up to January 2015 the band was a heavy punk/pop band known as Nancy Johnson and under that name supported acts like Chelsea and Peter and the Test Tube Babies. WKNJ resurfaced with a new name, new direction and new line-up in 2016. Since then they have shared stages with Kamikaze Test Pilots, Virus, Vice Squad, The Black Bullets, Rage DC, Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons, Dragster, The Xtraverts, The Screaming Dead and many others.
"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 Stefan BALL - vocals; Pete MOULTON - guitar; Paul ANTHONY - bass; Mark WREN - drums. They're just behind you right now, staring at the back of your head.
"Jaw-droppingly good... more hooks than a deep sea fishing line" - Scene Sussex
Thrift Street are a Northampton based pop punk/emo band. With infectious choruses and pessimistic lyrics that capture the almost mundane and yet hopelessly relevant issues of growing up in modern society, Thrift Street are exactly the cliche you expect from three guys in their early 20s.