The Pretty Things

New Cross Inn are absolutely delighted to bring you 1960’s seminal British R&B band The Pretty Things.

The Pretty Things are an English rock band, formed in 1963 in London. They took their name from Willie Dixon’s 1955 song “Pretty Thing”. A pure rhythm and blues band in their early years, with several singles charting in the United Kingdom, they later embraced other genres such as psychedelic rock in the late 1960s, hard rock in the early 1970s and new wave in the early 1980s.

Still going strong in their sixth decade together and still with original lead singer Phol May and lead guitarist Dick Taylor. The Sweet Pretty Things (Are in Bed Now, of Course…) released in 2015 is their most recent album.

Supporting acts will be announced shortly

Doors 3pm
£15 Advance ticket


Be Sharp Promotions, Umlaut Records & Kick The Crutches join forces once more, in association with New Cross Inn and Destiny Tourbooking

Great Collapse

Usually when a band pulls the “All Star” card it means that a bunch of washed up punks come together and bang out a few songs that are not good enough for their main bands.
Those “All Star” projects usually release a few songs that tend to be
overlooked by the public and quickly fade away as fast as they were

Luckily for us GREAT COLLAPSE have nothing to do with that kind of sad scene:

Founded by STRIKE ANYWHERE singer Thomas Barnett when moving to the west
coast (while his Richmond, VA based band took a well deserved break from recording and constant touring) GREAT COLLAPSE quickly took on a life of its own.

Barnett teamed up with former RISE AGAINST guitarist Chris Chasse, SET YOUR GOALS bass player Joe Saucedo and COMEBACK KID drummer Kyle Profeta.

The result is a self-produced and self-released debut album called ‘Holy War’
that perfectly combines catchy hardcore punk with Barnett`s
radical anarchist politics.

Pushed by this project’s epic hardcore song writing and focused bright classic punk hooks, Lyrically Thomas is touching on a more story driven and conceptual field of ideas, a gauntlet thrown down to challenge the
post modern ecological and spiritual apocalypse we are all living through.
So no matter if you look for the perfect hook or some inspiring lyrics
that will get you through the day in this sometimes bleak and depressing world:
GREAT COLLAPSE are one of the few bands in our time that has both – the music AND the message.

Right now GREAT COLLAPSE added former DEATH BY STEREO/NATIONS A FIRE member Todd Henning and second guitarist Tom Arnott (AT RISK/LOVE EQUALS DEATH) to their ranks and are currently working on their first full
length album.


£8 Advance


New Cross Inn present one of Europe’s most influential Grindcore bands – Extreme Noise Terror.

An English hardcore punk band originally formed in Ipswich in 1985 and noted for one of the earliest uses of dual vocalists in hardcore, and for recording a number of sessions for BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel. Extreme Noise Terror started as a crust punk band and helped characterise the early, archetypal grindcore sound with fiercely political lyrics, grinding guitars, extremely fast tempo and often very short songs.

With Support From:

Formed in 2012 through the Zygotic union of two of the vilest genetic mutations around, Sikth & Ted Maul.
Originally started as a studio project, META-STASIS have swiftly developed into one of the most ground breaking extreme metal bands in the UK. Combining psycho-extreme-tech-death metal and industrial/jungle, instantaneously you will find yourself lowered into the darkest depths of madness.

Welsh Death Metal Bastards who formed in 1993 and after just one demo ‘Mangled Remains’ DESECRATION recorded their debut album ‘Gore & Perversion’ (1995), which was banned upon release! The artwork AND lyrics led the band to their arrest under the Obscene Publications Act!

Total Consumption
We are a South London based Grindcore/Crust/Sludge band who made its debut at Red Roar Festival 2016. Since then we have gone forward to support the likes of Department of Correction, Organ Dealer, Raised By Owls, Human Cull, Unsu, Necrosis and Basement Torture Killings. We also recently released our debut EP which is now avaliable on band camp!

D-Beat/Doom band from London, heavy as fuck! New album just been recorded so should be out by the time of this gig.

Doors 7pm
£10 ADV / £13 OTD


New Cross Inn are delighted to bring you The Chords UK, one of the forerunners of the mod revival scene.

The Chords UK
Formed in south east London in 1978, making the cover of Time Out magazine and featuring on John Peel sessions early on. Signed to Polydor Records who released numerous successful singles and their debut album “So Far Away” before splitting up in 1981 as music trends shifted only to reform in 2010 with the album “Another Thing Coming”, they have been playing/touring ever since.

With Support From:

The Theme
Mod rock band hailing from South East London, The Theme formed in late 2011. For most of 2012 and 2013 the band gigged extensively all over London and beyond, including sell out gigs at the 100 Club and Clapham Grand, also supporting OCS and Weller guitarist Steve Craddock and with one gig in Canning town being described as ‘the gig of the year’.

Phoenix Chroi
“The music riffs are reminiscent of The Stooges and early Who with cutting guitar chords, pounding bass and drums keeping a brilliantly tight rhythm section. The vocals move between the poetry of Patti Smith and the post punk of Siouxsie Sioux. Throw in group harmonies on specific tunes and you have one of the most diverse and explosive live bands around. Swing of the Shovel Productions Ltd”

Rollin’ Machine
A raw 3 piece mod/punk rock n roll band from Southend on sea. Dan fisher guitar/vocals, Evan Evans drums/vocals, Peter Kennedy on bass. Influences include Oasis, Stone Roses, Kasabian, The Small Faces, The Who, The Jam, punk and more!!! We are a wall of sound.

DJ Mabbs
Spinning the mod, ska & northern soul tunes between bands and the aftershow.

From 7pm
£10 ADV / £12 OTD


10th February 2018!

A British hardcore punk band formed in 1977 by Terry “Tezz” Roberts and Roy “Rainy” Wainwright. They are often considered among one of the very first bands to play hardcore punk.
The band’s music is characterized by a heavy, distorted, and grinding guitar-driven sound and rawly shouted vocals, with lyrics on anarchist and pacifist themes. The band’s first album in 1982, Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing, went to number two on the UK Indie charts and number 40 in the UK Album Chart. In the early 1980s, the group had a number of singles and EPs place in the top 10 of the UK indie charts, including the 1981 EP Why(#1) and the 1982 single State Violence State Control.
Discharge’s music influenced hardcore punk, thrash metal, crust punk, grindcore and various extreme metal subgenres. The most well-known thrash metal bands covering Discharge songs include Metallica, Anthrax, and Sepultura.

With Support From:

Butcher Baby
London based hardcore punk band featuring members of The Restarts, Left For Dead, the Short Bus Window Lickers and the Blue Carpet Band. Their debut 7 track EP was released in 2015 and is still available to download.

D-Beat/Doom band from London, heavy as fuck! New album just been recorded so should be out by the time of this gig.

Fuckin fast and fuckin tasty hardcore from the scummy depths of London Town. Built a reputation for hard and energetic shows through gigs all over England.

Aftershow Performance By:

The Blue Carpet Band
Powerhouse five-piece garage punk rock’n’rollers based in North London. Like classic blues-rock proponents such as The Yardbirds and early Rolling Stones mixing it up with early New York punk, The Cramps and The Stooges.

Doors 7pm
£10 ADV / £13 OTD

The Undercover Hippy (NYE)

New Years Eve is not far away and we are putting together a great line up to celebrate it!

Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, is definitely not your average singer songwriter. His music brings together acoustic guitar, soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. After 7 years spent DJ’ing and MC’ing on the Drum & Bass circuit, Billy swapped the decks for a guitar and started out as a solo act in 2007. Although he still occasionally does solo gigs, he now usually plays with a full band, mixing guitars, keys, drums, bass, percussion and backing vocals to create a high energy, interactive and highly entertaining live show. Combining intelligent, provocative lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove, this is music for the thinking man to shake his arse to. Think Jason Mraz meets The Cat Empire…on a protest march…at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Just Say Nay: The biggest thing out of Kent since Tom Johnston. Horny sixteen-legged skanking machine and logistical nightmare with more members than you can shake a stick at. Cooking up a tasty up-beat ska-punk stew, seasoned with hefty brass hooks, hectic basslines, blistering guitar solos and sweet sweet vox.

More support acts TBC

Tickets just £10 ADV, get them here:


WONK UNIT (10pm)
You know them, you love them

Daddy Wonk used to be in a band called The Flying Medallions back in the early 1990’s when the punk scene was well underground.  They kinda crossed over into the mainstream and the music press would get themselves into a right tiz over the chaos they caused.

Riots and chaos at every show.

But live by the sword, die by the sword…

The chaos caught up in late 95 when the band suffered a fatal tour bus crash in France. Bassist Dougie didn’t make it and MC Mr Stephen suffered critical injuries (He made a full recovery).

They released the album “We love everybody and everything’s great” in 1994. (now available on Itunes).

The name Wonk Unit came about like this:-

About 5 years ago,myself and original Wonk axe man Gavin “Mad Dog” Kinch were laying a crazy paving driveway.

It was miserable,cold and wet,and then it started snowing on our sorry asses, and i looked over and said;

“Look at us,we’re a right f**king Wonk Unit aint we!”

“Wonk Unit” we exclaimed.
What a great name for a band.
So there you have it.
A reference to the cold pathetic miserable and depressed.
A description that sums us up perfectly in no way whatsoever.


With support from –

Aerial Salad. (9.15)
Manchester Punk Rock

PINTS (8.30)
“Pints are ridiculous” – Punktastic

Unwanted Consumer (7.45)
I like to think these got their name as they weren’t allowed to join Consumed. Punk band featuring Duncan from Snuff and Alex from Wonk

Punk band based in Southampton

D.T.A (6.15)
London based punk noisemakers

The Fleas (5.30)
Raw, angry punk vibes

Crystal Piss (4.45)
SE London Garage Punx

EAT DIRT. (4pm)
Awesome London Hardcore

3pm Doors
£7 advance, on sale now:
£10 door
Get there early and catch all the ace bands, this is going to be nuts
Probably book the Monday off, is our advice


New Cross Inn are well chuffed to bring you local anarcho-punk legends CONFLICT.

Wednesday 27th December
Doors 7.30pm
£7 ADV / £10 OTD

Conflict have been cited by many as the world’s foremost Activist Anarchist punk band.
Conflict hold a unique and fascinating position of being hugely influential in the ANARCHIST MOVEMENT inspiring tens of thousands worldwide.Their calls to direct action have been met by ACTIVISTS
in great numbers throughout the years,Conflict remain active on all fronts to date.
THE A.L.F is closest to Conflicts heart.In fact Colin was an original member shorty after its creation.
The stance taken is to dismiss all politics,rejecting any parties and any organisations that are linked.
Conflict releases have dominated the independent charts since the groups debut single- The house that man built was released in 1981.This reached No 1.Thereafter Conflict releases mostly followed suit shifting tens of thousands of units worldwide.
Conflict -The ungovernable force. This album is considered by most to be Conflicts coming of age,inspiring so many in so many ways globally
This entered the charts straight at No 1 and remained there for weeks on end,even holding off THE SMITHS – the queen is dead album.
MORRISSEY has since spoke if his frustration at having to be content with No 2.

With Support From:

Grand Collapse
“How to introduce Grand Collapse to the uninitiated? “High octane, melodic, angry, hardcore political punk” would be a start but does not do them justice. Drummer Glenn and bass player Dave provide the foundations – breakneck tempo with the urgency of a horse galloping. Frantic drumming and a chunky bass sound. In recent conversation with fellow acolytes of the DIY punk and hardcore scene we came to agreement that GC are probably the best band the UK has to offer right now” – Louderthanwar.

Active Slaughter
London Anarcho, Anti Fascist, Vegan Punk Band. Active Slaughter began life around the year 2000 from an idea that had formed from from the mind of JJ. It was decided around this time that a CD compilation to support animal rights causes should be made, and doing a one off song by getting some other ‘musicians’ on board would be a good idea. 17 years later and they’re still here.

East Londoners playing fast paced Punk-Rock, with elements of 77 & 82 UK Punk, mixed with So-Cal and cow-punk.

The Chris Holland All Stars

Chris Holland took up the piano at the age of seven. Recording his first song, “It’s Getting Late”, when he was just twelve, he used a vintage four-track reel to reel handed down from his elder brother Jools and his then band, Squeeze. By his early teens while still at school, Holland formed his own band, B Sharp, playing mainly organ and singing. The band made their first television debut when they were spotted by Mick Robinson for a new TV show at the BBC. Holland left school at the age of 16 to tour extensively around the country for a couple of years, before being signed to Miles Copeland III’s I.R.S. Records label, releasing two singles: “While The Going’s Good” (produced by Dennis Herring, who has produced Elvis Costello and Ben Folds), and “Tell Me Straight” (produced by Pascal Gabriel, the producer of S-Express, Inspiral Carpets and EMF).

In between working on his own music he has continued to tour, record and write with various other artists including Green On Red, Squeeze, Stereophonics, Paul Weller and Paul Carrack Tom Jones, Ethan Johns. Holland has also played electronic organ, recorded and written for Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

The band also includes Seamus (Hammond organ) who has played with Iggy Pop and Paul Weller, and Phil (Sax) and Dave (Bass) who Chris met whilst performing with the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, as well as Siobhan Parr, who has collaborated with the likes of Grand Drive, Evan Dando and Alabama 3, who all fell for her rich, emotive vocal talent.

New Cross Inn proudly present:
The Chris Holland All Stars
Plus guests

Sunday 4th February 2018
£15 advance –


When: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Where: New Cross Inn (obvs)
Times: Doors 7pm
Tickets: £15 ADV:

“There are few bands that embody the phrase “sex, drugs & rock ‘n’ roll” as well as the Grammy Nominated American hard rock act Nashville Pussy. Blaine Cartwright is the Bon Scott of his generation with his ‘nursery rhymes for prisoners’ style of lyrics. Wife Ruyter Suys is the Angus Young of women. Together they create 100 proof No holds barred, no apology rock n roll. This shit ain’t for pussies.”

Nashville Pussy is an American rock & roll band from Atlanta, Georgia. Their musical style has been variously described as psychobilly, Southern rock, hard rock and cowpunk, as well as “sleaze rock”. The band’s lyrical themes mostly revolve around sex, drugs, drinking, fighting, and rock ‘n’ roll. Initially called Hell’s Half-Acre, the band’s name comes from Ted Nugent’s introduction to “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang” on the Double Live Gonzo album.

Following the initial 1997 breakup of Kentucky cowpunk band Nine Pound Hammer, guitarist Blaine Cartwright formed Nashville Pussy where he would take up vocal duties in addition to guitar. The core lineup of Nashville Pussy consists of husband-and-wife duo Blaine Cartwright and Ruyter Suys (pronounced “Rider Sighs”), and drummer Jeremy Thompson, formerly of Austin, Texas’ Phantom Creeps. Original drummer Adam Neal (Nine Pound Hammer) left to form The Hookers. Original bassist Corey Parks (sister of former NBA basketball player Cherokee Parks) quit one month after the release of the album High as Hell, and later joined Die Hunns. Tracy Almazan a.k.a. Tracy Kickass formerly of NYC’s The Wives, and Helldorado was enlisted to replace Parks mid-tour. Nashville Pussy recorded Say Something Nasty with Almazan on bass only to be replaced by Katielyn Campbell (of the band Famous Monsters). Katie Lynn’s image is on the album Say Something Nasty. Campbell was subsequently replaced by Karen Cuda for the album Get Some. Karen Cuda also appeared as bassist on the album “From Hell To Texas”, and in the live DVD Live in Hollywood.
Nashville Pussy have released six full-length studio albums, one EP and two live DVDs.

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