POLITE RIOT FESTIVAL 2018

FRIDAY HEADLINER:

Teenage Bottlerocket are a punk rock band who play in the tight, fast, funny, and frantic SoCal manner, even though they hail from Laramie, Wyoming rather than the Golden State. Teenage Bottlerocket were formed in 2000 by bassist and lead singer Ray Carlisle and drummer Brandon Carlisle, shortly after the breakup of their previous band, the Homeless Wonders. Adding guitarist Zach Doe, the band played out in 2001, and released its debut EP, A-Bomb, in 2002. Doe left Teenage Bottlerocket later that year, and they added a new guitarist, Joel Pattinson, who played on the band’s first full-length album, 2003’s Another Way. For 2005’s Total, the group expanded to a four-piece with the addition of guitarist Kody Templeman, previously of the Lillingtons, whose sound had been an influence on the Carlisle brothers early on.

Arriving in 2008, Warning Device saw the band go through more personnel changes; Joel Pattinson left the lineup, Ray Carlisle moved from bass to guitar, and Miguel Chen took over on the four-string. Released in 2009, They Came from the Shadows was Teenage Bottlerocket‘s first album for well-established West Coast punk label Fat Wreck Chords; Fat also released 2012’s Freak Out! The band moved to Rise Records for 2015’s Tales from Wyoming; it proved to be Brandon Carlisle‘s last album with Teenage Bottlerocket, following his unexpected death on November 7, 2015 after falling into a coma. The group opted to continue on following Brandon‘s passing, hiring new drummer Darren Chewka and returning to the Fat Wreck Chords fold to release 2017’s Stealing the Covers (a collection of tunes written by other bands) as well as the accompanying single “Going Back to Wyo.” (by Mark Deming)

SATURDAY  HEADLINER:

Apologies, i have none started off as a two piece drums and guitar band, consisting of Dan Bond and Josh Mckenzie. In 2007 they released their first EP, “Done” which was available on CD and as a free download through the band’s website. On 18 March 2009 they released their second EP “Two Sticks and Six Strings”. Later on in 2009 they expanded the line up by adding PJ Shepherd on bass and Joe Watson on drums.

On 1 April 2010 Apologies, I Have None released a Double A-side 7″, featuring the tracks Sat In Vicky Park & Joiners And Windmills. In March 2011 Apologies, I Have None were featured on BBC Radio 1’s “The Punk Show with Mike Davies”. The show featured several tracks recorded in session at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios in London, and an interview with Mike Davies. Apologies, I Have None regularly toured the UK and Europe and in May/June 2011 recorded a new album which was scheduled for release in 2012.On 19 March 2012 Apologies, I Have None released their debut album ‘London’. The band self-released the cd version, with London punk label Household Name Records releasing the vinyl lp. The label also pressed a limited edition white vinyl edition of the lp of which only 75 copies were made. Later put out by Uncle M Music across Germany. Over the 2012 August Bank Holiday weekend, Apologies, I Have None opened the Lock Up Stage on the Sunday & Friday respectively at Reading and Leeds Festivals. On 20 February 2014 the band announced via their Facebook page that founding member Dan Bond had left the band and that they would continue as a three piece. Simon Small later joined the band on guitar. Mid 2014 the band released their darkest work yet, the Black Everything EP. (Uncle M Music). In 2014 they toured Europe playing many festivals and shows including Hurricane & Southside and Groezrock. On 22 August 2014 the band announced via their Facebook page that bassist PJ Shepherd had left the band. He was later replaced by James Hull, the gunslinging outlaw of the acoustic West. In November 2014 Apologies joined The Smith Street Band and The Front Bottoms for a sold out tour in Australia. Lee Hartney featured on bass. Josh is the most popular member of the band and has a tumblr fanpage, run by persons unknown. 2014/15 was spent writing and recording ‘Pharmacie’ – the follow up to 2012’s ‘London’. This is due for release 26 August 2016.”

SUNDAY HEADLINER:

“Post-hardcore quintet A Wilhelm Scream formed in New Bedford, MA, in the mid-’90s. Playing gritty punk rock in the same vein as Hot Water Music and Propagandhi, the group has since toured all over the country with the likes of Rise Against, Pennywise, the Lawrence Arms, Less Than Jake, and Strung Out. Originally called Smackin’ Isaiah, the group released The Way to a Girl’s Heart Is Through Her Boyfriend’s Stomach on All About Records in 2001 and The Champagne of Bands…We Know Sexy EP on Fork in Hand in 2002. They changed their name to A Wilhelm Scream in December 2002. The Benefits of Thinking Out Loud, originally issued by Tank Records in 2002, was re-released by Jump Start two years later. Finally settling down with one label, 2004 saw their debut Nitro release, Mute Print, surface. The guys — guitarist/vocalist Trevor Reilly, vocalist Nuno Pereira, bassist/vocalist Jonathan Teves, drummer Nicholas Pasquale Angelini, and guitarist Chris Levesque — then played shows with Near Miss and Much the Same before hitting the studio in March 2005. Ruiner, produced by Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore, was issued that August. Following its recording, Curtiss Lopez joined in on bass, but his stay was a short one, as he abruptly left the band while on tour in February 2006. A temporary bassist (Nick Diener of Michigan’s the Swellers) was quickly found to finish out dates before the guys later began their search for a permanent replacement.” (by Corey Apar)

Be Sharp Promotions / Umlaut Records / Kick The Crutches
In association with Destiny Tourbooking & New Cross Inn

£35 Earlybird Weekend Passes *SOLD OUT*
£40 Standard Weekend Passes *AVAILABLE*
£15 Day Tickets *AVAILABLE*

2 Comments

  1. What time are Teenage Bottlerocket on? I wanna go see AJJ across town 🙁

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    • 9.45 / 10pm

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