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Polite Riot Presents: The Vibrators
New Cross Inn and Polite Riot are chuffed to announce that The Vibrators will be headlining a Punk All Dayer at the Inn on Saturday 8th April!
With a career lasting thirty-three years, vocalist/guitarist Ian “Knox” Carnochan, bassist Pat Collier, guitarist John Ellis and drummer Eddie originally formed The Vibrators in February 1976, and their first gig was supporting The Stranglers at Hornsey Art College in North London. They supported The Sex Pistols at the 100 Club and were one of the bands playing at the now legendary 100 Club Punk Rock Festival, where as well as doing their own set they supported guitar hero Chis Spedding. Chris recommended the band to his then record company, Rak. The band’s debut single “We Vibrate” came out in November (one of the first punk singles) and was followed two weeks later by Chris Spedding’s “Pogo Dancing” single with The Vibrators as the band on that.
Early in 1977 the band supported Iggy Pop (with David Bowie on keyboards) on a UK tour, then moved to Epic Records and released the classic “Baby Baby” single, followed by their first album “Pure Mania” which spent five weeks in the UK Top 75, peaking at number 49. Their second LP, “V2” was released in April 1978 and reached number 33 in the British Charts, and is still regarded today as one of New Waves finest moments.
Supporting acts will include Slow Faction – a 1st generation-influenced punk band with a real London 77 sound; SNIDE – a female fronted Punk Rock straight out of Maidstone; Junko Fuse – a tonic in the ever-growing monotony of modern music; Deliquents – a three-piece Punk Rock band hailing from Dundee; One Eyed Wayne – a North London based Post-Punk band; Pistolhead – a three-piece Punk Rock outfit from London; Terminal Heads – some good ol’ time Punk band from Kent; and Kelowna Reach – some high energy Punk sounds with melodic female vocals.
First act 4pm
Cheap deals on drinks before 8pm
Tickets – £8 in advance – get yours now!