The Drones + Guests


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New Cross Inn are pleased to bring you The Drones, the legendary Manchester punk band.

Doors 4pm
£7 ADV / £10 OTD

The Drones

The Drones started out in the Manchester area in 1974 as a Glam Rock outfit called Rockslide, releasing a lone single ‘Jump Bump Boogaloo’ / ‘Roller Coaster’ in October 1975, before reinvented themselves as a punk rock band the following year.
The Drones then relocated to London and became one of the pioneering punk bands that performed in the first few months of the now-legendary Roxy Club. They supported The Vibrators in January 1977, headlined in February, and supported X-Ray Spex and Chelsea in March. Later that year they supported The Stranglers on a full UK tour, and appeared on two influential early punk compilation albums ‘Streets’ and ‘Short Circuit: Live at the Electric Circus’.
Their debut EP, ‘Temptations Of A White Collar Worker’ (1977), was described by one reviewer as “classic dole-queue punk.” In October 1977, their second single, ‘Just Wanna Be Myself’ / ‘Bone Idol’, was released, and on 6th December they recorded a session at Maida Vale 4 studio for John Peel.
Later that month, they released their debut album on Valer Records, ‘Further Temptations’, produced by Simon Humphrey, and now regarded by many as a punk classic.

With Support From:

Freedom Faction
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The Bleach Boys
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Tear Up
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Benefit State
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Terminal Heads
Good ol’ time punk band from Kent who are still none the wiser!

The Anoraks
An east London punk band formed in the summer of 1996 and have trodden the boards with all the big hitters, catch us live in a town near you.

Acid Attack
Formed in ’80, split in ’84, resurfaced in 2016. Hailing from Portsmouth, Acid Attack were originally in existence for four years in which time they released the 13 track cassette album “Sulphuric” and contributed the track “Suburbia’s Dream” to the Sane Records 1984 compilation LP “On the Street”.

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Event Details

Date: 2018-04-15

Start time: 16:00

End time: 23:00

Venue: New Cross Inn