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.


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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;

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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.

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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.

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We have a crackin’ line up for this years freshers week! Featuring a good ol’ pub quiz, an open mic and lots of live music from bands such as The Kenneths, Editselect, Band Lab Rats and Foxes Faux. Plus we’re open till 4am Monday – Saturday!

Kicking off the week on MONDAY 18TH: PUB QUIZ
Just £1 to play and happy hour 6-7pm! Come and prep your brain ready for the semester by taking part in our weekly pub quiz. Quiz starts at 8pm!
Facebook event here:

Full bands, solo acts, duos, trios, acoustic, electric, comedians, poets, singers, dancers, pool hustlers, bands, talent scouts and entertainers (within lawful bounds) are all welcome to come and showcase their talents to innocent bystanders. Sign up opens at 6.30pm!
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Come and join us for some live alt/rock music from these 4 bands, bands start at 8pm but definitely get down early and get the drinks in as happy hour is 6-7pm!
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INDIE/POP/ROCK is the genre, get down and support these local bands and discover some up and coming talent! First band on at 7.15pm, happy hour 6-7pm!
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A bit of everything – pop/rock/dancey stuff/reggae/funk! Perfect to boogie the night away till 4am.
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TOMORROW – Wednesday 2nd August – MDC (Millions of Dead Cops) w/support from MAID of ACE, BKS, Abandon Cause

MDC (Millions of Dead Cops) is an American punk rock band formed in Austin, Texas in 1981. The band was subsequently based in San Francisco, California, and are currently based in Portland, Oregon. Originally formed as The Stains before changing their name, the band also changed their name to a different initialism of MDC with every new record released. They play fast hardcore punk music espousing far-left sociopolitical ideals, with singer Dave Dictor expressing his animal rights and anti-capitalist convictions.

Tickets £8 ADV // £10 ON THE DOOR

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Friday 4th August – PEARS w/support from Great Cynics, Darko, On A Hiding To Nothing, Cereal Box Heroes, Eat Dirt

The story of PEARS is not exactly an incredibly long one: The hardcore punk band came together just over a year ago, in early 2014, after its members had kicked around the New Orleans punk scene for long enough before finally wising up and realizing they were meant for each other. However, it is a story that is remarkably fast-paced: The band’s first demo, …In Diapers, was released days after their first practice. The band’s 10-song debut album, the absolutely electrifying Go To Prison, was written over the course of 14 hours and recorded a mere five weeks after the band formed. Really, there’s no way PEARS should be as good as they are—something frontman Zach Quinn fully realizes. “The big secret is that me and a couple of the guys were in a band called the Lollies for a few years,” Quinn says. “That band broke up, we took some time away from each other and then just tried to do it right this time. I guess we really kind of lucked out. We didn’t make the same mistakes—the same mistakes being really too fuckin’ drunk to do anything.”


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