May 18, 2018 – May 19, 2018
Proudly presented by The Fighting Cocks Bar & Live Music Venue and Bangers Embrace Presents
An evening of the best punk with a pop, ska and the dark arts, featuring, in no particular order:
Three Months To Kill
DOORS 8pm…ish (No earlier!)
Late bar open till 1am
Sponsored by Fireball UK
The Fighting Cocks is an 18+ bar and venue-
PLEASE BRING ID TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
May 12, 2018 – May 13, 2018
The Fighting Cocks and Bangers Embrace present to you once again the Gentlmens Agreement between two brotherhoods: Brightons punk ska rocksteady cheeky Oisters The Bar Stool Preachers and Kingstons very own and everyone’s favourite Oirish punx The Lagan.
We’ll be treated to new and exclusive tracks from BSPs long and eagerly awaited yet to be named sophomore album. If you’ve seen them live before you’ll know what to expect, if not, you’re in for a treat indeed.
Support comes from Kingstons The Lagan hitting us with their blend of no nonsense folk punk, party vibes and good times. Both bands together are a match made in punk rock heaven!
Opening the evenings festivities will be Call Me Malcolm. supporting the release of their new record “I Was Broken When You Got Here” on Be Sharp Promotions. They hark back to the good ol’ days of late 90s ska punk.
Doors at 8pm sharp, get down early as thisll sure pack out!
SPONSORED BY Fireball UK Whiskey
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LATE BAR OPEN TILL 1am
May 11, 2018 – May 12, 2018
The Fighting Cocks and Bangers Embrace present to you a punk rock show of epic proportions.
Excited for the return of the beautifully dark yet brutal Lay It On The Line. Featuring ex members of Phinius Gage and this time we’re treated to a full band with second vocals from Alice Hour of UK punk band In Evil Hour.
Support comes from melodic punk rockers Drones playing songs from their new and highly anticipated album Exiled.
We also introduce to you EAT DIRT. These punk as fack punks will attack all your senses… and sure to win you all over from the get go.
DOORS AT 8pm with bands starting soon afterwards!
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LATE BAR OPEN TILL 1AM
May 5, 2018 – May 6, 2018
The Fighting Cocks and Bangers Embrace Present a super soaked sun drenched evening of punk rock.
Featuring SKINPIN from Australia, ON A HIDING TO NOTHING and FASTFADE. Get your shake on.
LATE BAR OPEN TILL 1am
Sponsored by Fireball Whiskey UK
Please bring ID to avoid dissapointment
April 29, 2018
After touring extensively in the states, Out of System transfer is on their first European tour in April/May, with Qfolk joining for the UK leg
Carrying the banner of righteous weirdness, here comes Out of System Transfer, the city’s much-needed gonzo anti-folk punk rock radical leftist hootenanny. Their funny and fierce tunes blend the rage of Reagan-era punks like Dead Kennedys and Mojo Nixon with the rootsy feel and harmonies of acts like the Carter Family and Pete Seeger. With unparalleled energy, uncompromising radical politics, and an insatiable thirst for fun, these anarchofolk weirdos share one primary main objective: to rock your entire ass off.
Qfolk is possibly the loudest one human folk punk act. For fans of FEELINGS, radical politics, breaking the binary and a complete lack of subtlety. Passionate folk punk with more emotions than you could ever ask for! Aesthetic: Britney Spears meets Tom Waits.
Chuck SJ is a Queer Folk Punk DIY Musician hailing from Brighton, UK. Although their roots lie in folk punk, Chuck’s guitar playing extends far beyond the contemporary and expected style of an acoustic guitarist.
April 27, 2018 – April 28, 2018
The Fighting Cocks presents Power Trio Outsider Showcase!
Londons Yur Mum have been smashing venues across the country with their high energy live shows since 2016 They’ve released several eps and 2018 saw the release of their debut album Road Rage: A jam packed raucous mash of grunge, punk and noise… Its been a while since they’ve played The Cocks, so we’re excited to have them back!
Dead Days are a UK based Alternative/Rock trio. Their electrifying approach to songwriting, combined with their unique live performance makes them an exciting new prospect for any music lover on the lookout for their new ‘favourite band’. After all, in music, just like in life, it’s important to discover new things and keep pushing forward and not keep living in the past because those days are dead.
Katalina Kicks was formed in 2010 in Shepherds Bush, West London. Fronted by Ian George, who belts out vocals while hammering his Jag; wild man and hard hitting drum maniac Jase Wilkinson provides a unique blend of Moon and Bonhamesque heavy-hitting stick-work, madness and power, alongside bass man Conor Cotterill, who brings finesse, swagger and a thunderous low-end punch to the proceedings.
The self-funded trio are the epitome of the DIY model. With a heyday pointing back to proper British 70s punk, fusing it with garage rock and grunge.
SPONSORED BY Fireball UK WHISKY
Late bar till 1am
Pls bring ID to avoid disappointment.
April 13, 2018 – April 14, 2018
The Fighting Cocks Bar & Live Music Venue and Bangers Embrace Presents:
A Friday 13th Special. A day of terrible happenings and misfortune… and its about to get even worse.
We laden unto you the first headline show from The Foamers in Satan knows how many years… Prepare for the worst.
Supports from Canterburys inner dwellers the Spoilers, hopefully treating our ears to songs from their recently recorded LP due for release soon.
The Pisdicables return with their jam packed ska punk party anthems that’ll sure get your knees up and elbows flying.
And lastly opening the evening we’d like to introduce Capone all the way from Norwich. These skate punk rockers have decided to leave the comfort of their town to show us how its done. They be rad!
April 13, 2018 – April 14, 2018
GARAGELAND 85 ~ 70′s PUNK ROCK + GARAGEPUNK + ROCK’N'ROLL CLUB ~ FREE ENTRY but DONATIONS REQUESTED!!
FRIDAY the 13th of APRIL 2018
The Lock Tavern
35 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AJ London, United Kingdom
The Blue Carpet Band, Faz Waltz, Moron’s Morons
Please come early – the first band starts at 8:30pm sharp and live music finishes at 10:45pm!! Then DJs spinning ’77+ punk rock, snarling ’60s garage and raw rock ‘n’ roll til 1:00!!
(donations will be greatly appreciated & are needed – we’ll pass a donation box!!)
The Blue Carpet Band
Blue Carpet are a powerhouse five-piece garage/ dirty rock’n'roll band based in North London. Like classic blues-rock proponents such as The Yardbirds and early Rolling Stones mixing it up with New York punk and late 60′s protopunk. Think big riffs, 12-bar boogie and unstoppable energy.
“And then we walked back over to the smaller stage, but still in the same hall to watch the most hip and happening band on the current scene. The Blue Carpet Band, it was half 3 in the afternoon, the band had arrived from London in an assortment of motors with lead singer Djamel suffering from some kind of antipodean fever (or a cold). And no word of a lie guvnor, they blew the bloody doors off. A mid afternoon set that got folk dancing, and yet again there were other musicians gathering around to have a listen and a look. Their garage punk roared off of the grid and didn’t stop until everyone had stopped and took notice. The festival was well underway, couldn’t wish for a better start. I was very happy indeed.”
-The Punkmonger March 2017
“Down and Dirty sweat encrusted songs”
-9/10 Louder Than War
“Such a great night last night in Hersham all the bands giving it 100% but if i had to make a call of band of the night it would be this lot The Blue Carpet Band… a hypnotic mix of sleazy Stooges/Dead Boys rawk n roll , rockabilly Elvis married to a a garage punk hooker, just brilliant, recently signed up by a record company this last week they fully deserve it, watching the punters last night. even the ones previously static could not help but swing their hips. Djamel Abina .. the frontman, fantastic charisma, he’s got the moves, but best of all no fear .. he will jump off the stage and land on your back .. but you wont mind .. ‘cos you’re in the groove bro … 10 /10, seriously go see em”
-Andy Luckett, Original UK Punk Family 07/05/17
“Blue Carpet Band: what can I say? BLOWN AWAY! Djamel Abina is the best frontman I have seen since Lydon as Johnny Rotten: mesmerising and a future star backed up by a phenomenal band.”
“Only saying what everyone else was saying. There are no limits to what your band can achieve. I have seen a lot of legendary bands in the past 48 years, some on their first or second gig but very few impressed me as much as the Blue Carpet Band did last night.”
-Marco Gloder, Flicknife Records 21/10/17
Someone said that rock n’roll is dead. That someone has not paid close attention to what is going on lately in the underground, especially in Italy.
After four albums and hundreds of shows all around Europe,
Faz Waltz have already set the bar so high that is impossible not to put them among the best european bands of the last decade.
They breath and swear Glam Rock, the kind that used to be very much appreciated in the seventies in the worst pubs all around England.
T.Rex, Slade, David Bowie and Gary Glitter were the soundtrack for fight and romance.
Looks like some bands have re-discovered that sound, lately, and there’s some kind of revival of the genre going on, what is different with Faz Waltz is that their love affair with glam and proto punk started a long time ago and the testimony is their first Ep that came out in 2008.
But it doesn’t stop there.
Faz La Rocca’s song writing is also influenced by seventies rock n’roll legends (like Bon Scott era’s AC/DC), The Beatles and Cheap Trick.
Their riffs and melodies are solid and they’ll hook you up right from the start with their catchy songs but you’ll also be blown away by their live set where they’ll show you the real nature of this wild rock n’roll animal that is Faz Waltz.
Faz La Rocca: Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Diego Angelini: Bass
Marco Galimberti: Drums
Moron’s Morons is a quartet of Eastern European nimrods making punk music as it’s supposed to sound – raw, snotty and unpolished.
Having taken influence from the early punk scene and various bands of the ’90s garage punk revival, the band delivers a ferocious type of rock’n'roll that could have only been made east of the Iron Curtain.
Make no mistakes Moron’s Morons are NOT pleasant for the faint-hearted. They’re ugly and weird and their music is frantic. They’ll provide you with the same kind of kicks and thrills that are unleashed by both exploitation films and porno mags.
April 6, 2018 – April 7, 2018
The Fighting Cocks finally presents unto you an evening of duos, couples and twosomes, if you will.
It seems less is more these days and we’re going to let these three bands prove it.
We excitedly welcome back SKiNNY MiLK from Brighton. These two fuzzy psychonauts have played for us on various occasions including last years NYE party. Since then they have played and blasted every watering hole and venue in the UK, including being the backing band for Castle Face Records’ Male Gaze on their UK and Euro tour last month. Be sure to have your ear plugs in deep and your mouth guards in. You’ve been warned.
Support comes from Kingstons finest, Model Citizens. Beating you down with desert rock vibes, uncompromising charm and good looks.
And doubly excited to introduce Southends partners in crime, Suspects. We don’t know how these two have managed to stay under the radar for so long… But we’re glad they finally surfaced. Get down early to witness their shear power of punk and grunge rock.