North West Calling
North West Calling at The Ritz, Manchester
North West Calling returns to The Ritz in Manchester on Saturday the 16th of May 2015 after the hugely successful first year, which saw The Damned, Crashed Out, 4Ft Fingers and Goldblade play amongst a number of other great acts for a day and night of only the best punk music. This time round there will be reappearances from the favourite acts of last year as well as a selection of new performers.
Headlining the event will be The Exploited, the Scottish punk band hailing from Edinburgh who formed in 1978. The Exploited have released 8 studio albums and are currently working on a new one to be released later in 2014. Bridging between a hardcore and a metal style of punk rock they have been inspired by the likes of The Sex Pistols and The Damned to create an aggressive and speedy sound.
Returning for another show in 2015 is Angelic Upstairs, whose debut single ‘The Murder Of Liddle Towers’ has been dubbed one of the best punk singles of all time. Forming in South Shields the band have a strong anti fascist philosophy, which can been heard in their politically influenced music. UK Subs and GBH are also returning for their second year at North West Calling, the first of which are helmed as one of the first punk bands in the genres first wave of artists. GBH are a street punk group who pioneered the style and have influenced many modern punk musicians. Also joining the North West Calling line up are Chelsea, Control, Ed Bnager & The Nosebleeds, Middle Finger Salute and Super Fast Girlie Show, completing a great line up for this date at The Ritz on Saturday the 16th May 2015.
Sham 69 (Pursey,Parsons,Treganna)
Dirt Box Disco