Resolution, a ten-day festival of all things punk, is returning yet again to it’s spiritual home, the 100 Club, for the 6th year running in January 2020. Resolution Festival celebrates the bands and musicians who kick started the punk movement and those who continue to breathe new life into it today.
The Anti Nowhere League set out on the road in 1980 to prove they could be the worst band on Gods earth loud, violent, obnoxious yobbos with one mission… to get banned from every TV show, radio station and newspapers as possible just for a laugh……they were hated by the general public as well as ‘real’ musicians who thought they were a disgrace to the music business (and of course the fact they were pulling more people in their live shows than they were)…..with numerous encounters with the authorities they have continued to play and release new material away from the public eye….In this day and age it does not seem quite as big a deal as it was back then when they stood alone now a few of the ‘real’ bands have taken up the ‘flag’ to be original with attitude…long may independent bands continue keeping the music live and real…..long live the League
Having honed their stunning sound, this masterful quartet have nailed their in-yer-face yet melodic punk rock that will grab you by the throat, slap you on the cheek and give a cheeky grin. With there very infectiously energetic and powerful live show, these heavily tattooed North Eastern lads are the real deal. And with a new releases on the horizon, 2010 is set to be the year of Crashed Out. The amazing journey of Crashed Out dates back to 1995. As 15 and 16 year old kids, they soon went from punk covers to unleashing their declaration of intent with their debut self released album ‘This Is Our Music’ And their aptly titled second album ‘Here Now & Real’ was self released in ’98. With the addition of Decca Wade (ex Angelic Upstarts) on drums, the band developed a fresh sound that combined the urgency of punk rock with the musicianship and full-on force of rock, drawing on influences such as AC/DC, Rancid, Motorhead and The Dickies.
Self-releasing their 2001 third album ‘Back For More’ Crashed Out were rolling on. Touring extensively through the UK and Europe, the boys looked back with their ‘best of’ album ‘Working Class Aggression’ that included tracks from their first three albums as well as unreleased tracks. This was released on Germany’s DSS Records in 2003. The same year they made a video for future live favourite ‘The Jarrow Song’. 2005 was a breakthrough year for Crashed Out, with the critically acclaimed fourth album ‘Pearls Before Swine’ hitting stores through the highly respected Captain Oi! Records. The four-piece toured their raucous anthems all over the UK and Europe in 2006, and even headed over the Atlantic with an extensive US West Coast tour. Impressing American crowds, US label SOS Records released their ‘The One And Only’ album in 2007. Later that year Decca left the band.
After trying out a couple of drummers, Crashed Out solidified their current line-up with the addition of the Mr Johnnie Halling, delivering new energy and enthusiasm as well as solid drumming. With banter-loving founding frontman and Viking Tattoo Studio owner Chris Wright, fellow tattooist, brother and axeman ace Lee Wright and thundering bass powerhouse Geordie Brown, Crashed Out are now an unstoppable and focused punk ‘n’ roll force, proven by their first live album ‘Fast Loose ‘n’ Live’, released in 2008 on their own: ‘I Want It Records’. Having toured and played alongside punk legends such as Rancid, The Adicts, The Undertones, The Misfits, The Damned, The Dead Kennedys, Stiff Little Fingers, The Levellers and many more, the band’s rousing live reputation is ‘hard earned’ and has to be witnessed at one of their many upcoming shows. 2009 saw Crashed Out release a split vinyl single with Spain’s Secret Army, and in Sept 2012 the band release their fifth album Crash & Burn on Germany’s Randale Records. then again on Randale in 2013 Crashed Out and punk legends Angelic Upstarts released a split album called The Dirty Dozen. The band continue to tour the world with their unique brand of punk rock so Raise ya glasses, shout out “cheeeaaaz” and sing along loud and proud, with a punk rock attitude and hard rock sound, Crashed Out putting the Rock in Punkrock!!!!
SWEENEY AND THE FELLAS
‘Sweeney and the Fellas’ are a North London based rock/punk rock band formed in 2018 by 3 family members.. two Brothers, ‘Nathan’ and ‘Marc’ and their Uncle ‘Rodiguns Francisco’.
Heavily influenced by early punk and alternative rock… ‘Sweeney and the Fellas’ was born and the band headed straight into the studio. Shortly after recording a few demo tracks, Gary Tough (of Fastlane fame) joined the group and jumped on the drum kit as well as Calum Hartley (Short Warning) on the 2nd guitar. The band are having a great deal of fun right now and they all love each other. The End.