If you missed the previous news, we have a brand new EP available to preorder from www.uksubs.com now!! 'Screaming Senile', 5 tracks of pure punk rock bliss on a 12-inch red and black splattered vinyl. This is the first ever completely independent UK Subs release in the history of the band, we're releasing it on our very own brand new record label Subversive UK, which we hope to expand upon in the future. So we could really do with your support.
We'll be kicking off the release in style with another special event to be held at the Queens Hall, Nuneaton on Wednesday 21st November. Anyone who's been to one of our launch parties will know that this is not a regular UK Subs show and for us it's the most challenging yet thrilling night of the year with us performing a completely different set. Last time we played a song from each and every album and a set of Subs classics, the time before it was 3 special sets, and we're really excited for what's in store this time around. Tickets also available from our website at www.uksubs.com
Big thanks to the lovely Beka Pritchards at Crowconut.com for the artwork, we love it!!
HELSINKI! We’re on our way to you! Last night was a blast in #Stockholm for the #stockholmpunkweekend. We’re looking forward to another kick arse time tonight. See you there! #nosturi #helsinki #finland #uksubs #punk ... See MoreSee Less
HOWDIE DOODIE CHUCKLES - I SUPPOSE I GOT AN ADMISSION TO MAKE - IT WAS AT THE BOAT CLUB CIRCA 82/83 THAT IT WAS MYSELF MR WARHEAD THAT TOOK HOLD OF THE MIC STAND AND SHOOK IT BACK AND FORTH QUITE VIOLENTLY A COUPLE OF TIMES - I WASNT GOBBING ON YOU AND SEEM TO REVALLTHE WINCEMENT OF MISERY MADE FOR YOU BY BEING SHOWEREDIN SUCH A WAY - YOUR CRINGE WAS ONE TO BEHOLD - YEAH I DIDNT GOB ON YA BUT DID YOU GET A THICK LIP - MAYBE ONE DAY YOULL LET ON ABOUT IT - ITS BEEN QUITE A WHILE SINCE I LAST PENNED YOU BUT I MIGHT AS WELL LET YOU KNOW HERE AND NOW IM NOW BEST KNOWN AS ""NAIL BANGER"" - MAYBE YOURE SURPRISED IM STILL AROUND AND I MUST SAY MANY ATTEMPTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO EXTINGUISH ME LIKE A BOX OF NEFOPAM [ NON ADDICTIVE PAIN MED ] HAD BEEN COUNTERFIETED OR WHAT HAVE YOU AND ONE DOSE SENT MY BODY INTO ""LIMBLOCK"" - IT WAS PRETTY DIRE ALTHO NOT AS GRIM GOING AS WHEN BATTERY ACID WAS PUT IN MY CUP OF TEA AT SOME GUYS HOUSE ""MUSHY THEY CALLED HIM"" A FUCKING PIMPTOO HE WAS - WELL I FELT MORE THAN ILL THAT NIGHT AND SOME LOCAL WHO STAYED OVER THAT NIGHT AT MUSHYS GOT UP AS IF HE WAS SLEEP WALKING AND TRAMPLED ALL OVER ME THE ARSEHOLE - ""LIMBLOCK"" WASNT HALF AS HARD GOING AS BATTERY ACID - MUSHY WAS A BLACK SABBATH FAN ALTHO IONLY MENTIONED MY INVOLVMENT WITH THE SWINDLE AND PURPOSEFULLY NEGLECTED TO LET ON THAT I WAS AND AM ""IRONMAN"" - ITS BEEN REALLY HEAVY GOING IN THE LAST YEAR WITH MEGA DRUG UPS INTHE PUBLIC DOMAIN BY THE LOCAL WHACKO WARD QUACKS - THEY TAKE CRACK TO COME BY QUANTUM ABILITIES LIKE MOVING IN COMPRESSED TIME AND CLOAKING THEMSELVES AS IN RENDERING THEMSELVES INVISIBLE - CLOAKING IS ACCOMPLISHED BY STARING BLANKLY UNTILFOCUS IS LOST AND A BLUR COMES ABOUT AND THEN WHEN A DARK SHADOWY PATCH APPEARS IN THE CENTER OF THE BLUR THEN YOURE INVISIBLE PROVIDING YOU DONT LOOK AT YOURSELF - THE QUACKS AND THEIR ACCOMPLISSES ARE VILE VERMINOUS VOMIT AND REQUIRE CORRECTION- POSSIBLY RAIDING A WHACKOCOMPLEXCARPARK AND SINKING BOXCUTTERS INTO TREAD IS A BOUNTIFUL MISSION - WHAT WITH MYSELF BEING IN THE DEPTHS OF WHAT IS CALLED "HELL ON EARTH" I POPOUT AND LAY MY HANDS ONFLASHY CARS TO MAKE FOR MOOD PLUMMETING MOMENTS DURING COMMUTES OR THE LIKE - AND COZ ITS ME THATS DONE THE DEED AND MADE FOR A "HELLCAR" THERES NO REVERSING IT - ANYWAY IM STILL UP AND AT EM AND IM CERTAIN YOU MUST BE A BELIEVER BY NOW - WHERE ARE THESE FUCKING TROOPS OF TOMORROW AND HAVENT WE FUCKING GOT THERE YET ? - AND WHAT WITH YOUR THICK LIP IN MIND I GOTTA SAY IVE BEEN COMMENTING ON THE PAGE OF GRANDMASTER FLASH AND ADVISING AS TO HOW TO GET BY BEST - I WROTE TO THAT CUNT BECKHAM TOO AND QUIZED HIM AS TO IF HE HAD A ""BALLBAG NAMED BELSEN"" WHAT WITH PLAUSIBLE EXTREME FUMIGATIONS DOWN TO HIM COATING HIMSELF IN HIS NEW PERFUME CALLED RESPECT - WHOD WANNA KNOW SUCH AN ARSEHOLE - ...
TAKE IT EASY IF YOU CAN -
NAIL BANGER [ THE FLAME FAIRY ]
PUTTIN" CUNTS IN COFFINS IS WHAT IM ON WITH - PUTTIN POSIES IN KINGSIZE COFFINS IS COOLTOO IMSURE ALTHO I HAVENT GOT THAT FAR YET -.....
Depeche mode, toots and the Maytels, inspiral carpets, royksopp, 2many dj's, wailers, macca B, the Specials, Justin Robertson, but tbh, you always sort it out, so what do I know?!
Folk the system, Levellers, 3 daft monkeys, hobo Jones and the junk yard dogs, ferocious dog, new model army, Tim Minchin, dokovi kolective, stiff little fingers, wonder stuff, Newton Faulkner, doozer mcDooze, gaz Brookfield, barsteward sons of Val doonican, fox and the pirate, Brian stone, meds atomic dustbin, sisters of mercy, placebo, green day,
Pretenders, Garbage, Louise Distras, Skinny Lister, Idles again, Muncie Girls (young band), John Otway, Attila and Barnstormer, the Cure (in my dreams), International Teachers of Pop, Human League, Halestorm (rock).
Neds Atomic Dustibin (I couldn't come the year they played) and Sultans of Ping FC. Basically if I only saw them all weekend I'd be happy.
It simply has to be the The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican - so many missed out this year as the Woodland was full up.
They really deserve a repeat or even better..... a main stage slot.
You know it makes sense 🙂
Something brilliant and new. It’s discovering new stuff at festivals for me. Rolling out big overblown names is the death knell of festivals where the crowd changes and the feeling goes. Keep it fresh!
Echo and the Bunnymen, Stranglers, The Skids, Gary Numan, Wildhearts, Frank Turner, Urban Voodoo Machine (please can they play every year 😉) thanx
Please please please no psytrance. It's the Midlands, we play funky deep house. And The Beatles, as zombies.
Half Man Half Biscuit, The Wildhearts, Black Thorn, a few people have said Duran Duran and I agree they would be interesting.
Chas & Dave, Terrorvision
Burning spear / steel pulse or another big roots reggae headliner for the pallet. Leftfield & more dub & drum and bass in magical sounds (the mad hatterz takeover has been great last couple of years)! Malabi tropical (fantastic Israeli band please check them) and The Hatstand Collective (brilliant original psychedelic funky rootsy blow ya socks of fusion of wonderful people and musicians, please check them out) for the Maui Waui stage, would go down a storm ❤
Leftfield, Orbital, Faithless, Afro Celt Soundsystem, The Waterboys, The The, Johnny Marr, Julian Cope, and of course the Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican (can these be an annual fixture now guys?)
Pizzatramp, counting coins, popes of chillitown , wonk unit, Matilda scoundrels, inner terrestrials, faintest idea , captain hotknives, random hand
Would love to see Terrorvision, The Trees, Bon Jovi need to come over, Ferocious Dog, Sari Schorr, Sound of the Sirens, the list goes on but most definitely my new favourite Datura Roots Collective!!!!
Vintage trouble, reverend and the makers, bar steward sons of Val Doonican, Sweetchunks band, Funke and the two tone baby, levellers would be brilliant. Wi have a good time whatever the line up though
Those DJ's in the woodlands on the Thursday before Jon McClure were fantastic. Place was bouncing!!!! So, Greg Wilson, Joey Negro, Kenny Dope, Norman Jay, Crazy P, Horse Meat Disco for more of this feel good genre please 🙂
Without sounding rude I pay for my tickets to get surprised by your amazing band choices. My favourite festival of the year because you choose bands I wouldn’t so I’m leaving it to the experts
Bands for the main arena stages and Convoy Caberet (acts for Magical Sounds & spoken word tents to follow):
Toots and the Maytals
Hawkwind - on the Pallet Stage Sat night!
Nik Turner - in Convoy Caberet Friday night!
Billy In The Lowground on the Woodland stage, Sunday afternoon please
First Aid Kit
Underworld...with Iggy Pop if possible please!
Wilko Johnson with special guest Roger Daltrey
The Wonder Stuff
Public Service Broadcasting (tbc, need to listen to their latest album)
Plus, if possible...
Late night chill out area(s) playing ambient and/or dub reggae sounds in one or two of the new spoken word/theatre tents, thanx!
Rev peytons big damn band, wonk unit, samantics, unknown era, L7 (I can dream right?!), mr tea and the minions, the barsteward sons of val doonican (because it wouldn't be bearded without them), doozer mcdooze, skinny lister, yur mum
The Pixies, Violent Femmes, Echo and the Bunnymen.....oh and Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican.....whoever you get will be good. Never had a bad line up. Always something for everyone and someone new to discover. Keep up the good work.
Sisters of mercy, adam ant, pop will eat itself, emf, wish hounds, Noel Gallagher, my bloody Valentine, johnny marr, hyperjax, shed seven, thousand yard stare, house of love
I think you pretty much get it spot on every year. Something for everyone's tastes.
A tad more rock would do nicely though.
Dirty vertebrae, ferocious dog, holy moly & the crackers, gaz Brookfield, mighty mighty bosstones, skunk anansie, bar steward sons of val doonican, bloodshake chorus, wille & the bandits.
Left two out:
Don Letts DJ set Thursday night to get the ball rolling...
The Whip - their set Thursday night on the Pallet Stage at this year's festival was cut short owing to the traffic problems (IIRC their drummer got onsite late) and only fair they get another crack!
Gong, Steve Hillage, System 7, Levellers, Pulled apart by horses, sounds of the sirens, red hot chilli peppers, UGLY KID JOE that's all for now 😎
Warpaint are awesome ! Alt-j are a great sounding band at festivals.... Crazy P.... Baloji were good at Bluedot festival.... there’s loads !