Tag: University of Warwick

So many gigs

by Ruth

Thanks to everyone who came down to see us play, read our zines and nab our CDs at Zephyr on Friday – it was an utterly brilliant night and we totally enjoyed every minute of it. Parataxis, Old Raskals, Deathsex Bloodbath, We Are A Communist and James from Tempest all deserve praise too for utterly stonking sets. We should do this again soon!

From the (recent) past to (near) future…we‘re now booked for four events in the coming months:

On Tuesday 5th February we’ll be playing in the Copper Rooms for the annual University of Warwick Battle of the Bands. This will be the second year we enter, and once again we’ll be going all-out for our 15-minute performance. Last year we caused a bit of a stir after unexpectedly getting into the semi-final – this year, who knows?

Thursday 21st February: from the University of Warwick to Coventry University – we’re down to play at Love Music Hate Homophobia at Hush nightclub. More details to follow!

Saturday 16th March will see the return of Revolt! A proper line-up announcement for Coventry’s DIY riot grrrl ruckus should follow soon.

…and on Friday 10th May¬†we’ll be returning to London for a gig with National Minimum Rage in Hackney’s Power Lunches!

Full details (and updates, when we have them!) can be found on our live page.

Looking back, looking forward

by Ruth

Snowy:

Thursday’s gig has me looking in the rear view mirror. It was organised by the same people who offered us our debut performance just before Christmas, who were working in a similar capacity.

It’s also roughly a year since I unexpectedly bumped into Kirsty at a rock night in Coventry and she told me to start playing the drums for hers and Ruth’s band.

We’ve come a long way since both of those evenings. Here’s to a similarly long way yet.

Ruth:

I can’t believe it’s been around a year! We’ve come a long way in that time. For one thing, Snowy and I basically had no experience playing our respective instruments! The great thing about punk is that it can give anyone a gateway into music.

The crowd seemed a little bewildered on Thursday but I suppose that’s what comes of playing a postgraduate student event. I saw a few people getting into it though, loosening up, dancing a little, chanting along to “Tory Scum”. That’s what we like to see! Plus we got some great feedback afterwards.

Our next performance will be at the B/ull(s)hit Conference (University of Warwick library, Friday 4th May): a complete mockery of the academic world in which we’re embedded. Then we’ll be playing a “proper gig” at the Exchange in Leamington on 11th May before heading to London at the end of the month.

Thursday’s setlist:
News International
Balls
Intersectionality Song
Debate Club Wanker
Short Songs*
The Facilitation of Lawful Protest
Pasties and Beer
Kirsty’s PhD
Tory Scum
My Body
Rebel Girl**

* Dead Kennedys cover
** Bikini Kill cover

Academic appearance

by Ruth

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