Category: Artists

  • Public Image Ltd – We Only Wanted to be Dub

    Public Image Ltd PIL Featured

    Early 1978, the Sex Pistols were over as far as Johnny Rotten was concerned. The punk scene had become a ridiculous circus in the eyes of many, the music and uniform had become standardised, and Johnny remained scarred from his confrontational dealings with the media, the public and even his own band. The whole experience had left it's bitter taste and it was time to spit it back...

  • ESG – Move to the Dance Punk Funk Sound

    ESG band featured

    Are ESG a Post-Punk or New Wave band? I hesitate to categorise them as such, simply because they slot equally well into other genres. Their background (New York's South Bronx) is far from typical, and the only musical influence that is constantly cited by the band is James Brown's early funk efforts. However, the band found themselves playing at punk/post-punk venues just as many of the artists were throwing off their Punk shackles and exploring more diverse styles....

  • Carambolage – Girl Band Shows the Joy of NDW

    Carambolage band

    Carambolage's story is tied closely with Berlin blues-rock band Ton Steine Scherben. Elfie-Esther Steitz (sister of guitarist and co-founder RPS Lanrue), Britta Neander and Angie Olbrich all played and performed with the band at some point after the band's 1975 withdrawal to a remote farm in Fresenhagen, North Germany. During their time there the girls wanted to do their own thing and formed Carambolage in 1979....

  • Essential Logic – Sax Punk Music is a Better Noise

    Essential Logic

    Aged fifteen Lora answered an advert in Melody Maker ‘YOUNG PUNX WHO WANT TO STICK IT TOGETHER’ which resulted in her auditioning for Poly Styrene's band X-Ray Spex. She hit it off with Poly straight away and six rehearsals later they were playing live at The Roxy in Covent Garden.