The Drones + Guests

New Cross Inn are pleased to bring you The Drones, the legendary Manchester punk band.

Doors 4pm
£7 ADV / £10 OTD

The Drones

The Drones started out in the Manchester area in 1974 as a Glam Rock outfit called Rockslide, releasing a lone single 'Jump Bump Boogaloo' / 'Roller Coaster' in October 1975, before reinvented themselves as a punk rock band the following year.
The Drones then relocated to London and became one of the pioneering punk bands that performed in the first few months of the now-legendary Roxy Club. They supported The Vibrators in January 1977, headlined in February, and supported X-Ray Spex and Chelsea in March. Later that year they supported The Stranglers on a full UK tour, and appeared on two influential early punk compilation albums 'Streets' and 'Short Circuit: Live at the Electric Circus'.
Their debut EP, 'Temptations Of A White Collar Worker' (1977), was described by one reviewer as "classic dole-queue punk." In October 1977, their second single, 'Just Wanna Be Myself' / 'Bone Idol', was released, and on 6th December they recorded a session at Maida Vale 4 studio for John Peel.
Later that month, they released their debut album on Valer Records, 'Further Temptations', produced by Simon Humphrey, and now regarded by many as a punk classic.

https://www.facebook.com/thedronesuk
http://www.thedrones.co.uk
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+drones+punk+band

With Support From:

Freedom Faction
Old-school punk from Cambridge .They first formed in 1986, playing all over the UK and building up a strong following over the next 3.5 years. After some time out and working on various other projects, Freedom Faction was reformed 15 years later and are still going strong.
https://www.facebook.com/freedomfactionpunk
https://www.reverbnation.com/freedomfaction
The Bleach Boys
Punks best kept secret. In their time, they have produced some of the most collectable punk records and to top it all, are still going.
https://www.facebook.com/The-Bleach-Boys-201051713292494
http://www.thebleachboys.co.uk

Benefit State
Salford/Manchester Punk band playing own old school punk, with a slight heavy influence.
https://www.facebook.com/BenefitState
https://youtu.be/wx7FkgCoxGs

Terminal Heads
Good ol' time punk band from Kent who are still none the wiser!
https://www.facebook.com/Terminal-Heads-510348222324571
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS06HzhAj0aWI9ZSVESEb-A

The Anoraks
An east London punk band formed in the summer of 1996 and have trodden the boards with all the big hitters, catch us live in a town near you.
https://www.facebook.com/The-Anoraks-135297016877476
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+anoraks

More acts to be added, email andy@newcrossinn.com with your facebook and music/video links if you wish to be considered.
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