Darlington punk rock lovers are in for a treat this month as The Railway Tavern in Darlington is set to host to an array of punk rock pioneers on Friday 16th February.
Sheffield band, The Fuckwits, will be taking to the stage alongside Teesside’s own Snide Remarks and The Amazing Spacefrogs for an energetic evening filled with raw riffs and blistering beats.
Punk-reggae four-piece, The Fuckwits, formed in the steel city of Sheffield back in 2005. Their aim? To recreate the authentic flavour of the influential punk bands of the late 70s. Their success was imminent, as the release of their EPs, ‘Aural Graffiti’ and ‘Wish You Were Here?’ were closely followed by a string of countrywide gigs throughout 2005 and 2006. The next few years saw the band writing and recording mounds of new material, leading to the release of their debut album in 2010.
The Fuckwits have since signed a record deal with Headcheck Records, leading to the release of their second critically acclaimed album, ‘Ideology’. Now, 13 years down the line, they show no sign of slowing down. Drawing influence from such greats as The Clash and The Specials, the band has taken to the stage alongside the likes of Stiff Little Fingers, The Buzzcocks and The Damned, to name a few.
The task of warming the stage will fall to Teesside bands Snide Remarks and The Amazing Spacefrogs who are both seminal acts in the North East punk movement. Between them, the pair have played hundreds of gigs throughout the UK alongside iconic bands, with their music firmly remaining in the hearts of many. Gig revellers are warned to prepare for decibels and lots of them.
The event will take place on Friday 16th February at Darlington’s Railway Tavern and it’s free entry.