Well what do you know, those wonderful people at the Con Club in Lewes have only gone and secured a booking from one of the original punk bands – Slaughter & The Dogs, who will be appearing on 12th August 2018.
This will truly be quite an evening to remember for yours truly as I have as yet never managed to see these boys live before. They were one of the few that somehow got away. I suspect that the great and the good of the Sussex punk world will be in attendance for this rare event.
Slaughter & The Dogs exploded on to the British music scene in 1976 at the now legendary Manchester Free Trade Hall gig with the Sex Pistols, an event which was to change musical history forever.
They were the first band in Manchester to release an independent single “Cranked Up Really High” in 1977. Q Magazine voted this landmark release as one of the Top 50 Punk Singles Of All Time.
Slaughter & The Dogs’ debut album “Do It Dog Style” is now hailed as a classic, especially the album opener “Where Have All The Boot Boys Gone”. One of the founding forefathers of the British punk rock movement, Slaughter & The Dogs remain to this day a force to be reckoned with. Their live shows are legendary and incendiary and so they continue to tour and headline major festivals around the world.
They are true punk rock legends. The band’s influences can be felt near and far, from local Manchester boys – The Stone Roses to Johnny Marr and Oasis to name but three – to the American supergroup Green Day.
Slaughter & The Dogs have signed a worldwide deal with Los Angeles based Cleopatra Records and their terrific latest 12-track album is entitled “Vicious”. It is out now across the world on vinyl (including a limited edition white platter), CD and all digital formats and features founding members, guitarist Mick Rossi and vocalist Wayne Barrett. “Vicious” includes 11 blistering new songs plus a killer version of the T Rex classic “Get It On (Bang A Gong)”.
So I would recommend grabbing your tickets for their Lewes concert as soon as possible – before they all sell out – by clicking here.
For more info on the band click here.