Penetration head out on UK mini-tour in April 2016

The North-Easts finest, original, Class of 1977 punk band Penetration head out on a rare tour of the UK following the success of their Resolution album released last year.

No record company backing, self-managed and financed, Penetration are truly independent of the Music Biz bull and pressures which caused them to split-up prematurely. This means of course that they haven’t slogged round the gig circuit endlessly. Consequently their gigs are celebratory, magnificent affairs with the band sounding fresh and life-affirming. ( Yes, I’m biased, putting the fanatical into ‘fan’…)

Due to logistics John Maher will not be on this tour of duty but his replacement has been put through a thorough training programme to get him up to standard ( So no pressure fella!)

There is talk in the Penetration camp of ‘new, new material’ following Resolution, and this time not a gap of 30 years or more between releases.

And here is a great show from Gary Crowley on Soho Radio during which he interviews Pauline Murray in some depth about Penetrations history – plus a load of great tunes from their contemporaries Subway Sect, the Saints, Banshees and X-Ray Spex.

The dates are

31st March    Liverpool -the Magnet  –tickets here    ( 31st NOT the 28th. Cock-Up on the poster above)

1 st April    Bristol  Bierkellar   -tickets here

2nd April   Cardiff  Club Ifor Bach  –tickets here

9th April    Newcastle the cluny  -tickets here

23rd April   Glasgow  Broadcast –tickets here

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Ged Babey is 56. from Southampton, has written since 1985 for Sound Info, Due South, various fanzines and websites, contributed to Record Collector magazine and was sole author of 'Punk Throwback' fanzine -the name of which was taken from an insult hurled at him by the singer with a young band he managed for a while. Ged believes that all good music and art has a connection with punk rock.


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