The Crunch announce UK live debut…The Garage, London 5th June 2013

In mid-April we announced the formation of The Crunch (LTW News) – potent mix of Clash, Sham 69, Cockney Rejects, & Diamond Dogs members. The reaction was instant, with the site sufferring a brief wobble as people re-posted the news across Facebook, Twitter etc

The Crunch have now announced their UK live debut with an intimate, one-off show at London’s Relentless Garage on June 5th 2013

Sulo – vocals Mick Geggus – guitar Dave Tregunna – bass Terry Chimes – drums

This one-off date will be the only chance to catch the band in action on these shores before they embark on a full tour in October.

Formed late last year, The Crunch combines the talents of four renowned rock and punk players. Fronting the operation is Sulo Karlsson, the honey-n-gravel voice of Swedish blues-rockers Diamond Dogs. On bass is punk rock prime mover, noted for his part in Sham 69 and Lords of the New Church, Dave Tregunna, and on guitar Mick Geggus – whose crucial role in creating the Oi sound with the Cockney Rejects was recently documented in acclaimed biopic ‘East End Babylon’. Completing the quartet is original Clash drummer Terry Chimes, whose equally notable later work includes stints with Black Sabbath and Hanoi Rocks.

The Crunch’s past credits are undeniably impressive, but even more inspiring is the music this iconic foursome have been creating since joining forces. Debut 7” ‘Down By The Border’ will offer a first taste of their power-pop-with-punk-bite when it is released on June 3rd via Legal Records, and the group stress this is only the beginning. Neither a supergroup or a side-project, The Crunch is a fully committed band and issues its first album in October, when a UK tour is planned to support the release.

Weds 5th June – London, Upstairs at The Garage
Doors 7pm. Tickets £15 adv

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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