Local band support top punk group


One of Ireland’s most prominent punk bands will be coming to Ashington as part of a select UK tour, where they will be joined by a local band.

Hooligan, from Dublin, will be playing Bubbles on Sunday, July, and singer Dave Linehan is looking forward to reuniting with some local friends and contacts.

Last year, the band recorded their latest album, Criminal Damage at Newcastle’s Trinity Heights studio, assisted by South Tyneside punks, Decca Wade and Mond Cowie, formerly of the Angelic Upstarts and Sunderland’s Tony Van Frater from The Cockney Rejects. It is hoped that the musicians will be in the audience to support the band.

Dave said: “I love the north east, it is a hotbed of punk and has sprouted many good bands such as Penetration and of course The Angelic Upstarts.

“We are playing in Scotland and the Ashington gig is our only English one for a while.”

Support for the evening is provided by Ashington power punk trio, Logoz who have just released their first iTunes single Hello Lonely.

Singer Peesh was delighted to be able to support the band.

“This is a big gig for us and we hope all of our fans will come out to show Hooligan a real Northumbrian welcome,” he said.

Making their debut live gig that night, is Gateshead’s The Band for Disease Prevention and Control, who have recently been aired on Ton Robinson’s BBC6 music show.

Tickets are £3 in advance using Paypal keith@highlights-public-relations or on the door on the night.