Dictionary Pudding and ‘These People Are Squares’ present a night of IN YER FACE punk rock
Benedict Roger Wallers (a.k.a. The Rebel) (born 15 September 1971, St Albans, Hertfordshire) is the frontman, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for the band Country Teasers. His lyrics often deal with taboo subjects such as racism, sexism and xenophobia from first-person standpoints. Wallers has been releasing music under various guises since 1995. He is best known for being part of the group Country Teasers, formed in Scotland in the mid 1990s. Wallers is generally regarded to be Scottish, but various places of birth have been put forward, including Saville Row, London and St Albans, Hertfordshire (according to his autobiography). Wallers’ wife Sophie Politowicz plays drums on his latest project, The Devil.
As well as Country Teasers, Wallers records under the moniker The Rebel. Most of the recordings, which are largely abridged musical interpretations of arcane and proper historical text, have not seen official release (several for the reason that they are “not masterpieces”). Before 1998 The Rebel was not known as The Walrus, but was named Walrus after the Wallers family name. The name ‘The Rebel’ is a reference and homage to the film starring Tony Hancock. Ben Wallers represents himself by a symbol called a Spakenkreuz, which is a Swastika (Hakenkreuz) with a broken (or ‘spastic’) arm, bent backwards to cross over the previous arm in the circularity of the swastika. As far as he is aware, he invented this symbol.
RAVIOLI ME AWAY
RMA are a dangerously ambitious and delusional all-girl jazzy post-pop-punk, hip-funk outfit with a stylistic theme spanning all past, present and future human cultures and subcultures.
new punk outfit from brighton. think mott the hoople meets dog faced hermans with a punch of stretchheads in the lavs when you nip out for a pish.
“The first band on the bill were The Glugg. The first thing that struck the crowd was their outfits. They were mostly naked, save for jeans/shorts, and wrapped up in toilet rolls like ancient mummies. The second thing that struck us was their sound. It was a demented version of shronk, that leaned heavily towards doom/drone. Their use of saxophone and trumpet, along with keyboards, loops, blips and the standard rock guitar, bass, drums and vocals was at times mesmerising, and at others an awful din. They sounded like the Butthole Surfers covering Captain Beefheart or Sun Ra, while David Bowie, during his Glam period, produced them. At no time during their half hour set did they acknowledge the crowd or give any indication about the names/themes of the tracks. On the last track the bassist picked up the guitar, the guitarist moved to drums and the drummer switched to bass and vocals. While he sang/shouted/wailed his way through the song, he was wearing a cloak that made him looking the Ghost of Christmas future. Then as abruptly as they started, they stopped.”
Members of Woolf, COP and Los Cripis
DJ sounds from UPSET THE RHYTHM
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