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Abrasive Wheels / Rats from a Sinking Ship / Xtract

Friday, 30 September 2016 - 8:00pm

 

Another great show celebrating 40 Years of Punk! 

 

ABRASIVE WHEELS
 
ABRASIVE WHEELS formed in 1976 and initially consisted of Phil "Shonna" Rzonca on vocals, Dave Ryan on guitar, Daves cousin Robert Welch on bass guitar, and Phils brother Adam Rzonca on drums. 
 
 
The name Abrasive Wheels was inspired by Shonna's engineering apprenticeship, where signs stating "Danger! Abrasive Wheels!" were regularly seen. 
 
They made their first public appearance at a friend's party in 1977, which was followed by a Rock Against Racism gig at Leeds Polytechnic. Shonna formed a new version of the band in 2002
 
 
Specialising in the sort of massive rowdy choruses that could put an ear-to-ear smile on the face of a dead man, their fire burnt brightly for just a relatively short time (1980/84), first on Riot City Records, then Clay (home to GBH and Discharge) but the shadow it cast, the colourful musical legacy they bestowed on the punk scene, were both important and influential to many a band that came after. 
 
 
The band reformed in 2003 and has been playing shows across the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA ever since, with LP ‘Skum’ released in 2011 to rave reviews from the punk and (real) alternative press. Catch them here for the first time, revitalised, re-energised, and in your face! 
 

RATS FROM A SINKING SHIP 

 
Rapper Lusty's savvy, often mercilessly funny lyrics make wise observations of bullshit in the news, coupled with Jamie's chainsaw riffs makes a gripping, searing-hot metal/punk crossover sound that incites the ensuing rebellion that must follow in order to reclaim the world as that of one belonging to individuals and not that of corporations, governments, cult religions, mass ideologies or thinking! Add Tom's dirty bomb basslines, thunderous drum beats, and Rats From a Sinking Ship present shit kickin' punk rap..
 
XTRACT 
Bolton’s favourite punk sons (and daughter) rip it up in Preston for the first time! 
 
ABRASIVE WHEELS, RATS FROM A SINKING SHIP & XTRACT come to Preston on Friday 30th September. Doors at 8pm. 
 
Tickets are £8 advance / £10 on the door, from SEE Tickets, WeGotTickets & Skiddle
 
In person from The Continental (01772 499 425) & Action Records (01772 884 772) 
 
 
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