Saturday 30 July 2022

Ed Banger and the Nosebleeds - Can't Stand The News


  A lot's changed since the birth of the UK punk scene but some things remain the same. The UK is facing economic strife, the daily news headlines are grim and bands like Ed Banger and the Nosebleeds ( are still rocking and rolling. 

  You'll probably remember Ed Banger and the Nosebleeds. They've been around since those very early days, they formed in Wythenshawe (Manchester) in 1976 as Wild Ram, they changed their name the following year and have at one time or another featured in their ranks both Morrissey and Billy Duffy. As with most of the original punk bands, they had some success (their most famous song being Ain't Been To No Music School, split up and then years down the line started up again. 

  Singer/songwriter Ed reformed the band in 2013. Nowadays Ed's called Edwina and is identifying as a trans woman. Also in the band this time around is original Slaughter & The Dogs drummer Brian Grantham. They're more prolific these days then ever before with a number of gigs (make sure you catch Ed & Brian doing the acoustic stage at this year's Rebellion Festival in Blackpool as Ed Banger and the Nosebleeds) and highly rated albums, the latest being titled Revolution X.

    Available from the X Records stand at Rebellion and from the album boasts 14 prime cuts of top notch punk n roll. I played one of the songs, Bite Back Rock n Roll, on a recent Just Some Punk Songs show and it went down a storm. I suspect the rest of the album will prove equally as popular. 

  Here's a video for a topical track about how depressing our daily media intake is. It's called Can't Stand The News...

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