- Gigs / Festivals 2016
1st - 3rd : Surplus (Porthkerry, Wales)
29th - 31st : Something Else Up North (nr Chester)
6th Bristol - St Georges Park- Red Fest (11 A.M - 9PM) Free
11th - 14th : Boomtown Fair (Near Winchester)
16th - 18th : Equinox (Lincoln)
21st : T.B.A
22 : Private Party
9th : Chippenham Punk All Dayer + Rat Bag, 2 Sick Monkeys, Lost Cherrees & more
25th : Falmouth : Wood Lane Social Club + Faintest Idea, Atterkop Bobby Funk, 51st State
26th Plymouth : The Underground + Faintest Idea, Bobby Funk, Ill Gotton Gains
- A New Chapter In Spor
From Peppermint Iguana Fanzine
Its all change on The Sporadics bus, with a line-up change for one of the most vibrant and lively punk bands on the current festival scene, as they said goodbye to their guitarist Andy last weekend.
A statement on the Sporadics Facebook page said; “It is with a heavy heart that we say tonight (in Boscombe with Wonk Unit) is the last show with our Andy on guitar. Due to personal circumstances and a positive change in his life direction he has decided now is time for him to bow out”.
“He has been instrumental (excuse the pun) in creating our sound, our songs and our direction and the super talented little fucker has been noticed by all who watch him play that guitar”.
“Andy, you are well loved by us and all the Radical Sporadicals out there and will be sorely missed. We wish you the very best of luck in all you do both personally and musically mate”.
“Don’t worry though, we shall continue as a band. This will be announced later, but today is Andys day”.
“We hope he may be able to guest with us as and when our paths cross. Big love Andy. You’re one of a kind mate xxx”.
Andy’s boots will be hard to fill. His understated axemanship, casually and nonchalantly floating between chopping ska rhythms and tantalisingly short guitar solos that any decent rock band would be proud to have in their repertoire.
But filled his boots will be and we here at Peppermint Iguana look forward to catching the new look Sporadics and will be keeping a watchful eye on what Andy finds himself doing in the future. Onwards and upwards
Well after an emotional farewell on Friday night to our lovely Andy, it is my pleasure to announce our new guitarist. He's been our mate since forever. The new man is Nafe who you may know from Social Parasites and more recently Gutter punx crew. He's brim full of talent also but will bring his own style to the band.
His debut is in Swansea a week on Saturday. Welcome aboard Nafe xxx
Ps check out the great review from Clint at peppermint iguana.
Big love x
- Tourettes '16 - Phase 1
Looking forward to getting back out on the road :
First off on Saturday Jan 30th we are playing an invite only / private gig for our mate Andy Nazers birthday party. Ask him for an invite if you know him.
On Friday 5th Feb things get started proper
with our first little tourette of the year kicking off over at the Cardiff Moon Club ..
The next day Saturday 6TH FEBUARY we'll be over at the lovely The Railway Tavern in Hungerford..
On Sunday 7th we'll be heading back down the M4 to The Plough in Bristol
for what promises to be a very messy nite celebrating our mate Vicks Birthday.
Our next gig is a hometown affair (despite half the band now living in Bristol) and another Birthday gig !! This time for our lovely gobshite of a singer Shaun.
Then on Sunday 27th March we'll be back in Brighton for day 3 of the wonderful Get On With It 2 Bashtival.
To be continued...
- 'Fight Truth Decay' OUT NOW
Released on the 26/06/2015 the 2nd album from The Sporadics 'Fight Truth Decay' is out.
Used To Be A Punk
Tear Down The Law
Poem For The Fallen
Head over to our 'Buy Stuff' page and get yours now.
- Fight Truth Decay Tour 2015
Spring 2015 will see the release of our 2nd album 'Fight Truth Decay'. Recorded over 5 days with Matt & Steve from Pumpkin Records. It will feature songs heard live over the last couple of years such as 'Here Is The Schnews' & 'Teardown The Law' alongside new tracks such as 'Festi 23' & 'Love'. In the meantime get ready for a busy Sporadic spring and summer taking in lots of great festivals and a few choice indoor gigs. See you somewhere......
STOP PRESS / STOP PRESS / STOP PRESS
11-13/09 MISCHIEF FESTIVAL, SUSSEX
18th-20/09 ALCHEMY FESTIVAL, LINCOLNSHIRE
27th MARCH GET ON WITH IT 2 : PUNK FESTIVAL, BRIGHTON
- The New Shirts Have Arrived !!
Its here at last !!<P>
Our new shirt designed by Joe Public and modelled here by Krz is available in small, medium,large and XL.
Get yours via our 'Buy Stuff' page.
We had a cracking time at Bristol Punx Picnic on Friday. Next up we got the long awaited Surplus Fest in mid wales (4-6 July) with loads of greatness. RDF headline the Saturday nite with us on just before 'em. I.T's, Firepit Collective, Head Games, AOS3, are just a few of the others playing. Then on 25th July we're off to Cambridge, playing with The Autonomads & local supports. Then the following nite we'll be @ The Asylum in Chelmsford. Good times. Find full details via links on our facebook page.
- 2014 Gigs
Updating our gig list on here is a ball ache so here's a quick round up of some of the things we've got on this year. Full details on the individual gig pages as we get them uploaded.
Fri 23th - Sun 25th May - Bearded Theory Festival, Derbyshire
We play on the sunday at 8.30pm on the Tornado Town Stage.
Fri 13th June - Bristol Punx Picnic- The Exchange
Fri 4th - Sun 6th July - Surplus Festival, Builth, Wales
Friday 25th July - Cambridge, Corner House, with Autonomads
Sat 26th July - Chelmsford - The Aslyum.
Sat 13th Sept - Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth
Fri 19th - Sun 21st Sept - Alchemy Festival, Lincolnshire
Fri 7th November - Brighton - Green Door Store
- We're Back !!
After a month and half off the road we're back. We've been working on new material one of which we'll be airing this weekend in Bristol (21st @ The Red Lion) & Cardiff (22nd The Moon Club). Also on the 8th March we're back at our favourite local hotspot The Cellar Bar in Boscombe. Sorry no nice pix with this post, there's a problem with uploading them to the website. Hit over to our facecrack page to check out the posters, line ups and venue details.
- Sporadic Festivities
Come & join us at one of these festive knee's ups....
Sat 21st : The Sporadics & The Jack Ratts + DJ's Geeza & Rankin' Tom Winter Solstice Party @ The Academy Snooker Club, Boscombe Bournemouth. Doors 7.30, Entry £3 (Members free). Bands finish @ 11.30 pm (Snooker all nite).
Sat 28th : Peter and the Test Tube Babies, The Sporadics, Maid Of Ace, 16 Guns, Polite Riot & Emergency Bitter @ New Cross Inn, London, SE14. Tickets: £8 Adv, £12 on Door.
"The official after-party for The Altar Club and the unofficial after-party for the rest of town" ...
31st Dec / 1st Jan : New Years Eve - The After Party @ The Music Box, Salisbury with The Sporadics live plus DJ's: BELKO, STEVE EZ, SOME DJ, DAZMAN, BONG, ELY ROTGER + MORE. Free Entry before 2am £5 between 2 - 3am, £10 after 3am.
HAPPY SOLSTICE, MERRY CHRISTMAS, & PISSED UP NEW YEAR TO THE WHOLE BLEEDING LOTTA YA !!