- 7 YEAR ITCH
As we enter our seventh sporadic year we are already excited by stuff that we've got coming forward.
Here's a few more details, plenty more to follow.
2017 DATES SO FAR.....
4th : FEB : VICKY B'S SECRET BIRTHDAY PARTY : BRISTOL
A 'kind of' private do. Message us if you want to attend.
17th FEB : A.W.O.D. ANOTHER WINTER OF DISCONTENT : LONDON
Loads of great bands playing this four day indoor punk fest.
25TH MARCH : GET ON WITH IT 4 : BRIGHTON
Wow what a line up!!, proud to be part of this again.
8TH APRIL : NEVER4GET FESTIVAL : WESTBURY (More details soon)
14TH APRIL : supporting SLICE OF LIFE (STEVE IGNORANT) : THE LOUISIANA : BRISTOL
28TH APRIL : ANTI BADGER CULL BENEFIT + ARMOURED FLU UNIT & MORE : SHREWSBURY
29TH APRIL : KERFEW CLUB : WIGAN more details soon.
30TH APRIL: HORSEDRAWN CAMP NR BIRMINGHAM
13TH MAY : FESTI 99. Sorry folks invite only / secret location.
26TH - 28TH MAY : BEARDED THEORY FESTIVAL : WALTON ON TRENT.
We will once again be part of the Convoy Cabaret's stella line up in their 'punk as fuck' big top stage.
30TH JUNE - 2ND JULY : SURPLUS FEST : PORTHKERRY - WALES.
Headlining saturday night. We love this festi.
2ND SEPT : FERAL FEST - WILTSHIRE
A small grass-roots family festival in the heart of Wiltshire. as well as us they've got One Eyed God; Dub The Earth; R.D.F; Dogshite, Tribazik; Tarantism; The Sporadics; Pussycat & the Dirty Johnsons; The Blunders; Firepit Collective & Folk the System and more.
8TH SEPT : MARGATE : UNDER COVER FESTIVAL
Included on the bill Ruts DC, Subhumans, R.D.F, I.T's, Wonk Unit, Paranoid Visons & loads more.
10TH SEPT ; BOURNEMOUTH, BOSCOMBE COMMUNITY FAIR.
22ND - 24TH SEPT LINCOLN, EQUINOX FESTI (tbc)
- Last Two Shows Of The Year & 2017 1st Glimpse
FRIDAY 9TH DECEMBER BOURNEMOUTH - BOSCOMBE CELLAR BAR with Kicking Bambi
SATURDAY 10TH DECEMBER CARDIFF - SURPLUS ALL DAYER (see below)
2017 / 2017 / 2017 / 2017 / 2017 / 2017 / 2017 / 2017 / 2017
A few shows already booked and tbc's for 2017.
17th FEB : LONDON : A.W.O.D
25th MARCH : BRIGHTON : GET ON WITH IT 4
8TH APRIL : PLANET GRUNT STAGE EVENT (Details to be announced)
28TH - 29TH APRIL : UP NORTH (Details to be announced)
30TH JUNE - 2ND JULY : SURPLUS FEST : PORTHKERRY - WALES
2ND SEPT : FERAL FEST - WILTSHIRE
8TH SEPT ; BOURNEMOUTH, BOSCOMBE COMMUNITY FAIR
22ND - 24TH SEPT EQUINOX FESTI (tbc)
- Crawling Out Of The Ditch Tour Autumn / Winter 2016
Sept 16/18 Equinox Festival (Lincoln)
Crawling Out Of The Ditch Tour
Autumn / Winter 2016
Oct 1st Hungerford : The Railway
Oct 15th Bournemouh The Cellar Bar
Oct 21 Kidderminster : Boars Head + One Eyed God.
Oct 22 Bradford: private party
Nov 19 Chippenham Charity Punk Fest + R.D.F, Cit Fish, 2 Sick Monkeys, Ratbag and more.
Nov 25 Falmouth + Faintest Idea
Nov 26 Plymouth + Faintest Idea
Nov 27 Bristol :Red Lion + support
Dec 9 Bournemouth : Cellar Bar
More dates tbc
- 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)
- 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.