Police Bastard – Gig Dates updated 2015

August 20, 2015

“Thought-provoking monologues and confrontational lyrics bring you on a cold, doom-laden journey of perpetual war, psychological mind control and disillusionment.”

Police Bastard – Confined CD (Iron Man) Distributed via Cargo Records

Police Bastard – It’s Good To Hate CD/DVD (Iron Man) Distributed via Cargo Records

Police Bastard Gig Dates:

2015
Aug 21st – The Dolls House, Abertillery, Wales https://www.facebook.com/thedollshousewales
Aug 22nd – The Sitwell Tavern, Derby
Aug 28th – Fuk Reddin Festival, T-Chances, London http://www.reknaw.com
Oct 4th – The Phoenix Bar, High Wycombe
Oct 10th – The Underground, Plymouth Rash Decision, Slug, Sickpig, Boycott The Baptisthttps://www.facebook.com/undergroundvenue
Oct 24th – T-Chances, London with Thatchers Love Child https://www.facebook.com/TChancesUK
Oct 30th – The Moon Club, Cardiff with Grand Collapse, Square Peg, and Poetic Justice
Oct 31st – The Chelsea, Bristol with The Migranes https://www.facebook.com/TheChelseaInnBS5
Nov 20th – The Rainbow, Birmingham with Anti System and Constant State Of Terror
Nov 21st – Stuck on a Name studios, Nottingham with Deviated Instinct
Dec 12th – The Rainbow, Birmingham with Warwound
Dec 27th – The Rainbow, Birmingham with GBH, Drongos For Europe

2016
Feb 27th – The Garage, Swansea
March 26th – The Moon Club, Cardiff with Conflict, Grand Collapse, Liberty, and more
Apr 1st – T-Chances, London with Discharge
Apr 23rd – The Courtyard, Rotherham with Bleed

(For all Police Bastard bookings: mark@ironmanrecords.co.uk)

Police Bastard - Confined CD Front Cover

Police Bastard – Confined – CD Album (Iron Man Records) Distributed by Cargo

Police Bastard - Confined - Terrorizer review by Ian Glasper 2014

“CVLT Nation’s Top 6 Crust Albums 2013: Police Bastard are pretty infamous at this stage, so no need for any introductions with band member links to Doom, Sore Throat, Filthkick, Sensa Yuma etc. Their new album ‘Confined’ sticks to their cynical view of the world mixed with innovative guitar textures and driving industrial intensity. Thought-provoking monologues and confrontational lyrics bring you on a cold, doom-laden journey of perpetual war, psychological mind control, disillusionment and omnipresent bullshit. For a band that has been knocking about on and off for twenty years, they could be forgiven for reverting to the formulaic. However, they rethink and deliver a furious maelstrom of complex dark hardcore, best served cold.” CVLT Nation (Dec 19, 2013)

Police Bastard - Confined Band Photo 2013

“The album starts with “The Curse Of The Cross”, an anti-theistic slice of brutality, which leaves the listener in no doubt that Police Bastard mean business. You even get a quote from Richard Dawkins about teaching the bible as fiction. Musically they give us huge chugging riffs on “Brought To Our Knees”, which tackles the blandness of multi-national companies infecting the high street, set against the backdrop of the widening gap between rich and poor. For those that like their anthems loud and stompy, “Sick Sick System” will no doubt win a seal of approval with its knock about Punk mayhem and catchy refrain, ‘sick sick system, same old bullshit’. Elsewhere on the album, we get subjects as diverse as being captivated by virtual reality (Word Confined) and environmental disaster from the hand of mankind (Cries From The Earth). Album closer “Fortress” sees organised religion attacked once more, and poses the question, how long before it crumbles…..” – Zak, Ryans Gig Guide (Dec 01, 2013)

Police Bastard - Confined CD Back Cover

“….From Mark Orton‘s cover art through the final song, “Fortress,” Police Bastard have presented an album that uses hardcore’s battering ram approach to push through a series of songs that depict how humanity has destroyed the Earth. Lines such as “We’re sealing our fate” hammer home the idea that mankind has taken the world to the edge of existence, and we’ll all soon perish, should we not change our ways. Thankfully, Confined manages to never lapse into Earth Crisis-like preaching, choosing instead to quote the likes of John Gray‘s Straw Dogs: “Long after the traces of the human animal have disappeared, many of the species it is bent on destroying will still be around, along with others that have yet to spring up. The Earth will forget mankind. The play of life will go on.” While the music is basic hardcore which occasionally aims for bigger sonic targets, the lyrics and presentation are what make Police Bastard worth checking out……” Rock Star Journalist, Rock Star Journalist (Nov 22, 2013)

Tracklisting:

The Curse Of The Cross, Brought To Our Knees, Sick Sick System, Humanimal, Cries From The Earth, Binary Thinker, Words Confined, Bite The Hand, We Are The Dead, Fortress.

The album was Recorded, Mixed, Produced and Mastered by Simon Reeves at Framework Recording Studios.

Police Bastard - Confined Inside CD wallet

Police Bastard Logo 2013

Police Bastard – T-shirts and other items of interest Buy here

IMB6020 Police Bastard – Dead to the world Album (Discography of everything from Gulf War Syndrome onwards with 7 never released new songs. Should be released next…..)

More Police Bastard info here: Police Bastard, Twitter, Facebook

Police Bastard – Gig Dates 2015

January 24, 2015

Police Bastard - Tour Dates Flyer 2015

“Thought-provoking monologues and confrontational lyrics bring you on a cold, doom-laden journey of perpetual war, psychological mind control and disillusionment.”

Police Bastard – Confined CD (Iron Man) Distributed via Cargo Records

Police Bastard – It’s Good To Hate CD/DVD (Iron Man) Distributed via Cargo Records

Police Bastard Gig Dates:
March 19th – The Lughole, Sheffield with Systematik (Canada) https://www.facebook.com/thelughole
March 20th – The Black Bull, Gateshead http://www.theblackbullvenue.co.uk
March 21st – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh (Punk For Pam) with Subhumans, Paranoid Visions, Sick On The Bus, The Vile, Superfast Girlie Show, Thee Overdose, Critikill, Buzzbomb https://www.facebook.com/events/696269723740619/
April 3rd – T-Chances, London with Coitus, Short Bus Window Lickers, The Kadt http://www.reknaw.com
April 4th – Intake Club, Mansfield, Nottingham with Dogflesh, The Septic Psychos, Fear Insight, First Wave, Meansteed https://www.facebook.com/events/1079864568696573/
April 10th – The Dolls House, Abertillery, Gwent with Pizzatramp + State Of Decay https://www.facebook.com/thedollshousewales
April 11th – The Actress and Bishop, Birmingham with ANTHRAX U.K, Hagar the Womb, Lost Cherrees, Hatework Conspiracy, 16 Guns, Burning Flag, and Indecent Assault  http://theactressandbishop.com
May 12th – The Actress and Bishop, Birmingham with Poison Idea http://theactressandbishop.com
June 19th – The Actress and Bishop, Birmingham Anti System, The Vile, Scarred Society, Indecent Assault, and No Laughing Matter http://theactressandbishop.com
Aug 9th – Rebellion Festival, Blackpool http://www.rebellionfestivals.com
Aug 28th – Fuk Reddin Festival, T-Chances, London http://www.reknaw.com
Oct 9th – Fearfest, The Asylum, Birmingham The Stupids, Thirty Six Strategies, and King Of Pigs HC https://www.facebook.com/events/1538353739775580/
Oct 10th – The Underground, Plymouth Rash Decision, Slug, Sickpig, Boycott The Baptist
https://www.facebook.com/undergroundvenue
Oct 23rd – The Actress and Bishop, Birmingham http://theactressandbishop.com
Oct 24th – T-Chances, London with Thatchers Love Child https://www.facebook.com/TChancesUK
(For all Police Bastard bookings: mark@ironmanrecords.co.uk)

Police Bastard - Confined CD Front Cover

Police Bastard – Confined – CD Album (Iron Man Records) Distributed by Cargo

Police Bastard - Confined - Terrorizer review by Ian Glasper 2014

“CVLT Nation’s Top 6 Crust Albums 2013: Police Bastard are pretty infamous at this stage, so no need for any introductions with band member links to Doom, Sore Throat, Filthkick, Sensa Yuma etc. Their new album ‘Confined’ sticks to their cynical view of the world mixed with innovative guitar textures and driving industrial intensity. Thought-provoking monologues and confrontational lyrics bring you on a cold, doom-laden journey of perpetual war, psychological mind control, disillusionment and omnipresent bullshit. For a band that has been knocking about on and off for twenty years, they could be forgiven for reverting to the formulaic. However, they rethink and deliver a furious maelstrom of complex dark hardcore, best served cold.” CVLT Nation (Dec 19, 2013)

Police Bastard - Confined Band Photo 2013

“The album starts with “The Curse Of The Cross”, an anti-theistic slice of brutality, which leaves the listener in no doubt that Police Bastard mean business. You even get a quote from Richard Dawkins about teaching the bible as fiction. Musically they give us huge chugging riffs on “Brought To Our Knees”, which tackles the blandness of multi-national companies infecting the high street, set against the backdrop of the widening gap between rich and poor. For those that like their anthems loud and stompy, “Sick Sick System” will no doubt win a seal of approval with its knock about Punk mayhem and catchy refrain, ‘sick sick system, same old bullshit’. Elsewhere on the album, we get subjects as diverse as being captivated by virtual reality (Word Confined) and environmental disaster from the hand of mankind (Cries From The Earth). Album closer “Fortress” sees organised religion attacked once more, and poses the question, how long before it crumbles…..” – Zak, Ryans Gig Guide (Dec 01, 2013)

Police Bastard - Confined CD Back Cover

“….From Mark Orton‘s cover art through the final song, “Fortress,” Police Bastard have presented an album that uses hardcore’s battering ram approach to push through a series of songs that depict how humanity has destroyed the Earth. Lines such as “We’re sealing our fate” hammer home the idea that mankind has taken the world to the edge of existence, and we’ll all soon perish, should we not change our ways. Thankfully, Confined manages to never lapse into Earth Crisis-like preaching, choosing instead to quote the likes of John Gray‘s Straw Dogs: “Long after the traces of the human animal have disappeared, many of the species it is bent on destroying will still be around, along with others that have yet to spring up. The Earth will forget mankind. The play of life will go on.” While the music is basic hardcore which occasionally aims for bigger sonic targets, the lyrics and presentation are what make Police Bastard worth checking out……” Rock Star Journalist, Rock Star Journalist (Nov 22, 2013)

Tracklisting:

The Curse Of The Cross, Brought To Our Knees, Sick Sick System, Humanimal, Cries From The Earth, Binary Thinker, Words Confined, Bite The Hand, We Are The Dead, Fortress.

The album was Recorded, Mixed, Produced and Mastered by Simon Reeves at Framework Recording Studios.

Police Bastard - Confined Inside CD wallet

Police Bastard Logo 2013

Police Bastard – T-shirts and other items of interest Buy here

IMB6020 Police Bastard – Dead to the world CD Album (Discography of everything from Gulf War Syndrome onwards with 7 never released new songs. Should be released next…..)

More Police Bastard info here: Police Bastard, Twitter, Facebook

Police Bastard – “It’s Good To Hate” CD distributed by Cargo

September 19, 2014

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Police Bastard - It's Good To Hate Back Cover 150dpi 600x

Police Bastard – “It’s Good To HATE” distributed by Cargo – October 6th 2014

“Police Bastard – ‘It’s Good To Hate’ CD and DVD Four new tracks and one cover here and its typical Police Bastard…powerful, inspiring, hardcore punk with passionate vocals (incidentally, when did Stu-Pid grow up and come just plain ‘Pid’?!). If any changes are noticeable since their original incarnation, then it’s probably a bit more metal influenced, with the occasional guitar screech and more Doom-esque growls of anguish, but apart from that its good as ever and especially that ‘Pid’ is back on vocals. The cover is The Mob’s ‘I Wish’ which, after the gentle intro, gets the Bastard treatment and it works too. The DVD has footage of the band live, mainly at Birmingham’s Market Tavern, but also from a European outdoor festival and the Kopi squat. It’s good quality (especially the outdoor one) and really makes me long to catch them live again as the last time was way back when 120 Rats was open (Late 90’s). 7/10.” Bald Cactus Issue 28 2011

The release contains a CD featuring four new songs and one cover version with an additional DVD containing live footage collected between 2007 and 2010. The record features the work of founding band members Pid and John Doom doing dual vocals together again for the first time in ten years. The gigs and recordings have also seen the return of Chris Crass, who took over on bass from Trogg in 1994. Seano Porno and Mark Badger from Last Under The Sun have picked up the work of guitars and additional vocals and the drummer is Simon James who also plays in Last Under The Sun and formerly of Rivers Edge. The release is dedicated to Trogg, Police Bastard’s first bass player who passed away in 2008. It was because of Trogg and his enthusiasm to do it all again that Police Bastard started writing, rehearsing, recording and touring again.

CD tracks include: The Lie, God Off, Erosion, Born To Die and a cover of I Wish (Originally written by The Mob)

DVD includes: Keep An Active Mind (2007-2008), Police Bastard Live at 25 Jahre AU Festival, Frankfurt, Germany (2008), Police Bastard Live at Kopi, Berlin, Germany (2010).

The CD tracks were Recorded, mixed, produced and mastered by Simon Reeves at Framework Recording Studios, Musoplex. Simon has worked with the likes of Napalm Death, Cathedral, Meathook Seed, and a host of others from The Cubans, Harpies, and The Nightingales. After a nearly 20 year dedication to new and alternative music in all its many forms, he has become a master at capturing ferocious guitars and brutal sounds. The new recordings are by far the best thing the band has produced to date.

The DVD includes “Keep an Active Mind” a film by Iron Man Records, edited by Anthony J. Hughes, documenting a year in the life of Police Bastard with footage from a show the band organised at The Market Tavern, Birmingham 2007, Steve Ignorant’s “Feeding of the 5,000” aftershow party, London 2007 and a tour of Europe in 2008 organised by Alerta Antifascista. The footage includes some live performances and out takes of the band on tour with a budget you can stick under a glass.

The footage of Police Bastard Live at 25 Jahre AU Festival, Frankfurt and Live at Kopi, Berlin, Germany was filmed, edited and directed by Peter Rhead.

Sleeve Artwork was done by Richard Daborn and photographs were taken by Lucy Pryor

“More great stuff from Iron Man in Birmingham…this was a total surprise, cause I’d not even realised that they had got anything new out, I’d seen em a couple of years before at the after party gig following Steve Ignorant’s Feeding of the 5000 gig (they were awesome then!) but assumed as I’d heard/seen nothing since that they’d split. Well a few weeks after getting this they played at the Old Wharf in Birmingham on a Sunday night, and along with Leatherface, I’d say the best band I’ve seen in 2010. This CD again was recorded a good while ago, but the best things are worth waiting for! 5 new tracks of brutal anarcho punk rock at its best! 4 own songs (like the title “God Off”) and a Mob cover (“I Wish”). Great line-up with (Stu)Pid and Jonny Doom together again on vocals, and 2 folk from Last Under The Sun to beef things up. Awesome! Also includes a live DVD as well.” – Steve, Ripping Thrash, Issue 27, 2011

The Nightingales – For Fuck’s Sake – New LP available April 2014

February 14, 2014

The Nightingales - For Fuck's Sake - New LP available April 2014

In September 2013 the Nightingales recorded a new album at Faust Studio in Germany.

Having been dumped by their fourth consecutive label, following the release of one album each, the group are self releasing the new LP on their own terms.

No interference or outside opinions, no label, no distributor, no catalogue number, no bar code or logo shit, blah blah.

“For Fucks Sake” is an 180g vinyl LP, containing twelve songs & comes packaged in a beautiful matt varnish gatefold sleeve (& inner bag) featuring five original art works by brilliant Scarborough based artist David Yates.

The LP is a limited edition of 600 copies & will be available for pre-order up until 9 April 2014, after which it will only be available at Nightingales gigs.

Download coupon included.

You can buy Nightingales CDs and Vinyl from Iron Man Records on eBay here or Big Cartel here

or Pre-order “For Fuck’s Sake” from the band themselves here http://nightingales.bigcartel.com/
UK – £18 inc p&p
Rest of the World – £21 inc mailing & paypal charges
From 9 April available at Nightingales gigs only

Side 1
Bullet For Gove
Diary Of A Bag Of Nerves
The Gruesome Threesome
Toasted On Both
The Abstract Dad
Good Morning & Goodbye

Side2
His Family Has Been Informed
Dumb & Drummer
Thick & Thin
Contempt
Same Old
Good Morning Midnight

NIGHTINGALES Live radio session – Marc Riley Show, BBC 6Music – Tues 15 April 19.00hrs

NIGHTINGALES + TED CHIPPINGTON – UK TOUR April 2014

Wed 9 – NORWICH, Arts Centre
Thu 10 – WOLVERHAMPTON, Slade Rooms + Jump The Shark
Fri 11 – BRISTOL, The Thunderbolt
Sat 12 – MARGATE, Tom Thumb Theatre
Wed 16 – CAMBRIDGE, Portland Arms + Kepler + Motor Tapes
Thu 17 – LONDON, The Borderline
Fri 18 – LIVERPOOL, East Village Arts Club
Sat 19 – SCARBOROUGH, The Spa Pub + Crumplehorns
Sun 20 – HULL, Adelphi
Mon 21 – DERBY, The Hairy Dog
Tue 22 – MANCHESTER, Kraak
Wed 23 – GLASGOW, Nice N Sleazy
Thu 24 – NEWCASTLE, The Cluny
Fri 25 – EDINBURGH, Citrus Club + Phil Vickers & The Leg
Sat 26 – BRADFORD, 1 In 12 Club + The Family Elan – Benefit for www.bradfordwomensaid.org
Sun 27 – BRIGHTON, Prince Albert + Helen McCookerybook

See www.thenightingales.org.uk for ticket info

FREE NIGHTINGALES DOWNLOADS
There are currently two free downloads from the ‘Gales ‘Covers Club’ available at http://thenightingales.bandcamp.com/

These two tracks are the group’s takes on songs by Joanna Newsom (“Book Of Right On”) and Christy & Emily (“Ghost”)

If you download a song you also become part of the Nightingales mailing list so you will get to hear about any band news before it is posted online

www.facebook.com/thenightingalesuk

https://twitter.com/@_Nightingales

Birmingham PUNX PICNIC 2010: Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th September 2010

August 16, 2010

Birmingham Punx Picnic 2010

The BRUM PUNX PICNIC 2010: Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th Sunday 5th September 2010

The Adam & Eve, Bradford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham. Bands…

Friday £6

20.00-20.30 – THE NERKS

20.45-21.15 – COMPLY OR DIE

21.30-22.00 – SEVEN CROWNS

22.15-22.45 – CONTEMPT

23.00-23.30 – MIDDLE FINGER SALUTE

23.45-00.30 – HAMMERLOCK

Saturday £8

17.30-18.00 – MANGLED

18.15-18.45 – FALLING DOWN

19.00-19.30 – THE PIKES

(19.30-20.00) – BANDITOS (outside acoustic)

20.00-20.30 – RUNNIN’ RIOT 20.45-21.15 – CRIMINAL X

(21.15-21.45) – THE 5 SHITTY FINGERS (outside acoustic)

21.45-22.15 – SEPTIC PSYCHOS

22.30-23.00 – THE DEAD CLASS

23.15-00.00 – GBH

SUNDAY £2 16.30-17.00 – PRIMEVAL SOUP

17.15-17.45 – GRIND THE ENEMY

18.00-18.30 – SCARRED SOCIETY

(18.30-18.55) – CRACKED JOHNNY (outside acoustic)

18.55-19.25 – THE BLACK MARIAS

(19.25-19.50) – TRET YERSEN (outside acoustic)

19.50-20.20 – SISTER AUTOMATIC

(20.20-20.50) – BALSALL HEATHENS (outside acoustic)

20.50-21.20 – GLOBAL PARASITE

21.35-22.05 – PUNKWRECK

22.20-23.00 – CRACKED ACTORS

Read more: http://www.myspace.com/brumpunxpicnic2008#ixzz0wmQptlYQ

Police Bastard – "It’s Good to Hate" CD (Iron Man Records) Released May 23rd 2010

May 13, 2010

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Police Bastard – “It’s Good To HATE” will be released through Birmingham’s Iron Man Records, May 23rd 2010. The release contains a CD featuring four new songs and one cover version with an additional DVD containing live footage collected between 2007 and 2010. The record features the work of founding band members Pid and John Doom doing dual vocals together again for the first time in ten years. The gigs and recordings have also seen the return of Chris Crass, who took over on bass from Trogg in 1994. Seano Porno and Mark Badger from Last Under The Sun have picked up the work of guitars and additional vocals and the drummer is Simon James who also plays in Last Under The Sun and formerly of Rivers Edge.  The release is dedicated to Trogg, Police Bastard’s first bass player who passed away in 2008. It was because of Trogg and his enthusiasm to do it all again that Police Bastard started writing, rehearsing, recording and touring again.

CD tracks include: The Lie, God Off, Erosion, Born To Die and a cover of I Wish (Originally written by The Mob)

DVD includes: Keep An Active Mind (2007-2008), Police Bastard Live at 25 Jahre AU Festival, Frankfurt, Germany (2008), Police Bastard Live at Kopi, Berlin, Germany (2010).

The CD tracks were Recorded, mixed, produced and mastered by Simon Reeves at Framework Recording Studios, Musoplex. Simon has worked with the likes of Napalm Death, Cathedral, Meathook Seed, and a host of others from The Cubans, Harpies, and The Nightingales. After a nearly 20 year dedication to new and alternative music in all its many forms, he has become a master at capturing ferocious guitars and brutal sounds. The new recordings are by far the best thing the band has produced to date.

The DVD includes “Keep an Active Mind” a film by Iron Man Records, edited by Anthony J. Hughes, documenting a year in the life of Police Bastard with footage from a show the band organised at The Market Tavern, Birmingham 2007, Steve Ignorant’s “Feeding of the 5,000” aftershow party, London 2007 and a tour of Europe in 2008 organised by Alerta Antifascista. The footage includes some live performances and out takes of the band on tour with a budget you can stick under a glass.

The footage of Police Bastard Live at 25 Jahre AU Festival, Frankfurt and Live at Kopi, Berlin, Germany was filmed, edited and directed by Peter Rhead.

Sleeve Artwork was done by Richard Daborn and photographs were taken by Lucy Pryor

Please Note:  **You can BUY it NOW through the Iron Man Shop**

Label: Iron Man Records
Catalog#: IMB6018
Format: CD and DVD
Country: England
Released: 2010
Genre: Rock
Style: Punk

Members of Police Bastard on this recording are:

Stu-PidVocals (1994-1999) (2006-Present) (Contempt / English Dogs / Sensa Yuma)

John Doom – (Vocals / Guitar 1994-2003) Vocals (It’s Good to Hate) (Doom / Sore Throat / Cain / Spineless /
 Haxan)

Chris CrassBass (1994-1997) (2007-Present)

Mark BadgerGuitar (2007-Present) (Last Under The Sun)

Simon JamesDrums (2008-Present) (Last Under The Sun / Rivers Edge)

Seano Porno Guitar (2007-Present) (Last Under The Sun / Jilted Generation / Depth Charge / Sensa Yuma / DS Sandwich / Freebase / Set Against / Hardcore (That Became Mangled) / The Dangerfields).

Past Members:-
John Doom
– Guitar/Vocals (1994-2003) (Doom/Sore Throat/Cain/Spineless/
Haxan)

Clive – Drums (1994-2003) (Grovelhog/Filthkick/Cain/Spineless/Sensa Yuma)

Trogg – Bass (R.I.P. 1964-2008)
(1994) (2006-2007) (Contempt/The Tenants)

Dee – Bass (1997-2003) (LD50/Endless Torment/Haxan)
, Dan – Guitar (1997-2003) (Spineless)

Gizz Butt – Guitar (2006) (English Dogs/Janus Stark/The Prodigy/The More I See/Doom Day)

Mad Max Evilsen – Drums (2006) (Sensa Yuma)

Si Reeves – Bass (European Tour 2008 & 2010) (Last Under The Sun/Damn Dirty Apes)

Pixie – Drums (2007-2008) (POA/H8 Target/Kaya/Sensa Yuma/Last Under The Sun)

Police Bastard, Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, Last.fm

Police Bastard Press kit

Police Bastard Tour Dates January 9th to 6th February 2010

January 2, 2010

Justice for Ian Tomlinson - Police Bastard Artwork European Tour 2009 Large

Here are the confirmed dates for Police Bastard

Police Bastard Tour January / February 2010

  • 9 Jan The Fawcett Inn, Portsmouth, England
  • 10 Jan The Grosvenor, London, England
  • 16 Jan The Snooty Fox, Wakefield, England
  • 17 Jan Rockers, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 18 Jan Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 21 Jan Sawyers, Kettering, Northants, Midlands
  • 23 Jan The Swinging Sporran, Birmingham, Midlands, England
  • 26 Jan De Koevoet, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 27 Jan Le Carlo Levi, Liege, Belgium
  • 28 Jan Liwi, Leipzig, Germany
  • 29 Jan Kopi, Berlin, Germany
  • 30 Jan Stumpf, Welfengarten 2c Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany
  • 31 Jan Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany
  • 3 Feb Friese, Bremen, Germany
  • 4 Feb AK44, Giessen, Germany
  • 5 Feb Sonic Ballroom, Cologne, Germany
  • 6 Feb Crowbar, Groningen, Netherlands (Birthday Party Show)

Police Bastard have recorded 7 new songs.

The Lie, God off, Erosion, Born to Die, I Wish (The Mob), Blasphemy Squad (Rudimentary Peni) and Handful of Dust (Rudimentary Peni).

Listen here: http://www.myspace.com/policebastard1994to2003 and http://www.last.fm/music/Police+Bastard

A Release will follow on Iron Man Records including a DVD containing “Keep an Active Mind” and “Live at AU 2008.” There will also be a split release in USA and the details of this will follow.

The recordings were engineered, mixed, mastered and produced by Simon Reeves at Framework Recording studios, Musoplex near Birmingham between February and December 2009.

Members of Police Bastard on the recordings are:

Pid – Vocals, John Doom – Vocals, Chris Crass – Bass, Seano Porno – Guitar, Mark Badger – Guitar, Simon James – Drums.

Police Bastard has been influenced by many different bands ranging from the likes of Discharge/Chaos UK to Amebix, Rudimentary Peni, Celtic Frost, Black Sabbath, The Cardiacs, Killing Joke. This makes up a dark, agressive hardcore sound without losing power or focus. Risen from the ashes of Britian’s largest hardcore thrash bands: Doom, Sore Throat, Filthkick, Sensa Yuma, Contempt, Police Bastard was born in May of 1994. In a year and a half they stacked up a staggering number of gigs and a large following. The current line-up of the band include members of Last Under The Sun, Damn Dirty Apes and Rivers Edge.

Police Bastard – Keep an Active Mind (Police Bastard 2007-2008 a Film by Iron Man Records)

http://www.myspace.com/policebastard1994to2003

http://www.last.fm/music/Police+Bastard

http://www.reverbnation.com/policebastard

http://www.ironmanrecords.co.uk

http://www.last.fm/music/Police+Bastard

Police Bastard Font 2007



Police Bastard looking for shows 24th-28th June 2009

May 2, 2009

I am putting together some more tour dates for Police Bastard for June 2009 and wanted to know if you or anyone you know would be able to offer a show for the band at a venue on any of Wed 24th, Thurs 25th, Sat 27th or Sun 28th of June. The band will be playing at Northampton Punx Picnic on Friday 26th June and I’m trying to add a couple of shows on the Wednesday and Thursday before or the Sunday after. cheers mark

Police Bastard
Wed 24th June ??
Thurs 25th June ??
Fri 26th June – Northampton Punx Picnic – Confirmed
Sat 27th June ??
Sun 28th June ??

Police Bastard has been influenced by many different bands ranging from the likes of Discharge/Chaos UK to Amebix, Rudimentary Peni, Celtic Frost, Black Sabbath, The Cardiacs, Killing Joke. This makes up a dark, agressive hardcore sound without losing power or focus. Risen from the ashes of Britian’s largest hardcore thrash bands: Doom, Sore Throat, Filthkick, Sensa Yuma and Contempt, Police Bastard was born in May of 1994. In a year and a half they stacked up a staggering number of gigs and a large following.

“Police Bastard – Traumatized – Like a demonic Black Bloc storming the stock exchange with baseball bats, this album belts out of the speakers and storms around the room taking no prisoners.” – Peppermint Iguana

Police Bastard current Line Up:-
Stu-pid – Vocals (1994-1999) (2006-Present) (Contempt/English Dogs/Sensa Yuma)
Seano Porno – Guitar (2007-Present) (Jilted Generation/Depth Charge/Sensa Yuma/Dogshit Sandwich/Fatal Impact/Freebase/Set Against/Hardcore(That Became Mangled)/The Dangerfields)
Mark Badger – Guitar (2007-Present) (Last Under The Sun/Iron Man Records)
Chris Crass – Bass (1994-1997) (2007-Present)
Simon James – Drums (2008-Present) (Rivers Edge)

Police Bastard
Keep an Active Mind (Police Bastard 2007-2008 a Film by Iron Man Records) http://blip.tv/file/1115147

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/policebastard1994to2003

Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/policebastard

More info: http://www.ironmanrecords.co.uk

Last FM: http://www.last.fm/music/Police+Bastard



























London Easter Punx Picnic 9th-12th April 2009

April 5, 2009

Thursday 9th April: Paradox, dirty love, rage dc, social schism, self inflicted, jesus bruiser, fat cats, leading the charge, moral dilemma

Friday 10th April: P.A.I.N, the kadt, trashcat, faintest idea, contempt, local madmen, the terrors, jonas first date, automads, rotten agenda, terminal decline, kilnaboy, dread messiah

Saturday 11th April: left for dead, defcon zero, police bastard, dead subverts, active slaughter, r.a.m. m.a.n., 2 sick monkeys, rabies babies, section 13, the dead batteries, something more grotesque,

Sunday 12th April: A.O.S.3, headjam, jimmy the squirrel, the extinguishers, the hostiles, the john plyer specials, captain black no stars, jakal, the apostates.

Police Bastard 11th April London

Easter Punx Picnic – A 4 Day Benefit in London, Raising Money for Faslane Peace Camp in Scotland

Since 1982 Faslane Peace Camp has been occupied by an ever expanding group of multinational Peace activists… Intent on disrupting any attempts to make nuclear war, at the Submarine Base. We are also doing a alternative lifestyle project. Living and working together, organising ourselves and co-operatively helping each other. Faslane has done protests against faslane navy base, the nearby Coulport nuclear storage, Truck convoys coming up from Aldermaston/Burghfield (nr. Reading), canoeing infront of Submarines and other actions on the MOD, BAe, Rolls Royce, and other Military corporations. 

Faslane Peace Camp welcomes visitors, feel free to visit at anytime, or come to the Annual birthday party week of action – To be announced Directions – The camp is situated 6 miles North of Helensburgh. Helensburgh can be reached from Glasgow by train, for £5 return, trains leave every half hour from Glasgow Queens Street (Low level station).Or the 216 from Jamaica St – Helensburgh. You can catch the 316 bus from Helensburgh Central train station (for Coulport or Garelochead, stops outside the camp) it only costs £1:50, and you can ask to be dropped off at the peace camp. -F.P.C. is on the east verge of the A814 road, which leads to HMNB Clyde and beyond. The Camp is therefore visible to all traffic coming towards the base from the direction of Helensburgh. We are about 30 miles west of Glasgow, by the Gareloch, a river Clyde estuary sea loch. Faslane Naval Base is on the Gareloch. CAMP PHONE 01436820901

Forum – http://faslanepeacecamp.freeforums.org/

http://www.myspace.com/faslanepeacecamp

http://www.myspace.com/toxikpunkspromos

http://www.myspace.com/seskaandpunk

http://www.myspace.com/rottengigs

http://www.myspace.com/bottleddisease

http://www.myspace.com/resistform696

Form 696 is an eight page form which the Metropolitan Police have introduced to gather information about all live music events in London. It could become the responsibility of venue owners to complete a copy of the form for every gig they put on in their premises. Thirteen London boroughs Bexley, Brent, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kingston, Lambeth, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Southwark, and Sutton – have already signed up to this scheme, and are likely to make completion of Form 696 for all events a condition of granting a performance license. These boroughs have all already incorporated Form 696 requirements into their Statements of Licensing Policies; most of these include the Metropolitan Police’s definition of a “significant event”:

‘This definition relates to events that require a Promotion/Event Risk Assessment Form 696. A significant event will be deemed to be: any occasion in a premises licensed under the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003, where there will be a live performer(s) – meaning musicians, DJs, MCs or other artiste; that is promoted in some form by either the venue or an outside promoter; where entry is either free, by invitation, pay on the door or by ticket.’

http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/moderngov/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=6464 (search within the document for ‘696’)

In addition to this, once the gig is over venues must complete Form 696A giving an account of how it went: http://www.met.police.uk/events/forms/form_696a.doc (Microsoft Word document)

According to a recent piece in The Independent newspaper: Feargal Sharkey is applying for a judicial review into whether a local authority has the right to make it a condition of a publican’s licence that they have to fill in Form 696. The scheme was introduced by the Metropolitan Police after incidents at live music concerts in 2006, some involving guns. In theory, it applies to any licensed premises where there is live entertainment, but Detective Chief Superintendent Richard Martin, head of the Met’s pubs and vice squad, said that in reality it will apply only to performances likely to draw large crowds.

Professionals in the music business fear that if it becomes accepted, it will be copied in other cities. Martin Rawlings, director of the Pub and Beer Association, said: “I know of licensees faced with this saying they are just not going to put live music on. Form 696 is being used only in London so far, but there are similar things going on around the country, where the police are asking publicans to sign various protocols. It has gone too far, frankly.”

Mr Sharkey has also complained to the Equality and Human Rights Commission that the police appear to be focusing on the music enjoyed by black and Asian teenagers. One of the questions on the form requires the licensee to specify the type of music that will be performed, giving as possible examples “Bashment, R’n’B, Garage”. Another question asks, “Is there a particular ethnic group attending?”

In a letter to Sir Ian Blair, the Met commissioner, Mr Sharkey said: “In explicitly singling out performances and musical styles favoured by the black community we believe the use of Risk Assessment Form 696 is disproportionate, unacceptable and damaging to live music.”

The Musicians’ Union is also consulting lawyers, because they believe that performers’ privacy is being invaded. Rick Finlay, 49, who has been playing drums in London venues for 30 years, warned that even if licensees agree to fill in Form 696, musicians may not co-operate. “I would be pretty angry about it, and I can tell you some of my colleagues would refuse to work with me rather than give their details,” he said. “The last thing they need is a deterrent, which implies that there is something wrong with what they are doing.”

But Det Ch Supt Martin said Form 696 was already making live music in large venues safer. “It’s not about being risk averse, it’s about managing the risk,” he said. “If you a publican and you are just having some performers to entertain your regular customers, you won’t be expected to do a risk assessment. It’s for when the performance is being put on to draw people in. We will never assess somebody just on the genre of music they are performing. There is a whole raft of factors that are taken into account.”

And from The Register:

The threat is serious: failure to comply “may jeopardise future events by the promoter or the venue”. Licensing of live music is nominally under the democratic control of local authorities. However, few councillors dare contradict the advice of the constabulary – even when such advice exceeds the police’s authority, as it does here. John Whittingdale, the Culture select committee chairman, described it as “a consequence of the Metropolitan Police exceeding what is required by law”.

UK Music chief Feargal Sharkey told a House of Commons select committee that the policy had already been used to pull the plug on an afternoon charity concert of school bands in a public park organised by a local councillor.

“No alcohol would be sold, tickets were limited to three maximum, and the councillor offered to supply eight registered doormen. Police objected on the grounds that the names, addresses and dates of birth of the young performer could not be provided,” said Sharkey, speaking to the Department of Culture Media and Sport’s hearing on venue licensing today.

“Live music is now a threat to the prevention of terrorism”, he concluded. In response, Detective Superintendent Dave Eyles from the Met’s clubs and vice office told us that 10,000 such Risk Assessments would be processed this year. He said they weren’t compulsory:

“We can’t demand it – we recommend that you provide it as best practice. But you’re bloody silly if you don’t, because you’re putting your venue at risk.”

“Have a look at the papers and tell me where the black-on-black shootings happen? They’re around the night time economy,” said Eyles.

“Music promotions attract people who have a propensity to use violence. That’s not speculation. We have a duty to prevent that from happening.” But even if that’s true, why vet then the performers? Unless the performers attack the audience, Sid Vicious-style in the fictional Great Rock and Roll Swindle?

“We’re not vetting the performers – we’re looking at the audience. It’s not the music it’s the people who follow it, who use that event as a catalyst to commit crimes.

But, Form 696 explictly vets the performers. We read it out.

“Some venues use their inhouse DJs all the time – others fly them in from around the world. It’s not just their track record in the UK we’re looking at but we’re looking worldwide – what has happened historically at those events”.

With the police groaning under bureaucracy, was 10,000 extra forms really justified?

“We can effectively look at those venues and say by putting in some measures as a last resort, canceling the event, we can prevent crime.” But didn’t Sharkey’s example – a kids concert in the park – suggest that the system was being abused?

“I would doubt that’s factually correct,” said Eyles. “I’ve never known an event to be cancelled because a Risk Assessment wasn’t completed. If we went to the organisers and asked them to pull it, we would be laughed out of court. I cannot believe that would happen. In itself, it’s not grounds to shut an event down.”

The BBC’s website says: The head of the industry body, UK Music has reported the use of the form to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and has called for a judicial review into its use.

He explained: “We are already aware of a number of pubs that have had this now attached as a mandatory condition to their license, which means if the landlord of that pub does not give that information, he is then in breach of his license.

“That could result in either the loss of the license and therefore his business and, or a maximum of £20,000 fine and, or six months in jail.”

He confirmed that they might take their fight against Form 696 to the courts: “UK Music is currently looking at the process of judicial review and that would involve all 21 local boroughs that we believe are involved in this.

“However, it does raise the question as to quite why a music industry is potentially going to have to fund a high court case costing hundreds of thousands of pounds to deal with a bit of legislation that is quite obviously deeply flawed and why isn’t the Government intervening to fix it in the first place?”

David Isles, a Detective Superintendent with the Met Police Clubs and Vice unit, has responded to McClure’s comments saying Form 696 is not designed to stop people having a good time.

“I think that that’s naive in the extreme because this is about Black Kids being shot and stabbed and being targeted,” Isles replied.

Form 696 initially came about when the police became concerned with the number of black on black shootings around nightclubs.

Isles went on: “You have particular gangs aligned to particular types of music and that obviously created an environment where rival gangs would target them.

“It wasn’t about the music, it wasn’t about the venue, it wasn’t about the promotion it was because gangs were associated with those particular events.”

And he said this came about through a process of consultation with all concerned, the nightclubs, the local police, the security firms and the promoters.

According to Isles, the method is under review and the Met are always open to consultation: “We want to work with all these various agencies to come up with solutions, not to shut events down.

“That is the last resort and we would only ever do that when the threat level is so high that no means of intervention could prevent someone from becoming a victim of violence.”

One of the major difficulties in understanding the scope and scale of the problem at the moment is the conflicting information available online and via various newspaper reports. The numbers of London boroughs requiring venues to complete the Form is variously stated as 12, 13 and 21. Some reports say the use of the form is still voluntary, others that the completion of the form has been made a condition of the renewal of live music licenses at venues already.

The information requested will be held by the police and includes the genre of music to be played, the names and contact details for all performers and worst of all the likely ethnic profile of the audience. The completed form has to be submitted 14 days in advance of the event; the police claim it will help prevent violent incidents but we can’t see how this will make any difference to the problems of violence at gigs; holding information on performers and venue owners isn’t going to stop anyone coming in to an event to cause problems and no performer or venue owner wants to see, or can be held responsible for, trouble at their events.

We believe that if it is allowed to happen, Form 696 will effectively destroy the live music scene, particularly at the smaller-scale end of things. Venue owners won’t want to be bothered with the paperwork, which will be onerous to complete anyway, and many will simply stop putting gigs on. Performers in many cases won’t want to be supplying their contact details to the police. There is also the issue of how this information will be kept and used by the police. On top of this there is the question of how the police will treat identical gigs where the ethnic make-up of the audience differs, potentially breeding racial tensions.

We believe that if it becomes compulsory, this will prevent young performers from coming through, cause venues to shut or stop being able to put on shows and make it very hard for bands to be able to get to play… and possibly lead to more problems than it could possibly solve. They said the Criminal Justice Bill wouldn’t happen and it did; they said the smoking ban would never happen and it did. Please, if you care about the future of live music and performance, sign the petition and stop Form 696 in its tracks.

The Downing Street petition is here – PLEASE sign it if you’re a UK citizen or resident: http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Scrapthe696/

The facebook group is here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php/group.php?gid=42439007135

A copy of the proposed form is here: http://www.met.police.uk/events/forms/form_696.doc

Finally, please tell everyone you know about this page and get them to sign the petition!!!