Pkew Pkew Pkew

Another four bands played at Redrum, the third gig I attended at the venue in just over a week. Opened by Nuneaton-based punk-rock band Shackleford – the second time I’ve seen them – they played a fast set that impressed me. I’ll be listening to them more and hope they continue to play at Redrum.

Next up was Goodbye Blue Monday, a fast-paced four-piece punk band from Scotland. They opened with a sixteen-minute epic but afterwards didn't seem to have a plan or setlist for the rest of the gig. It appeared their weekend at Manchester Punk Festival took its toll on their performance, but they had a decent contingent of fans who sang along. They seemed heavier than their records, but I am going to keep them on rotation.

Sunliner, from Leeds – who I saw headlining back in November – were the final support band. A banger set that they cruised through with precision and distinctive vocals.

The headliners, Pkew Pkew Pkew, are a skate-punk band from Toronto. The three-piece sped through their short and catchy songs, often playing three tracks that bled into a single piece. The impressive guitar work couldn't even be interrupted by a mini powercut. It was a (too?) loud and fast night – my ears are still ringing!

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