Last night, Manchester Punk Festival announced that political punks Strike Anywhere will be returning to the UK for the first time in seven years. The following statement was made on the festival’s Facebook.
“We are ecstatic to announce that one of our favourite bands, Strike Anywhere, will be joining us at #MPF2017. They will be headlining the Friday night at Sound Control.”
Strike Anywhere is an American punk rock band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in the late 90s, their music is typically identified by fast tempos, catchy melodies, and emotionally charged vocals. Their songs ‘Refusal’, ‘The Promise’ and ‘Question The Answer’ have featured on the Tony Hawk’s computer games.
Lyrically the band touch on such issues as police brutality, anti-capitalism, women’s rights, animal rights, and globalisation. Their logo is similar to the Antifascist Circle and includes the logo of the former socialist/antifascist German Iron Front, a paramilitary organisation which existed in the last years of the Weimar Republic.
Strike Anywhere will join the likes of Paint It Black, Belvedere The Toasters, Martha and a load more across the weekend of 20th to 22nd April 2017. The rest of the lineup is as follows.
Tickets are available at https://manchesterpunkfestival.co.uk/tickets/
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