GBH

From11 January 2019to 28 September 2019

GBH

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Formed in 1978, the English street punk band GBH, formerly known as Charged GBH, are pioneers of the street punk genre, and outspoken heroes of the working class, hailing from Birmingham, England.

In opposition to Thatcher’s indulgence of the middle and upper classes, punk metal band GBH arrived in 1978 to voice their concerns and launch their assault on injustice. Adorned in black leather, dyed-blonde Mohicans, and an appropriate punk attitude, the band released a pair of demos in 1980 before embarking on their first overseas tour in the early 1980s. GBH’s debut release “City Baby Attacked By Rats” arrived in 1982 offering a no-holds-barred critique of British and European culture. Featuring an assaultive sound of a guitar, drums and bass played loud, fast and furiously, the band became pioneers of street punk or UK82 alongside The Exploited, Picture Frame Seduction, and Discharge.

Also in 1982, GBH issued the EPs “No Survivors”, “Sick Boy”, and “Give Me Fire / Man Trap” on Clay Records, which were compiled into a compilation album later that year. The full-length “City Babys Revenge” followed in 1983 earning positive reviews and cementing the group’s reputation as a hard-hitting and politically-focused quartet. A string of studio albums were subsequently released in the ‘80s including 1986’s “Midnight Madness And Beyond”, 1987’s “No Need to Panic”, and 1989’s “A Fridge Too Far”, as well as the EPs “Catch 23 / Hellhole”, “Do What You Do”, “Oh No. It’s GBH Again”, and “Wot a Bargain”. Unlike many of their peers GBH were able to maintain their devoted following by rarely diverging from their street punk sound and style, however adopted speed metal influences on their 1992 album “Church of the Truly Warped”.

The 1996 album “Punk Junkies” followed in 1996, after which GBH enjoyed somewhat of a resurgence in popularity, after fading from view in the early ‘90s. The band’s ninth studio album “Ha Ha” was released in 2002 and was supported by an extensive international world tour like many of its predecessors and drawing huge crowds in doing so. The studio album “Cruel and Unusual” arrived in 2004 on Idol Records, followed by “Perfume and Piss” in 2010.

Friday 11 January 2019

GBH

100 Club, London, UK

 

Friday 18 January 2019

GBH

The Bunkhouse, Swansea, UK

 

Saturday 02 February 2019

GBH

Green Room, Welwyn Garden City, UK

 

Friday 26 April 2019 – Sunday 28 April 2019

GBH

Undercover Festival VII 2019

The Dome, Tufnell Park, London, UK

 

Saturday 11 May 2019

GBH

with UK Subs, Discharge, and 3 others

Tramshed, Cardiff, UK

 

Friday 24 May 2019 – Sunday 26 May 2019

GBH

Mach Ska & Punk Festival 2019

Y Llew Coch, Dinas Mawddwy, Machynlleth, UK

 

Saturday 28 September 2019

GBH

with Cockney Rejects

University of Northumbria, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

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