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North West London 1986, Mario’s Cafe. A waitress called Silvia with sultry Mediterranean looks,
A mug of tea and a fried egg sandwich spots three lads at the table next to her, talking about their new band. She only catches the occasional word as she reads her stars and dreams of Sicily. “PunkRock.... Motown... MinorThreat... Miners’ Strikes... Motorhead... DC... early Who... TwoTone... SX200... Hey ho, let’s go...”
Snuff are born and release ‘Snuff Said’, ‘Flibbidydibbidydob” and ‘Reach’ before splitting up following a final show at the Kilburn National. Three years later they came back with keys and trombone as regulars and a new deal with Fat Wreck Chords for the States and Steve Lamacq’s Deceptive in the UK, an album, ‘Demmamussabebonk’ and an Ep, ‘Long Ball to No-One’ quickly followed along with a blistering appearance at the Reading Festival in ‘99. It took 13 years but eventually the NME (R.I.P.) declared them “the best band in the world”. Tweet Tweet My Lovely and Numbnuts followed before the dissolution of Deceptive saw the band return to their own 10past12 Records and the Blue Gravy EP Snuff vs Urban Dub dub album, Disposable Income, Greasy hair makes money, 5-4-3-2-1 Perhaps? And There Is A Lot Of It About released October 2019
In the meantime Duncan released a variety of solo projects ranging from using backing bands of Japanese female beat groups, the soon to be released electro hardcore of Bonzer and the classic Guns N Wankers along with the folk of Five Shitty Fingers.
And here they are today . It’s tough to define their sound, because the band dabble in various musical styles whilst maintaining an overall sound that is instantly recognisable and totally rooted in melodic punk. Guitar riffs ,organs, horns and harmonies, all underpinned by the songwriting talent of Duncan Redmonds and long-time right hand man Loz Wong. Together with Dan on bass ,Oli on trombone and Lee on the Hammond Organ.
The band are touring the UK in Jan 2021 :
Jan 15 : New Cross Inn, London
Jan 16 : The Key Club, Leeds
Jan 17 : The Cat House, Glasgow
Jan 18 : Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Jan 20 : 02 Academy 3, Birmingham
Jan 21 : The Cavern, Exeter
Jan 22 : The Exchange, Bristol
Jan 23 : Boston Music Room, London
THE WRATH OF THOTH.
Released in May, you can hear and download the EP in full at:
Conductor 71 is the lead track. You can hear and download the track at :
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