Punk outfit Angelic Upstarts set for Carlisle headline gig

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VETERAN punk band Angelic Upstarts lead the line-up at a live show in Carlisle next week.

The North East outfit are set to appear at The Brickyard on Friday October 13, with support from local act No Thrills.

Formed in South Shields in 1977, Angelic Upstarts launched their punk crusade with the independently released single The Murder of Liddle Towers the following year.

It was then picked up by Small Wonder Records who released it nationally. Its attack on police brutality earned them an early patron in Sham 69’s Jimmy Pursey, who chased a similar constituency of disaffected working-class fans.

It was recently included in Mojo magazine’s list of the best punk rock singles of all-time.

The band then signed to Warner Brothers to release their full-length, Teenage Warning, and their wholehearted delivery coupled with their denunciation of racism made the album a cult classic.

A prolific first decade saw Angelic Upstarts release eight studio albums, with early singles I'm an Upstart and Teenage Warning both making the UK Top 40.

Penrith band No Thrills, who provide support on the night, are one of Cumbria's most experienced live acts.

Having been a part of the scene for around 20 years, their recent successes have seen them appear at the prestigious Rebellion Festival in Blackpool, and sign a deal with a US label to distribute latest album, Razorblades, worldwide.

The show at The Brickyard on October 13 starts at 8pm, and tickets are available from the venue's box office.

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