It has been ages since I was at a punk gig, I can’t even remember when it was? The other week I went to see 3 punk bands in Carlisle’s “Club Rock” (situated in Botchergate, Carlisle), but only one of the bands were local.
The experience was very similar to what I remember back in the 80s, (especially when my band played): few people in the audience, a crazy loud sound (ears ringing for the next 3 days), but a good vibe. I enjoyed the night, I met some people I had not seen in ages and I had a reason for being there: to document some music for this blog.
The local band was “No Thrills” from Penrith/Cumbria, a small town about 20 miles south of Carlisle (check out the “Penrith Bands” page in this blog for other music from Penrith). I had not heard them play before, but I enjoyed it.
Here is their video recorded with a ‘point and shoot’ camera… not high tech but so what. I will try and get to some more of the local bands over the next few months…try and do the same if you have a free evening.
David Bell puts on a lot of the local punk music events and it was great catching up with him that night.
There are some other videos of the band on youtube… here they are:
wishing “No Thrills” all the best