Army of Skanks

Globe Stage- 17.00 Sunday 9 July

Army of Skanks based in the midlands, are a fresh dynamic sonic blast of punk soundwave causing a national storm.

Originally an old school  punk rock covers band who have evolved into an acclaimed punk, post punk rocking outfit, who are drawing bookings all over the country.  They have appeared at the Rebellion Festival three times and booked for a fourth appearance this year, also booked for Undercover Festival for the second year running, same with Beltane Bash this year for the third time. Also appeared at The Hope and Anchor, The Pipeline and The Unicorn in London, The Arches and The Assembly Rooms in Leamington and Scruffy Murphy’s, Blackpool and many more.  Supported many acts like Stiff Little Fingers, Richie Ramone, Walter Lure of the Heartbreakers, The Blockheads, UK Subs,  999, Angelic Upstarts, One Way System, The Lurkers, XSLF, Drongos for Europe, Vice Squad, Evil Blizzard, Goldblade, the list could go on. Army of Skanks are:  Jess Timms – lead vocals and craziness,  Carol ‘Captain Chaos’ Lane – guitar storms , Wendy X – bass and backing vocals, Whippet – drums. AOS have released two albums “Punk Rock Warriors” 2013 and “Le  Petit Mort” 2016.

Punk Rock Warriors album review:

“…grab yourself a copy of the awesome 10 tracker. The best “new” punk CD you will hear for a long time.”

By ROTTEN, PUNK ROCK GLOBE October 2013

La Petit Mort album review: “…having had ‘La Petite Mort’ on rotation for the last week or so I’d suggest they update their rather self-deprecating (old school) description for whilst Army Of Skanks clearly have their roots within ‘old school punk’ they are not adverse to flashes of innovation and evolution – this album is no punk by numbers 4 chord thrash! Army Of Skanks on this outstanding album, reveal total mastery of their art, grabbing the listeners’ attention from start to finish – drawing them into a bristling sonic landscape, meticulously and patiently built with huge riffs, powerful melodies and hints of grand soundscapes that should cause some in the punk scene to question their rights to higher billings and presumed praise.”

By PHIL NEWALL, LOUDER THAN WAR April 2016
Both albums were produced in the DIY punk tradition and are available along with band merchandise from www.armyofskanks1.bandcamp.com

This current slim, fit and dynamic four piece deliver an energetic and theatrical set of original material with an occasion cover of a classic punk rock song.  Or if required can do a two set show of originals and then one of classic covers.  For further information and bookings contact via email: armyofskanks@hotmail.co.uk Or our facebook page: www.facebook.com/ArmyOS