Punk madmen to descend on Batley

Punk band Dirtbox Disco will play Brooklands, Batley.
Punk band Dirtbox Disco will play Brooklands, Batley.

One of the most popular and colourful punk bands on the circuit at the moment will be making their Batley debut at Brooklands Bar.

The Midlands based punk rock mutants had their song Freaks featured in a make-up advert starring Kate Moss and have since gone from strength to strength – with a tour of Germany and most of the UK sold out already this year.

The band are a massive hit at the Rebellion Punk Festival which is held at Blackpool Winter Gardens each year.

Dirtbox Disco formed in November 2009 for a bit of fun and with the intention of doing three shows only, but the bookings kept on coming on and the five-piece released their third album Bloonz in April last year.

Support on Friday March 6 comes from Barnsley-based System Of Hate, who play dark punk rock and have Lee ‘Ratbag’ Terry from the Kingcrows sitting in on drums for the evening. Das Abyss, from Doncaster, open the evening with their 1977 influenced punk rock.

Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are £6 from the venue and £8 on the night. The show is for over-18s only.

This is the first night of the monthly Batley punk shows which will take place at Brooklands Bar – other bands booked so far include Peter & The Test Tube Babies, XSLF (ex-Stiff Little Fingers), Vice Squad, Chelsea and more to be announced soon.