Tuesday, 29 May 2012


By stuff, I mean shows. And we have a fair few free ones for you over the next few weeks!

Friday 01/06 - EARTHTIDE/ The Red and The Black/ Other Eyes Wise.
Saturday 02/06 - Weirdsville.
Friday 08/06 - The Lagan/ Rattlesnake
Saturday 16/06 - Headbangers/ Hostile Dawn/ Sigil
Sunday 24/06 - Accelerators/ Emergency Bitter/ Gallows Humour.

AND THEY ARE ALL FREE. ALL OF THEM. So, you have more beer moneys to spend, right?


Weirdsville is back! YEAH! Still loud, still full of boobs, still free. Vintage rock n' roll is the theme and this month's live sets are from:



I can't find a video of them, so have a lovely photo instead...! 



There's literally like 30 tickets left for this one guys! http://www.banquetrecords.com/ntfc

999 Advance tickets!

Guys, the 999 show is a week today! Make sure you get advance tickets for £7 from Banquet Records here: http://www.banquetrecords.com/prjfc otherwise it's £10 on the door!

Thursday, 24 May 2012


The Lagan are back, again, with another free show for you! If you've never seen them before, this is what you are missing out on:

So don't be silly, cancel your plans and get your backside down here early, because it is always busy when these boys are here! 

Support from Rattlesnake & more TBA! 

England vs Norway - Saturday 26/05

Yes, that's right we will be showing the pre-euro 2012 friendly on Saturday!

Kick off is at 7.45pm, so get down and get a couple of beers in you beforehand!

In the venue, we've also got:

GRIM CITY KIDS - London street punk!
UKID - hip-hop meets drum 'n' bass, meets rock.
BAD HABIT - Melodic skate punk.

Which starts at 8pm and costs a mere £3 a ticket!

I don't know about you guys, but there is really nothing better than listening to punk when the weather is like this!


DIRECT HIT! - punk rock from Milwaukee.
THE PRICE DUIFKES - "pingpongpussypornopunk" (yes, that's a direct quote from their facebook) From Belgium.
ANONYMOUS TIP - local punks.

Lots of punk. And it's free. And the beer is cold. 

punk + cold beer + free show = BEST WAY TO SPEND A WEDNESDAY EVENING.


Monday, 21 May 2012




It's been almost a week since I bored you to death. My apologies. It's been a good week though!

By all accounts, the Bridge and Tunnel/ Gnarwolves/ Great Ancestors show last Sunday was awesome. I, in true "it's my day off and the sun is out..." fashion, went to the river, got drunk and not only missed the show, but the gaps in my memory tell me that I missed the majority of events that took place that evening. Which seems to be quickly becoming the story of my life. Because I am a moron. Whoops.

Saturday. Champions League Final day... Well, let's just say it hasn't quite sunk in yet...

Last night was The Skint's fundraiser show. For those of you that don't know, they had their van and all their gear stolen from basically outside one of their houses. It's not been a good couple of weeks for punk bands and their equipment, but you lovely people didn't disappoint with the amount of support you gave both The Skints and The Menzingers. It was awesome to see so many people come out and sing, dance, drink, buy merch, donate money and all sorts. Let's just say that we're pretty proud to be part of such a strong a community that looks after it's own, so thank you all for that.

This week it's all about this:

Mon 21: Outside The Box Comedy - Zoe Lyons/ Nick Wilty/ Barry Castagnola/ Maff Brown.
Tues 22: Take Me Home/ Our Lost Infantry/ Automated/ Guests Like Ghosts
Wed 23: Death of an Artist/ Palm Reader/ Housefires - (we had a blast last time these guys were here...check 'em out...)
Thurs 24: Direct Hit! (USA)/ The Price Duifkes (BE)/ Anonymous Tip - FREE ENTRY!
Fri 25: No gig, but we'll just be hanging out... being rad... you should join us...
Sat 26: Grim City Kids/ UKID/ Bad Habit.

So there's a little bit of something for everyone this week it seems!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012


FREE, INDIE-POP in the form of:

SILVER DAYS - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Silver-Days/146800448698090

JAMIE THORN - http://www.facebook.com/jamiethornmusic?ref=ts

YOUNG ROMANCE - http://www.facebook.com/YoungRomanceMusic


Dutch punks The Accelerators, Kingston's very own Emergency Bitter and Gallows Humour will be here to entertain you on Sunday 24th June - for FREE.

That's right, we have a fair few, fucking awesome and totally free shows coming up for you guys over the next couple of weeks and months. It's going to be incredible!


That's right, it's the Punk Rock Jubilee, celebrating 35 years of punk rock, (cheekily coinciding with the Queen's diamond jubilee but somehow, I think ours wins!) for a grand total of £7/ 700 pennies in advance, or £10 on the door. You can get your tickets from Banquet Records by clicking this little link here - http://www.banquetrecords.com/prjfc 

Oh, I guess you want to know who's playing and stuff now too...

We have, 999. Yes that is THE 999. As in the - 999. (we've had a lot of disbelieving phonecalls. It's honestly them. I promise.) For those of you that don't know what they sound like, first of all shame on you! and second of all, watch this:

Then, there is The Lurkers (who had their first record released by Beggar's Banquet!)


Refuse/All are the product of Riot/Clone - An anarcho-punk band formed in the late 70s-early 80s. I am a fan. I am a fan because they are good. They sound like this:

And finally, we have Wonk Unit. I don't need to say too much about them, because they have this very informative video for those who don't know who they are:

so GET A BLOODY TICKET EARLY and come down. It'll be a good'un.


So, we've got these guys - Direct Hit!

And these guys - The Priceduifkes

And some other people that we will announce shortly, playing for FREE next Thursday (24th May!)

So that's awesome, you definitely don't want to miss this!

Friday, 11 May 2012

We're feeling generous...

So we're giving you a few extra days to enter our Download 2012 competition!

The rules are pretty simple:

1. Come to the pub.

There we are!
2. Buy a jagermeister... or few.
3. Each jager you buy, you will receive a raffle ticket which you need to hold on to!
4. Be here on Wednesday 16th May at 10pm for the draw.
5. And if you're number comes up, you and a friend could be on your way to Download on us!

Now, that's easy right! Unfortunately the passes don't include camping, but that's not the hardest thing in the world to sort out, is it?


Yes, it's THE 999.

Cobra Skulls/ Uniforms/ Everything We Left Behind.

Tonight we have:

Cobra Skulls


Everything We Left Behind

You can grab your tickets from Banquet Records as per usual! And then tomorrow night, we have WEIRDSVILLE! Which I know you are all totally prepared for, right? ;)

Monday, 7 May 2012

Dodgy search of the week award goes to:

whoever found this site by typing "cocks" into google. You, sir or madam, are my new favourite blog viewer. I'm not entirely sure you got what you were looking for, but I honestly hope you did. Have a lovely day.

Outside the Box comedy tonight!

Even though it's a bank holiday, Outside the Box is definitely on tonight! We have no idea who's performing but your best bet is to ring their ticket line on: 07791439363!

Ready for round 3?

That's right, weird-o's, WEIRDSVILLE IS BACK THIS SATURDAY. Get your lovely behinds down before 9am to catch The Dynamite Pussy Club and the MojoKings playing live and down right naughty rock 'n' roll followed by some insane Dj's and weird and wonderful imagery. It's all free and if you don't believe me, you'll just have to a) refer to the official flyer above or b) come and find out for yourselves, won't you!

I'll chuck a couple of videos below to get you in the mood and we all know that there is nothing better than some sleazy rock n' roll to brighten up this rainy Monday!

Sunday, 6 May 2012


So all in all we've had a pretty sweaty week in the venue. Two mental Anti-Flag shows, then The Menzingers last night. SO WARM but SO GOOD. It's been an absolute blast, we can only hope that you guys enjoyed it as much as we did!

On that note, anyone who saw the post about The Menzingers getting robbed, they posted this the other day:

"We have incredible news. Eric, Greg and Dave March have all been able to sort out new passports in time for us to leave the UK. We have to extend our deepest and lifelong gratitude to the folks at Banquet Records. Through donations to our PayPal and the fundraiser set up by Banquet Records we are able to take care of our loses. We’ve closed all fundraising!

We’ve never felt such a sense of overwhelming gratitude, support, and community in our lives. There truly has never been such a strong affirmation of our life choices and the outstanding character of our friends and the people who listen to our music and care for us. From our friends at home to our friends abroad, the names popping up of people who have helped us have brought tears to our eyes. We love you all so much.

There will never be a way to thank everyone enough. Money and possessions will come and go throughout our entire lives. The memory and feelings of being a part of and embraced by such an incredible community during a time like this will absolutely last forever.

With Love,

So that's awesome news! 

This week, for your delectation and delight:

Monday 07/05 - Outside the Box Comedy!
Thursday 10/05 - Bury the Gun
Friday 11/05 - Banquet Records: Cobra Skulls/ Uniforms/ Everything We Left Behind. tickets|facebook
Saturday 12/05 - Weirdsville: Mojo Kings/ Dynamite Pussy Club -FREE ENTRY- facebook

Pretty good eh? 

(edit: I forgot to add that The Menzingers left us doughnuts, so we like them quite a lot. The doughnuts weren't great but it's the thought that counts!)

Friday, 4 May 2012


"I AM SO EXCITED. THIS IS GOING TO BE AMAZING. I WILL PROBABLY CRY." - thats a direct quote from me.

As Cities Burn playing a London EXCLUSIVE, here at The Fighting Cocks courtesy of Are You Proud Promotions. For anyone in the know, these guys split up in 2009 and it was announced last summer that they were doing a reunion show, playing Son I Loved You at Your Darkest. Then they announced that they were doing a reunion tour of the USA. And now, they are coming here. This is going to be incredible. So far, Housefires have been announced as support, but I'm sure there'll be more news to come on this one!

You can get your tickets here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/165153
And you can find the facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/events/383329938367209/

Bridge and Tunnel

13/05/12 - Bridge and Tunnel/ Gnarwolves/ Great Ancestors - £6 entry

"The Long Island natives, who include former members of Latterman and Slingshot Dakota, are in town for their first show for us in support of their really rather awesome second album 'Rebuilding Year'!

Support from Kent's Great Ancestors who play post-punk in the vein of Hot Snakes and Gruff pop punkers Gnarwolves from Brighton

Tickets priced at £6"

Silver Days/ Jamie Thorn/ Young Romance

15/05/12- Silver DaysJamie Thorn/ Young Romance - FREE ENTRY!

Silver Days come to the cocks to celebrate the release of their new E.P. Their bitter-sweet songs of layered indie-folk are a perfect mix of  Real Estate and Bon Iver. You can download the new E.P from the band's facebook page as of May 7th 

With support from Jamie Thorn and the Mystery Pacific with his story telling folk-rock, kinda like a male version of Laura Marling and cutsey indie-pop duoYoung RomanceFree entry!

Anti-Flag day 2:


Considering the massive lack of sleep courtesy of many, many after work beverages with Justin Sane and the guys from Versus the World and the intense hangovers experienced by ALL that followed, Wednesday may have been even better? I don't even know how that's possible. After getting the pub back into shape, de-sweating the venue and consuming copious amounts of paracetamol and spicy food, round 2 was in full swing.

It was really good to see so many of the same faces from the night before, it literally felt like one massive party, which is ALWAYS a good thing. And then, to follow it up, New Noise at Bacchus was actually good fun! Now, New Noise is normally good, but fuck. I don't know what happened this week but it was mental. So good. SO DRUNK. Not bad considering the general consensus was "we'll go for one..." famous last words and all that!

So you should totally go and check out all of the bands, they were all fucking awesome guys and we had the best time!

Radio Alcatraz
Such Gold
Versus the World

And as always, check out the people that made it happen at Banquet Records. Don't know what we'd do without 'em!

Speaking of Banquet, this weekend see's the return of The Menzingers. I'm pretty excited about this, which made the story I read the other day pretty fucking gutting:

"So.. We were robbed in Manchester last night…

Ok so here’s what happened…

We played a sold out show at The Moho last night in Manchester which ended up being the absolute best show of tour. Seriously! Stagedives, singalongs, shots of mystery liquors.. It was one for the books. An afterparty started to form at a bar down the street. In the great moods we were in we decided to partake and spent the night singing and dancing to  The Cure and Springsteen with The Souls, Red City Radio, Leagues Apart, and tons of friends. 
Dave March (our driver/front of house/lifemate/best friend), Eric (bass player/ good looking one) and I decided to only have a beer and then hit the road. Tom and Joe were going to take a cab back to the house. Ok cool. Everything’s going great. We walk around the block To the van and I hear Dave give a quiet “oh fuck”. The driver side window was smashed out and 3 personal bags were stolen. Unfortunately my bag was stolen with all of our tour money inside it. To top it off, we brought around $2000 in US cash with us in case of an emergency. So let’s see €5000 Euros, an iPad, 3 iPods, 3 passports, 2 pairs of raybans (I know, I know they’re super expensive but they make you look pretty cool), my personal tour journals from the last year and a half which included all of my “On the Impossible Past” lyrics and all of my god damn memories, a digital camera, prescriptions, blah blah blah.

This sucks. It really fucking sucks because it’s not your fault and so many, in fact an absurd amount of you want to help out. It’s pretty surreal and heartwarming to know we’re not alone in this situation. Thanks, thanks, thanks. Cant tell you how much it means. 
The absolutely wonderful folks at  Banquet Records have set up a donation drive for us. They really are the best. If you live in the UK and care to help you can donate there. I hear they’re matching donations which is just too nice. Too nice.http://www.banquetrecords.com/MenzingersAppeal

While we’re extremely apprehensive about this we’re going to open up our paypal account if you care to donate. We don’t expect much and we feel extremely uncomfortable putting our hats out like this but here’s our paypal account if you care to help: MenzingersSkrilla@gmail.com
Tom made the account name up years ago. Sounds about right.
We’ll find a way to make it up to you by way of acoustic demos, new songs, free shows. Whatever. Thanks for the help. Love you all. 

That really does suck. So yeah, please guys, if you can spare anything at all for 'em, I'm sure it'd be appreciated, Banquet have set up a donation page and stuff and the link is here:

Just further proof that these guys really are pretty nice. If you are at the show on Saturday, it's more important than ever to actually show some real support for the band you're there to see!

See you later boys and girls! xo

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Anti-Flag Day 1:

Last night was absolutely mental. Sweaty and mental. We went to bed at 5am. A massive thank you to Banquet Records, Anti-Flag, Versus the World, Radio Alcatraz, you were all amazingly lovely!

Round two tonight, Such Gold are playing in the place of Versus the World and Radio Alcatraz return for the second night of mayhem (although I will DEFINITELY not be drinking anything ever again) you can still get tickets from Banquet Records if you haven't got them already. Such Gold are also playing "New Noise" at Bacchus afterwards. I'm pretty sure you get in free if you have a wristband from tonight's show as well!

We've also got a couple of ridiculously good shows to share with you guys, courtesy of our favourites at Banquet:

Tues 15/05 - Silver Days/ Jamie Thorn/ Young Romance - Indie/ Folk Rock.
Mon 25/06 - Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room/ Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds - Dan Andriano of Alkaline Trio and Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms playing their new/old solo material!

Fuck yeaaaaaaaah.

I'm off to nurse this horrific hangover.