THE PUKES EP (Damaged Goods)
Format: 7” & Digital
Release Date: 27th May 2013
Damaged Goods Records celebrates its 25th year in 2013. That’s 25 years of releasing glorious and riotous punk rock, new-wave, garage rock and vintage pop by all manner of mavericks, geniuses, odd-balls and lunatics…and this spring is no exception, with the release of The pUKEs debut EP on 7” vinyl with poster sleeve – all tracks exclusive to this single.
The pUKEs are a 20-strong (nearly) all female punk ukulele band based in London. They play songs by the likes of Dead Kennedys, Exploited, Xray Spex, The Clash, etc like you’ve never heard ‘em before. Their massive stage presence and raucous live show has landed them slots at Rebellion punk festival and Shoreditch 1234, as well as gigs with many of the bands who inspired them, including Sham 69, Bad Manners, Chelsea and Peter & the Test Tube Babies. Around half the pUKEs were non musicians before they learned the uke, the others have been in bands such as UK Subs, Extreme Noise Terror and Lost Cherrees.
The EP, produced by Dick Crippen from Tenpole Tudor features one original song Will I Learn plus covers of Menace, Elton Motello and Cock Sparrer. The bands have lots of gigs and festivals lined up for the summer – including Rebellion punk festival in Blackpool.
The record release party is at The Dublin Castle, Parkway, Camden on Friday 24th May 2013 with CASE and B-Movie Britz.
“THE ONLY (covers) BAND THAT MATTERS.” Fear and Loathing
“The pUKEs are just sheer genius – nuff said.” Louder Than War