Formed in Wiltshire in 1980, they are comprised of vocalist Dick Lucas, guitarist Bruce Treasure, bassist Phil, and drummer Trotsky.
The band enjoyed success as one of the more literate and musically athletic British punk ensembles between 1980 and 1985, occupying the middle ground between The Clash’s political songcraft and Crass’ experimental warfare.
Lucas later joined Culture Shock – also Continental veterans! – in 1986 and started up his own Ska-Punk act Citizen Fish in 1990. Subhumans reformed in the late 90s and have been touring to sell out crowds ever since.
They will be supported by Preston’s very own anarcho-crust-punk favourites Anarka & Poppy at the gig on November 14. They began in 1981 as a guitar/vocal duo with Jane and Neil as Nihilistic Insurrection. They were later joined by Stoko on drums and later they had three additional members (Shaun on keyboards, Yoh on bass and Christine on tambourine and backing vocals).
In 1983, They recorded the “Take it for Life” tape released by Happy Apple Tapes. In 1984, after getting in contact with Josef Porta of The Mob, Anarka and Poppy where given the chance to record an E.P. for All The Madmen, but in the end All The Madmen changed hands and the single was lost and never released.
• Tickets are £8 (£10 on the door) online from Skiddle, SEE Tickets & WeGotTickets. Or visit the Continental or Action Records.
In person from The Continental’s Bar (01772 499 425), Action Records (0177 884 772) & Preston Visitor Information (at The Guild Hall, 01772 253731) soon.
Subhumans / Kill Pretty / Anarka & Poppy
Friday, 14 November 2014 - 8pm