Punk legends Conflict head up an all day gig in The Button Factory on May 11th, with Subhumans, Paranoid Visions, Lost Cherrees, Destroy DC, Dropping Bombs & Grand Collapse
Formed in 1981 by Colin Jerwood, Their first release was the EP “The House That Man Built” in June 1982 on Crass Records. They released their first album, It’s Time to See Who’s Who, on Corpus Christi Records in March 1983. Conflict later set up their own Mortarhate Records label, which put out releases by other artists including Hagar the Womb, Icons of Filth, Lost Cherrees, The Apostles, Exitstance & Belfast’s Stalag 17. Always outspoken regarding issues such as anarchism, animal rights & the anti-war movement, the establishment’s increasing intolerance of punk rock and the protest movement in Thatcher era Britain led to a number of their concerts to be broken up by the police.
This will be Conflict’s first live appearance in Dublin, the last time they performed in Ireland was in Belfast & Rathcoole in the mid eighties.
Subhumans were, between 1980-85, one of the most prolific and original of the evolving UK punk scene. Musical influences were a mix of Sex Pistols, Damned and similar punk originators, and prepunk bands like King Crimson and Frank Zappa, which led to a style of punk more intricate in its structure than their contemporaries, without losing the base energy and dynamics of punk.
u:mack Present Conflict Plus special guests Subhumans Paranoid Visions Lost Cherrees Destroy DC Grand Collapse Dropping Bombs 4pm, Saturday May 11th