999 have been going for over 4 decades. The reason for their longevity is not airplay, massive publicity, hype or even a major recording deal but word of mouth and that “word of mouth” now extends to nearly every country on earth.
The frenzy and raw energy of the early days were captured by their debut single “I’m Alive on the bands own Labritain label and sold well enough to become a minor hit. Next through their association with United Artists records the second and third singles, “Nasty Nasty” and the now classic “Emergency” were released both scaling the lower reaches of the charts and confirming 999 to be one of the major forces in the British New Wave Movement.
Since leaving United Artists 999 have recorded another eleven albums. Jon Watson was replaced in 1986 on bass by Danny Palmer and subsequently by Arturo Bassick in 1991. To date the band have completed 15 U.S. tours, 101 London gigs, 36 UK tours and 24 European tours visiting Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Holland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Yugoslavia, Japan, Argentina and Brazil.
Punk band from Cambridge, UK. They first formed in 1986, playing all over the UK and building up a strong following over the next 3.5 years. After some time out and working on various other projects, Freedom Faction was reformed 15 years later. FF have supported most of the well-known bands within the punk scene and have appeared at many major festivals including Rebellion and The Great British Alternative Festival.
Nottingham based punk rock n roll band featuring ex-Girlfixer vocalist and drummer. For fans of The Stooges, Juliette and the Licks, The Distillers
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