GIG REVIEW – Crapsons, Uncle Peanut, Spam Javelin, Dilation @ The Skerries, Bangor

By |December 30th, 2018|0 Comments

[review by steve sty jones for planet mosh]
[pics by gary m hough]

I’ve always believed that it is vital to review and support up and coming talent whenever I can. Tonight at The Skerries in Bangor, North Wales I witnessed four solid reasons why I continue to do it. I also took the opportunity at this gig of chatting with Mike & Andy from Crapsons. The filmed interview with be published shortly in it’s entirety.

I was really impressed with The Skerries. A small traditional pub at the bottom of the longest high street in Britain (one mile top to bottom). The back room where the bands perform is large enough to hold a decent crowd and project great sound, but also small enough for the place to fill up quickly.

GIG REVIEW – Paul Henshaw, Rabo De Toro, Spam Javelin @ The Pot, Rhyl

By |December 8th, 2018|0 Comments


I had walked three miles this afternoon in biblical rain with a hangover so bad I almost turned to religion to cleanse myself from the alcoholic sins committed the previous night.

New Album – SPAM JAVELIN – 12 Golden Greats

By |October 12th, 2018|0 Comments


Link2wales Records is proud to announce the release of ’12 Golden Greats’ a compilation of the recorded studio work by Spam Javelin. 
This collates their two EPs ‘How Can You Die When You’re Already Dead’ and ‘Arseholageddon’ along with Nazi Line Dancers Fuck Off, You Make Me Want To Hate You and Life’s A Bastard Then You’re Dead, which appeared on the split 7″ EP with Emissaries Of Syn.

The release coincides with the band’s string of twelve autumn dates playing with the likes of Eastfield, Bogans, 999, Cockney Rejects, Habits and many more.

CD available at the gigs for £3 or via Bandcamp…

GIGOGRAPHY – Neil Crud

By |October 6th, 2018|Comments Off on GIGOGRAPHY – Neil Crud


4Q were a punk band from Colwyn Bay (1987-90). Originally featuring Edi Filmstar (voc), Neil Crud (gtr), Wayne The Bastard (bass) and Paul Puke (drms). Edi quit after 4 gigs and Cumi Pants (voc) joined and Paul Puke was replaced by Matt Vinyl (drms) to make up the most prolific line-up in the band’s gigging history. By mid-1989 Gumpsh (gtr) and Robin (gtr) had joined after Wayne had left with Neil taking over on bass. Neil Crud smashed his bass on stage in Sept’90 and quit the band and despite Cumi looking to recruit a replacement things stopped.

GIG REVIEW – 2 Sick Monkeys, Rabo De Toro, Emissaries Of Syn, Maines, Spam Javelin @ The Marine, Old Colwyn

By |September 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Tonight’s (almost) stellar line up of 2 Sick Monkeys, Rabo De Toro, Emissaries Of Syn, Maines, Spam Javelin was quite mouthwatering. This was reflected by the numbers in attendance here in the backroom of The Marine Hotel in Old Colwyn. The early start did not hinder the figures, with attendees not having yet latched on to the Manchester / Liverpool trend of turning up late to avoid the support acts… No supports here though, no room for egos in our punk scene…
As I’ve reviewed four the bands several times and play in the other one, I’d best leave it to Rich Phillips to described the evening…