Punk gig will strike out to new fans


THERE will be two punk events over this weekend as a Hastings-based band take to the stage with Boston’s own punk poet.

Hardmusic Matinee will start at 2pm on Saturday at the Centenary Methodist Church, on Red Lion Street.

It will feature pop punk band Saving Strike who have been likened by organisers to Sum 41 due to their rap elements.

They consist of vocalist Eddie Rose, guitarist Matt Barnes, bassist Chris Gowing and drummer Grant Peters.

Hailing from the south east coastal town of Hastings, Saving Strike started out in early 2009.

Coming from very different backgrounds, each member boasts their own unique personality is added to the overall sound, which promises to make everyone bounce!

In the summer of 2010 the band were finalists in a national rock competition and from there have gone on to play places such as Dublin Castle in Camden and the Sheffield Megacentre.

They said they believe in writing songs that can relate to people, that can help people through their problems and encourage them when times are hard.

Eagle Spits, who are fronted by internationally renown punk poet, of the same name have many years experience of performing all around the world and have all been in previous punk bands. They boast music reminiscent of early ‘80s punk rock but with a few modern overtones and several unexpected twists, and liken themselves to The Exploited, Black Flag, Anti Flag, Social Distortion and Joy Division.

At 6pm on the Saturday both bands will also be playing for the inmates of HMP North Sea Camp.

On Sunday at 3pm there will be an alternative worship service at the methodist church with both bands being involved.