We thought we’d do something a bit different by getting more video footage from the last gig – the second Punka Presents… event. So here’s Kiss Me, Killer TV Episode 1, featuring drag queen Ruby Rawbone, The Gin Birkins and our mates The Menstrual Cramps.
The band will be supporting the incendiary MARTYRIALS at Bristol’s iconic Louisiana venue on 17 August.
MARTYRIALS is a high energy psychedelic synth-punk outfit pumping out and explosive blend of punk, glam and Rock and Roll.
Punk ethics meet space-delay driven psychedelia like if the Ramones had synthesizers or if System of a Down met the B-52’s and often compared to the erratic sounds of Cardiacs. Formed in 2015 and releasing their second studio album this year, the exciting live shows of the Martyrials are not something to be missed.
We’re delighted to feature on a brand spanking new DIY punk compilation release from the legendary Grow Your Own Records. The band lines up alongside a whole bunch of eviscerating UK and international acts that feature women in their lineups.
Grown Your Own Records is an independent DIY record label run by seminal anarchopunk band Anthrax UK, and releases records and punk artwork.
The compilation can be purchased right now from the label’s Bandcamp page for a mere 6 quid (plus p&p) so don’t miss out. The full track listing is as follows:
BIRDS OF A FEATHER VOL 2
2 ZERO HOUR
3 ZOMBIE MET GIRL
4 BRAIN ANGUISH
5 KISS ME, KILLER
6 PROUD CITY FATHERS
10 JESUS FIX
12 RUSS CRIMEWAVE
16 IN-ERRRANT FEATURING ANDY T
18 WILD POPPIES
20 ARMOURED FLU UNIT
21 THE BLACK DEATH
Thanks to Cooper Rose we’ve now got a cool intro video. Filmed by Cooper during our appearance at Umlaut Records’ Dugstock II fest at London’s legendary New Cross Inn, some clever aiding has made us look like one of those bands you just have to check out.
The unbelievable multi-talented Cooper also plays and sings with The Menstrual Cramps and well as recording and producing their records. She’s also a part of the supercool Bad Sidekick, who’ll be realising an EP later in 2018, which is one to look out for.
The video’s already clocked up hundreds of views on the Kiss Me, Killer Facebook page and you can view a YouTube version right here:
The band returned to London’s famous New Cross Inn over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend for Dugstock II – a three day fest put together by the mighty Umlaut Records. We appeared on the Friday bill with bands like The Murderburgers, Strange Planes and fast-rising Mancunian punks, Aerial Salad.
KMK members arrived there in dribs and drabs, meeting at the venue and happily everyone made it on time. The New Cross Inn is now a relatively salubrious place. It’s also one that’s grown in importance while other iconic haunts have closed down as the capital places property speculation above all other human activities.
Our friend and No. 1 superfan Ina the Dane says she misses the days when The New Cross Inn was a full-on dive bar with people out of their skulls on hard drugs, awakening from a haze to have a little dance before crashing out again, although I was taken with the fine selection of craft beers and real ales now available from the bar. I downed a morish Cornsish pint called ‘Proper Job’, which really touched the spot after nearly three hours on the Megabus.
Umlaut’s Mark greeted us before an enthusiastic Friday night crowd who were right up for some storming punk rock enjoyed the opening acts Dirty White from Brighton. Next up came Kent’s Dark Days feature gallic livewire, John, who charged around the stage like a man possessed, hammering his bestickered Telecaster with reckless abandon. He wore a Kiss Me, Killer snakes t-shirt. Nice. Everyone should have a Kiss Me, Killer shirt.
Most of the KMK and cohorts had invited cool London friends along and many showed up for their first taste of the new breed of punk rock, Bristol fashion. Our set was generally pretty strong, the sound good, and our eclectic mix seemed to go over well, with people appearing to dig our new song, Sliding into my DMs, with its wahwah-laden porno soundtrack intro and spy guitar riffage.
Emilia and Cooper from The Menstrual Cramps were there and Cooper took some abolsutely amazing images for us. Check these out…
Ariel Salad and the headliners smashed it.
KMK’s Easter weekend was not over, though as we returned to Bristol to play TWO more gigs at the Exchange and a fundraiser at The Red Lion! By the end of the third gig in three days I think we were ready for a good long snooze…