Mixing politics and pleasure, this militant punk'd up ska band from Bristol, England, strike fear into the hearts of capitalists, cops, bosses and politicians everywhere! As the band establishes itself in Europe, they continue their mission that aims to prove punk can and should still be part of a genuine opposition and resistance movement within our communities, and we are pleased to be apart of bringing their music and message into North America.
Perhaps the best way to learn about Spanner is to visit the We Want Rebel Music blog, which features a great, recent, interview with the band.
from the band:
"Spanner has been mixing politics and pleasure since around 2000, and we aim to still be at it when it’s time for dancing on the ruins of the empire. We’re taking bookings for the after party now! Our sound is a small contribution to the soundtrack to revolution and we hope to inspire both much dancing and more direct action. We play militant, ska’d up punk that’s not just for entertaining “alternative” consumers or being part of the illusion of rebellion. Punk for us has to be more than noise and more than a hairdo. We want punk and punks to be part of a community in opposition and resistance to this murderous system which leaves everything it touches damaged or dead. We know that with our creativity and determination we can make a new world, and punk is about doing it now! We’d also very much like our music to strike fear into the hearts of capitalists, cops, bosses and politicians everywhere… if only they could hear the words!
We love meeting DIY bands, gig collectives, subverters, squatters, rebels, resisters, renegades, revolutionaries and fellow trouble makers from all over. It reminds us that we are everywhere!!! We are always looking for gigs and festivals to play, so get in touch if you think you could do with a Spanner in the mix."
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