Date(s) - 23/02/2019
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre
Colchester-based punk band PET NEEDS present a line-up including Kulk and Strike The Sun. Pet Needs performed at the first of our emerge local band nights back in April 2017, and then performed here again during Independent Venue Week 2018 when BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq paid us a visit.
When they were teenagers, Derby lads Johnny and George Marriott played in an unpredictable and chaotic punk band, storming the Midlands old-school scene with their often unintentional discordant pop. After the inevitable implosion, Johnny ran away to Norwich and didn’t stop running for the best part of a decade. In late 2015 George quit his job in Derby and traded it all in for the spare room in Johnny’s flat in Colchester. The first incarnation of PET NEEDS was born in early 2016. PET NEEDS are four lads who through the nature of chaos all landed in Essex, wide-eyed, out of breath and ready to create something huge. With explosive live performances of fractured anthems, PET NEEDS are currently smashing sets throughout the East, screaming stories of chance meetings, self-destruction, perceived freedom and woods.
“PET NEEDS have a superb passion of highs and lows, great lyrics. “Punk isn’t dead, it’s just up for sale”… Brilliant!”- Steve Mick, Sniffin’ Glue journalist.
Our licensed bar serves soft drinks, wines, spirits, Adnams, and Aspall.