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Darko / Actionmen / PMX / Pessimist

  • The Smokehouse 6 South Street Ipswich, England, IP1 3NU United Kingdom (map)
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*SARAH’S FAREWELL DO / BIRTHDAY BASH*

Sarah’s abandoning Ipswich and The Smokehouse in favour of wetter, colder Northern environs AND it’s her goddamn birthday. What better way to say goodbye than with an evening of fast skate-punk madness?

You better bring a spare face, because these guys are gonna melt yours. 

DARKO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8ptU8OJvCM 
Darko are one of the finest live acts that the UK/European punk scene has to offer, and we’re proud to have them back in Ipswich. They take elements of modern hardcore and mash it up with the melodic skate-punk sound to create something truly unique. Their explosive live shows always deliver shout-along choruses, flawless technical mastery and hi-octane chaos; you’d be a fool to miss it.

ACTIONMEN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRLTFJrTw-c 
Italian legends Actionmen have been making crazy hard rocking noises since 2000, touring extensively around Europe. Their genre can be best described as melodic hardcore with lashings of funk, thrash-metal, garage rock and more thrown into the mix; "post-melodic hardcore", if you will. It’s a melting-pot of mentalness and a force to be reckoned with.

PMX
https://pmxmusic.bandcamp.com/album/dark-days
PMX really are the crème de la crème of skate-punk. These Scottish legends have been going since 2006 and have played thousands of shows across Europe and North America, although nowadays it’s a rare treat to see them this far South. Their recent EP Dark Days is a flippin’ masterpiece in intricate, guitar-led melodic punk; every song is clean, technical and a loaded with mass-appeal. A pal of mine also once said he wanted PMX to be the last thing he heard before he died; they’re THAT good.

PESSIMIST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nYvQWdEA70 
Local sad boys, Pessimist, play awesome emotional pop-punk with plenty of fast, melodic sections and singalongs. They’re perfectly capable of headlining The Smokehouse in their own right, and they’ll make your angsty 15-year-old self ridiculously happy. 

£5 on the door
19:00 start
14+ age limit (Please bring ID if you’re after booze)

See you lovelies there x