Kick Out! The Newtown Neurotics Story LP Out Now!

Kick Out! is a 15 track round up of the first six singles taking in the years 1979 to 1984. The first two singles Hypocrite and When The Oil Runs Out were melodic nuggets released on our own No Wonder label. Both of these singles were written prior to the election of the Thatcher monster. The horror of this event changed what was the non-political writing style of Steve's lyrics into the other extreme, and so in June 1982 Kick Out The Tories was released on CNT records. Sadly 38 years later, the lyrics are most poignant and needed than ever. The band continued releasing single after single from the painfully personal to the politically pertinent, all done with intelligence and style. Also included is Andy Is A Corporatist / Mindless Version taken from the Son of Oi! compilation. The album comes with a 32 page booklet of archive - photos, reviews, interviews and more and was conceived to be released alongside the Documentary of the same name about the band's history.

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Limited stock available from the shop including white vinyl limited to 300 pressed.

Social Distancing videos

We recorded a couple of Social Distancing videos for use in virtual versions of a couple of events we were scheduled to perform at. Whilst our home recording set ups are all plugged in and functioning we're also demoing songs for a brand new album!

Kick Out Launch Postponed

Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic, the launch of Kick Out - the Newtown Neurotics Story has been postponed. However on the night we should have been screening the film and performing in London, we took to Facebook to host a live event.

Featuring specially recorded performances from Swill (The Men They Couldn't Hang), Nigel Clark (Dodgy) and Attila the Stockbroker, teaser clips from the film, live Q&A with the film maker and a surprise guest calling by to chat, the full thing can be seen here:

England's Dreaming - Totally Wired Radio

Steve Drewett and Kick Out filmmaker Luke Baker were guests on Simon Hearn's England's Dreaming show on Totally Wired Radio.

You can listen to the whole show here

Kick Out Guests Announced

We're really pleased to announce that Swill Odgers (The Men They Couldn't Hang) and Nigel Clark (Dodgy) will be performing at the special Kick Out screening event on Saturday 25th April in Leytonstone.

The last remaining tickets are available here.

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T Shirts Back in Stock!

T-shirt design based on the classic sleeve for Kick Out The Tories - order now to ensure you have yours ahead of the general election!

Also available - brand new badge pack and patches.

Buy Here

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Rebellion Festival 2019

We're pleased to be returning to the greatest punk festival in the world - Rebellion 2020! image description

Kick Out Tickets on sale now!

Tickets for our special screening of Kick Out - The Newtown Neurotics story, Saturday 25th April at Leytonstone Ballroom are on sale now! Get yours here! image description

New Year Resolution!

Newtown Neurotics are pleased to announced we will be playing the legendary 100 club (London) on Sunday 5th January as part of the 6th annual Resolution Festival!

Tickets are on sale now.

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Kick Out Documentary Screening and gig

Black Wax and Vive Le Rock present:

KICK OUT - The Newtown Neurotics Story

Documentary Screening with live performances from Newtown Neurotics, Attila the Stockbroker and more, hosted by Steve Lamacq.

Saturday 25th April 2020 Leytonstone Ballroom, The Red Lion, Leytonstone High Road, E11 3AA Doors 7pm

On sale Thursday 31st October 9am

Bored of new town life and inspired by the first wave of punk, Steve Drewett, Colin Dredd and Tiggy Barber (later Simon Lomond) formed the Newtown Neurotics.

Kick Out is the story of that journey, from the concrete slabs of Harlow, Essex, to the bombed-out streets of East Germany. Along with the likes of Billy Bragg and Attila the Stockbroker, the band became the voice of the disenfranchised and the social conscience of a country in flux.

The aim of Kick Out is to capture the essence of the time, explore the events which molded the band's worldview and examine their place in British music history.

With the current backdrop of austerity and Brexit, The Neurotics are as relevant as ever. With their impending fortieth anniversary, now seems the perfect opportunity to both reflect and look forward.

Despite their initial run being relatively short, the band's reach and influence are apparent, not just in the UK but across the globe. Like for so many bands of that era, the emergence of the internet has given a new lease of life to the words and music, striking a chord and inspiring a new and angry generation.

Like all good ideas, the premise of the film began at a bar, specifically The Square in Harlow. The Square, which closed in January 2017, was the cultural beacon of Harlow and was a second home to the town's outcasts and creatives. The venue played a big part in the band's history as well as Baker's own creative endeavours so it's highly fitting that the film's seeds were sowed within the walls of The Square.

“What started as a simple video idea quickly grew into something much bigger. What struck me during our initial meetings was how relevant the lyrics Steve wrote over thirty years ago were still today.

While mainstream success alluded them, they have quite the pedigree in terms of their fan base, their historic shows behind the iron curtain and Steve’s solo shows in North Korea and Cuba. On one hand, you could say it’s a film about a band that has continuously evolved with the political and social changes around them. On the other, it's a film about how many of the issues and problems tacked in the band's lyrics still resonate today as much as they did back then.”

Kick Out! The Newtown Neurotics Story features contributions from: Billy Bragg - Singer, songwriter and left-wing activist. Attila The Stockbroker - Poet, musician and songwriter, long time associate of the band and Steve Drewett's best friend. Phill Jupitus - Stand-up and improv comedian, actor, performance poet, cartoonist, and podcaster, also known as Porky the Poet. Steve Lamacq - English disc jockey, BBC Radio 6 Music. Garry Bushell - Newspaper columnist, music journalist, television presenter, author and political activist.

The film screening will be accompanied by a full bill of live music and poetry headlined by the Newtown Neurotics themselves. Performing a one off special set delving deep into the bands back catalogue, the Neurotics will be joined on the evening by some guests and friends to make this a must attend event for all punk rock fans.

The event, hosted by Steve Lamacq, will include a Q&A session with film maker Luke Baker, ranting poetry from Attila The Stockbroker and some special guest acoustic performances TBA.

This is a predominantly standing event with limited seated tickets available.

‘The Neurotics are back, and they’re angry… and they’re looking for ya!’ - B. Bragg.

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