AGMP Presents: Anti-Nowhere League
with support from Chron Gen
Saturday 22nd September, 2018 | 229 London, Venue 1
Doors: 7:00pm | Curfew: 10:30pm
This is an 18+ Event. The venue operates a challenge 25 policy.
Anti Nowhere League started up in 1980 in Royal Tunbridge Wells. They released their debut single, “Streets of London” b/w “So What” in 1981. The single reached number 48 in the UK charts and would have probably got higher, had it not been seized by the Police’s Obscenity Squad due to the profanity laden b-side. “So What” has since become the band’s anthem and has been covered by Metallica who play the track regularly to this day in concert.
This was followed up by their seminal debut album, We are…the League, in 1982 on WXYZ Records and the Live in Yugoslaviaalbum.
Anti-Nowhere League split in the late 1980s and reformed to much excitement and several critically acclaimed albums.
In 2017, the Anti-Nowhere League have released their latest album League Style (Loosen Up), which includes their own unique take on classic Ska & Reggae tunes – such as “Long Shot Kick De Bucket”, “Johnny Too Bad”, “Suzanne Beware of the Devil” and more.
With special guests Chron Gen; formed in 1977 the band released their debut single “Puppets of War” in 1981 on their own Gargoyle record label. The single spent 10 months in the UK indie charts and was followed by their debut album Chronic Generation in 1982. The album featured the singles “Reality” and their cover of Elton Motello’s “Jet Boy Jet Girl” and reached No. 53 in the National LP Charts.
Chron Gen were a part of the infamous Apocalypse Tour with The Exploited, Anti-Pasti and Discharge – and they also toured the USA with Anti-Nowhere League before splitting up in 1984.
Recently Chron Gen reformed and released a brand new album, This Is The Age – their first for 28 years.