Review: Mansfield Rebellion at New Cross, Sutton

999's Nick Cash -Pic by: Richard Parkes
999's Nick Cash -Pic by: Richard Parkes

Vice Squad were top of the bill for the opening night of the Mansfield Rebellion at the revamped New Cross,Beki Bondage showed she had not lost none of her talent to endear the contintent with her fine voice and cheeky banter that kept the crowd hanging on her every word.

They were supported by First Wave,Verbal Warning,Born to Destruct, Sour Blisters and Mr Hat.

Nick Cash’s 999 had the room rocking on Saturday with all the favourites along with some fresh sounds that went down well with the Sutton crowd. Local band Hung Like Hanratty got the crowd on their feet with songs from the Human Pig album, Singer Al Sation, forever the entertainer, displaying some attire whilst belting out such favourites as Danny is a Tranny and ‘The Ghost of Jimmy Saville’. They were well supported by Rabid,3 Stone Monkey with their own ‘Psycho Santa’, Prisoners of War, Headstone Horrors and Sad Sally.

Evergreen punk giants UK Subs led the line on Sunday’s ‘School Night’, showing that you would do well to find a musically tighter unit on the road. The dance floor got messy as Jet struck up the chords for Emotional Blackmail, even some attempted crowd surfing was on display.The freshly written song by Jet, Suicide Girl, went down a storm showing they haven’t lost their talent. 
Local band Apocalypse Babys had the crowd on their feet with a powerful set and The Imposters played a fair old number of popular covers.

Corby’s finest Cretin 77 demonstrated what a class act they are and in truth should have been higher up the bill. The Fuzzbrats (from Holland) and B movie Brits were among bands which completed the line-up

Big thanks to Al Sation and his team for the work they have put in to bring this Mansfield Rebellion to the New Cross.

RICHARD PARKES