Punktastic Presents: The Dissociates, River Jumpers, Sweet Empire + Harker

By Aaron Lohan

We at Punktastic will be presenting a free show at The Finsbury Pub in London featuring The Dissociates, River Jumpers, Sweet Empire and Harker on the 11th November.

The show is to commemorate the release of London punks The Dissociates’ debut album ‘A Capital Idea’, which will be released the day before on the 10th November via Safety Second Records. Produced by James Bragg (Woahnows, Cock Sparrer), the album features four new songs and five re-recorded tracks from their last EP, ‘After Hours at the Violet Club’. You can watch the video for the first single, ‘Useless Wooden Toys’, below.

As for the other bands; Brighton’s River Jumpers released their new single ‘Thick Blood’ earlier this month, whilst the latest from Dutch punks Sweet Empire is their 2014 second album ‘Old Ideas Keep Fighting Us’ on Shield Recordings, LaserLife Records and Gunner Records.

Meanwhile, Brighton indie punks Harker recently started a cassette club series. The first entry of this was a features a live session recorded at Bolton’s Kesbri Studios during their February tour with The Doublecross. It provides an insight into early demos for tracks that will shape their upcoming debut album.

More info on the show can be found here. The show sits alongside a few other UK shows The Dissociates will be doing next month, some of which feature the aforementioned Sweet Empire. All of these dates are listed below.

NOVEMBER
09 HASTINGS Flairz Bar w/ Punka
10 PLYMOUTH The Junction w/ Warshy
11 LONDON The Finsbury Pub w/ River Jumpers + Harker
12 CANTERBURY The Lady Luck* w/ Matilda’s Scoundrels, Mummy, Batwolf, Dark Days + Local Mad Man
18 LONDON Back from the Dead Punk Fest, T.Chances*

* The Dissociates only

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