Spanner has been mixing politics and pleasure since around 2000, and we aim to still be at it when it’s time for dancing on the ruins of the empire. Our sound is a small contribution to the soundtrack to revolution and we hope to inspire both much dancing and more direct action.
We play militant, ska’d up punk that’s not just for entertaining “alternative” consumers or being part of the illusion of rebellion. Punk for us has to be more than noise and more than a hairdo. We want punk and punks to be part of a community in opposition and resistance to this murderous system which leaves everything it touches damaged or dead. We know that with our creativity and determination we can make a new world, and punk is about doing it now! We’d also very much like our music to strike fear into the hearts of capitalists, cops, bosses and politicians everywhere… if only they could hear the words (which you will be able to, on the new album, and read the lyrics)!
We have spent the winter recording a new album ourselves (with a little help some from friends!) and are nearly finished getting ready to send it off to be made. Friends have shouted, ripped, shredded, plucked, drawn and rhymed all along the way helping us make a community album - help us finish it!