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UK Decay are to return to Lisbon for Portugal’s largest festival of Gothic Rock,
Deathrock, Electro-Punk, Post-Punk, Industrial, Synth and Batcave bands
since, the Drop Dead Festival back in 2008.

The three day festival runs on Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August,
UK Decay are headlining on Sunday 28th. In the UK, this is the traditional
August Bank Holiday weekend.

Organized by the highly successful Pray Silence Productions, Pray Silence Festival
celebrates dark, alternative music and alternative lifestyles in general.
The line-up will include some of the best Gothic Rock, Deathrock, Electro-Punk,
Post-Punk, Industrial, Synth and Batcave bands in the planet.

Worldwide renowned DJs will allow continuous celebration with special parties
until dawn, including a fetish party with fantastic performers from all over the world…>>more>>


UK Decay in Germany

The band will be departing for Germany next week for their mini German Tour.
The dates are April 24th, 25th and 26th.
The shows kick off on Saturday April 24th in Berlin at the SLAUGHTERHOUSE, followed on Sunday April 25th at Hamburg HAFENKLANG. On Monday April 26th, Hannover BEI CHEZ HEINZ..

The Berlin show at The Slaughterhouse looks set to be a night not to be missed, with Industrial/Punks from London ‘Ulterior’ and Berlin Band ‘The Wars’ adding support.
FACTORY meets REMEMBRANCE DAZE meets PAGAN LOVE SONGS” are hosting this evening with a promise of an after show party with DJ’s Roman, Ian P. Christ, NecroPhil and Thomas Thyssen.

Scottish band Twisted Nerve played at the Slaughterhouse earlier this year and reported back saying “Great gig , hot and sweaty with very enthusiastic crowd”, so we are looking forward to playing there very much.
For the Hamburg and Hannover shows, the support act is a band called ‘Reptyle’ from Beilefeld.
UK Decay have not visited any of these cities for 28 years but played 2009’s WGT festival. Back in the former period in the years 1980-82, UK Decay regularly played various venues in Berlin and Hamburg.

Tickets are available..

Berlin at the Slaughterhouse are available online at

Hamburg Hafenklang and Hannover Bei Chez Heinz.

UK Decay at Rebellion Punk Festival 2010

UK DK are to return to this years Rebellion Punk Festival at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. This time on the Saturday August 7th in the ‘Bizarre Bazaar’ room as special guests of ex Bauhaus Pete Murphy. The specially flavoured evening is hosted by DJ Ro Ashika.
UK Decay played earlier on the Sunday afternoon last year and are delighted to be returning for a Saturday evening this time.
Further information at the Rebellion Festival website

UK Decay Communities Web page update

We are rolling out a new framework to improve the user experience.

To begin with a new horizontal drop down menu under the masthead will aid the site navigation helping to guide the user to the right destinations.

There is a new Google site search customized for the entire UK Decay Com database that really works, is to be found at the bottom of the new pages, please give it a try – it really can find items or names buried deep within our vaults!

We have inline with web 2 social networking, integrated ‘Share This’ tabs to update the page onto Facebook and Myspace and a lot more SN sites or blogs. We have syndicated our Twitter and other feeds onto various pages, overall this will make updating the UK Decay Com web with the latest news or other information so much easier.

It’s going to take a while to completely update the whole site, so please bare with us in the meantime.

NEW! UK Decay Merchandise Store now online

T shirts available!

Our T Shirts are now available again. There are classic and brand new designs, with more garments to choose from as we roll in a brand new web store. The new store will print to demand and will ship to most places within a couple of weeks.

We shall also retain our traditional screen-printed supplied shirts for live events.
Most of the repertoire of designs, are now available online on our web store.
Features include….

Three brand new #UK Decay designs.#
Available on a selection of different garments
Printed and shipped to order
Reasonable Prices

Full details and our T Shirt FAQ at the address below

Or go straight to the store at the address below

For Madmen Only CD now £8.99

Just to remind anyone out there that may not be aware, that much of the UK Decay back catalogue is now available on CD.
It is available from Earthquake Distribution for the princely sum of £8.99. For further details, distribution enquiries and a direct link, please follow the address below.

UK Decay new material?

The band are currently writing some new material with the aim of recording during the forthcoming summer. It’s too early to say what form a possible release might take at this point. But “An album would be a nice idea” quoted Spon. Abbo is said to have some very strong lyrical ideas and with the wealth of experience gained by most of the guys in the years since the first era of Decay, it will be “very interesting to see what gives”
We can all only wait and see!

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Thanks very much for taking the time to read all this. We at UK Decay Communities appreciate humbly, your patronage and time and wish you the very best of regards!

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UK Decay announce a three date mini-tour of northern Germany, April 24, 25 and the 26th.

The shows kick off on Saturday April 24 in Berlin at the Slaughterhouse, followed on Sunday
April 25 at Hamburg Hafenklang. On Monday April 26 it is Hannover Bei Chez Heinz.

UK Decay have not visited any of these cities for 28 years but played 2009’s WGT festival.
Back in the former period in the years 1980-82, UK Decay regularly played various venues in
Berlin and Hamburg.

Tickets for the Hamburg Hafenklang are available online at

Tickets for Berlin at the Slaughterhouse are available online at

Tickets for the Hannover Bei Chez Heinz. are available online at

At our recent gig in Luton, we spoke with some people that showed an
interest in making the trip over to Germany from the UK.
For those thinking about making the trip to Germany,
please follow this link for information and if necessary to submit
any queries.
We shall endeavor to keep you informed.


Grab one of our posters for your own website or blog
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UK Decay: Recent live gigs, reports, videos, pics..
Below is chronological index of the recent UK Decay performances
(latest at the top) Also included at the bottom is the UK Decay Community
Class Reunion events.
Included are cross links to the important and relevant forum and picture
gallery articles for each of the shows…
One place to find all the latest pictures and reports!


UK Decay at Rebellion 2009. Blackpool Winter Gardens. Sunday August 9th, 2009
UK Decay @ Rebellion 2009 pics and reports
Main Topic. author: W.W. NEWS forum
UK Decay debut at the UK’s and probably the Worlds largest Punk Music
Publicity, Reports & Reviews
UK Decay @ Rebellion 2009 Picture Gallery

UK Decay @ Rebellion 2009 Picture Gallery

UK Decay live at Wave Gotik Treffen Festival 2009, Leipzig Germany, Monday June 1st 2009
DK @ Wave Gotik Treffen Festival. Pictures and Feedback
Main Topic. author: W.W. NEWS forum
UK Decay’s first Show in Germany for 26 years and their debut at the
world famous WGT festival in Leipzig
Publicity, Reports & Reviews
Wave Gotik Treffen 2009 Picture Gallery

Wave Gotik Treffen 2009 Picture Gallery

UK Decay spring 2009 Italian tour (Milan 30th April, Bologna 1st May & Rome 2nd May)
UK Decay to play Italy
Main Topic. author: W.W. NEWS forum
UK Decay’s first time ever in Italy
Publicity, Reports & Reviews
Italy Spring Tour 2009 Picture Gallery

Italy Spring Tour 2009 Picture Gallery


UK Decay live at Drop Dead Festival VI, Lisbon. Portugal. Sunday October 12th 2008

“UK Decay @ Drop Dead Festival VI, Lisbon. Review, pics, Video, etc.”
Main Topic. author: W.W. NEWS forum
UK Decay’s first show outside the UK for 26 years and their first show
ever in Portugal
Publicity Report and Reviews
Drop Dead VI Oct 2008 Picture Gallery

Drop Dead VI Oct 2008 Picture Gallery

DDF Live Ukdk video stills and Spon’s Perspective

Spon’s Perspective Review


The Class-Reunion party’s were hosted by the UK Decay Community
website. To date there have been 3 events:- UK Decay performed
one song For My Country, at the second reunion in 2007 and went on to
play a thirty minute set at the third reunion in June 2008.

Class of 1979 – 1989 Reunion III, Sub Club June 7th 2008
author: W.W. EVENTS forum
UK Decay with Abbo, Spon, Ed Branch and Ray Phillpott, played their
first proper show in 26 years
Publicity and report I
Reviews and Report II
UK Decay Class Reunion 3 – Reviews, video & pics.
author: Coven. NEWS forum
Report III

Click here to visit gallery

Reunion III
Saturday 7th June 2008
UBSU Sub Club
Luton, UK
picture gallery here


Class of 1979 – 1989 Reunion II ::January 27th, 2007
Main Topic. author: W.W. NEWS forum
UK Decay with Abbo, Spon, Martyn Smith and Ray Philpott, performed
one song at this event.
Report & review

Class of 1979-1980 Reunion II

Saturday 27th January 2007
At the Hat Factory, Luton, Uk
Reunion II picture gallery here


Class of 1978-1988 Reunion I : December 22nd 2005
Main Topic. author: W.W. NEWS forum
UK Decay did not perform at this show!

Class of 1979-1980 Reunion I

Thursday 22nd December 2005
At the Cork and Bull, Luton, UK
Reunion I picture Gallery here

A staggering amount of videos of recent shows can be found here


UK Decay to play Italy

Spring 2009 Italian dates now confirmed….

Milan Musicdrome, 30th April.
Bologna Covo 1st May.
Rome Init on 2nd May.

UK Decay are now in the process of arranging a number of gigs in the UK and overseas.
with further dates in the process of being confirmed. The band will appear in Italy for the first time in
its history, playing Milan Musicdrome on the 30th April 2009, Bologna Covo Club on the 1st May and
at the Rome Init Club on the 2nd May.

‘We’re really looking forward to finally getting to Italy,’ said Spon, ‘we tried to play there first
time around but never managed it for various reasons. We’ve been told that there is still a big
interest in the band and I’m hoping that we get the same positive response as we
received at the Drop Dead Festival. We had a small UK contingent in Portugal, and if anyone
from blighty fancies a few days in the Italian sun it would be great to see you.’

Even though nothing is concrete yet, the band hope to soon be in the position of announcing
a central London date hopefully in the late spring/early summer, plus other UK gigs.

‘Last year’s reunion took so much time to arrange that we’re probably not going to arrange
another one until 2010, so we’re planning to use the UK gigs as a chance of getting everyone
together this year,’ added Spon.

Please click here for further information
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UK Decay to headline the Drop Dead Festival !

UK Decay will be headlining this year’s Drop Dead Festival
on Saturday October 11, 2008 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Following on from the success of UKDK3 the band is now rehearsing a
longer set that will encompass more of its back catalogue and new material.

‘We’re hoping that people will be able to get over to see us – especially
as we’ve a surprise planned – if we can pull it off,’ said a cryptic Steve
Spon. ‘It was great to see so many old faces enjoying themselves at the
SubClub show, and if you can get over to Lisbon then we can promise an
even better time.’

The Drop Dead Festival will feature over 50 bands and DJs and will be
held over five days from 8 October 2008 to 12 October 2008.
night kicks off with a massive beach party and the actual festival is held
is held at various venues around the city’s historic centre.
Tickets cost 65 Euros for the entire five days, which translates to around
£50. The event is in its sixth year and describes itself as Europe’s biggest
gothic festival, attracting thousands of fans from across the world.

‘We’re going to be there for the whole weekend as we’ve also been asked
to do a Q&A session,’ said Spon. ‘It’ll be like Question Time, except with

Further details about the festival can be found at
Tickets at 65 EU (about £50.00) can be purchased here

Bands so far comfirmed

UK Decay – UK, London Exclusive

The men who started it all! This legendary band is responsible for creating
what became Gothic Punk (and the inspiration for the NY Decay name!)
and now they’re bringing their testament to Drop Dead IV. Not to be
missed exclusive reunion show with original members!

Theatre of Hate

Cinema Strange

Kitchen and the Plastic Spoons
– Sweden Exclusive

Fans of art music, rejoice! This legendary experimental synthesizer art
punk band from Sweden are doing an exclusive reunion for the Drop
Dead Festival. Featuring all-original members! A dream come true for any
one who knows their music!

Charles De Goal – France

Leading cold wave band from France Charles De Goal have been making
great guitar driven wave for almost 20 years. A huge hit at Drop Dead
Festival 5, they were instantly invited to come back this year!

Madre del Vizio -Germany /Showcase

Classic German gothic band with really large following in Spain , Italy and
Portugal. much antisapaited by fans of a more gothic sound, Madre del
Visio will be bringing a more dark feeling to the Drop Dead Festival. This
will be an exclusive showcase for the Madre del Vizio.

Die Perlen – Germany

A fresh face in the electronic scene, these guys combine the quirkiness of
NDW with sometimes minimal electronics, infectious female vocals and
strong dance floor appeal for deathrockers, punks and electro heads
alike. Sure to get the dance floor in a frenzy!

Sixteens – USA, CA

Back again by popular demand, this Death Disco duo bring the Gold wave
hard, making menacing beats for glitter trash monsters.

Les Baton Rouge – Portugal

This legendary Portuguese band hit Drop Dead with an explosive mix of
energetic and passionate music influenced by ’77 punk, 80’s New Wave
and the Riot Grrl movement. A rare treat, and a famously exciting live
show. Les Baton Rouge are part of our /Portuguese music showcase and
will show new audiences another side of the Spanish music scene.

Scarlet and the Spooky Spiders – Italy

Italian horror punk darlings, these guys become a favorite party band at
every party they play. We cant wait to make Drop Dead part of this

Phantom Vision – Portugal

One of the top deathrock/gothic bands in Portugal, Phantom Vision will be
a treat for the fans of a more gothic approach to deathrock. Phantom
Vision are part of our Portuguese music showcase and will show new
audiences another side of the Spanish music scene.

Grabba Grabba Tape – Spain

Daft Punk meets Polysics with this crazy synth,drum and vocoder band
from Spain. We are looking forward to these guys performing live with
cool synths, Crazy costumes and A frantic live show. Grabba Grabba Tape
are part of our Spanish music showcase and will show new audiences
another side of the Spanish music scene.

Los Carniceros Del Norte – Spain

This amazing Deathrock band return to Drop Dead, fresh from the
graveyard with plenty of ghoulish tunes! One of the best if not the best
current deathrock band Live. Los Carniceros Del Norte are part of our
Spanish music showcase and will show new audiences another side of the
Spanish music scene.

13th Moon – Japan Exclusive

Top Japanese Deathrock band, these guys come for the first time to
Europe for an exclusive appearance at the Drop Dead Festival. A classic
mixture of punk and goth, this group will please any fan of old school

Birth – USA, CA Exclusive

One of the most talked about new synthpunk bands, Birth is heading for
the first time ever to Europe for an exclusive show at the Drop Dead
Festival. Having trashed venues in Los Angeles with such luminaries as
Nervous Gender and Abe Vigoda, this one-man wrecking crew is finally
setting his sights outside the US. Featuring a member of a classic
deathrock band Radio Scarlet.

Din Glorious – USA, NYC Exclusive

A Drop Dead tradition, these guys are completely insane! Get ready for
a wild live show full of strange sounds, outfits and behavior. Not for the
weak of heart! A combination of goofball electro and improvised
experimentalism, these costumed drunks are ready to once more
disgrace the stage and make an awful mess.

Mr Manic – USA, NJ Exclusive

This New Jersey king of space disco and electro-crunk is hitting the stages
of Europe for the first time, so grab your ray gun and get ready to
groooooove! This will be Mr. Manic’s first appearance outside of the

Capitao Fantasma – Portugal

One of the top psychobilly bands in Portugal, Capitao Fantasma combine
garage, psychobilly and punk in their foot-stomping, crazy infectious
shows. Capitao Fantasma are part of our Portuguese music showcase and
will show new audiences another side of the Spanish music scene.


Melodic new wave and rockabilly-influenced garage from France. One of
our favorite new bands, and sure to be one of yours! Don’t miss their first
ever performance in Portugal at the Drop Dead Festival!

Eyaculation Post Mortem – Spain

Eyaculation Post Mortem were a real hit at the festival last year. Clad in
bloody bandages, these surf-psychos return to Drop Dead for more
ghoulish mayhem! Eyaculation Post Mortem are part of our Spanish music
showcase and will show new audiences another side of the Spanish music

Namosh – Germany

Sexy and smooth, this suave Berliner whips electronics and funk-inspired
vocals into art-dance tunes that will leave your brain sweating. Fans of
Fad Gadget will love this.<

Schwefelgelb – Germany

Early NDW meets modern-day electronics in a blur of bouncing energy.
This duo is already making a name for themselves in Germany; expect
an amazing show!

Schizophrenic Housewives – Spain

Early Devo and Adverts collide in the minds and mouths of this awesome
Spanish punk group. A little dose of ’78, updated for today! Schizophrenic
Housewives are part of our Spanish music showcase and will show new
audiences another side of the Spanish music scene.

Zombie Zex – Sweden

This brand new band from Sweden brings the punk back into deathrock
with fresh new energy.

Squishy Squid – Austria

Want some hot new wave punk from Austria? Squishy Squid are here to
please, with songs about coffee and cows for your dance delight.
Featuring members of Vienna’s favorite deathrock band Strange Dolls

Lineas Albies – Spain

Art rockers from Spain bring together male and female vocals and
post-punk/No Wave instrumentals in a collage of crazy sounds. Lineas
Albies are part of our Spanish music showcase and will show new
audiences another side of the Spanish music scene.

Further info with pics here

Comfirmed Bands as of the 11th July, 2008

Note; there will be further acts booked over the next couple of months,
we will try and keep you updated.

Other info
Flights from the UK
We know Easyjet fly from Luton to
Lisbon twice a day, other provincial airports will also fly there.
Although UK Decay are playing on Saturday the 11th, it can
be a lot cheaper flying in the mid week period. Hotels and Hostels are
reasonably priced, we shall try and bring you more info in due course.
The festival runs from Weds 8th till Sunday 12th, starting with a Beach
Party on the wednesday, the weather in Lisbon at that time of year is
said to be like early september in the UK and that can be nice!
So why not book yourself a late break and come and enjoy the party?!!

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UK Decay Communities Guide -Quick Tour

Welcome to the Guide-quick tour of the UK Decay Communites website.

The Ultimate Resource for the Luton area, UK Decay and the family of bands
and tribes that seized the best moments of the early 80’s

Latest News and gossip

Jets / Tee Vees singles
Sun Aug 20, 2006.
I think the jets made one single , then they changed their name to the tee vees and did a couple more…
i’ve got a punk singles listing book from years ago and it also lists 2 more releases by the tee vees ;

angel eyes / sweetnighter (INK005 , 7″ single)

fatman crossing / dr headlove ( tape , PINK25 , C10)

never seen either of these ; anyone got a copy or know if they exist?

The Stevie Band
Sun Aug 20, 2006.
Does anyone else remember ‘The Stevie Band’ the punk ‘supergroup’ that played at various UK Decay/Pneumania gigs in 1979?…
What we know about the Stevie Band or ‘The Gang of Steve’s’

The ‘Stevie Band or ‘The Gang of Steve’s’ as they were sometimes
known, originally comprised of 2 members each from UK Decay and
Pnuemania and yes they were all called Steve!
That was Steve Harle (UK Decay) on drums, Steve the Voice
(Pneumania) on Bass guitar, Steve Spon (at that time, Pnemania!)
on guitar and of course Steve ‘Abbo’ (UK Decay) on vocals and guitar.
There may have been other ‘Steve’s guesting from time to time but
the aforementioned core played a series of gigs in Luton around the
summer of 1979. Notably they played a couple of times at the ‘King
Richard 3rd’ on London rd and the ‘Sugar Loaf’ in New town as for the
town hall I can’t remember but certainly probable!…

Arts Centre’ :
Planning Application for demolishion!

Thursday July 06th 2006.
The final days of the buiding which housed the former ’33 Arts
Centre’ are upon us as an application has gone in this weeks Luton
News to demolish the premises!
Save the ’33 Arts Centre building!

FURYO “Getting Blotto” ‘Sounds’ interview December 1984

Thu Aug 17, 2006.
From the UK ‘music-rag’ ‘Sounds’ December the
1st 1984 we bring you the FURYO “Getting Blotto” interview!

Makes for very interesting reading with the new line-up including
the new guitarist, Albie de Luca working on their second album.
Seems the theme for this interview titled “Getting Blotto” has
nothing to do with getting smashed!

8 more pics for the ‘Faces Gallery’!
Sat Jul 08, 2006.
Posted in the Faces Gallery are 8 new classic pics sent in by
Caroline May. (formerly known as Caroline dill!) Above in this
moody photo are Caroline May and Tracy Garret (the Bleached Babes!)
This is a really stunning ‘gothic’ picture of the 2 ‘babes’ from
the mid beds area taken around 1982/3.

Hertfordshire by Herbert Winckworth Tompkins
ed Aug 09, 2006.
Found on Project Gutenberg There are 18,000 free books in the
Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog. Including “Hertfordshire,
by Herbert Winckworth Tompkins!” (What a fine name!) In the book
which can be downloaded here is an interesting perspective of
Hexton and Ravensburgh Castle!

New from the Bedford batch,,UK DK flyers-posters!

Sat Jun 03, 2006.
Not entirely sure of what publication this interview came out
but we think there is a high probability of it being the ‘Zig
Zag’ magazine, sometime late 1981 or 1982. If anyone knows please
illuminate us!


Stagestruck no 2 , Luton Fanzine IN Excelsis Interview

Mon Jul 17, 2006.
Greg Webster and ‘TY’ Vass’s legendary Luton Fanzine issue no
2 can now be found in the gallery. This issue features an interview
with IN Excelsis, a review of ‘John fox’, ‘The Blubells’ and other
interesting Luton scene ‘titbits’ from 83 and it is finished in
style with a neat little cartoon by ‘TY’ about ‘life in Luton’!


Wed May 24, 2006.

Marsh Farm festival
Wed May 31, 2006.
I happened to come accross the name Toad the Wet Sprocket the
other day and it reminded me of the Marsh House Music Festival….
The first festival that comes to mind featured the Jets and the
Nervous Surgeons. Both bands evolved into the Teevees and Click
Click, although I can not recall the details of the metamorphis.
Although my memory has faded I recall UK Decay and possibly Pneumania
appearing at later versions and possibly the Acme Attractions
and in true festival style at least one of these occassions was
just an almighty mud bath……
On the subject of the Marsh House Farm festival by coincidence
we have been sent a scan of a Luton news article relating to one
of those memorable events.

The ‘Anti-Nirex Tape’ (‘Dumping it on Parliament’)
UPDATED ! June 2nd 2006.
Recently it was brought to our notice that these MP3’s were no
longer working. When we looked, they had in fact disapeared! So
we took the oppurtunity to update the compilation. Recently a
further version of the cassette had surfaced so we had a listen
and compiled the best versions for quallity from the original
‘Bugsy’ version along with the ‘new’ version.

Gallery News
Thu Jun 29, 2006.
From now on, all Gallery updates will be featured on this post
below. So this is one place you will be able to quickly check
for new images. Previously, depending on what image was updated
a post was made in a corrosponding topic, relevant to the image.
It was logical at first to do it this way, however now there are
now over 600 images in the Galleries and with the passing of time
coupled with the growing complexities of the sub Galleries, for
the aid of easier navigation, we shall now use this post to document
all updates!