nomeansnoThe last I heard of No Means No was the album ‘One’ blasting out of my flatmate’s room until 2am, pretty much every day of 2001.

It was a disturbing, sleep-depriving experience, and one that pretty much explains why it’s taken me over a decade to listen to the band again, as well as my excessive collection of earplugs.

For those who don’t know, NoMeansNo basically sound like what a normal person would imagine when you say the words “sleep deprivation torture”, but they’re actually pretty damn good – and behind the fast, intense, off-kilter hardcore are some seriously decent musicians with a sense of humour.

Basically, it’s the kind of mind-f*** that would happen if Frank Zappa hijacked the Buzzcocks.

So if you’re a) a fan of 80s Matchbox B-Line Disaster, the Dead Kennedys or the album ‘Incesticide’ b) mental, c) twisted, d) Scott, then I will see you at Sound Control, Wednesday at 8.


22/05     Manchester, Sound Control

23/05     Dublin,  Whelans

24/05     Cork,     Crane Lane

25/05     Belfast, Voodoo

26/05     Glasgow, Stereo

28/05     Edinburgh, Electric Circus

29/05     Newcastle, The Cluny

30/05     Exeter, The Cavern

31/05     London, The Lexington

01/06     Bristol, Exchange

02/06     Brighton, The Haunt

Chris Oliver

I've been playing bass guitar and guitar for over half my life. I last played bass in in a band called Electromotive and as a singer-songwriter I have written songs about cheese and vajazzles (separate songs!). I started out listening to 60s, 70s and 80s rock as a kid and I was in to grunge and U.S. punk and ska in the 90s. Since then, I've broadened my tastes and I like the best of all styles of music, even country. I've been writing for Silent Radio since it started.