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DECEMBER 2016
Our rock spin-off DMG release their official debut e.p. next month. Dirty Metal: Gonads will feature three tracks – 'Oblivion', 'Tattooed Love Girls' and 'Made In London' (which has Iron Maiden's Dennis Stratton guesting on lead guitar). The release date is 13th January 2017.



NOVEMBER 2016
We play Montpellier, France, on 10th March with Infa Riot, Chron Gen, On The Job and Gonna Get You.



OCTOBER 2016
We will release our latest single Dogging In Dartford b/w Temazepam on 2nd December on the Soitenly label. This brand new version of Temazepam features Jeniera Blade from the Blades UK on co-vocals.

SEPTEMBER 2016
Our 16-track Ska and rude reggae compilation, All The Loon Stompers, will be released in the UK on 13th October.



AUGUST 2016
Our live DVD, The Gonads By The Thames, is available now from here. The DVD features our full punk set with 21 classic songs plus a six song bonus acoustic mini-set.

JULY 2016

Our acoustic album London Bawling is released this month by Randale Records. The fifteen song collection features the entire Rebellion acoustic stage set including the first performance of The Drinking Song for more than 30 years.



JUNE 2016


A sixteen track compilation of all of our Ska and Skinhead Reggae songs called All The Loon Stompers will be released by Randale Records later this year. The album features guest appearances from reggae legend Dave Barker of Dave & Ansell Collins and Eugenie Matthias (AKA Jennie Bellestar) among others.



MAY 2016
We will open for the Cockney Rejects at the 100 Club, London, on 21st December.



APRIL 2016
We have finished recording our acoustic album, London Bawling; release details to follow.



MARCH 2016
We shall record our first ever live DVD on 22 April at London's Hope & Anchor. It will feature our 21-song punk set and various bonus features including a mini acoustic set.

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We play the Big 7 Scooter Rally in Paddock Wood, Kent, in June. All the details are here.

JANUARY 2016
We will record our 14-track acoustic album in March, including the entire semi-acoustic set from Rebellion.

The GonadsDECEMBER 2015
Gal's first lyric collection, I Lost My Love To A UK Sub… & Other Punk Rock Sob Stories, has just been published by Soitenly Books. The 40-song collection includes the words to Whelks (the second Gonads song ever written) and The Cockney Preservation Society which is as yet unrecorded. The booklet is now on sale from our shop page.
We play the Boot Boy Xmas Knees Up at the 100 Club on 18th December with the Last Resort, Infa Riot & Skurvi.

NOVEMBER 2015
Gal is taking part in the Punk Literary Festival on 12th December alongside Jeff Turner, Rick Buckler, John King, the surviving Ruts, Pete 'Manic Esso' Haynes and more. The fest is at London's Cockpit Theatre from midday until 6pm. Tickets £15 from www.thecockpit.org.uk/show/a_punk_literary_festival.
We regret to announce that we are unable to play the Streetpunk Xmas Party in Britanny on 5th December for medical reasons.

OCTOBER 2015

The Gonads annual has been delayed until next year, but our lyric book, I Lost My Love To A UK Sub and other Punk Rock Sob Stories, will be published next month.

SEPTEMBER 2015
We will release our Rebellion acoustic set as an album next year.
A booklet of Gal's lyrics will be published in November.

AUGUST 2015
We play the Boot-Boys Xmas Party at the 100 Club with the Business, Infa-Riot and Skurvi on 18th December.
Work has begun on the first ever Gonads annual is on course for publication in December.
Sadly our Leeds and Gateshead October shows have been cancelled due to "problems with the Gateshead promoter".

JULY 2015
Our stage times for Rebellion are Saturday night, ten past midnight (punk set), Sunday night 8.15pm (acoustic set).

JUNE 2015
We play Leeds, The Packhouse, on Friday October 9th co-headlining with Infa Riot + Kleine Schweine.

MAY 2015
Our new album Greater Hits Volume 3 – The Complete Cobblers is released in mid June. We play The Bootboys Christmas Knees-Up with The Business, Infa-Riot and Skurvi on Friday December 18th. This is a Human Punk promotion.

APRIL 2015
We play the Teams Club Gateshead with Infa Riot on Saturday October 10th.

MARCH 2015
The release party for our twelfth studio album, Greater Hits Volume 3 – The Complete Cobblers, has been put back until June. The vinyl version won't be ready for the anticipated April release due to "delays at the pressing plant".
We have been asked to do our first-ever acoustic show, as well as our normal Saturday evening set, at Rebellion. We have agreed with the proviso "as long as we are happy with how it sounds in rehearsal".

FEBRUARY 2015
The Gonads will play Rebellion this year, tickets available from www.rebellionfestivals.com/tickets
 
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JANUARY 2015
We are confirmed to play this year's Street Punk Party in Brittany, France, with the Cockney Rejects, Argy Bargy, Infa-Riot, The Addicts and many more…

DECEMBER 2014
We are running a contest for Nads fans to draw the cover of our next album. We want an illustration of a scary skinhead clown, the nastier the better. The prize for the one we use will be £100. We need your entries by the 7th January, 2015. The result will be announced a week later. To enter the psycho-skin clown challenge, just send your drawings as a jpeg to waistrel@the-gonads.co.uk and put 'Clown Contest' in the subject line. Full-colour, part-colour and black & white images will all be considered. The judges' decision is final.
The Bumper Book of The Gonads will be published next Autumn.

NOVEMBER 2014
We have recorded The Gonads Greater Hits Volume 3 – The Complete Cobblers. It will be mixed and mastered in early January and released in late March/April. The 25-track album will include three bonus track and one "punishment track."
A compilation of Gonads & Skanads Ska numbers will be released as an album next Summer.

OCTOBER 2014
The SkaNads/Girls Next Door vinyl 7-inch split single has been released by Randale Records and is now on sale from our shop page. Side A is 'Rude Boy's On The Rise' by The SkaNads; side AA is 'Too Late' by Girls Next Door featuring Sam Bailey.

SEPTEMBER 2014
We go back into the studio next month to start recording The Gonads Greater Hits Volume 3 - The Complete Cobblers. The expected release date is Spring 2015.

AUGUST 2014
We played four shows this month, two secret gigs as 'Terry & The Toe-Rags' followed by Rebellion Festival in Blackpool and Farmer Phil's Festival in Shropshire. There will be no more UK shows in the foreseeable future.
Gal's podcast chats with Dennis Stratton (ex Iron Maiden), Neville Staple (ex The Specials) and Roy Ellis of Symarip are all up'n'running here.

JULY 2014
Gal's latest book, Riff-Raff Rebels & Rock Gods is now on sale as a paperback, an eBook and a six-hour audio book.
Release of the SkaNads/Girls Next Door split single has been put back until October.

JUNE 2014
There is no news. That must be good news then.

MAY 2014
The Gonads will retire from live shows this August. We can officially confirm that after Rebellion (Aug 8th) and Farmer's Phil's Festival (Aug 9th) we will be on an "indefinite hiatus" from the UK punk circuit.

APRIL 2014
We are confirmed to play Rebellion on Friday 8th August.
Gal's new audio book Riff-Raff, Rebels & Rock Gods is published this month, featuring the Angelic Upstarts, The Specials, Rose Tattoo, the Cockney Rejects, Iron Maiden, UFO, Judge Dread, The Exploited, Twisted Sister, The Selecter and much more… You can get it from Litopia.
Here is the link to buy 'The Revenge of World Cup Willie'.

MARCH 2014
We headline London's 12 Bar Club on 31st May – a night of "Geezer Rock!"
The Gonads and Neville Staple are part of the alternative England World Cup anthem – 'The Revenge of World Cup Willie' by English Pride. Video here. The song is released on Monday 7th April.
The new SkaNads song 'Rude Boy's On The Rise' will be released as a 7inch vinyl single by Randale in May, b/w the Girls Next Door song 'Too Late'. Work has started on the SkaNads' debut album.

FEBRUARY 2014
A new compilation album, Punk Rock Till I Die: The Best of the Gonads 1998 - 2013, will be released exclusively in the USA later this year. US dates will follow.
Gal is working on new solo album, Just The Filth II, which is expected to consist of "80 per cent new material". Expect a late 2014/early 2015 release.
 
JANUARY 2014


We will play Farmer Phil's Festival in Shropshire on 9th August this year. The fest is situated near Gatten Farm, in Ratlinghope, Shrewsbury.




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