Let’s Go! – September

Let’s Go! returned to TWR after a short summer break on Saturday 25th Sept 2pm-4pm. A shake up to the usual format, the show is 100% vinyl only recorded live in one take. Expect the usual mix of modern punk and garage rock & roll with a brand-new track from Benny Trokan and album tracks off the new LPs from Rata Negra and Chubby & The Gang.

Turn it up loud and share it with your neighbours!

Play list:

 The Datsuns – In Love
Chubby & The Gang – Coming Up Tough
Dead Meat – Dead Meat
Cyanide Pills – Big Mistake 
Rata Negra – Venid A Ver
The Gaggers – You Ain’t No Fun
Benny Trokan – Get It In The End
The Bonnevilles – Reflex Liar
Baby Shakes – Sweet N Sour Part 2
The ArKaics – I’m Free
The Branded – She’s My Woman 
Martin Savage & The Jiggerz – Time To Get Out
Los Pepes – I Want You Back
CHINESE JUNK – Bargain Bin Girl
Cute Lepers – Damaging Acts
Tommy And The Commies – One Arch Town
The Ordinary Boys – Awkward
The Queers – Tamara Is A Punk
The Courettes – Hop The Twig 
The Detroit Cobras – Hey Sailor!
James And The Ultrasounds – Robot Love
The Reflectors – All Made Up
Pelazo – Lie To Me
Bad Nerves – Wasted Days
The Speedways – Daydreaming
The Moons – Don’t Go Changin’
The Len Price 3 – Mr Grey 
The Phantom Keys – Just A Little Bit
Muck And The Mires – Too Soon To Fall In Love
More Kicks – I’m On The Brink
Faz Waltz – Kids Are All Wild
Imperial State Electric – (Why Don’t You) Leave It Alone
Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind – Ace Of Spades 
The BellRays – Fire On The Moon
Giuda – Bad Days Are Back
Newtown Neurotics – Fools
Radiohearts – Decisions
Mary’s Kids – I Started Walking
The Chisel – Not The Only One
The Anemic Boyfriends – Fake I.D.
The White Stripes – I Just Don’t Know What To Do Why Myself

New Los Pepes Video!

The self proclaimed loudest power pop band in the world are kicking off ’21 with the release of a brand new video.

Never Get It Right was filmed during breaks in national lockdowns and is the first track taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Hapiness Program’

Best enjoyed at full volume:

With the release date of the new album TBC you can get your fix of the Los Pepes back catalogue from their bandcamp page – but be quick as remaining releases are in limited quantities!

New merch available

Following requests for some of the previous Heritage campaign shirts to have a reprint we’ve decided to make them generally available along with a whole range of Black Wax merchandise. The bags are the perfect size for your records, and some shirt designs are now available in ‘girlie’ fit. It’s also that time of year to bring out our Reindeers Ramones tribute Christmas T-shirt, now also available as a girlie, bag and hoodie! Find them in the shop.

Delivery Day!

A few T-Shirts should be dropping through letter boxes today. The first Black Wax Heritage Campaign – Pop In The Park 1 – is complete and I’m very pleased to have been sent this photo of Kevin Jones, lead singer of The Sods, sporting his!

In true Sods style he commented ‘I remember this gig well. Two great bands performed that day plus Eddie and the Hot Rods.’

A big thank you to all who bought a T-Shirt and supported the campaign.
Look out for the next one going live very soon!



Social Distancing Vol. 1

Saturday 21st March 2020. Inspired by some other home DJs I live streamed a DJ set from my front room on Facebook. I did a 1 hour set ahead of Andy from Northern Irish Punk Blues Duo The Bonnevilles doing a live set on their band page.

One of the decks, as always, was a bit dodgy. I had my (nearly) 3 year old, Slade, helping me pick out records, and he even informs us that he needs a poo.

Enjoy. Stay Safe.

2019 Round Up

2019 was a great year for Black Wax as we took on the challenge of our first ‘big gig’ in London. We also continued to provide quality live music for the people of Harlow, Essex.

Here’s a quick look back at what we got up to in 2019…

Saturday 26th January – The Chords UK + The Hurricanes.
The Punk edged Mod Revival band led by songwriter Chris Pope return to Harlow in support of their album Nowhere Land.

Friday 15th February – Murray Torkildsen + Paul Howard.
A post-Valentines double bill from 2 of Harlow’s finest singer songwriters.

Friday 22nd February – The Small Fakers.
Tribute bands may be frowned up by some, but the Small Fakers do such a good job, and when there’s no longer a chance to see the original band you just have to let yourself go and enjoy it! A great sold out night for our first event at Harlow Rugby Club.

Saturday 2nd March – Thee Dagger Debs + Special Guests (Eddie & The Hot Rods).
A secret warm up show for Eddie & The Hot Rods ahead of their UK tour as guests for Stiff Little Fingers. We advertised this with Thee Dagger Debs headlining – a great pub rock 3 piece with a big of stomping glam in their sound. They were a brilliant act to compliment the Hot Rods, both bands bringing back the vibe of the original pub rock days.

Saturday 13th April – Eddie & The Hot Rods – Done Everything We Wanna Do.
Lots has been written about this show elsewhere on the site, but I’ll add once more that this is one of the best things I’ve ever done as a live music promoter.
You can watch the full show here

Saturday 27th July – The Square’s Summer Reunion with King Prawn + Don’t Worry + Indian Queens + DJ Scissorkicks + Dwarf Antidote + Paul Howard Band + Antibodies + Thumpermonkey + Lost Without Cause + Medium Love + Depravity + Harry & The Chicks.
Black Wax booked, promoted and programmed a 2 stage all day event in memory of our much loved and lost local venue The Square.

Friday 18th October – Tommy And The Commies + Los Pepes
A last minute booking, but we were really chuffed to be able to host the Commies from Canada as they kicked off their European Tour. Their first even UK gig was in a pub in Harlow, Essex and they even played a Newtown Neurotics song without initially realising Harlow is the home of the Neurotics.

So, on to 2020 and we’re gearing up for the release of ‘Kick Out – The Newtown Neurotics Documentary’ which we are launching on April 25th at the Leytonstone Ballroom. We’ve also got plans for some more collaborative events with The Square, but before all of that I (Adam) will be spending half of January on tour with Los Pepes opening for The BellRays. Check the dates on Punk Rock Blues – maybe see you at a show?

Get down, and get with it x