August 1st – Resist to Exist, Berlin
August 2nd – Fest Pod Parou, Prague
August 9th – Ieperfest, Belgium
August 30th – North East Calling, Newcastle, UK
‘After a very recent, near paralysing neck operation, I thought that I would not be able to step foot on stage again! Therefore it feels so elating and of course relieving that I can now confirm these festival appearances!’ – Colin Jerwood, July 2014
Colin Jerwood – Vocals
Paul Oddy – Bass
Gav King – Guitar
Spike T. Smith – Drums
CONFLICT had a busy 2013 kicking off at the AWOD festival in London (later released as a live album) followed by their first ever appearance in Dublin, touring the mid-west of the US with Resistant Culture and ending the year with the Gathering of the 500 at the Camden Underworld.
To me Conflict are a Punk band and it is something I am proud to be a part of, Punk is as relevant today as it has always been.’
‘Conflict is what I am, it’s what I do, all I ever will. Conflict is a reflection of a human being rather than just a band…Sometimes I f**king hate it, sometimes I love it the same as I feel about life itself.’ – Colin Jerwood, Ave Noctum interview
Conflict is an English anarcho-punk band originally based around Eltham in South London that formed in 1981. They have been described as the world’s most influential anarcho-punk band, along with Crass. They influenced the punk movement with their non-conventional approach to music and philosophy. Fierce, tense, cajoling and militant, the reverberation alone is enough to provoke an emotional response. They can be looked on as a combination of what The Clash and Crass could have been, all over a ferocious punk band. The history of rock music has always been intertwined with that of protest, from Bob Marley to Public Enemy, the Stones to the Pistols, etc. Conflict delivers the sound of timeless rebellion.