Kenickie were a punk-indie band from Sunderland, England that formed in 1994 at the height of the Britpop era. Championed by the British DJ John Peel, two of their singles were voted into the Festive Fifty of 1996, with "Punka" coming in at number 4, and "Come Out 2Nite" being placed at number 1. 1997 saw three UK Top 40 chart singles ("In Your Car", "Nightlife" and a re-release of "Punka") and their debut album, "At The Club", made the UK Top 10. The follow-up, "Get In", was less successful, and the group famously disbanded following a show in 1998, when lead singer Lauren Laverne declared, "We were Kenickie … a bunch of fuckwits."
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