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1) The Now were an excellent DIY punk band from Peterborough, England, and they released two now highly-sought after 7” records, the first self-released in 1977 and the second issued in 1979 on the esteemed Raw label.
members included Mike McGuire, Steve Rolls, Allen Adams, Giz Butt, Faz Farrow & Joe McColl
Mike McGuire & Steve Rolls formed Sudden Sway after The Now, Allen Adams joined Destructors,as did Steve Rolls and Giz Butt (who later joined The Prodigy). Joe McColl was later in The Name.

2) THE NOW UK are a three piece underground indie rock band from Harrow, NW London UK…

Serling records is their own label set up for future experimental releases. Their debut 7” vinyl single ‘Guitars Kill Cowell/ Peyote Highway’ is now available to buy at rough trade:

3) The Now was a screamo band from NJ/PA. The band had one sole release, which was a self-titled EP comprised of 6 songs spanning 11 minutes. It was originally released on Robotic Empire. It was released both as a CD EP (twice, the second having bonus material on the flipside of the disc), as well as a one-sided screen printed picture disc LP (out of 333). It was later repressed by Ohnono! as a one-sided LP.

The band was comprised of ex, and current members of Hot Cross, A Life Once Lost, Welcome The Plague Year, Neil Perry, Joshua Fit For Battle, etc. So, if you know those bands, you’ll know what to expect from them.


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  • BallGuy

    screamo band represent

    31 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Kriistopha

    punk77 (3)

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • tuckersruckers

    Gizz Butt.. who writes this shit ?

    16 Nov 2012 Reply
  • MIkeyd00d

    I'm usually not a stickler about genres but I don't understand the most recent The Now being called screamo.

    20 Jul 2012 Reply
  • wretched-one

    The Now (English 77-79 Punk Band) This is an absolutely great album, anyone who loves 77 Punk Rock is gonna dig this for sure! Highly obscure and mega underrated, these guys should have been household name!! I especially love their "Invaders" track, but really the whole album kicks ass! :)

    19 Jun 2012 Reply
  • nigeyb

    Who knew the punk legends The Now lent their name to an indie band from Harrow and a screamo band (whatever that may be). I love the punk band. Should I check out the other two?

    23 Mar 2012 Reply
  • annabarto

    like a heroin for ears

    4 Mar 2012 Reply
  • FilupLees

    For a second I thought this description meant there was an English band releasing screamo 7"s in 1977. That would certainly have been ahead of the curve.

    7 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Durandal1717

    develop ment corpora tions

    24 Feb 2011 Reply
  • BlueBurns0range

    This is always great to listen to.

    21 Dec 2010 Reply
  • XcassiusX

    "They don't call him columbine" starting at 1:25 doesn't sound like Converge's "the saddest day" staring at 2:07 at all. Nope! Besides that, The Now fucking rule.

    31 Aug 2010 Reply
  • LGS

    Clearly, this is the love child of Joshua Fit For Battle and Neil Perry... that was then given away for adoption.

    14 Jun 2010 Reply
  • ninjablaster

    7 Jun 2010 Reply
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    29 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Mr_Greaves

    the neil perry associated one fucking kicks ass, i dont give a shit if the other one is good, and i like new wave.

    3 Mar 2010 Reply
  • ninjablaster

    your face.

    3 Feb 2010 Reply
  • NekstBestThing

    lol new wave wat?

    30 Dec 2009 Reply
  • ninjablaster

    New wave? fuck off Robotic empire> [3]

    23 Nov 2009 Reply
  • jf3mo

    Screamo? LOL punk77(2)

    8 Nov 2009 Reply
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