Spanner has been mixing politics and pleasure since around 2000, and they aim to still be at it when it’s time for dancing on the ruins of the empire. They’re taking bookings for the after party now! Their sound is a small contribution to the soundtrack to revolution and they hope to inspire both much dancing and more direct action. Spanner play militant, ska’d up punk that’s not just for entertaining “alternative” consumers or being part of the illusion of rebellion. Punk for Spanner has to be more than noise and more than a hairdo. Spanner want punk and punks to be part of a community in opposition and resistance to this murderous system which leaves everything it touches damaged or dead. They know that with our creativity and determination we can make a new world, and punk is about doing it now! Spanner would also very much like our music to strike fear into the hearts of capitalists, cops, bosses and politicians everywhere… if only they could hear the words!

In their time Spanner have released a number of records that have proven to be the soundtrack of our revolution. With handfuls of tours completed across the UK, Europe and Canada the future can and will only bring more. They have began work on a split 7″ with Action Sedition from Montreal, Canada which is due to be released by Rebel Time Records (Canada) and Riot Ska Records… keep your ears to the ground.


Ben – Guitar / Vocals
Richie – Trumpet / Vocals
Nick – Drums
Emily – Tin Whistle / Vocals
Pete – Bass

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