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Saint Agnes, Sly Persuaders And More For Rock Against Violence 2017

Here at Pure Rawk we are very pleased to see Saint Agnes out in London again, and accompanied by long term buddies Sly Persuaders, who we’re also big fans of! Even better is that it’s all for a good cause, as the event is a fundraiser for Solace Women’s Aid.

Under the banner of Rock Against Violence 2017, Power Of Solace (Solace’s fundraising committee) have teamed up this year with garage rock label extraordinaire Roadkill Records to put on one hell of a show. Joining Saint Agnes and Sly Persuaders, will be the also excellent Dead Coast and the unknown to us but probably pretty good Wild Things and Plum. As well as the bands, there will also be an auction and raffle prizes on the night.

In the era where men like Harvey Weinstein are finally being called out on their behaviour, it is ever more important to support charities like Solace, who provide support for women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. Since 2011, Rock Against Violence has become Solace’s annual flagship music event, which raised £26,000 last year. This year they are aiming to hit £30,000!

Rock Against Violence 2017 takes place at the Islington Academy on Thursday 16th November. For tickets and links to more info, please visit RAV2017.eventbrite.co.uk.

Death, Drama and Innocence – an Interview with Saint Agnes

Easily one of the best new live bands we here at Pure Rawk have caught this year, psychedelic garage rockers Saint Agnes make a gloriously atmospheric spaghetti western rock n roll, the perfect music for a peyote-fuelled trip into the desert. Luckily though, given our limited access to both peyote and deserts, they also sound pretty good playing in the slightly less glamorous confines of East London. We caught up with Jon Tufnell and Kitty Arabella to talk about saints, lost souls and Ennio Morricone…

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