The Rock City archives: 2015

Gone and Lost It & Last Edition (As part of Hey Hey Hey, after Less Than Jake and Yellowcard, Rock City Basement

  • Saturday 7th March 2015
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Straight after Less Than Jake and Yellowcard in the main hall on Saturday the 7th of March we have two awesome local bands in the Basement here at Rock City playing ska-punk until the early hours!

"Gone and Lost It are one of the most impressive bands from the region. Their sound is fast and brutal, with enough ska influence to remain catchy and dancey" -

Nottingham based ska-punk band Gone and Lost It formed in early 2012. The band is made up of musicians from former punk and ska outfits including Breadchasers, Girlfixer and Fat Lady Singh, each member bringing their own influences to the mix. Gone and Lost It play their own brand of ska-punk, the songs littered with brass hooks, catchy melodies, sing-a-long choruses and heavy breakdowns. Having already shared stages with the likes of Mad Caddies, Lagwagon, RX Bandits, The Beat, Newtown Kings, 4ft Fingers, Whitmore, Astpai, Useless ID, Random Hand and many more, Gone and Lost It will continue to hit the circuit hard with lots more gigs in the pipeline and the upcoming release of their debut EP.

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Since their formation in 2009, Last Edition have upheld and promoted the same, simple message – ‘whatever you’ve been up to, however you feel, put on your dancing shoes and leave your worries at the door’.

Dubbed Leicester’s very own “Ska Punk Party Brigade”, they manage to find new fans and make new friends wherever they go; spreading the good vibes, catchy riffs & “sax-infused stomps” -Kerrang!, (not to mention copious amounts of booze) to venues across the country. Known for their energetic live performances, they’ve rocked out with bands such as Bad Manners, The King Blues, Suburban Legends, Sonic Boom 6, [Spunge], Random Hand, The Skints & Captain Accident, to name but a few.

They come armed with their latest release, “Pass it Down” – the ferociously catchy 3-track EP, and have been featured on such compilation albums as Ska Mutiny Records’ “Buried Treasure” – effectively a ‘ones to watch’ for the Ska world.

Summer 2013 was particularly wild for the band; with newly-pressed EPs and various bits of band merchandise & paraphernalia in tow, they loaded up and headed out as part of their self-booked, 14-date tour of the UK, where they saw themselves set sail as pirates on the high seas and set a boat literally rocking to their own brand of Ska-punk goodness, and played to a packed-out venue as part of their self-promoted, headline show in their hometown. 700 miles (and god only knows how many units) later, Last Edition are hungrier than ever for the next set of dates!

And so, looking forward into 2014 and beyond, Last Edition look forward to another year of weird and wonderful crowd dances, flashing G-strings, cheap 90′s cover songs, and the continued sporadic appearances of a certain ever-present gingerbread mascot…!

In short, Last Edition are the result of what happens when four friends come together and make infectiously happy music – the rest just falls into place.

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