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Ed Banger & The Nosebleeds Release New Album “Revolution X”
Originally formed in Wythenshawe, Manchester in 1976 after Ed Garrity had worked as a roadie for fellow Wythenshawe band Slaughter & The Dogs, when supporting the Sex Pistols & Buzzcocks at the legendary Manchester Lesser Free Trade Hall show on 20th July 1976. Due to crowd trouble Garrity and a friend were injured, someone said, “You’re a right bloody mob aren’t you? Headbanger here and him with a nosebleed”, hence the name Ed Banger And The Nosebleeds.
The Nosebleeds single Ain’t Been To No Music School was a schoolboy anthem around Manchester in 1977, selling 10,000 copies. At the time the band featured future Primal Scream drummer Toby Tomanov. Ed Banger left in 1979, after which Morrissey (The Smiths) and Billy Duffy (The Cult) both famously passed through the ranks. Soon after leaving Ed joined a new look Slaughter & The Dogs, releasing Bite Back in 1980 under the abbreviated name Slaughter.
In 2013 Ed Banger & the Nosebleeds were reformed by Ed (By now Edweena Banger, and identifying as a trans woman) featuring original Slaughter & The Dogs drummer Brian Grantham. Revolution X is the follow up to 2017’s Legal High album and the recently released One For the Road EP. Edweena Banger will premiere the new album at this years Rebellion festival, where it will be available from the X Records stand and via Edweena Banger. Edweena Banger kept herself busy during lockdown with two highly acclaimed solo albums being released, with a third in the pipeline, and a sold out Slaughter Bite Back hometown reunion show, which led to this year’s Rebellion Festival appearance, and now here is Revolution X!