ANTISECT

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Formed: Davenry, Northants, England, UK

When I was a nipper growing up in Northampton, I always used to see these Crass-like stenciled messages all over the town centre, marked "Antisect", and I would wonder what it was all about. I was only around twelve at the time and although I was well aware of The Stranglers and The Clash, knew nothing of hardcore or anarcho. When I realised Antisect was a band, I wondered what they sounded like. After many years, I found out: they were humourless Conflict soundalikes who, according to my older friends, refused to do encores as they would rather hand out pamphlets to their audience and tell them to go home and "think about it". Besides, encores were pretentious rock star bullshit. Their one studio LP was produced by Flux's Colin, went into the Top Five of the Indie charts and hovered around for three months. It has not one light-hearted moment on it, although t's pretty powerful.

Antisect

Their second release, the Out From The Void single, has been cited as an influence by lots of crust bands. They followed this lengthy single with a new album, Behind The Lines, which was never released. They also recorded three demos, two in '82, the third in '84. Peace Is Better Than A Place In History is a live album, superbly recorded.

ORIGINAL LINEUP:

Pete 'Little Pete' Boyce - vocals
Pete Lyons AKA Lippy - guitar, vocals
Renusze Rokicki AKA Wink - bass
Pete AKA Polly - drums

LINEUP 1984:

Pete Boyce - vocals
Rich Hill - vocals
Caroline Wallis - vocals
Renusze Rokicki - bass
Polly - drums
Pete Lyons - guitar, vocals

LINEUP 1985:

Pete Lyons - guitar, vocals
John Bryson - bass, vocals
Polly - drums

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles / Albums

Antisect -  In Darkness There Is No Choice Antisect - Out From The Void      
In Darkness There Is No Choice (LP, 1984) Out From The Void
(7", 1985)
     

Extraneous Releases

Antisect - Live In The Darkness Antisect - Hallo There...Live? Antisect - Peace Is Better Than A Place In History Antisect - Demos/Live - 1982 Antisect - Leeds 2.4.86
Live In The Darkness (LP, 1991 Hallo There...How's Life?
(LP, 1991)
Peace Is Better Than A Place In History
(LP, 1991)
Demos/Live - 1982
(LP, 2010)
Leeds 2.4.86 (LP, 2010)

Demos / Tapes

Antisect - 1st Demo Antisect - 2nd Demo Antisevct - Out From The Void Anti-Sect / Exit-Stance No image
First Demo
(Tape, 1982)
2nd Demo
(Tape, 1982)
Out From The Void
(Tape, 1984)
Nottingham 12.11.83 / Ambulance Station London 9.11.84 (Tape, split with Exit-Stance, 1984) 3rd Demo
(Tape, 1985)
No image Antisect - Live At Leeds Antisect - Recorded Live At The Mermaid 1986    
Welcome... To The New Dark Ages
(Tape, 1986)
Live At Leeds
(Tape, 1986)
Recorded Live At "The Mermaid"
(Tape, 1986)
   

 

 

Various Artists

Noises From The Unknown UK Tape 1983 (Obituary Tapes): Make Believe Anarchy / Yet They Still Ignore

Symphonies For The Disaffected UK Tape 1985 (Beer Belly Tapes): unknown

Anti-Capitalism: Anarcho Punk Compilation Vol. 4 UK CD 2006 (Overground): Heresy

Links

Antisect on MySpace
Bombs Of Peace - This blog has info & downloads
DIYZine - Interview

 

You can add stuff and make comments/corrections by emailing me at:

jane@punkygibbon.co.uk

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