Violators, Chapel-En-Le-Firth / New Mills, Derbyshire, England, UK

Formed: Chapel-En-Le-Firth / New Mills, Derbyshire, England, UK

Monstrous skinhead band formed our of the un-recorded The Dismal Sports, The Violators released two cracking and very popular Oi! singles before going completely Goth for a third one. They had close ties to Blitz and Attak.

The band reformed many years later and in 2018 issued a new single, Tied To The Tracks (on Violated Records).

Lineup 1 (1979-1982)

Helen Hill - Vocals
Shaun 'Cess' Styles (aka Stylesy aka Sean) - Vocals
Mark 'Coley' Cole - Guitar
John 'Matchi' Marchington - Bass
Anthony 'Ajax' Hall - Drums

Recorded: Gangland / The Fugitive and Summer Of '81. When this lineup split Helen and Coley formed Taboo, which never recorded anything.

Lineup 2 (1983):

Louise - Vocals
Shaun Styles - Vocals
Andy - Guitar
John Marchington - Bass
Anthony Hall - Drums

Recorded: Life On The Red Line. After this Styles and Marchington formed a new band, with the pretentious name 'Ice The Falling Rain' (described by The Spillblog as: "A band that had once talked of mixing synthesisers with punk, now started producing delicate OMD style synth pop, leaving behind the Life’s Illusion single as the incriminating evidence".


Singles / Albums

Violators - Gangland / The Fugitive Violators - Summer Of '81 Violators - Life On The Red Line    
Gangland / The Fugitive
(7", 1982)
Summer Of '81
(7", 1982)
Life On The Red Line
(7", 1983)

Extraneous Releases

Violators - Violators 12" 1983 Violators - The No Future Years Violators - Singles 82/83    
(12", 1983)
The No Future Years
(CD, 1994)
Singles 82/83
(LP, 2014)


Blitz / Violators        
Blitz / Violators
(LP, split, 1999)

Various Artists

A Country Fit For Heroes UK 12" 1982 (No Future): Die With Dignity / Government Stinks

Punk And Disorderly - Further Charges UK LP 1982 (Anagram): Gangland

No Future Finland LP 1982 (Poko): Government Stinks

Punk Revival New Zealand LP 1982 (Music World): Die With Dignity / Fugitive

Punk And Disorderly III - The Final Solution UK LP 1983 (Anagram): Summer Of '81

Angels With Dirty Faces UK LP 1984 (No Future): Live Fast Die Young

There Is No Future (The History Of No Future) UK LP 1984 (No Future): Gangland / Summer Of '81

Viva La Revolution! UK 2xLP 1985 (Cambra): Summer Of '81

Maggie, Maggie, Maggie - Out! Out! Out! UK LP 1987 (Anagram): Government Stinks

No Future: The Singles Collection UK CD 1993 (Anagram): Gangland / Summer Of '81 / Die With Dignity

No Future: Punk Singles Collection Volume Two UK CD 1995 (Anagram): The Fugitive / Live Fast Die Young / Pointless Slaughter

A Country Fit For Heroes - Volumes 1 & 2 UK CD 1994 (Captain Oi!): Die With Dignity / Government Stinks

Burning Britain - A Story Of Independent UK Punk 1980-1983 UK 4xCD 2018 (Cherry Red): Summer Of 81


STREET VOICE U.K. - Interview with Cess

PUNK AND OI! IN THE U.K. - Another interview



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