Formed at the suggestion of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, Vic Godard and his Subway Sect have been long-term staples on the post-punk scene since 1976.
In the summer of 1977 the band joined The Clash, Buzzcocks, The Jam and The Slits to tour the UK as part of the now famous White Riot Tour.
During the tour Joe Strummer said “Number one for me at the moment are Subway Sect, they’ve got some great ideas.”
They were hugely influential too on the post punk indie pop scene that followed. A resurgence of interest in their work has found fans with, amongst others, Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music, who has booked the band for several live radio sessions.
Meanwhile 2014 saw the release of an impressive double album career retrospective '30 Odd Years', covering an eclectic range of material, from punk to ska to cabaret/musichall and jazz.
Subway Sect with Vic Godard play Le Public Space in Newport on Friday October 13th with support from Give Me Memphis and Abstract Man.
There will also be a DJ set from Abstract Man covering the punk and post punk period 1976 – 1980s.