The pUKEs are a 20-strong punk ukulele band based in London. They play songs by the likes of Dead Kennedys, Exploited, Xray Spex, The Clash, etc like you never heard ‘em before.
Their massive stage presence and raucous live show has landed them slots at Rebellion punk festival and Shoreditch 1234, as well as gigs with many of the bands who inspired them, including Sham 69, Bad Manners, Chelsea, Menace and Subhumans. Around half the pUKEs were ‘non musicians’ before they learned the uke, the others have been in bands such as UK Subs, Extreme Noise Terror and Lost Cherrees. They are due to release an EP on Damaged Goods records in May 2013.
The pUKEs recorded an original track, produced by Dick Crippen from Tenpole Tudor, and released it as a video, which gained 3000 hits in the first two weeks.
They’re debut EP for Damaged Goods came out in May 2013