the portsmouth news feb 2016

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Playing to packed crowds in small clubs across the city, the band captured the zeitgeist. Dressed in sharp suits and shades, the smart image of bandmates Georgie Wipeout, Ian Sonic, Ricky Sonic and Damian O’Delic belied the anarchic streak in their punk-infused music, which was the soundtrack for local teen culture and the infamous 6.57 crew.

But unlike their Liverpudlian counterparts, their commercial success was more modest; a few singles were released, but no album ever materialised.

Ultimately, the anarchic temperament which made them so popular was also their undoing. After four years of success, a string of bans from local venues following punch-ups between fans effectively called time on Emptifish in 1987.

But 30 years later, the band are finally releasing their first record thanks to the efforts of superfan Tony Rollinson, with a documentary and a slot at Victorious Festival in the pipeline. . . .

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