North East street-punks Crashed Out have shared the video for a new song, and revealed they hope to record a new album in time for this year’s rebellion Festival.

Crashed Out at their annual Christmas bash at Trillians in Newcastle. Pic: Sue Welford.

Against All Odds is the latest taste of the Jarrow four-piece’s new material, as they prepare for a big year which sees them celebrate their 25th anniversary.

The song is dedicated to the “unbelievers, the underdogs and the underachievers”, and it’s a typical slice of punk-infused street rock ‘n’ roll urging the oppressed to stand up for themselves.

Formed in 1995, Crashed Out have released albums on a host of different labels, and gained a strong following both at home and abroad.

Having toured and played alongside punk legends such as Rancid, The Adicts, The Undertones, The Misfits, The Damned, Dead Kennedys, Stiff Little Fingers, The Levellers and many more, the band’s rousing live reputation is hard earned.

The band is based around the core trio of Chris Wright on vocals, his brother Lee on guitar and Spin Brown on bass, with Carlos Bennett currently occupying the drum stool.

Crashed Out vocalist Chris Wright. Pic: Gary Welford.

Their songs are more about having a good night out and getting one over on ‘our lass’ as much as the traditional punk tropes of anarchy and smashing the system.

Some of their best songs, such as The Town That Died and The Battle Of Orgreave, are about the struggles of the working class, and celebrations of where they’re from, like Tyne And Wear.

They’re also past masters at producing punked-up versions of traditional Geordie anthems like Cushy Butterfield and The Jarrow Song, while Raise Ya Glasses ‘borrows’ the tune of The Blaydon Races.

A new record would be their first album of original material in 10 years, though in that time they have shared a split release with the Angelic Upstarts, and an EP with LA band The Generators, as well as releasing an EP of their own to mark their 20th anniversary.

Crashed Out guitarist Lee Wright. Pic: Sue Welford.

Formed in 1995, Crashed Out have released six studio albums on a host of different labels, and gained a loyal following both at home and abroad.

The band’s reputation as a rousing live act is hard earned by touring and playing alongside legends such as Rancid, The Adicts, The Undertones, The Misfits, The Damned, Dead Kennedys, Stiff Little Fingers, The Levellers and many more.

Based around the core trio of Chris Wright on vocals, his brother Lee on guitar and Spin Brown on bass, they currently have Carlos Bennett occupying the drum stool.

Crashed Out’s Spin Brown when they supported the Old Firm Casuals in Newcastle in 2018. Pic: Gary Welford.

Their sound is more about having a good night out than the traditional punk tropes of anarchy and smashing the system. Some of their best songs, such as The Town That Died and The Battle Of Orgreave, are about the struggles of the working class.

They’re also dab hands at punked-up versions of Geordie anthems like Cushy Butterfield and The Jarrow Song, while Raise Ya Glasses ‘borrows’ the tune of The Blaydon Races.

The forthcoming record will be their first album of original material in 10 years, though they have shared a split release with the Angelic Upstarts, and an EP with LA band The Generators, as well as releasing an EP of their own to mark their 20th anniversary.

Crashed Out at their annual Christmas bash at Trillians in Newcastle. Pic: Sue Welford.

Frontman Chris Wright said: “It’s difficult to get into the studio with the lads all working different shifts, but we hope to have the new album out in time for Rebellion.”

If the new track is anything to go by, it promises to be proper belter. If you don’t know what that means, look it up in your Geordie Dictionary.

As well as their own shows, Craashed Out are booked to play with the Toy Dolls at a sold-out gig at the Hedworth Hall in South Shields on Thursday, April 16.

They’re also appearing at Kubix Festival on the outskirts of Sunderland on Saturday, July 11, and returning to Rebellion Festival at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on Saturday, August 8.

Gary Welford
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