Inflammable Material from punk legends will fire you up

Stiff Little Fingers.'Picture: Ashley Maile PNL-141120-135016004

Stiff Little Fingers.'Picture: Ashley Maile PNL-141120-135016004

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Punk legends Stiff Little Fingers are signing off 2014 with five select gigs – and one of them is here in Bedford.

Formed in 1977 they mingled with the Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Undertones, Sham 69, Stranglers at the forefront of the punk movement.

Hailing from Belfast, they started off writing about their own lives, growing up at the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland.

In 1979 they became the first band ever to hit the UK top 20 album charts on an independent label with their debut classic Inflammable Material.

The band split in 1983 only to reform five years later – and playing to sell-out crowds larger than any they had played in their original incarnation.

The response followed suit across the globe and their following has continued to grow, with younger fans alongside the old diehards.

With a classic back catalogue in place SLF have proved in 2014 that they are as much loved then as they are now.

In September the band released their first new album in seven years entitled No Going Back which saw the band return to National UK top 20 chart as well as sitting at number one in the rock chart.

Stiff little Fingers play Bedford Corn Exchange on Monday, December 1.

Tickets are on sale priced £18.50 advance, standing in the main auditorium and reserved seating on the balcony. Doors open at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from the Boutique Planet and The Music Centre in Bedford and seetickets.com. Visit www.thepadpresents.com