Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s


This anarchist UK punk band was formed in south-east London, England, in 1979, previously existing under a variety of names such as Splattered Rock Stars. Having followed Crass around the country they were essentially motivated by similar concerns: pacifism, animal welfare and anarchism. ‘We call ourselves anarchists. That doesn’t mean we believe in chaos - our ideal society would be one of small self-governing communities, with people being able to run their own lives. But above all we’re trying to say that we don’t want to be used by the political left or right.’

Conflict played their first gig in their native Eltham in April 1981. The band’s line-up has remained very fluid, but revolves around singer Colin Jerwood (6 May 1962, London, England; vocals), with Paul Fryday the technician, visuals supervisor and general motivator. Their debut EP The House That Man Built was released on Crass Records in June 1982....

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