Reaching the G of the Bang

Black Star Riders: from left, Scott Gorham, Chad Szeliga, Ricky Warwick,  Robbie Crane and Damon Johnson.  Picture by Richard Stow

Black Star Riders come under Heavy Fire on their latest tour

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While Southsea Fest introduces a lot of new talent, this year it will also see two much-loved local acts bow out. Atmospheric indie rockers The B of the Bang and punk stalwarts Attack! Vipers! will be playing their last shows attThe Kings Theatre and The One Eyed Dog, respectively.

Attack! Vipers! posted on their Facebook page: ‘It’s with a slightly pained feeling in our stomachs that we have to announce that our set at Southsea Fest will be our last before entering an indefinite hiatus after eight-and-a-half-years of screaming, crying, laughing, dancing and generally having the best time.’

Bang frontman Chris ‘Wit’ Whitear told The Guide last month that the band members would be involved in new musical projects, and it was ‘more au revoir than goodbye.’