Pet Needs Presents

Saturday 23 February, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 11:15 pm
John Peel Centre
Church Walk
Stowmarket IP14 1ET
Box Office
01449 774 678
Pet Needs Presents @ John Peel Centre

Colchester-based punk band Pet Needs present a line-up including Kulk and Strike The Sun. Pet Needs performed at the first of our emerge local band nights back in April 2017, and then performed here again during Independent Venue Week 2018 when BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq paid us a visit.

When they were teenagers, Derby lads Johnny and George Marriott played in an unpredictable and chaotic punk band, storming the Midlands old-school scene with their often unintentional discordant pop. After the inevitable implosion, Johnny ran away to Norwich and didn’t stop running for the best part of a decade. In late 2015 George quit his job in Derby and traded it all in for the spare room in Johnny’s flat in Colchester. The first incarnation of PET NEEDS was born in early 2016. PET NEEDS are four lads who through the nature of chaos all landed in Essex, wide-eyed, out of breath and ready to create something huge. With explosive live performances of fractured anthems, PET NEEDS are currently smashing sets throughout the East, screaming stories of chance meetings, self-destruction, perceived freedom and woods.

“PET NEEDS have a superb passion of highs and lows, great lyrics. “Punk isn’t dead, it’s just up for sale”… Brilliant!”- Steve Mick, Sniffin’ Glue journalist.


Kulk and Strike The Sun will be special guests. Both these Suffolk bands have also played our emerge local band night.


Tickets are £5, available from the Box Office on 01449 774678 (10am-2pm weekdays) or online through our ticket partner, WeGotTickets (10% booking fee applies). Also £5 on the door.

Licensed bar.

Adv = Advance; Otd = On the door. Advance tickets can be purchased through our ticket partner, (subject to a 10% booking fee), or direct from our Box Office (no booking fee). Advance booking closes at 6pm on the day of the event unless stated above. All events are standing unless stated above. If you have any specific requirements, we are more than happy to accommodate you, though it would help us if you could inform the box office prior to the event.