This site, created in 1998, provides photos, lyrics, discographies, and other information on the UK punk rock bands that existed from 1980-1984. This site popularized the term "UK82" (taken from an Exploited song), but was never meant to define a genre. Bands of this period did not consider themselves to be "UK82" - they were simply the punk rock bands of this time and place, who happened to play punk rock music that was raw, simple, and pure.
This site does not include all bands from that era, not through deliberate omission, but due to a lack of content (and time to format and post it). If you want to help this site, please view the
want list page for content that I'd like to add to the site.
UK punk bands planning tours in North America:
Feel free to get in touch with me if you need help planning your tour.
The best way to contact me is via
the UK82 page on Facebook
or my Twitter account.
You can also reach me via this contact form.
August 14, 2016:
Last Rites page added.
Photos and band history provided by Paul "Harvey" McGurn. (Thank you!)
January 5th, 2015:
Want to talk about things UK82? Try the UK82 subreddit.
I'm now the moderator there.
January 3, 2015:
Deceased page added.
(Thank you, Rob Podmore!)
You can contact me via the
official UK82 Facebook page
or via the form on the contact page.