Before Dave Faulkner was a Guru, he was a punk and his name was Dave Flick. The punk band Dave formed in Perth in 1977 – or more precisely the band that he and drummer James Baker formed,  four or so years before they formed Le Hoodoo Gurus – was called The Victims, and they released one of the all-time great punk singles, “Television Addict” in 1978.

Now, more than 40 years later, The Victims, still featuring Dave and James, are back, with a ‘new’ bassplayer, Ray Ahn from The Hard-ons, and a new EP entitled Horror Smash. Released digitally this week a 7” vinyl release has sold out and is awaiting a repress – it’s a fantastic addition to the band’s original ‘70s recordings, which have also been released by In The Red in comprehensive new collection entitled, simply,  The Victims.

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