The band formed in December 1981 influenced by The Clash, Chelsea, SLF, The Angelic Upstarts, The Ruts, The Jam. By 1983 they were signed to Razor Records. Their first release was the "Sten Guns in Sunderland" E.P. in 1983 followed by the "This is England" L.P. in 1984. Since then they've been recording for various labels both English and foreign and touring everywhere including Germany, Poland, Belgium, Holland, France, Italy, Spain as well as the occassional English gigs.