First Exiles gig of 2017

First Exiles gig of 2017 – supporting No Thrills at Boldon Colliery, Sat 21 Jan. 


Exiles live at King Tut’s, December 2014

The Exiles played at a sold out Glasgow King Tut’s at their Joe Strummer Tribute Night on 22 December 2014, with all proceeds going to The Joe Strummer Foundation. Filmed by Nicola Phillips, the full set features What’s My Name, Tommy Gun, Janie Jones, Career Opportunities and The Magnificent Seven. This set features guest drummer, Steve ‘Harry Exile’ Harrison.

Phil and Simon dedicated this set of Clash covers to Chris Warwick, their best friend and long-time Exiles guitarist. Although devastated at Chris’s passing on 17 December 2014, they knew he would want them to play this gig.

Hopefully, there’ll be news of a Chris Warwick tribute gig very soon. Dates and venues are pencilled-in…

Exiles back at King Tut’s for Joe Strummer Tribute Night

The Exiles - King Tuts Dec 2013

The Exiles are back in Glasgow on Monday 22 December for the annual Joe Strummer Tribute Night at the legendary King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. This gig always sells out, so get your tickets here – don’t say we didn’t warn you…

All proceeds go to Strummerville (The Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music), a non-profit organisation which promotes the development of new music.

Exiles T-shirts – not many left…

Most of our t-shirts were snapped up online and at the first gigs we sold them at – we only have a handful of sizes XL and XXL left.

We’ve had to take down the PayPal buying links in case it over-sells. Email us at or Facebook message us if you want one, and we’ll send you a PayPal payment request.

T-shirts are £8 (plus £3 p&p) or you can buy a t-shirt and Universal Suffering CD for only £10 (plus £3 p&p). Non-UK buyers – we’ll estimate postage for your country.

We’re hoping to do the next run in other colours (shirt and print), so if you want the military green t-shirt with black print, be quick.

Exiles at Rebellion 2014

The Exiles stormed Rebellion 2014, with an energetic, kick-ass set on the Arena Stage that drew in plenty of punters at Blackpool Winter Gardens on Thursday lunchtime on 7 August.

A massive thanks to Daz and Jen, everyone at Team Rebellion, and every member of staff at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

If you were there, thanks for coming – and if you took pics or vids, please let us know…

Check out these official pics by ‘Uglypunk’ – you can see a full album of his photos on The Exiles facebook page.

And remember, we’re on the cover-mount CD of the current issue of Vive Le Rock magazine with the track ‘Alphaville’. Get our debut album Universal Suffering at our store!

German punk mag gives Exiles debut 8/10

Legendary German punk magazine Ox-Fanzine has reviewed The Exiles’ Universal Suffering, awarding our debut album a mighty 8/10 – the same score that high street glossies Vive Le Rock and Big Cheese magazine gave the album in their reviews earlier this year.

“Solid, classic punk rock. Such a richness, variety and consciousness of tradition we’ve heard lately only by Goldblade. Keep The Exiles on your radar…” – 8/10
– from ‘Universal Suffering’ review, Ox-Fanzine, Germany, April 2014

Since this review surfaced, orders for our album have again been pouring in, from Germany and beyond, so thanks to Ox-Fanzine’s Joachim Hiller for reviewing.

This month, The Exiles have played two of their best performances to date – supporting The Rezillos at Carlisle Brickyard (thanks to Pablo Komo Johnson for the pic, above) with Combo Zombo, and playing The Doll at the Black Bull in Gateshead with The Dugz and Razorblade Smile. Every band at these gigs was fantastic, as were the punters.

These gigs saw the addition of two new songs into our live set – Buzz Killer and Destroy The Daily Mail – and they’ve gone down amazingly well. We’re more than ready to play Rebellion Festival 2014 at Blackpool Winter Gardens on Thursday 7 August. You’ve never had it so punk!

We’re still looking for more gigs in the meantime (a few have fallen through, a few we’re waiting to hear back about) so please get in touch if you want to book us – we’re very reasonable, we don’t need no crusts cut off sarnies or nothing. We like crusts.

We’ve also filmed a promo vid for our cover version of The Harder They Come from our album – which we’ll edit as soon as the guy with the footage has enough data allowance to send us it all. Oh, the joys of poverty…