Film premiere at SXSW features Exiles anti-Hollywood track

The Exiles: (l-r) Simon, Tef, Debbie (Photo: A. Graham)

The Exiles track Hollywood Lies from the Harraby band’s debut album Universal Suffering features in a pivotal scene in director Billy O’Brien’s big screen adaptation of Dan Wells’s critically acclaimed novel I Am Not A Serial Killer. The movie premieres on Sunday 13 March in Austin, Texas, as part of SXSW festival. Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Max Records (Where the Wild Things Are) and Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad) star in the film, which charts the story of a teenage boy hunting for a supernatural serial killer in his snowbound Midwestern town.


Acoustic and solo at King Tut’s Strummer night

Simon at King Tut’s, December 2015 (Photo: John McLaughlin)

Exiles guitarist/vocalist Simon at Glasgow King Tut’s Joe Strummer night, 22 December 2015, playing an acoustic set of Clash songs to a full house in fine voice.

Set list: 48 Hours, Somebody Got Murdered, Something About England

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 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!

Italy’s Punkadeka reviews ‘Universal Suffering’

Following magnificent reviews in UK high street mags Big Cheese and Vive Le Rock, Italian punk webzine Punkadeka gives The Exiles’ debut album Universal Suffering the thumbs-up.