|Genres||Punk, Rock, Metal, Indie|
|Website||Official 'myspace' page|
Dominic Edward Bishop
|Past members||Andrew Kearton|
Bassknives are a London-based punk rock band featuring ex-members of 3 Colours Red and Amen. The band name is taken from the song, "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais" by The Clash. Influences are drawn from bands such as Killing Joke, AC/DC, Motörhead and The Sex Pistols.
Former 3 Colours Red frontman / bassist Pete Vuckovic formed Bassknives with ex-3CR bandmate Paul Grant in 2005, the pair were soon joined by drummer Andrew Kearton (ex-Junk) and began rehearsing in London.
The 3 piece soon signed to 3CRs previous record label Mighty Atom Records and recorded the Come On You Motherfuckers EP in Swansea, Wales with record producer Joe Gibb (Funeral for a Friend/ Million Dead) at the beginning of 2006, it was eventually released at the end of the year. They were joined by guitarist Rich Jones (ex-Amen/The Yo-Yos/The Black Halos) at the beginning of 2007 and played their debutshow on the opening night of 'Klub Kerrang!' at Koko in Camden, London, supporting Gallows. Kearton eventually left and was replaced by Dominic Edward Bishop (ex-Sone/Betty Curse). They are currently recording their debut album, 'Bez Straha' (Serbian for 'without fear').
- Come On You Motherfuckers EP (Mighty Atom 2006)