|Genres||Punk rock, post-punk|
|Labels||Small Wonder, XNTRIX|
|Associated acts||Flux of Pink Indians, Omega Tribe, Rubella Ballet|
In 1979, Small Wonder and XNTRIX Records co-released a split 12" EP entitled "Violence Grows", which also featured the Epping-based Poison Girls (whose singer, Vi Subversa, was also mother to Gem Stone and Pete Fender). In the same year, Fatal Microbes released a 7" single featuring "Violence Grows" on the punk rock record label Small Wonder Records. The single was championed by British DJ and radio presenter John Peel.
Honey Bane later had a career as a solo artist, a film and stage actress, and a model. Pete Fender subsequently went on to form Rubella Ballet with Gem Stone (bass) and Sid Ation (drums). Fender later released a 7" EP, "Four Formulas", under his own name on XNTRIX records. Fender and It had originally met when they formed the band Punktuation in 1977. With an average age of 13 years, they were amongst the youngest punk bands in the country at the time. Scott Barker went on to become a founder member of the legendary 'Old Reenies' (sometimes spelt 'Ol Rene's') with former Sods front man Kevin Jones and former No Warning guitarist Martin Brown. Scott Barker now lives in Spain and continues to perform.
- Main line-up
- Honey Bane – vocals
- Gem Stone (Gemma Sansom) – drums
- Pete Fender (Dan Sansom) – guitar
- Scotty Boy Barker (Scott Barker) – bass
- Other former members
- It (Quentin North) – bass
- "Violence Grows" (1979; split single with Poison Girls)
- "Violence Grows" (1979)
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