The Adicts began life as the Afterbirth & The Pinz, in their hometown of Ipswich back in late 1975. They scored many Indie Chart hits in the Eighties, and are unbelievably still together, and still making great music, with the same line-up - Keith 'Monkey' Warren, vocals; Mel Ellis, bass; Pete Dee Davison, guitar; and Michael 'Kid Dee' Davison, drums - to this day. Newer members are John Scruff Ellis (Mel's brother) guitar.
"We became The Adicts because The Pinz was such a shit name," deadpans Kid. "At the early gigs we just used to wear punk clothes, but never anything bought, like those posers who went down to Kings Road. After a while though, black came in and it all became boring, so we started to dress in white to be different, and Clockwork Orange had been a major influence on us, though not for the violence, more the teenage angst..."
In 2012, the band signed with DC-Jam Records and entered Los Angeles based D.O.B. Sound Studio's in May to begin writing and recording process with engineer/producer Derek O'Brien. The full length album, entitled All the Young Droogs was released in mid September 2012. And now, two years later, they are ready for a trip around the world.