by Chris Mills in New Music on Monday 26 December 2011

These guys (and gals) are possibly the last (and best) band standing from the 1977 UK punk revolution. Genre-bending rockers who never thought not knowing how to play an instrument should stop you from having a band, Mekons have evolved into one of the most creative and consistently relevant outfits of the last three decades. They mixed art school punk with country, reggae, pub rock, electronica, and whatever genre they came across long before anybody thought those subcultures were cool, Mekons care nothing for labels, genre, or even commerce. All they care about is the music, man. Also, drinking.