Penetration are an original 1976 punk band from the North East.
Penetration formed in 1976 when four friends decided to form a band in reaction to the burgeoning Punk movement in Britain and America including Pauline Murray, Robert Blamire Gary Smallman who are still in the band today.
They are still playing today. Their debut single, “Don’t Dictate”, is now acknowledged as a classic punk rock single and their debut album, Moving Targets (1978), is still widely admired…
Then there was nothing… until 2000, when a CD appeared of Roky Erickson covers entitled “Hallowe’en 2000”. Pauline and Robert were back. Then suddenly, so were Penetration. Getting together again with Gary Smallman, the three original members began to play the songs, joined by guitarists Paul Harvey and Steve Wallace. What began as simple enjoyment somehow turned into the real deal.
Penetration are back and they are playing Undercover 2014.