WHO KILLED NANCY JOHNSON? are a Reading-based high-energy punk/post-punk band with a growing reputation as an incendiary live act. Formed in 2015 from the embers of punk/pop band Nancy Johnson, the change of name mirrored a switch to an edgier and more aggressive sound that takes in influences from bands like Wire, Black Flag, Magazine, Fugazi and Killing Joke.
The current line-up has been together since 2016 and has toured venues in Reading, Basingstoke, Oxford, Guildford, High Wycombe, Kingston, London, Brighton, Chatham, Southampton, St Albans and Cirencester, releasing their first EP, Cops and Robbers, in January 2017.
In late 2017 WKNJ made their first visit outside the UK with a couple of dates in Milan, and played a set for BBC Introducing LIVE. A new EP with the working title Flat Earth Theory is slated for release early in 2018.
"A style that is quite unique... pour out a huge amount of energy... if you get the chance, go see ’em" - Plasma TV