Punching Holes were created when singer Brian Bond (Brian Rapkin) left established Gateshead band, Punishment of Luxury to pursue a new musical career. Teaming up with ex-Neon guitarist, Tim Jones, ex-Big G’s Norman Emerson, Sid Smith and Steve Cowgill, the band fused catchy melodies with interesting lyrics about blind albinos, nuns, crocodile birds and life in a zoo.
Following a number of line-up changes, the band rapidly gained a good following and regularly featured on TV and radio. Their one and only single, a cover of Charles Trenet’s, “La Mer” was Noel Edmunds’ Radio One record of the week and was then played by Terry Wogan eventually rising up the charts to attain a respectable number 27.
An album recorded in 1980-81, entitled "The Ghosts Of Pilgrim Street" was eventually released in 2020 to critical acclaim. Check out the trailer video. It's available from Burning Shed. This renewed interest led to the resurgence of the project and we are very happy to welcome Punching Holes to the Falling A family!