The Backstreet Abortions were (thankfully) born into this world in 2017 when three members of UK-82 D-Beat punk legends The Varukers and also Sick On The Bus decided to put music to guitarist Biff’s wife Jesse’s lyrics about abortion, drugs and domestic violence. The music is straight to the point punk in the vein of Angry Samoans and The Exploited, while Jesse’s lyrics are influenced by everything from Devo to Motörhead with a dash of hip hop. On the strength of two demos the band have played extensively in the U.K. as well as playing shows in the USA, Canada and Europe with a host of legendary bands including The Exploited, Angelic Upstarts, GBH and The Varukers. They will also play their second Rebellion Festival in 2020 following a blistering set at the festival the previous year. Their debut album features the tracks from both demos (2017’s The Backstreet Abortions and 2018’s God’s A Pig) and the band are currently writing material for a new album.