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Colin Jerwood performing with Conflict, Leeds, 1986
Background information
Origin Eltham, London, England
Genres Anarcho-punk, hardcore punk
Years active 1981–present
Labels Crass Records
Corpus Christi Records
Mortarhate Records
Go-Kart Records

Conflict is an English anarcho-punk band originally based in Eltham in South London. Formed in 1981, the band's original line up consisted of: Colin Jerwood (vocals), Francisco 'Paco' Carreno (drums), Big John (bass guitar), Steve (guitars), Pauline (vocals), Paul aka 'Nihilistic Nobody' (visuals). Their first release was the EP "The House That Man Built" on Crass Records. By the time they released their first album, It's Time to See Who's Who, on Corpus Christi Records, Pauline and Paul had left the band. Conflict later set up its own Mortarhate Records label, which put out releases by other artists including Hagar the Womb, Icons of Filth, Lost Cherrees, The Apostles, Exitstance, Stalag 17, Admit You're Shit and Potential Threat.

In 1983, Steve Ignorant, who was at the time a member of the band Crass, guested on the band's pro-animal rights single "To A Nation of Animal Lovers". After the dissolution of Crass, Ignorant later became second vocalist for Conflict on a semi-permanent basis. This followed a 1986 gig in Brixton, London, when he had joined the band on stage for a few numbers.

The band has always been outspoken regarding issues such as anarchism, animal rights, the anti-war movement and in their support for the organisation Class War, and a number of their gigs during the 1980s were followed by riots and disturbances.

Former band drummer, Francisco "Paco" Carreno, died on 20 February 2015, at the age of 49.[1][2]

In September 2015, it was announced that vocalist Jeannie Ford had joined the band.


Original line up[edit]

  • Colin Jerwood (Vocals)
  • 'Big' John Clifford (Bass guitar)
  • Kenny Barnes (Drums)
  • Graham Ball (Guitar)
  • Paul Friday, aka 'Nihilistic Nobody' (visuals)

Later members[edit]

  • Francisco Carreno (drums)
  • Steve Gittins (guitar)
  • Mandy Spokes (vocals)
  • Kevin Webb (guitar)
  • Paul Hoddy (bass guitar)
  • Chris Parish (guitar)
  • Steve Ignorant (vocals)
  • Ferenc Collins (guitar)
  • Marshall Penn (guitar)
  • Jackie Hannah (vocals)
  • Sarah Taylor (vocals)
  • Spike Smith (drums)
  • Eva Scragg (vocals)
  • Matthew Zilch (guitar)
  • Gav King (guitar)
  • William Faith (guitar)

Current members[edit]

  • Colin Jerwood
  • Paul Hoddy
  • Spike Smith
  • Gav King
  • Matthew Zilch
  • Jeannie Ford


Chart placings shown are from the UK Indie Chart.[3]

Studio albums[edit]


  • "The House That Man Built" EP (June 1982, Crass Records) (#3). Later re-issued on Mortarhate Records.
  • "To a Nation of Animal Lovers" EP (October 1983, Corpus Christi Records) (#4). Later re-issued on Mortarhate Records.
  • "The Serenade is Dead" EP (January 1984, Mortarhate Records) (#5)
  • "This is Not Enough, Stand Up and Fucking Fight" 7" (March 1985, Mortarhate Records) (#3)
  • "The Battle Continues" 7" (October 1985, Mortarhate Records) (#1)
  • "The Final Conflict" 12"(1988, Mortarhate Records)
  • "These Colours Don't Run" 7" / CD (October 1993, Mortarhate Records)
  • "BBC1" 7" (1995, Mortarhate Records)
  • "Now You've Put Your Foot in It" 7" / CD (2001, Mortarhate Records)
  • "Carlo Giuliani" 7" / CD (April 2003, Mortarhate Records)


  • Employing All Means Necessary LP / CD (1985, Mortarhate Records)
  • Standard Issue 82–87 LP / CD (February 1989, Mortarhate Records)
  • Standard Issue II 88–94 LP / CD (1996, Mortarhate Records)
  • Deploying All Means Necessary (February 1997)
  • There Must Be Another Way (January 2001)


  • Live at Centro Iberico EP (October 1982, Xntrix Records) (#7). Later re-issued on Mortarhate Records.
  • Live at Brest, France (March 1983)
  • Only Stupid Bastards Help EMI LP (1986, New Army Records) (#5)
  • Leeds University (April 1986)
  • Turning Rebellion into Money Double LP / CD (1987, Mortarhate Records) (#1)
  • In The Venue (April 2000)
  • In America CD (2001, Go-Kart Records 83)
  • Live in London (2004)


  • Rebellion Sucks! (Anthology and DVD of live in London 2004)


  1. ^ Brown, Nathan (21 Feb 2015). "RIP Paco Carreno drummer with Conflict and Inner Terrestrials". Louder Than War (magazine) (John Robb). Retrieved 21 Jun 2015. Punks around the world were saddened at the news yesterday of the death at the age of 49 of Francisco “Paco” Carreno. Paco was a man who redefined punk rock drumming with the band’s Conflict and Inner Terrestrials. 
  2. ^ Doc Rock. "January to June 2015". The Dead Rock Stars Club. Retrieved 2015-02-23. 
  3. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980–1999. Cherry Red Books. ISBN 0-9517206-9-4. 
  4. ^ It's Time To See Who's Who Now at Discogs (list of releases)

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