Time To Be Proud Records released Stop Stop Start Again's first EP “Serge” to critical acclaim and healthy sales in 2012. Their second EP “Denim Boys” was released in 2013, a tribute stomp to the bootboy culture of the late 70s enhanced the bands reputation ten fold. The band released the EP in Tokyo Japan and have toured constantly in the UK and Ireland since then perfecting their sound so that today they are seen as one of the top local draws having played with such punk luminaries as former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, Ruts DC, 999, Penetration , Eddie and the Hot Rods, Theatre Of Hate, and local heroes The Outcasts and The Defects. One of last years highlights was supporting Holy Holy featuring Woody Woodmansey from Bowie's Spiders from Mars. Mick Ronsons daughter Lisa also sings for Holy Holy.
Their third EP “Why DO Chicks Dig Vampyrs?” was released in Halloween 2015 and again received plaudits far and wide and good healthy sales. 2016 was set aside to write songs for another EP or full album. The band are still working on this and hopefully their new release/releases will bear fruit sometime in 2017.
This is a band you should see live - check them out when they play your town, you won't be disappointed.
“ Paul Rowan is a classic glam rock frontman in punk clothing. With a sound characterised by short, sharp staccato riffs, the band are not afraid to address issues such as gender realignment, on ‘Plastic Fantastic’, and LGBT matters in general: and they do so in the true “don’t give a fuck” spirit of punk, complete with ironic, single entendre lyrics such as “Saturday night and I’ll be banging on your back door”! Finishing with the ultimate question, ‘Do You Believe In Life After Punk?’ it’s an entertaining and thought-provoking set.”
— Mark Ashby = Uber Rock January 2016
“Stop Stop Start Again deliver enthusiastic, fun and energetic glunk. Kicking their set off with a brief Bowie tribute, frontman Paul Rowan engages in good-humoured banter with the early comers between the songs, which themselves have strong hooks and melodies. And it’s hard not to love songs with titles like ‘Plastic Fantastic’ and the rambunctious ‘Banging On Your Back Door’. ”
— Mark Ashby Uber Rock Feb 2016
““Time To Be Proud Halloween Party - If You Weren't There you will pretend you were in months to come.” - Belfast Punk Legend, member of the crowd (Oct 31, 2015)”
SADLY PAUL ROWAN PASSED AWAY THIS YEAR AS A RESULT OF CANCER. HIS BANDMATES HAVE FINISHED THE ALBUM AND IT WILL BE RELEASED IN NOVEMBER 2019. PAUL WILL BE SOLELY MISSED BY EVERYONE ON THE LOCAL SCENE .
““They Looked Like A Death Metal Band but were pop” - Shonen Knife