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.

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

“ 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

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“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

“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

“"A Belfast New York Dolls without the hair" - One of the Crowd, Thomas House Dublin”
— Thomas House Dublin

“"A Belfast New York Dolls without the hair" - One of the Crowd, Thomas House Dublin” — Thomas House Dublin

““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)”

““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)”

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““Stop Stop Start Again! The biggest, baddest, bunch of ribald rockers that Belfast currently has to offer took their noisome fayre to the nation’s capital for the first time and promptly blew the old town down. The purveyors of a curious punk/glam confection rolled up at the Pavilion in the east end’s Brick Lane and shook the room to its foundations. With guitar licks hotter than a sex-starved Kylie after a vindaloo in one of the nearby curry houses coupled with lyrics as raunchy as any Rihanna dystopian ditty, London had seen little like it since the Dolls last rocked up. The sizable crowds crescendo of applause grew with the end of each ear-splitting number.” Frankie Higney - Music News”

“Stop Stop Start Again are next up and I'm quite happy that I'm only half pissed, as I can really appreciate what a stunning band they are. Seriously , this band are fucking amazing ! In my opinion, I believe that any band who wants to make a lasting impression, relys (that doesn't look right) on the front man (apologies to all musicians) and this guy has it in spades. The "crowd" are starting to get into the night now and SSSA finish up with a blistering cove of the Roxy Music classic "Virginia Plain" which leaves all of us that are old enough to appreciate this (balls:it's only me) with a big cheesy grin.” - Charlie Higgins, Its Alive Dublin (Oct 30, 2015)”

““Stop Stop Start Again! The biggest, baddest, bunch of ribald rockers that Belfast currently has to offer took their noisome fayre to the nation’s capital for the first time and promptly blew the old town down. The purveyors of a curious punk/glam confection rolled up at the Pavilion in the east end’s Brick Lane and shook the room to its foundations. With guitar licks hotter than a sex-starved Kylie after a vindaloo in one of the nearby curry houses coupled with lyrics as raunchy as any Rihanna dystopian ditty, London had seen little like it since the Dolls last rocked up. The sizable crowds crescendo of applause grew with the end of each ear-splitting number.” Frankie Higney - Music News”

“Stop Stop Start Again are next up and I'm quite happy that I'm only half pissed, as I can really appreciate what a stunning band they are. Seriously , this band are fucking amazing ! In my opinion, I believe that any band who wants to make a lasting impression, relys (that doesn't look right) on the front man (apologies to all musicians) and this guy has it in spades. The "crowd" are starting to get into the night now and SSSA finish up with a blistering cove of the Roxy Music classic "Virginia Plain" which leaves all of us that are old enough to appreciate this (balls:it's only me) with a big cheesy grin.” - Charlie Higgins, Its Alive Dublin (Oct 30, 2015)”

““They Looked Like A Death Metal Band but were pop” - Shonen Knife

““They Looked Like A Death Metal Band but were pop” - Shonen Knife

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