Sixty Watt Bayonets
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Sixty Watt Bayonets

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"Sixty Watt Bayonets @ Plug 'N' Play"

Sixty Watt Bayonets, and specifically singer Penny Bayonet, attack each of their numbers with a shouting vocal style that seems to work well with their Strokes-driven rhythms, even if that seems an unlikely pairing in print. The clear unity with the band generates a tremendous noise which reverberates well around the venue’s enclosed walls. Just when you think they can’t go any louder, Penny ferociously beats an unsuspecting nearby floor tom, whilst Billy Bayonet (see what they did there?) clutches his bass near his knees in a vain attempt to wring one last drop of volume out of it. Beth Ditto has a lot to answer for.
- Glasswerk


Debut 7 track EP, 'Pounding Hearts, Fighting Words' released in July 2009 with Broken Tail Records and Velocity Recordings.



Sixty Watt Bayonets are a four to the floor garage punk band from Reading, Berkshire.

We played at Reading & Leeds Festival 2009, and our debut EP, 'Pounding Hearts, Fighting Words' received good reviews in Rock Sound, Kerrang and Venus Zine. Sixty Watt Bayonets have also been played on K-ROQ, Radio 1, XFM and BBC Radio 6.

Sixty Watt Bayonets are releasing, 'I Wish I Was Your Girlfriend', as a download single in April 2009 with Broken Tail Records.


"Penny Bayonet’s powerful vocals drive the band’s sound, underpinned by a tight disco-punk stomp, that draws equally on fuzzy, eccentric garage rock." - Rock Sound

"the ability to write songs that make you want to shimmy your ass, wave your fists and shake your head like a rabid Chihuahua fresh out of a washing machine." - Kerrang!

"UK ladies with pipes are old news, but Penny Bayonet is no Adele. Her shouting and wailing has a depth even Beth Ditto can’t beat. Backed by an all-out rocknroll band, Sixty Watt Bayonets are intense to the point of exhausting." -

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