Goldblade are a punk rock band from Manchester, United Kingdom. The band formed in early 1995 when ex Membranes frontman John Robb put the band together with Wayne Simmons and former A Witness vocalist Keith Curtis on bass, Rob Haynes on drums and Jay Taylor on guitar. The band signed to Ultimate Records and released their first single "Soul Power" before releasing several more singles and three albums - Home Turf, Goldblade Drop the Bomb and Do You Believe In the Power Of Rock n Roll before Simmons and Taylor left to be replaced by ex-Nightingales guitarist Pete Byrchmore and Johny Skullknuckles. The current line up has recorded two albums - Rebel Songs and Mutiny. In 2007 Haynes took on additional drumming duties with Manchester experimental pop outfit Pure Isle Sound whilst Curtis collected old bicycles.
Goldblade formed in Manchester in the mid nineties playing what they called "punk rock hooligan blues", and what was described in The Independent as "a shamelessly fundamentalist collision of The Ramones, James Brown and The Stooges". The band toured a lot and signed to Ultimate records. their debut single "Soul Power" was single of the week in the NME, and their third single "Strictly Hardcore" was a UK top 75 hit. The band's debut album Home Turf was well received in the music press.
Goldblade's most recent album, Mutiny was released by Captain Oi! Records in September 2008.It is the band's best selling album so far. Popular song 'Riot! Riot"' was pulled from the album was used on the soundtrack for 'Green Street 2'.