Conflict are the world's foremost activist anarchist punk band. First heard on their mentors Crass's label, their 'to a nation of animal lovers' EP inspired anti-vivisection, anti-hunt campaigns. Espousing direct action and numerous political causes, on their own mortarhate label they dominated the top of the singles and albums indie charts in the eighties. Gigs however, turned into full-scale riots, with over 130 arrested at just four gigs. Police then banned them from performing in the UK, so they went underground and abroad. They went quieter in the nineties, but a resurgence of interest, helped by the 'straight-edge' punk movement, has reactivated them.