Hmmm....If that was in the late '70's then it was definitely not "pre-punk," considering that the late '70's was when "post-punk" emerged. . "Pre-punk" bands were '60's and early '70's, such as the Sonics, the Dolls, the MC5, and the Stooges.
And according to the information I found on that band, they were around '82 to '86. Even "post punk" was dead by that point.
When it comes to this subject, really know what you are shooting...or don't shoot it IMHO.