Friday 4th Mar | Doors 7:30pm | £18/ £20 On The Door
Legendary 2-Tone artists, The Selecter, released their new studio album SUBCULTURE to critical acclaim in June this year on DMF Records and have just announced part two of their Subculture tour with dates around the UK in Spring 2016.
Whenever successful bands from the past reform they invariably start trading in nostalgia and become “heritage” acts. No one expects them to grow artistically or continue to excel at the same things that brought them popularity in the first place, but that’s what The Selecter have done in the past few years. They’ve played at major festivals, headlined 3 UK tours and recorded three studio albums, the latest of which, Subculture, is mixed by UK dub-master Prince Fatty.
The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black, whose recent series of shows on BBC 6Music were hugely well received, and whose book ‘Black By Design’ continues to sell in droves worldwide, alongside an incredible talented band of musicians, including Neil Pyzer (Spear Of Destiny) Will Crewdson (Rachel Stamp) and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson (who features extensively on Subculture).
The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the 2 Tone era, when they toured with the Specials and Madness at the peak of their early fame is still there, except the pair (Pauline & Gaps) seem more driven than ever. Their confidence is sky-high and they’re also writing the best songs of their career, which is saying something given the enduring popularity of hits like Three Minute Hero, Missing Words and On My Radio.
” really positive, really smart energetic vibrant record” BBC RADIO 2 JO WHILEY ALBUM REVIEW
“Long may she reign as the queen of Rude Girls” LOUDER THAN WAR
“The Soundtrack Of Summer 2015″ THE HUFFINGTON POST
Plus support from UK FEDS:
An exciting four-piece ska-punk band from Birmingam.
Made up of members Jon Kings (lead vocals/guitar), Ryan Kings (vocals/bass), Ricky-Lee Cooper (drums) and Mikey Rainsford (vocals/guitar), they describe their music as “heavy ska”.
The band's music is inspired by the likes of The Police, The Clash, The Specials, Radiohead and The Foo Fighters to name a few. The band keep their music raw and in your face – the way it sounds live. Their producer Mike Exeter (Black Sabbath's 13), is currently working with the band to capture that live energetic sound on their new upcoming album.
The ska and punk edge which has always had a strong presence in their home town of Birminghma, UK, also provides a major influence on their sound and style.
The band grew up listening to heavy rock and sometimes ska & reggae so it seemed natural to combine the two genres to produce a sounds they can relate to.
“UK Feds, a f**king awesome band” Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam
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