Last night Dub Pistols launched their new album "Worshipping The Dollar" with a party at The Electric in Brixton.
Rob Da Bank, Rednek, Eddy Temple Morris, and High Rankin were among the many special guests taking part in the celebrations.
Dub Pistols singer Barry Ashworth (who is also boss of Westway records boss and an in demand DJ)recently tweeted:
"The Electric is an awesome venue and the system is fat. The dressing room is too small though."
The Dub Pistols formed in 1996. They recently won DJ magazine's best live act award. One of their many claims to fame is that they reunited Terry Hall with fellow former Fun Boy Lynval Golding. Terry Hall joined The Dub Pistols to record ‘Speakers and Tweeters'. And, while performing with the band at Bestival, Hall was joined by his ex-bandmate Lynval Golding for the first time in twenty years. Certain D P songs certainly have a Specialsy feel about them. I love "Armageddon" which deserves to be a hit and I recon is their best work to date.
Mr Ashworth says: "There are a lot more statement songs, there's a lot of food for thought on this one.It's more uptempo, there's some drum & bass on it, but the lyrics are deeper and darker. It's more like our old stuff in a way."
The title of the new album comes from a line in a track called West End Stories ("Living in squalor, worshipping the dollar, there is no flag large enough to wrap around the horror")
The rest of The Dub Pistols tour dates are:
Friday 18th May – Barrow In Firness Monster Monster
Saturday 19th May – Hertford Corn Exchange
Friday 25th May – Guildford, The Boiler Room
Saturday 26th May – Southampton Cellar
Thursday 31st May – Bristol Lakota
(Sadly Dub Pistols had to cancel their appearance at The King Arthur in Glastonbury.)
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