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About Subculture

Subculture is Fred Perry's music initiative engaging not only new talent from around the world, but also heritage artists that have a long standing relationship with the brand. Fred Perry has had an enduring relationship with music and subcultures throughout modern British history.

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Golden Coast
Sub-Sonic
Golden Coast…

Golden Coast's debut release conjures up its California namesake with danceable drums, sunny synths,…

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Eyedress
Sub-Sonic
Eyedress…

23-year-old Idris Vicuña's aka EYEDRESS, hails from Quezon City, Manila, in the Philippines. He was …

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New Street Adventures
Sub-Sonic
New Street Adventures…

With influences including Curtis Mayfield, Bobby Womack, Smokey Robinson in the indie rock era, Lond…

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Wild Smiles
Sub-Sonic
Wild Smiles…

All of the best bands are homegrown and born from adversity, and Wild Smiles score highly on both co…

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Purple
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Purple…

East Texan party band Purple recently released their debut UK single 'Wallflower' and we're expectin…

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Interview with “Quadrophenia: A Way Of Life” author Simon Wells

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Interview with “Quadrophenia: A Way Of Life” author Simon Wells

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We speak to British cult film writer Simon Wells (pictured left) about his new book “Quadrophenia: A Way of Life (Inside the Making of Britain’s Greatest Youth Film)” What impact did it make on you the first time that you saw Quadrophenia? I was mesmerised, confused, enchanted, bewitched. Like many who saw it first time around – overall, it was the energy that totally captivated me. But beyond that, there was a raft of elements that were going on…

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Shakka Exclusive Premiere

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Shakka Exclusive Premiere

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Here's some exceptional new music from West Londoner Shakka, a musician adept in infusing reggae-ska influences with outstanding production and singer-songwriter delivery.  Here at Fred Perry Subculture we are very pleased to present this exclusive premiere of his new single ‘When Will I See You Again’, which is out 5th Oct 2014. Having recently performed at Notting Hill Festival, he is currently on tour with Basement Jaxx, having toured with…

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Jagwar Ma - Sub-Sonic Live September 2014

Jagwar Ma - Sub-Sonic Liv…

Jagwar Ma - Sub-Sonic Liv…

Jagwar Ma headline Sub-Sonic Live, 24th September 2014, The Garage, London, with support from Childhood and a DJ set from Happy Mondays legend Shaun Ryder.

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Subculture speaks to The Rentals' Matt Sharp

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Subculture speaks to The Rentals' Matt Sharp

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We speak to Matt Sharp of The Rentals (and formerly Weezer) about The Rentals' long-awaited third album "Lost In Alphaville" (out now via Polyvinyl Records), his admiration for the female voice, and working with Britpop's finest. Back in 1994 you were a big part of Weezer - what drove you to form The Rentals? Well I guess at this time of doing a lot of interviews you have no choice but to be a bit reflective, answering all these questions about…

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The Drums - Encyclopedia

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The Drums - Encyclopedia

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The Drums are one of Fred Perry Subculture's favourite bands from across the pond. Watch our exclusive live footage from their 2012 UK show here. Their highly anticipated third album Encyclopedia is due for release September 22nd, and is a complete, complex production, which fully displays the full range of members Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham's songwriting ability and musical talents. Delivering their signature surf-stylings pioneered by the likes…

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Childhood

Childhood

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Childhood

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A little over two years ago Childhood frontman Ben Romans-Hopcraft had a revelation. "I'd gone to uni purely to meet people, and I'd just started hanging out with Leo," he says, referencing his songwriting partner and Childhood's devil-eyed guitarist Leo Dobsen. "And even though we'd had this vague idea about forming a band together, we didn't have…

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Jagwar Ma

Jagwar Ma

Indie
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Jagwar Ma

Indie
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Following up June's Sub-Sonic Live featuring contemporary psychedelia heroes, Temples, Fred Perry Subculture are pleased to announce more live new music with Jagwar Ma confirmed as headliner for September's Sub-Sonic Live on Wednesday 24th September, 2014, The Garage, London. Formed in Sydney Australia Jagwar Ma will bring their own brand of psychedelic…

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Alexia Coley

Alexia Coley

Rock n Roll
United Kingdom

Alexia Coley

Rock n Roll
United Kingdom

Having already picked up fans from the jazz, funk and soul world with her original productions and impeccable delivery, West London’s rising star Alexia Coley is spreading her net a little wider with this release having had it remixed by some of her favourite artists and labelmates. 

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Sub-Sonic Live - Japan

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Sub-Sonic Live - Japan

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Fred Perry Subculture are very pleased to announce the first Sub-Sonic Live to take place in Japan later this month! Taking place at Tsutaya O-East, Shibuya, Tokyo on the 24th of September (2014), the gig will feature live performances from Japan's Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, OKAMOTO'S and go!go!vanillas as well as UK band Little Barrie. There will also be diverse DJ sets from Tatsuo Sunaga, Mariko Goto, G.RINA and JAMES. Read on to find out…

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Thirteenth Floor Elevators

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13th Floor Elevators are credited as one of the pioneering bands in the creation of the psychedelic sound which emerged from the 1960s and beyond.  In…

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Sinkane - 'How We Be' & European Tour

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Sinkane - 'How We Be' & European Tour

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Summer may be slipping away from us here in the UK, so now may be the perfect time to watch this sublime new video from Sinkane (AKA Ahmed Gallab). 'How We Be' celebrates the urban Summer vibe in New York through a variety of dance and physical expression, all set against the blissful flute-laced soulful funk that has been getting Ahmed Gallab such high praise from the music press for his second album 'Mean Love' (out now via City Slang). Director…

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The Scenes - Exclusive Premiere

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The Scenes - Exclusive Premiere

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Having recently announced that they will be supporting 2-Tone icons, and Fred Perry Subculture favourites, The Specials, on tour in the UK this Autumn, are Finnish band The Scenes. Originating in the city of Oulu The Scenes have already supported Bo Ningen, another subculture fave, with their live sets described as "...neurotic bursts - serene then suddenly lively to the point where it’s almost certain that something will break - be it equipment…

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Catfish & The Bottlemen Playlist

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Catfish & The Bottlemen Playlist

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Catfish & the Bottlemen's imminent debut album 'The Balcony' is due for release on September 15th on Communion/Island Records, and is available to preoder here. Frontman Van McCann has put together a collection of his favourite tracks in this exclusive playlist, and watch the premiere of his accoustic version of 'Cocoon' below.  1. The Strokes -  SomedayWe played in New York with the Strokes at the Governor’s Ball and it was unreal. When they…

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Marianne Faithfull - New Album & World Tour

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Marianne Faithfull - New Album & World Tour

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Marianne Faithfull was a huge figure in what is these days remembered as hip swinging 60s London. Her well documented relationship with Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones, and all of the experimentation, excess and press attention therein, are part of Britain’s modern cultural history. Faithfull became embroidered into the fabric of the exploding London scene, allegedly becoming the subject alluded to in several of The Stone’s biggest songs including…

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The Incredible Magpie Band

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Rising stars The Incredible Magpie Band, are a majestically rocking and rolling 5-piece from Wakefield, UK, who have a fondness for all things shiny and…

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Fred Perry Subculture’s Pick of Summer 2014

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Fred Perry Subculture’s Pick of Summer 2014

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It's been a stellar year for music, and at only half way through it's been difficult to select the cream of the crop, but here's a few of our favourites from 2014 so far, from over at Fred Perry Subculture HQ. We've been lucky enough to have filmed them during live performances too! Keeping a diverse genre of indie, rock, singer-songwriter, folk, blues and soul, please enjoy our pick of 2014 so far...   Charlotte OC has been making waves of late,…

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The Skints Interview

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The Skints Interview

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London upstarts The Skints make reggae-dub Jamaican music with a London style. Currently finishing up in the studio writing their third album alongside Prince Fatty, lead singer Marcia has answered a few questions below, in this exclusive interview below. How did you all meet and decide to make music together?We've actually known each other for a long time! Myself and Josh met in school at the age of 5, and met Jon and Jamie in high school as teenagers!…

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Catfish & the Bottlemen - Cocoon

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Catfish & the Bottlemen - Cocoon

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Welsh Britrockers Catfish & the Bottlemen have a brand new video for 'Cocoon', which you can watch below.  'Cocoon' contains Catfish & the Bottlemen trademark contrasting melodic, soaring choruses, along with emotive, lyrics, and this resultant huge tune is further testimoney that Catfish & the Bottlemen are one of the most exciting new indie bands around.  'Cocoon' will feature on the highly anticipated debut album 'The Balcony' which…

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The Ghost Wolves - Man Woman Beast

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The Ghost Wolves - Man Woman Beast

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Husband and wife duo Carley and Jonathan Wolf named themselves The Ghost Wolves as a representation of the band’s ferocious, primal sound and a nod to Carley’s ranch upbringing among hybrid wolves. Drawing parallels to Jack and Meg from the White Stripes, with their single string guitar playing over marching drums, The Ghost Wolves are inspired by delta blues, loud garage rock, and American roots music - a genre they call ‘stomp and roll.’ Their…

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Miss Kenichi
Miss Kenichi

Miss Kenichi

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