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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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Blur announce 'The Magic Whip'
Blur announce 'The Magic Whip'…

It's been a good year for Blur fans so far. Firstly, it was discovered that the iconic South East Br…

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20 East London bands you need to hear now!
20 East London bands you need to…

Following the success of our 20 Manchester bands you need to hear now! post and all the great input …

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Shura
Sub-Sonic
Shura…

There’s been a lot of this feathery atmospheric R&B going around of late, but Shura sure does it…

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Sunset Sons
Sub-Sonic
Sunset Sons…

Here is a group on that BBC Sound of 2015 list, Sunset Sons actually have Australian representation …

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20 Manchester bands you need to hear now!
20 Manchester bands you need to…

There have been a couple of headlines recently with big names claiming that bands are something of a…

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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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Blur announce 'The Magic Whip'

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Blur announce 'The Magic Whip'

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It's been a good year for Blur fans so far. Firstly, it was discovered that the iconic South East Britpoppers did manage to be the first band to land a recording of popular music on Mars, aboard Beagle 2 (though sadly not broadcast it). Secondly, in news that will only have escaped you if you were on another planet, Blur have announced their first new album as a four-piece since 1999 (and indeed their first in any formation since 2003). So, what…

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Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Live: The Charaltans to play Tokyo and Osaka!

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Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Live: The Charaltans to play Tokyo and Osaka!

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UK Britpop legends, The Charlatans, return to Japan after five years for Fred Perry Subculture's Sub-Sonic Live event! Following the success of the September 2014 event, the next Sub-Sonic Live to take place in Japan will see The Charlatans take to the stage in Tokyo and Osaka! This will be the first time The Charlatans, innovators in both the Britpop movement and the Madchester scene, have played in Japan for half a decade! The band will be joined…

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Amy Winehouse Documentary

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Amy Winehouse Documentary

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Amy is a documentary depicting the life and story of Amy Winehouse, one of the greatest singers and songwriters of the Twenty-first century. The documentary film will be realeased in the UK July 3, just before the fourth anniversary of the singer’s death.  Amy is directed by British filmmaker Asif Kapadia, and features previously unseen archive footage and unheard tracks. Kapadia’s 2010 documentary Senna, about late Formula One star Ayrton Senna,…

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Independent Label Market: London - Playlist

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Independent Label Market: London - Playlist

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Independent Label Market have added a third market to their London calendar in 2015. The first of these will be the debut Easter edition returning to Old Spitalfields Market on Saturday 28th March. Once again, Independent Label Market will be supported by AIM - the Association of Independent Music.  The market represents a great social gathering for music lovers, as well as a chance to get hold of exclusive, signed, rarities, test pressings’ and…

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Courtney Barnett Debut Album

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Courtney Barnett Debut Album

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Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit is Courtney Barnett's debut album, out now on Mom+Pop Music, and available to purchase here.  Following up from the critically lauded The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas in 2013, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit cements Barnett’s standing as one of the most distinctive voices in indie rock, mixing witty, often hilarious observations with devastating self-assessment.  The Melbourne-based…

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The Cribs - For All My Sisters

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The Cribs - For All My Sisters

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Blog posts about bands will often begin by explaining how and where the various members of a band met, thus notching up the word count with largely pointless anecdotes about part-time jobs working in kitchens, or cleaning toilets. Thankfully, there are bands for which this is not an option, and one of these bands is The Cribs. One of the most consistent bands to come out of the last decade, and the years therein characterised by angular irreverent British…

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Lonelady

Lonelady

Disco/Funk
United Kingdom

Lonelady

Disco/Funk
United Kingdom

The new album from Lonelady 'Hinterland' (meaning the 'country behind' in German), is released March 23rd (2015), delivering highly intelligent electronic pop taking inspiration from the urban landscape of Manchester and post-punk electronic music.

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20 Brighton Bands You Need To Hear Now!

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20 Brighton Bands You Need To Hear Now!

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There’s a natural abundance of freakishly good musicians in the cultural mecca that is Brighton. From Fatboy Slim to British Sea Power, Brighton is a musical melting pot, full of different genres and artists that feed from one another’s musical talents. Having spawned bands such as Royal Blood, The Wytches and Bat For Lashes over recent years, we took to Brighton to find the best acts.   Theo VerneyProducer and multi-instrumentalist Theo Verney…

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Pete McKee: 15 Yrs of Teenage Cancer Trust Gigs, Limited Edition Prints

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Pete McKee: 15 Yrs of Teenage Cancer Trust Gigs, Limited Edition Prints

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Regular readers will be no strangers to the work of Pete McKee and his support of the Teenage Cancer Trust, his previous posters for Noel Gallagher selling out in minutes. 2015 will see the 25th anniversary of the first Teenage Cancer Trust unit opening and the 15th year of the charity’s concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, curated by The Who front man and charity patron, Roger Daltrey CBE.  This year's concerts, and posters, celebrate the performances…

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Win Tickets to London Int'l Ska Festival 2015

Win Tickets to London Int'l Ska Festival 2015

Win Tickets to London Int'l Ska Festival 2015

Fred Perry has a long standing relationship with Ska and all the heritage surrounding this vibrant subculture. To celebrate this we are offering two tickets to one of the best Ska events in the world:...
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Toots Hibbert & Gov't Mule…

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Rock torchbearers Gov’t Mule are celebrating their 20th anniversary with an extensive tour and a series of dynamic live archival releases that highlight…

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Moon Duo - New album and UK dates

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Moon Duo - New album and UK dates

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The release of Moon Duo's third album, 'Shadow Of The Sun' (out now via Sacred Bones) is to be supported by an extensive tour, taking in US, European and UK venues. For a taste of what's on the album, check out the very entertaining no skateboarding video that accompanies 'Animal', taken from 'Shadow Of The Sun'. Formed in San Francisco in 2009 by Wooden Shijps guitarist Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada, Moon Duo’s earlier releases cemented their…

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Bipolar Sunshine

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Bipolar Sunshine

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Bipolar Sunshine is the Manchester-raised, alternative pop sound of Adio Marchant. With an eclectic new-age ambient soundscape and melancholy soulful lyrics, he conjures up the romance of escapism, drawing inspiration from life's wonders and imperfections. He has built an avid following through the release of two EPs and a collection of singles, most recently with 'Deckchairs on the Moon' and 'Future (Part 1)' ft. Goldlink, and with live shows, including…

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Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Live comes to Taiwan for 2015!

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Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Live comes to Taiwan for 2015!

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Fred Perry's Sub-Sonic Live, and The Charlatans, are coming to Taiwan in March 2015, for the very first time! The event will feature UK Britpop legends, The Charlatans with support from Taiwanese band, 1976. The event will take place at Neo Studio in Taipei on 22nd March 2015. This will be the first time that UK Legends, The Charlatans, innovators in both the Britpop movement and the Madchester scene, have played in Taiwan! The band have just released their…

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The Incredible Magpie Band…

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The Incredible Magpie Band, majestic rock n’ roll Wakefield five piece, are poised to release their eponymous debut album, on 11th May. Eleven short, sharp,…

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Jam City

Jam City

Post-Punk/New Wave
United Kingdom

Jam City

Post-Punk/New Wave
United Kingdom

Jack Latham aka Jam City is an English electronic producer who creates music reflecting a dystopian vision of Western society. Musically, he spans across transgressive dance with astute post-punk elements.

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Trampolene Exclusive…

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Trampolene first blew us away with their top track 'Alcohol Kiss' and its raw indie-Britrock and rock 'n roll swagger, comparable to bands such as Wolfmother…

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The Who Vinyl Releases

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The Who Vinyl Releases

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The Who have announced details of the reissue of 11 studio albums on remastered heavyweight vinyl with restored original artwork out 23rd March 2015. The full list; My Generation, The Who Sell Out, A Quick One, Tommy, Who’s Next, Quadrophenia, The Who By Numbers, Who Are You, Face Dances, It’s Hard and Endless Wire. All are available to preorder via The Who Official Store here.  On top of these, The Who Hits 50 compilation album will also be released…

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Peter Doherty's tribute song to Amy Winehouse

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Peter Doherty's tribute song to Amy Winehouse

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Peter Doherty has unveiled new single 'Flags Of The Old Regime' written about and as a tribute to his friend Amy Winehouse. The single will be officially released Monday 9th March through Walk Tall Recording in aid of the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which will receive all proceeds from the profits of the single. 'Flags Of The Old Regime' will be available on 7” vinyl as well as digital download. 'Flags Of The Old Regime' was produced by Stephen Street…

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20 Manchester bands you need to hear now!

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20 Manchester bands you need to hear now!

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There have been a couple of headlines recently with big names claiming that bands are something of an endangered species in today's new music world. With this in mind, we took the modern scientific approach, picked a sample population, in this case Manchester (and surrounding area), and tested it for the presence of exciting new artists. We are very pleased to report that far from a decline in diversity, we found a subcultural eco system teeming…

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