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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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Sub-Sonic Live

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Dot to Dot

Dot to Dot

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Pretty Vicious
Dot to Dot
Pretty Vicious…

Pretty Vicious are four lads from the Welsh Valleys, who make indie-punk rock with a touch of Libert…

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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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Dave Rowntree Selects - Dot to Dot Spotify Playlist

Music News

Dave Rowntree Selects - Dot to Dot Spotify Playlist

Music News

We are very proud to bring you another pick of tracks selected by legendary drummer Dave Rowntree (Blur, xfm) from the Dot to Dot Festival line up. Dave is an avid listener of new music and renowned for breaking great new bands on his xfm radio show. Dave will be joining Fred Perry Subculture at Dot to Dot - Nottingham on 24th May to soak up the sounds and festival atmosphere. He will also play a very special after show DJ set on the Subculture stage.…

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Dot to Dot 2015 - Festival Highlights

Music News

Dot to Dot 2015 - Festival Highlights

Music News

The Bank Holiday weekend saw another very successful Dot to Dot festival, with the festival celebrating its tenth year. Spanning three cities over the weekend (Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham) the line up brought together the best new music from this years emerging and critically acclaimed artists. The line up featured diverse and stand out performances from Fat White Family, PINS, Kagoule, Laurel, H. Hawkline, Sugarmen, Same Streets, Pretty Vicious,…

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Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks

Punk
United Kingdom

Buzzcocks

Punk
United Kingdom

Buzzcocks Headline Sub-Sonic Live! There are hardly any bands performing today that genuinely deserve the adjective ‘legendary’. Buzzcocks are one of those very few. Their achievements are staggering: one of the original holy trinity of British punk (with the Sex Pistols and The Clash), innovators of the independent record scene and genuine punk rock…

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Menace Beach

Menace Beach

Punk
United Kingdom

Menace Beach

Punk
United Kingdom

Menace Beach is Ryan Needham (vocals, guitar) and Liza Violet (vocals / guitar / synths), Nestor Matthews (Drums), Matt Spalding (Bass) and MJ (guitar) plus a revolving cast of friends and acquaintances

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Kagoule

Kagoule

United Kingdom

Kagoule

United Kingdom

Nottingham’s Kagoule have announced their long-awaited debut album Urth, due for release on August 21st 2015 via Earache Records. The prodigious teenagers have previously released a wealth of singles and are now ready to unleash a hugely impressive debut that not only belies their years, but proves they are one of the most exciting young bands in the…

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20 Glasgow Bands You Need To Hear Now!

Music News

20 Glasgow Bands You Need To Hear Now!

Music News

Glasgow has historically been a tough town, but despite its hardened appearance, Scotland’s biggest city is also one of its most creatively blessed. The Jesus and Mary Chain, Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream, Belle and Sebastian and Mogwai are just some of the legendary names that have been unearthed from Glasgow’s never ending well of authentic sound. We took to the great Scottish city to scope out the best acts of this time: (main image: Catholic…

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Rag 'N' Bone Man

Rag 'N' Bone Man

Soul

Rag 'N' Bone Man

Soul

Rory Graham aka Rag ‘N’ Bone man is a soul and blues singer deeply rooted in the annals of the past but positioned firmly in the present and future of the underground UK music scene. 

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Slaves Album Launch

Music News

Slaves Album Launch

Music News

Slaves have released their heavily anticipated debut album Are You Satisfied, celebrating the release in style with a vibrant, rawkus launch party in Red Gallery, Shoreditch, on June 2nd. Already big fans of the duo, Fred Perry continued to show their support for Slaves by inviting fans to the show via a competition, and ensuring the drinks were kept flowing all evening!  Their live performance delivered everthing the duo are known for, as one…

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H. Hawkline

H. Hawkline

United Kingdom

H. Hawkline

United Kingdom

H. Hawkline (aka Huw Gwynfryn Evans) is a Welsh Indie-Rocker, who adopted his monkier appropriating Richard Brautigan's 1974 gothis western, The Hawkline Monster. He has recently unveiled the video for 'Spooky Dog', and new single 'Everybody's On The Line',

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Same Streets

Same Streets

Rock n Roll
United Kingdom

Same Streets

Rock n Roll
United Kingdom

Same Streets are a paragon of cool in the transcending rock n' roll scene, currently sweeping the UK.

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Man Made

Man Made

Indie
United Kingdom

Man Made

Indie
United Kingdom

Having ended the year with their lauded single ‘TV Broke My Brain’, an 18-date UK tour, and taking part in the NME New Breed tour, the rising Manchester-based 3-piece Man Made have now announced the release of a brand new single ‘Carsick Cars’ and UK tour with Sunset Sons this March.

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Ady Suleiman

Ady Suleiman

United Kingdom

Ady Suleiman

United Kingdom

‘This is my EP’ is the debut release from a young man of mercurial musical talent who hails from the outskirts of Nottingham and goes by the name of Ady Suleiman. A deft songwriter and a singer with soulful brilliance, Ady Suleiman is set to emerge as one of the most unique artists in the UK in recent years. With a rich era-spanning appreciation of…

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Neon Waltz

Neon Waltz

Indie
United Kingdom

Neon Waltz

Indie
United Kingdom

Hailing from the deepest, darkest most northerly point of the UK, Caithness’ Neon Waltz have announced their first official release through Atlantic Records, ‘First Light’ (released in vinyl and digital formats on 13 April). The release features six demos and live recordings from the last year, including Sombre Fayre and Bare Wood Aisles as well as…

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Sarah Cracknell
Sarah Cracknell

Sarah Cracknell

United Kingdom

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Maximo Park Playlist

Music News

Maximo Park Playlist

Music News

Maxïmo Park have released five albums to date, sold in excess of 2.5 million copies, and reached three Top Ten UK placings, achieving double platinum, platinum and silver in the UK. Celebrating ten years since the release of their debut album  A Certain Trigger, the band will play a series of live shows in November 2015. The shows, (which sold out in 7 minutes!) will see the band perform the album in its entirety, along with a special selection of…

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Glastonbury 2015 - Subculture Top Picks

Music News

Glastonbury 2015 - Subculture Top Picks

Music News

The most famous festival in the world The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts is fast approaching!  With tickets once again selling out in record time, the festival which kicks off on June 24th will attract over 175,000 people; the size of a small city. To help you navigate the huge line-up for this masssive event, see below the following Youtube video playlist, as the Subculture guide of who to see at Glastonbury Festival 2015. For…

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PINS - Wild Nights - Live video from Dot to Dot 2015

Music News

PINS - Wild Nights - Live video from Dot to Dot 2015

Music News

Manchester's PINS have become regulars on Fred Perry Subculture, having supported The Fall at our Sub-Sonic Live gig in November 2014 and playing Dot to Dot Festival in 2013 and 2015. Their performance at the festival this year included material from their new LP 'Wild Nights', an album we've been very keen to hear, given their strong track record together with that of its recording location - Rancho De La Luna, Joshua Tree, with Dave Catching at…

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The Talks
The Talks

The Talks

Reggae
United Kingdom

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Laurel

Laurel

Pop
United Kingdom

Laurel

Pop
United Kingdom

One of the stand out performances of Dot to Dot 2015. Up and coming London songstress Laurel was first noticed when her demos surfaced online a year ago, and since then the 21 year old singer-producer has been sonically building with a great response, garnering comparisons to those in the current 'dark pop' genre such as Lana Del Rey, Lorde and Banks,…

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Marc Almond Ltd Edition Photobook

Music News

Marc Almond Ltd Edition Photobook

Music News

First Third Books are soon to release a super limited edition photo book, celebrating the career of Soft Cell frontman; Marc Almond, in its full glory.   Photo by Andrew Catlin For four decades Marc has been one of the most distinctive stylists and distinguished vocalists in modern music - his visual flair, from the early days of New Romanticism to his latter-day Post-Glam appeal, remains the stuff of legend and it would be hard to imagine the…

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