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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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20 East London bands you need to hear now!

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20 East London bands you need to hear now!

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Following the success of our 20 Manchester bands you need to hear now! post and all the great input from our readers surrounding it, we're looking to the capital now, to see what's on offer in the East of London.  The East of London has given birth to many icons of popular culture. From Alfred Hitchcock to Barbara Windsor, from Vera Lynn to Damon Albarn, from Tesco to Vidal Sassoon. Marc Bolan, David Bowie, David Essex, Steve Marriot, Joe Brown and…

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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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Exclusive Live video of The Fall at Sub-Sonic Live

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Exclusive Live video of The Fall at Sub-Sonic Live

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Continuing the highly influential series of Sub-Sonic Live shows, the most recent to perform at The Garage, London, were British underground icons, The Fall, with support coming from fellow Mancunians, PINS. "The Fall, always different, always the same”. The favourite band of legendary radio DJ John Peel, and the template for a generation of artists determined not to conform to establishment. The Fall are as prolific now as they were in the late…

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For The Record: New Street Adventure FREE In-Store gig, Nottingham

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For The Record: New Street Adventure FREE In-Store gig, Nottingham

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Fred Perry is sponsoring For The Record, An Installation / Exhibition of 7 inch Record Cover Art Celebrating Music, Design DIY and Independent Culture - showcasing a selection of 400 record sleeves. To mark the opening of the exhibition at Rough Trade Nottingham, there will be a special launch event in the Fred Perry Nottingham shop on Friday 13th February. New Street Adventure (Acid Jazz records) will perform an acoustic set in-store from 5-6pm,…

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Blossoms 'Cut Me And I'll Bleed' & UK Tour Dates

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Blossoms 'Cut Me And I'll Bleed' & UK Tour Dates

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Blossoms were one of the top artists in our recent Manchester Bands piece, and now we're happy to report that they have revealed a new track, with accompanying video (watch 'Cut Me And I'll Bleed' below). The band are touring the UK now (see dates at end of post) and will be playing SXSW as guests of the BBC Introducing and PRS for Music Foundation showcase. Blossoms will be performing alongside another of our favourite new artists, SOAK as well…

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Win The Jam 'Setting Sons' Reissue

Win The Jam 'Setting Sons' Reissue

Win The Jam 'Setting Sons' Reissue

The Jam’s 1979 masterpiece Setting Sons is being expanded and reissued on November 17th 2014 as super deluxe and deluxe editions which feature unreleased demos and live tracks. ...
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Ones to Watch 2015

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Ones to Watch 2015

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2015 seems to be the year where subcultures will cross over more and more. As influences from Punk, Mod, Goth, Ska, 2-Tone and Hip Hop collide, the most exciting artists are those who embrace this, taking the best essence of each and putting their own imprint upon the creative process. Here at Fred Perry Subculture we have picked a few of such exciting artists, as Ones to Watch 2015... JuceStarting off the list are our hottest tip; Juce. Composed…

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The Specials tour & previously unseen footage of Terry Hall and Friends

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The Specials tour & previously unseen footage of Terry Hall and Friends

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The Specials are back on tour, with many UK dates having already sold out months ago. These include the band's first ever gigs at London's prestigious Roundhouse and the special 'FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING' gig at Troxy with very specials guests Graham Coxon and DJ Don Letts. See end of post for dates and ticket links. Click here to enter our competition to win a pair of tickets to the Troxy show on 21st November. And, if you need an appetiser,…

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The Fall - November 2014

The Fall - November 2014

Punk
United Kingdom

The Fall - November 2014

Punk
United Kingdom

The Fall - The Garage, London, November 27th, 2014 -  Sub-Sonic Live celebrates one of the most influential underground British bands of the last four decades, The Fall. Headed by the truly inimitable Mark E. Smith, the favourite band of legendary radio DJ John Peel, and the template for a generation of artists determined not to conform to establishment…

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The Orb - History Of The Future Part 2

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The Orb - History Of The Future Part 2

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Electronic music pioneers, The Orb, will release their second expansive box set, 'History Of The Future Part 2', on 16th February (2015). It's common that artists who strive to describe the future are often remembered for their early breakthroughs rather than their later works. Everyone's heard of H.G.Wells' 'War Of The Worlds' (1898) and 'The Time Machine' (1895) but not so many are familiar with the brilliant foresight of 'The Shape Of Things To…

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Indiana Debut Album

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Lauren Henson aka Indiana is a Nottingham producer-singer who makes downbeat disco-electronica. Having been on the Fred Perry Subculture radar for sometime…

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ZIBRA - Chlorine

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London four-piece, ZIBRA, continue their championing of VHS aesthetic, with their ZIBRAVISION video for new track 'Chlorine'. VHS is ZIBRA’s go-to format…

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Phantom Runners

Phantom Runners

Indie
United Kingdom

Phantom Runners

Indie
United Kingdom

'Laserbeam' is Phantom Runners' first single of the year. IThe track was written under the production guidance of Fun Lovin’ Criminals' Huey Morgan, and is a trippy, laid back pop tune which puts some warmth back into winter. 

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Jennifer Davies - Lapse Of Time EP

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Jennifer Davies - Lapse Of Time EP

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Jennifer Davies has hit a perfect balance of pop music and fashionable electro edge with her 'Lapse Of Time EP' (out now). Drawing on influences that must include Madonna, Kate Bush, Toyah and the sweeping synth-pop landscape of the 1980s, Davies makes slick pop music for grown-ups. A new music must for fans of the likes of Robyn and Kyla La Grange.  The stand out song for us is the title track and its superbly shot time lapse video, which you can…

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COLT 45
COLT 45

COLT 45

Punk
United Kingdom

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2:54 - 'Crest'

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2:54 - 'Crest'

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First coming to Subculture's attention at Dot to Dot in 2012, London-based sibling duo, 2:54, have premiered their darkly cinematic, black and white promo video to accompany 'Crest', one of the stand-out tracks from their second album, 'The Other I', (released last November via Bella Union). The video comes ahead of their U.S. tour with Honeyblood, which runs from late February through to March (see dates at end of post), and will mark their first…

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The Jacques
The Jacques

The Jacques

Rock n Roll
United Kingdom

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