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For over 50 years Fred Perry has been part of British street style, and the music chosen by young people to define and express themselves.

From the original Mods of the 1950s, Northern Soul, to Punk and Ska, Fred Perry always played a key part in the look, as it does today.

Buzzcocks - The Way

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Buzzcocks - The Way

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Buzzcocks are a seminal English Punk band, formed in Bolton back in 1976 by Pete Shelley and Howard Devoto, as one of the notable bands of the Manchester Music Scene and the independent label movement.  The band are still very much active and releasing music, and on 18th Nov 2014, the band released their nineth studio album to day; The Way, as the follow up to 2006's Flat - Pack Philosophy LP. These ten tracks penned by the groups long standing core…

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Membranes - special one off Denmark St show!

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Membranes - special one off Denmark St show!

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Fronted by Manchester music legend John Robb, influential post-punk band, Membranes, have announced a special London gig, billed as ‘a celebration of Denmark St live before the developers come…’ The gig will take place on 20th Decmeber at the 12 Bar (Denmark, St London) with the band telling the history of the inconic London street, that has been central to so much of the city's musical past, but which is now sadly threatened with demolition and…

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Damon Albarn London Shows

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Damon Albarn London Shows

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Iconic Blur frontman Damon Albarn will, for the first time, headline the London Royal Albert Hall this weekend, joined by Blur bandmate Graham Coxon, on 15th and 16th Nov 2014. The pair appeared together at Latitude festival earlier this year, where they performed 'Tender' together. Albarn will be performing with his live band The Heavy Seas in support of recent album Everyday Robots which Albarn described as his "most personal record" so far. Co-produced…

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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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Secret Affair - 35th Anniversary Box Set

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Secret Affair - 35th Anniversary Box Set

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It seems there was a lot going on in 1979, if the wealth of 35th anniversary re-releases this Winter is anything to go by it must have been a time for action? The latest of these to be brought to our attention is the Secret Affair 35th Anniversary Box Set featuring all four albums from the 1979 debut album, 'Glory Boys', 'Behind Closed Doors' (1980) and 'Business As Usual' (1981) to the recent 2012 album 'Soho Dreams'. The booklet features unseen…

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Rhoda Dakar's Spotify Playlist

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Rhoda Dakar's Spotify Playlist

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Following on from our interview with Rhoda Dakar, Rhoda has kindly put together this wonderfully diverse Spotify playlist for us, touching on Raï, Zouglou, Arabic Pop, Country and 'Dadstep', as well as some familiar Post-Punk anthems. Listen to the playlist below and read on for some thoughtful words from Rhoda about her choices. Into Action - Tim ArmstrongFrom a side project of Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, A Poet’s Life, it features Canadian singer/songwriter…

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The Fall - LIVE: UUROP VIII-XII PLACES IN SUN & WINTER, SON

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The Fall - LIVE: UUROP VIII-XII PLACES IN SUN & WINTER, SON

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Following The Fall's critically acclaimed release of their 30th album 'RE-MIT' and 'The Remainderer EP' through Cherry Red, The Fall’s first live album for the heritage label will be the cryptically titled 'LIVE: UUROP VIII-XII PLACES IN SUN & WINTER, SON'. Collated and compiled by the ever prolific Mark E. Smith from a vast array of gigs over a four year period, from 2008-2012, the album will be available on CD & LP from 27th October.  As…

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Pete Chambers 2-Tone Playlist

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Pete Chambers 2-Tone Playlist

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Pete Chambers is the Director & Curator of the Coventry Music Museum, creator of Coventry’s famous 2-Tone Trail, Music Historian by choice, and local music Journalist for the Coventry Telegraph by trade. He has written six books on the subject of Coventry Music.   Fred Perry Subculture have been lucky enough to have Pete Chambers make the following exclusive playlist, complete with notes and trivia about each track choice. Enjoy! 1. The Special…

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Siouxsie & The Banshees Reissue

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Siouxsie & The Banshees Reissue

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Siouxsie and the Banshees formed in London back in 1976, initially associated with the UK punk-rock scene, though soon evolving to become one of the most prolific bands of the then emerging post-punk scene. Fronted by the inimitable Siouxsie Sioux, the band are distingushed by their uncompromising, daring rhymic, discordant sound mixed with components of pop, goth and avant-garde.  Exciting news for fans both old and new, as Siouxie and the Banshees…

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XL Recordings - Pay Close…

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XL Recordings is an independent British label, founded in 1989 in London, originally as a sub of Beggars Banquet Record. It was one of the most successful…

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Millions Like Us - Mod Revival CD Box Set

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Millions Like Us - Mod Revival CD Box Set

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Set for release on the 8th December, on Cherry Red Records, 'Millions Like Us (The Story Of The Mod Revival 1977-1989)', the perfect gift for the mod who has everything, promises to properly document the Mod Revival scene of the late Seventies and Eighties. Spanning four CDs, the set includes tracks from the key bands of the movement, from its roots in Punk/New Wave through to its commercial heyday in 1979 with bands like Secret Affair and The Lambrettas,…

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Secret Affair - 35th Anniversary UK Tour

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Secret Affair - 35th Anniversary UK Tour

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Secret Affair announce their 35th Anniversary UK Tour celebrating the release of their 1979 silver awarded debut album, 'Glory Boys' (featuring the hit singles 'Time For Action' and 'Let Your Heart Dance'). The band will be performing the LP in its entirety at the shows along with many more crowd pleasers from the three albums that followed.  35th anniversary merchandise will also be available at the venues, including remakes of original '79 Secret…

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Subculture speaks to Rhoda Dakar

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Subculture speaks to Rhoda Dakar

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We talk to Rhoda Dakar, the voice of 2-Tone band The Bodysnatchers, and part of The Specials' group history, about music (new and old) and recording material to mark the 35th anniversary of The Bodysnatchers' formation. As one of the key artists associated with the 2-Tone era, you were obviously a big part of the British Ska-revival subculture. Which subculture do you think has left the greatest legacy in terms of lasting influence and inspiration…

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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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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 Specials - 2014 UK Tour

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The Specials - 2014 UK Tour

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News that will delight fans young and old! Icons of British music, The Specials, have announced UK tour dates for 2014, beginning with gigs in Dublin, Belfast and Glasgow, before stopping off at venues across England, including two nights at London's prestigious Roundhouse, where surprisingly the band have never played before, despite having filmed the promo video for 'A Message To You Rudy' there back in 1979. Needing little introduction in these…

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Secret Affair update

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Secret Affair update

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Secret Affair kick off their first live show of 2014 at Wakefield's 'Warehouse' 23 on Friday 14th March. The following night will see them play the Skamouth Festival in Great Yarmouth and then 'The Fleece' in Bristol on Saturday 22nd March. April shows include The Mod Weekender at the Marine Court Hotel in Bangor, Northern Ireland on Saturday 5th April and then they will make an appearance at the 4 day Modstock: Celebrating 50 years of Mod Culture…

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Stone Foundation - To Find The Spirit

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Stone Foundation - To Find The Spirit

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Midlands Rock n' Soul band, Stone Foundation release their latest album 'To Find The Spirit' on 10th March. It features guest contributions from a host of musical heritage heroes, including performances from Carleen Anderson (Young Disciples), Andy Fairweather Low (Amen Corner), Pete Williams (Dexys), Nolan Porter and Paolo Hewitt (Writer and ex NME journalist). There is also a special remix by dub legend Dennis Bovell, and as if that wasn't enough,…

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The English Beat

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The English Beat

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Stream an exclusive live version of the 2nd wave ska classics 'Full Stop' and 'Mirror in The bathroom'!   Fronted by Dave Wakeling - former songwriter and lead singer with Two-Tone era ska band, The Beat - The English Beat will play an extensive run of UK dates in March 2014, including Islington, London and a show in Dave’s hometown and the birthplace…

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Tim Burgess Playlist

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Tim Burgess Playlist

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Tim Burgess was kind enough to contribute the following intro and playlist to Fred Perry Subculture - It's safe to say that music features pretty heavily most days for me. At the moment, The Charlatans are working on our first studio album for a while which means we're based at our studio writing and recording. My label O Genesis has just put out a compilation of our first three years of releases. Record Store Day is just around the corner and I've…

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