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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.

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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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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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

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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Morrissey 25:Live DVD

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Morrissey 25:Live DVD

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With the online and printed press alight with chatter about Morrissey's 'Autobiography', and its publication by Penguin Classics, what better time to release a DVD marking 25 years as a solo performer? The live DVD, '25:Live', was filmed at an intimate Morrissey gig at a Los Angeles High School in March 2013, the first authorised filmed performance in almost a decade. Watch the trailer below: Tickets to the concert in the 1,800-seater school auditorium…

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Notting Hill Carnival 2013

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Notting Hill Carnival 2013

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For one weekend a year, London’s Notting Hill area attracts roughly one Million visitors for the Notting Hill Carnival, or, simply known as 'Carnival' to the veterans of this internationally renowned event. The festival sees the unification of Caribbean culture with the UK’s Underground Bass Music scene, and is known as one of the largest street parties in the world, occurring on the 25th and 26th of August this year, for free and open to all the…

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The Orb 'More Tales From The Orbservatory'

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The Orb 'More Tales From The Orbservatory'

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With Lee 'Scratch' Perry's appearance at Sub-Sonic Live approaching fast, we take a look at a notable piece of his recent output - namely his contribution to The Orb's 'More Tales From The Orbservatory'. Put together from the the same sessions that gave birth to 'The Observer in the Star House' (released last year) the album and 'Observering in the Star House In Dub' (the latter being instrumental remixes of the former). A meeting of the abstract…

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David Rodigan's 3 CD Compilation

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David Rodigan's 3 CD Compilation

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David Rodigan, master of reggae, has been on the scene for over 30 years and counting. With an MBE and a host of prestigious accolades under his belt, he is the perfect talent to front the next album in the prized ‘Masterpiece’ series from Ministry of Sound out for release 27thth January, and available to purchase from Amazon and iTunes, or for your change to WIN a a selection of tracks handpicked and signed by David Rodigan as 7 inch vinyl boxset,…

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Greg Wilson's Northern Renaissance

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Greg Wilson's Northern Renaissance

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Greg Wilson is a DJ from Merseyside. Starting out in 1975, he stopped for almost 20 years between 1984 and the end of 2003, at which point he started again. With strong roots in the early 80s electro scene in Manchester, he begun his career as a club DJ at the age of 15, playing funk, soul and disco records, eventually becoming a resident at Wigan Pier and iconic Manchester venues including Legend and The Hacienda, making his mark as an electro jazz-funk…

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