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Subculture speaks to The Rentals' Matt Sharp

Subculture speaks to The Rentals' Matt Sharp

We speak to Matt Sharp of The Rentals (and formerly Weezer) about The Rentals' long-awaited third album "Lost In Alphaville" (out now via Polyvinyl Records), his admiration for the female voice, and working with Britpop's finest. Back in 1994 you were a big part of Weezer - what drove you to form The Rentals? Well I guess at this time of doing a lot of interviews you have no choice but to be a bit reflective, answering all these questions about…

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Riot Fest

Riot Fest

An unseasonably low temperature and rain dampened the grounds at Chicago’s Humboldt Park on the opening Friday of Riot Fest, but spirits remained high as organizers and fans worked together to make the most of the bad weather. Now in its tenth year, Riot Fest has called Humboldt Park home since 2012 and utilized the expansive tract of land to set up seven stages as well as carnival amusements, including two Ferris wheels, a haunted house and a miniature…

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Northern Soul Soundtrack

Northern Soul Soundtrack

“This is a story of a youth culture that changed a generation and influenced songwriters, producers, DJs and designers for decades to come. This is the story of Northern Soul.” Northern Soul the film, is an uplifting story of two friends whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music. Directed by Elaine Constantine, the film is considered the most accurate portrayal yet of the Northern Soul subculture and legendary musical…

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Interview with “Quadrophenia: A Way Of Life” author Simon Wells

Interview with “Quadrophenia: A Way Of Life” author Simon…

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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The Skints Interview

The Skints Interview

London upstarts The Skints make reggae-dub Jamaican music with a London style. Currently finishing up in the studio writing their third album alongside Prince Fatty, lead singer Marcia has answered a few questions below, in this exclusive interview below. How did you all meet and decide to make music together?We've actually known each other for a long time! Myself and Josh met in school at the age of 5, and met Jon and Jamie in high school as teenagers!…

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Shakka Exclusive Premiere

Shakka Exclusive Premiere

Here's some exceptional new music from West Londoner Shakka, a musician adept in infusing reggae-ska influences with outstanding production and singer-songwriter delivery.  Here at Fred Perry Subculture we are very pleased to present this exclusive premiere of his new single ‘When Will I See You Again’, which is out 5th Oct 2014. Having recently performed at Notting Hill Festival, he is currently on tour with Basement Jaxx, having toured with…

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Sinkane - 'How We Be' & European Tour

Sinkane - 'How We Be' & European Tour

Summer may be slipping away from us here in the UK, so now may be the perfect time to watch this sublime new video from Sinkane (AKA Ahmed Gallab). 'How We Be' celebrates the urban Summer vibe in New York through a variety of dance and physical expression, all set against the blissful flute-laced soulful funk that has been getting Ahmed Gallab such high praise from the music press for his second album 'Mean Love' (out now via City Slang). Director…

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The Scenes - Exclusive Premiere

The Scenes - Exclusive Premiere

Having recently announced that they will be supporting 2-Tone icons, and Fred Perry Subculture favourites, The Specials, on tour in the UK this Autumn, are Finnish band The Scenes. Originating in the city of Oulu The Scenes have already supported Bo Ningen, another subculture fave, with their live sets described as "...neurotic bursts - serene then suddenly lively to the point where it’s almost certain that something will break - be it equipment…

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Catfish & The Bottlemen Playlist

Catfish & The Bottlemen Playlist

Catfish & the Bottlemen's imminent debut album 'The Balcony' is due for release on September 15th on Communion/Island Records, and is available to preoder here. Frontman Van McCann has put together a collection of his favourite tracks in this exclusive playlist, and watch the premiere of his accoustic version of 'Cocoon' below.  1. The Strokes -  SomedayWe played in New York with the Strokes at the Governor’s Ball and it was unreal. When they…

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The Drums - Encyclopedia

The Drums - Encyclopedia

The Drums are one of Fred Perry Subculture's favourite bands from across the pond. Watch our exclusive live footage from their 2012 UK show here. Their highly anticipated third album Encyclopedia is due for release September 22nd, and is a complete, complex production, which fully displays the full range of members Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham's songwriting ability and musical talents. Delivering their signature surf-stylings pioneered by the likes…

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Sub-Sonic Live - Japan

Sub-Sonic Live - Japan

Fred Perry Subculture are very pleased to announce the first Sub-Sonic Live to take place in Japan later this month! Taking place at Tsutaya O-East, Shibuya, Tokyo on the 24th of September (2014), the gig will feature live performances from Japan's Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, OKAMOTO'S and go!go!vanillas as well as UK band Little Barrie. There will also be diverse DJ sets from Tatsuo Sunaga, Mariko Goto, G.RINA and JAMES. Read on to find out…

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Wild Smiles - Always Tomorrow

The debut album from Winchester lads Wild Smiles, is just round the corner, featuring new tune 'Never Wanted This', the video for which you can view below.…

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Thirteenth Floor Elevators

13th Floor Elevators are credited as one of the pioneering bands in the creation of the psychedelic sound which emerged from the 1960s and beyond.  In…

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Marianne Faithfull - New Album & World Tour

Marianne Faithfull - New Album & World Tour

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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Buster Shuffle Video Premiere

Buster Shuffle Video Premiere

Here's the brand new single from Buster Shuffle - 'South', premiering here on Fred Perry Subculture! 'South' is taken from their forthcoming album Naked out on People Like You/EMI, which is available to preorder now here at iTunes. Having recently performed at the Isle of Wight Scooter Rally and Boomtown, Buster Shuffle are now gearing up for the release of their new album Naked with a launch party at Camden Town's legendary Jazz Cafe on 20 Sept…

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XL Recordings - Pay Close Attention

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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James Yorkston Live Dates

Domino Records veteran James Yorkston has teamed up with label mate and all-round musician’s musician Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), along with KT Tunstall…

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Paul Collins - I Need My Rock N' Roll

Paul Collins - I Need My Rock N' Roll

Power pop legend Paul Collins (The Nerves, The Breakaways, The (U.S.) Beat) will be releasing Feel The Noise, his follow-up to 2010’s The King Of Power Pop, on 9 September. The album will be available on CD, digital and limited edition colored vinyl via Alive Naturalsound Records. The album kicks off with the title track, a raw rave-up that owes a bit to 70’s pub rock and punk, before settling into an enjoyable song cycle of hard pop gems: “Only…

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Dropkick Murphys Exclusive Playlist!

Dropkick Murphys Exclusive Playlist!

Dropkick Murphys are a legendary American folk-punk band from Quincy, Massachusetts, who formed in 1996. Their sound has a heavy celtic influence, using violins and bagpipes alongside building, folk-influenced melodies. Celtic Punk was a genre founded by London Punks The Pogues, and Dropkick Murphys have gathered a huge, dedicated following since their inception, with crowds of eagar fans always turning up to their legendary, raucous, brassy live…

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High Hazels Exclusive Premiere!

High Hazels Exclusive Premiere!

Fred Perry Subculture are very pleased to present this exclusive premiere of the video for 'Misbehave' by Sheffield balladeers High Hazels.  'Misbehave' is due for official release on 15th September and is a glorious, groove-driven indie anthem, with intricate, psychedelic guitar playing alongside soaring, lustrous vocals. With clear influences from The Smiths and The Coral, High Hazels' imminent debut album is highly anticipated, and wil feature…

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