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The Libertines 'Gunga Dun'

The Libertines 'Gunga Dun'

Seminal English indie rock n roll band The Libertines are back, with news of a highly anticipated new album, 'Anthems For Doomed Youth' due for release on 4th Sept on Virgin EMI. The album will be their third ever, and their first in eleven years. The band have just unveiled the video for new single 'Gunga Din', filmed in ‘Walking Street’ Pattaya and directed by longtime band photographer Roger Sargent. The song and accompanying visuals truly capture…

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Adrian Sherwood

Adrian Sherwood

One of the most highly esteemed UK dub-producers around, Adrian Sherwood is known for having worked with The Slits, Cabaret Voltaire, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, The Fall, Sinead O’Connor and more. His remix credits include Depeche Mode, Afrika Bambaataa, Blur, Primal Scream, Air and Peaking Lights. Massively respected by other musicians, he is an acknowledged influence on the likes of Andrew Weatherall, Carl Craig and Machinedrum.   In 2015,…

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bAd bAd

bAd bAd

San Francisco's psych-punks, bAd bAd have dropped a music video for the track "DUMPS," which appears on the recent album Waterboredom (released via Grabbing Clouds Records and Tapes). Comprised of Christian Zamora (drummer for The Strange Land), Eli Maness and Jordan Arthur, bAd bAd takes its musical cues from surf rock, Spaghetti Western themes, garage rock, hardcore and Turkish music. The band was founded in 2012 and its previous releases include…

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20 Glasgow Bands You Need To Hear Now!

20 Glasgow Bands You Need To Hear Now!

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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Venice Trip Premiere

Venice Trip Premiere

Following a period of successful shows in and out of their native city; London, Venice Trip are set to release their Ep, 'Look Forward’, on RYP Recordings on June 29th. Having formed at Pink Floyd’s former university, Venice Trip’s distinctive 'progressive stoner-rock' sound takes chunks of influence from psychedelic stalwarts Syd Barrett and The Doors, as well as more contemporary sounds like Temples and Mystery Jets. Fred Perry Subculture are…

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Cream Albums 66-72 Boxset

Cream Albums 66-72 Boxset

Cream were a pioneering 1960s British rock supergroup, consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton. Their sound was characterised by a hybrid of blues rock, hard rock and psychedelic rock, combining psychedelia-themed lyrics, Eric Clapton's blues guitar playing, Jack Bruce's operatice voice and prominent bass playing and Ginger Baker's jazz-influenced drumming. USM are pleased to announce the…

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Mick Jones of The Clash Rock & Roll Library

One of the most established and respected figures in British music, Mick Jones has opened his Rock and Roll Public Library as part of the 56th Venice Biannale.  Mick…

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Wolf Alice

With the release of their stunning debut album My Love Is Cool just around the corner, London’s Wolf Alice are now streaming all-new track, ‘You’re A Germ’,…

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Maximo Park Playlist

Maximo Park Playlist

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

Glastonbury 2015 - Subculture Top Picks

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

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

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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Slaves Album Launch

Slaves Album Launch

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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KANEHOLLER

KANEHOLLER

Venice Beach, CA electro-soul duo KANEHOLLER—Chelsea Tyler and Jon Foster—are gearing up for a tour with The Ting Tings and are currently in the studio recording their first full-length album. 2014 found the duo releasing music inspired by Lauryn Hill, Etta James, RJD2, Otis Redding, DJ Shadow, Talking Heads and Portishead via Soundcloud and performing at select venues and fests, including the Philadelphia-based Made in America Festival, which boasted…

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Marc Almond Ltd Edition Photobook

Marc Almond Ltd Edition Photobook

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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Grounders

Toronto-based group Grounders has dropped a video for "Secret Friend," the opening track on their debut, self-titled LP (released 12 May by Nevado Records).…

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Courteeners Play Heaton Park

British indie rock band The Courteeners hail from Greater Manchester, and were formed in 2006, having been longtime school friends. Fronted by Liam Fray…

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Dot to Dot 2015 - Festival Highlights

Dot to Dot 2015 - Festival Highlights

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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Paul Orwell Vid Premiere - You're Nothing Special

Paul Orwell Vid Premiere - You're Nothing Special

London Troubadour Paul Orwell possesses a unique talent in his ability to create the music, attitude and ambience of the mid sinister sixties beat period with an assuring knowledge of his place in today’s society.  Fred Perry Subculture are now pleased to premiere the latest video from Paul Orwell, the sublime 60s-infused track 'You're Nothing Special' which is accomanied by a film by Fancy Lamp, loosely based on a scene from the 1966 film Blow-up, and…

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KEN mode

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada noise rock trio KEN mode (Jesse Matthewson-vocals, guitar; Shane Matthewson-drums; Skot Hamilton-bass, vocals) has announced…

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Marvin Gaye 7 LP vinyl box

Marvin Gaye 7 LP vinyl box

'The Prince of Motown' Marvin Gaye, is one of the most iconic singers of his generation, who throughout his life delivered a huge contribution to soul music and helped shape the Motown sound of the time.  Universal Music Enterprises and Motown Records celebrate that legacy with a reissue roll-out over the next three months leading up to his birthday and beyond: two classic albums, a new digital single, a 7” vinyl single and a comprehensive, seven-LP…

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