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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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Pretty Vicious
Dot to Dot
Pretty Vicious…

Pretty Vicious are four lads from the Welsh Valleys, who make indie-punk rock with a touch of Libert…

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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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Dave Rowntree Selects - Dot to Dot Spotify Playlist

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Dave Rowntree Selects - Dot to Dot Spotify Playlist

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We are very proud to bring you another pick of tracks selected by legendary drummer Dave Rowntree (Blur, xfm) from the Dot to Dot Festival line up. Dave is an avid listener of new music and renowned for breaking great new bands on his xfm radio show. Dave will be joining Fred Perry Subculture at Dot to Dot - Nottingham on 24th May to soak up the sounds and festival atmosphere. He will also play a very special after show DJ set on the Subculture stage.…

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ALL TVVINS
ALL TVVINS

ALL TVVINS

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Win tickets to see Blur at Hyde Park!

Win tickets to see Blur at Hyde Park!

Win tickets to see Blur at Hyde Park!

To celebrate Blur'snew album, we're giving you the chance to win tickets to their Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park show on 20th June (2015) and copies of the acclaimed new LP, 'The M...
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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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Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Live: The Charaltans to play Tokyo and Osaka!

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Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Live: The Charaltans to play Tokyo and Osaka!

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UK Britpop legends, The Charlatans, return to Japan after five years for Fred Perry Subculture's Sub-Sonic Live event! Following the success of the September 2014 event, the next Sub-Sonic Live to take place in Japan will see The Charlatans take to the stage in Tokyo and Osaka! This will be the first time The Charlatans, innovators in both the Britpop movement and the Madchester scene, have played in Japan for half a decade! The band will be joined…

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20 Bristol Bands You Need To Hear Now!

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20 Bristol Bands You Need To Hear Now!

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Enveloped in the hills of South West England and grounded in roots from centuries past, Bristol holds an enormous wealth of creative talent. From bars on boats to art galleries in former toilets, the thriving independent spirit of Bristol is the perfect place to discover new musical talent. Here are our top picks from Bristol’s music scene.   Ema SierraEma Sierra is a writer and musician based in Bristol. A teller of intimate stories, Ema’s atmospheric…

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Wire - Quiet Life Playlist

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Wire - Quiet Life Playlist

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Forming in 1976, one of the products of the counter cultural big bang that gave us British Punk in all its varied forms and mutations, Wire are still pushing boundaries with their 13th studio album, and their DRILL festivals (details of which can be found at the end of the post). In typically eclectic and brilliant fashion the band's Matthew Simms has put together this amazing 'Quiet Life' playlist for us. Listen below and read on for a few words…

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East India Youth - Culture of Volume

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East India Youth - Culture of Volume

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William Doyle, aka East India Youth, is a musician who encapsulates the experimental-pop sound of East London. Combining strikingly original music with euphoric live performances, East India Youth has quickly become recognised as one of the most unique and captivating artists around. He has now unveiled his second album Culture of Youth, which you can stream in full below. Culture of Volume is his first release on the XL Recordings label, and follows…

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Amy Winehouse Documentary

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Amy Winehouse Documentary

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Amy is a documentary depicting the life and story of Amy Winehouse, one of the greatest singers and songwriters of the Twenty-first century. The documentary film will be realeased in the UK July 3, just before the fourth anniversary of the singer’s death. Watch the official trailer below. Amy is directed by British filmmaker Asif Kapadia, and features previously unseen archive footage and unheard tracks. Kapadia’s 2010 documentary Senna, about…

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Independent Label Market: London - Playlist

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Independent Label Market: London - Playlist

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Independent Label Market have added a third market to their London calendar in 2015. The first of these will be the debut Easter edition returning to Old Spitalfields Market on Saturday 28th March. Once again, Independent Label Market will be supported by AIM - the Association of Independent Music.  The market represents a great social gathering for music lovers, as well as a chance to get hold of exclusive, signed, rarities, test pressings’ and…

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Courtney Barnett Debut Album

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Courtney Barnett Debut Album

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Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit is Courtney Barnett's debut album, out now on Mom+Pop Music, and available to purchase here.  Following up from the critically lauded The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas in 2013, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit cements Barnett’s standing as one of the most distinctive voices in indie rock, mixing witty, often hilarious observations with devastating self-assessment.  The Melbourne-based…

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The Cribs - For All My Sisters

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The Cribs - For All My Sisters

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Blog posts about bands will often begin by explaining how and where the various members of a band met, thus notching up the word count with largely pointless anecdotes about part-time jobs working in kitchens, or cleaning toilets. Thankfully, there are bands for which this is not an option, and one of these bands is The Cribs. One of the most consistent bands to come out of the last decade, and the years therein characterised by angular irreverent British…

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20 Brighton Bands You Need To Hear Now!

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20 Brighton Bands You Need To Hear Now!

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There’s a natural abundance of freakishly good musicians in the cultural mecca that is Brighton. From Fatboy Slim to British Sea Power, Brighton is a musical melting pot, full of different genres and artists that feed from one another’s musical talents. Having spawned bands such as Royal Blood, The Wytches and Bat For Lashes over recent years, we took to Brighton to find the best acts.   Theo VerneyProducer and multi-instrumentalist Theo Verney…

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Introducing - The Scarletts

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Introducing - The Scarletts

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Making a definite blip on our radar, a new band with an impressive new track that should prick the ears of fans, of Arctic Monkeys, Last Shadow Puppets and the like, blending just the right amounts of modernism and rock. The Scarletts are a 4-piece alternative-rock band from Southend, comprising of Ryan Turner (vocals, guitar), Liam Dunne (guitar, vocals), Bill Phelps (bass) and Harry Clarke (drums). They've played in venues all across the south,…

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Paul Weller - 'Saturns Pattern'

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Paul Weller - 'Saturns Pattern'

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Unless you've been on another planet, you will probably be aware that Paul Weller will be releasing his twelfth solo album on 18th May 2015. Titled, 'Saturns Pattern' (presumably making an astronomical reference to Saturn's curious hexagonal weather system, at its North Pole - see image above) the album can be pre-ordered at www.paulweller.com. The title track can be enjoyed below, along with a nice animated version of the album artwork, which explores…

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Cairobi

Cairobi

Pop
United Kingdom

Cairobi

Pop
United Kingdom

With a new psychedelic brand of pop, breakthrough outfit Cairobi recently released debut EP Distant Fire

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The Prodigy ‘The Day Is My Enemy’

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The Prodigy ‘The Day Is My Enemy’

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The Prodigy are back with their sixth studio album, ‘The Day Is My Enemy’, with its foxy and nocturnal hunting vibes. Weighing in at 56 minutes of Prodigy's classic assaulting industrial/rave crossover, this album shouldn't disappoint fans. Tracks such as 'Nasty' possess all the Prodigy trademark beats, dub reggae references and noisy electro tricks, but there are few surprises for the listener too. 'Ibiza' brings contemporary electronic punks, Sleaford…

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Jamie xx Announces Debut Album

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Jamie xx Announces Debut Album

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Jamie xx will release his debut album In Colour on June 1, 2015 on Young Turks. The eleven track LP includes previous releases "Girl" and "Sleep Sound" as well as forthcoming single "Loud Places," which features vocals from The xx bandmate; Romy Madley Croft. Watch the Simon Halsall and Jean-Baptiste Fugger-directed video to "Loud Places" below.   In addition, a fourth taster from In Colour - album opener "Gosh" - has also been made available…

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Toots Hibbert & Gov't Mule…

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Rock torchbearers Gov’t Mule are celebrating their 20th anniversary with an extensive tour and a series of dynamic live archival releases that highlight…

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Lonelady

Lonelady

Disco/Funk
United Kingdom

Lonelady

Disco/Funk
United Kingdom

The new album from Lonelady 'Hinterland' (meaning the 'country behind' in German), is released March 23rd (2015), delivering highly intelligent electronic pop taking inspiration from the urban landscape of Manchester and post-punk electronic music.

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