Given that they spent 2011 as the rhythm engine in the Big Audio Dynamite reunion tour its unsurprising that the first release from new Dreadzone album Escapades is a rock and roll love affair with a BAD taste.
Featuring Mick Jones on guitar and backing vocals, the key ingredient to ‘Too Late’ is a sample of the guitar riff from punk classic ‘ Is Vic There’ by Department S.
The single version has been mixed by man of the moment Cenzo Townshend (The Vaccines, Snow Patrol, Florence & The Machine) who cut his teeth with BAD on the No 10 Upping St album, so in a way a fitting homage to the 80s rock dance sampling pioneers reinvented with 2013 in mind .
Dreadzone, delighted us all when they flew into the commercial domain with the unique, genre busting dub, folk, electronic dance epic ‘Second Light’ which featured their first ground breaking top 40 hit ‘Little Britain’ back in ’96. The band formed by ex Big Audio Dynamite member Greg Roberts, Tim Bran and Leo Williams are an intrinsic part of the UK dance heritage.
‘Escapades’ is the bands 7th studio album, featuring Mick Jones from The Clash and Lena Cullen on vocals. The album is born from a heavy touring schedule when founder members Greg Dread and Leo Williams took their drum and bass duties onto the Big Audio Dynamite reunion tour alongside Mick Jones and Don Letts, that lead to a creative musical narrative flowing in the BAD bunker in Acton. Original member Tim Bran returns to play and co produce with Greg and Leo alongside present members MC Spee and Earl 16 with guitarist Chris Compton.
Thu 19 LONDON Scala
Thur 10 WOLVERHAMPTON, Slade Rooms
Fri 11 SHREWSBURY Buttermarket
Sat 12 HITCHIN Club 85
Thurs 17 LEEDS Brudenell Rooms
Fri 18 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Sat 26 SOUTHEND Chinnerys
Thurs 7 CARDIFF The Globe
Fri 8 BRISTOL Fleece
Sat 9 WELLINGBOROUGH The Castle
Fri 15 GLOUCESTER Guildhall
Sat 16 TUNBRIDGE WELLS The Forum
Thu 21 TOTNES South Devon Arts Centre
Fri 22 FALMOUTH Princess Pavilion
Sat 23 PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
Thu 5 NEWCASTLE Warehouse 34
Fri 6 GLASGOW Oran Mor
Sat 7 LIVERPOOL 02 Academy
Thu 12 YORK Fibbers
Fri 13 KENDAL Brewery Arts Centre
Sat 14 MANCHESTER Band on The Wall
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