The Selecter / The Beat Feat. Ranking Roger
Breakdown / Side To Side 7-Inch (Limited Edition)
7 Inch £5.99
Release Date: 16/12/2016
The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black, alongside an incredible talented band of musicians, and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the 2 Tone era is still there, except the pair (Pauline & Gaps) are more driven than ever. Their confidence is sky-high and they’re also writing the best songs of their career, which is saying something given the enduring popularity of hits like Three Minute Hero, Missing Words and On My Radio. They’ve played at most major festivals, headlined 3 UK tours, toured the US and recorded three studio albums in the last few years.
The Beat, fronted by Ranking Roger released their spectacular fourth album Bounce (the first in over 30 years) in September 2016. The album shows off every gleaming aspect of one of the most musically diverse bands to come out of the multiracial, multicultural explosion that remade British pop from 1979 onwards. The same energy that drove the hit singles of the 80s; Mirror In The Bathroom, Stand Down Margaret and Too Nice To Talk To – reggae looseness plus razor-sharp song-writing meets the paranoid pace of punk – is here again.
AA. Side To Side