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THE SELECTER
New Album: DAYLIGHT
Released October 6th 2017 | Label: DMF Records
Formats: CD, Vinyl & Digital | Cat # DMF118
The Selecter, the riotous skank machine who exploded out of Coventry in the game-changing, multi-cultural 2 Tone explosion of 1979 release their brand new album ‘Daylight’ on October 6th. Now reunited around the nucleus of original members Pauline Black and Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson, The Selecter are firing on all righteous cylinders in 2017 and ‘Daylight’ is their most urgent, politically engaged and purely uplifting music since the days of ‘Too Much Pressure’ and ‘Celebrate The Bullet’.
Recorded in London against a strangely familiar backdrop of political foment, anger at austerity policies and the sudden emergence of a revitalized left wing vying for Government, ‘Daylight’ looks at the modern world with classic Selecter energy, wit and danceability.
‘Daylight’ is also a spectacular return for one of the first British female stars to really shake up gender and racial stereotypes. Cropped and cool, Pauline was the girl who looked and moved like the sharpest rude boy. She flipped the Tonic suit and porkpie hat into a feminist statement, making the famous 2 Tone label man, flesh and female.
Many faces have moved through The Selecter’s line-up since their early days in Coventry. Now a mix of musicians – “four white and four black, very 2-Tone” – work with Pauline, Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson and producer-writer-arranger Neil Pyzer in a tight-knit family team.
The album features 10 brand new songs including new single and opening track ‘Frontline’ (straight onto the 6Music Playlist) which utilises a weapons-grade UK reggae rhythm to talk about the new place where confrontation takes place – digital and social media. Title track ‘Daylight’ sings of the straightforward joys and pains of everyday life, whilst ‘Pass The Power’ is a rallying cry for a newly politicised generation. Full tracklisting goes like this:
Frontline / Remember Me / Daylight / The Big Badoof / Paved with Cold / Taking Back Control / Things Fall Apart / Mayhem / 3 Reasons / Pass the Power
Heading off to the US in August to tour with Rancid & The Dropkick Murphys, The Selecter return to Europe and the UK later in the year. They will launch ‘Daylight’ at the (now sold out) London Roundhouse on October 6 with a special double-header with fellow 2 Tone veterans The Beat featuring Ranking Roger. Fans can expect classics from “On My Radio” and ‘Missing Words” plus the new tracks too.

 

 

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AUGUST – USA & CANADA
07 FAIRFIELD Stage One CT
08 PHILADELPHIA Union Transfer PA
09 BROOKLYN Knitting Factory NY
10 SOMERVILLE Once Ballroom MA
11 DENVER Sculpture Park CO with Rancid & Dropkick Murphys
12 SALT LAKE CITY Saltair UT with Rancid & Dropkick Murphys
13 NAMPA Idaho Center Amphitheatre ID with Rancid & Dropkick Murphys
14 PORTLAND Aladdin Theater OR
15 VANCOUVER Thunderbird Sports Center CAN with Rancid & Dropkick Murphys
16 SEATTLE WAMU Theatre WA with Rancid & Dropkick Murphys
18 SAN LUIS OBISPO Avila Beach CA with Rancid & Dropkick Murphys
19 SACRAMENTO Memorial Auditorium CA with Rancid & Dropkick Murphys
20 BERKELEY The Greek CA with Rancid & Dropkick Murphys
22 PHOENIX Rawhide AZ with Rancid & Dropkick Murphys
23 VENTURA Discovery CA 24 SAN DIEGO Petco Park CA with Rancid & Dropkick Murphys
25 LAS VEGAS Downtown LV Center NV with Rancid & Dropkick Murphys
26 SAN BERNARDINO Its Not Dead Festival CA SEPTEMBER
20 LUGANO Foce – Switzerland
21 ISOLA Auditorian New Orleans – Italy
22 ROME Villaggio Globale – Italy
23 BOLGNA Sottotetto Sound Club – Italy
29 FOLKESTONE Leas Cliff Hall with The Beat
30 BEDFORD Corn Exchange with The Beat
OCTOBER – UK & EUROPE
06 LONDON Roundhouse with The Beat – SOLD OUT
07 LEAMINGTON SPA The Assembly with The Beat
08 SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion with The Beat
13 MANCHESTER o2 Ritz with The Beat
14 TUNBRIDGE WELLS Assembly Hall Theatre with The Beat
19 BURY ST EDMUNDS The Apex with The Beat
20 WORTHING Pavilion Theatre with The Beat
21 LINCOLN The Engine Shed with The Beat
26 LEUVEN Depot – Belgium with The Beat
27 AMSTERDAM Melkweg – Holland with The Beat
28 ST NIKLAAS De Casino – Belgium with The Beat
29 TILBURG 013 – Holland with The Beat
30 AACHEN Musikbunker – Germany
NOVEMBER – GERMANY & UK
01 HANNOVER Faust – Germany
02 NUREMBURG Z-Bau – Germany
03 FRANKFURT Das Bett – Germany
04 LEIPZIG Dynamite Ska Festival – Germany
10 LEICESTER De Montfort Hall with The Beat
11 EXETER Great Hall with The Beat
16 INVERNESS The Ironworks with The Beat
17 GLASGOW o2 ABC with The Beat
18 NEWCASTLE o2 Academy with The Beat
24 BOURNEMOUTH 02 Academy with The Beat
25 WREXHAM William Aston Hall with The Beat
DECEMBER – UK
22 GUILDFORD G Live with The Beat
23 LIVERPOOL Olympia with The Beat
JANUARY 2018 – NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA
24 AUCKLAND POWERSTATION NZ
25 WELLINGTON OPERA HOUSE NZ
27 BRISBANE TRIFFID AU
28 SYDNEY METRO AU
29 MELBOURNE FORUM AU
31 ADELAIDE THE GOV AU
FEBRUARY
01 PERTH ASTOR THEATRE, AU
MARCH – IRELAND
16 BELFAST MANDELA HALL
17 DUBLIN OLYMPIA THEATRE EIRE

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