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Full details revealed for Strummercamp

LEE THOMPSON SKA ORCHESTRA, DREADZONE, RUTS DC and RASTA4EYES are among the bands performing at this year’s Strummercamp in Manchester next month.

The festival features three days of liberation, music and performing arts inspired by the late JOE STRUMMER of THE CLASH.


NEVILLE STAPLE selects tracks for Metro newspaper

THE SPECIALS singer NEVILLE STAPLE has selected some top tracks for the UK’s Metro newspaper and explains why they mean something to him.


DREADZONE set to launch new Escapades album & tour

UK dub/electronic band DREADZONE will next week launch a brand new album, Escapades, on the Dubwiser label celebrating the group’s 20th anniversary.

The new album, out on 9 September, features guest appearances by Mick Jones (THE CLASH), DON LETTS and rising star LENA CULLEN.


RANCID-produced JIMMY CLIFF LP to land in 2012

RANCID frontman TIM ARMSTRONG is producing JIMMY CLIFF’s new studio album that is expected to hit the shelves next year.

The two are working together with the aim of putting out an EP in November that will be followed up with a full length in 2012, both released on Collective Sounds.

It will mark the first time that the reggae legend has recorded new material in seven years.  

CLIFF said the following about their new partnership: