For bands with a history it can be tempting to take the easy route. Play the hits and a few covers. Keep it simple. Give the crowd what they’re expecting. Live comfortably in the past. Not so for The Selecter, the riotous skank machine who exploded out of Coventry in the game-changing, multi-cultural 2 Tone explosion of 1979. Led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black, alongside a hugely talented band of musicians, and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson, The Selecter are firing on all righteous cylinders in 2017 – and ready to release DAYLIGHT their most urgent, politically engaged and purely uplifting music since the days of ‘Too Much Pressure’ and ‘Celebrate The Bullet’. Their new studio album looks at the modern world with classic Selecter energy, wit and danceability and will be released on 06 October. The anarchic passion that fuelled the band’s 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 arguably writing the best songs of their career.
1. Frontline 2. Remember Me 3. Daylight 4. The Big Badoof 5. Paved with Cold 6. Taking Back Control 7. Things Fall Apart 8. Mayhem 9. 3 Reasons 10. Pass the Power