Pre-Order ‘The Return of The Pistoleros’ Album NOW!

Pre-Order ‘The Return of The Pistoleros’ Album NOW!


Festival season is fast approaching, so what better time to welcome back the perfect soundtrack to a mucky weekend? Ladies and gentleman, make way for Dub Pistols – The Return of The Pistoleros!

“There’s always been a bit of the outlaw in classic reggae. A bit of spaghetti western, Mexican feel. That’s how we feel. We don’t have to try to fit in any more. We’re not going to be anyone’s flavour of the month. We’ve got our crowd and we’re getting new people all the time, from the ska dads to the festival kids, and it’s all word of mouth, no marketing, just from our live show. So I thought yeah, Pistoleros. Outlaws.”

- Barry Ashworth, Dub Pistols

Check out the new single ‘Pistoleros’ below

The album is out on Sunday Best Records on June 1st. Pre order now!

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Blissfields Confirm the Return of The Dub Pistols

Blissfields Confirm the Return of The Dub Pistols

6662e121839ae673d989ce62ceab6a9bcc128251Theme “Somewhere In Time”
Blissfields have unveiled their first wave of musical guests for 2015. The bill includes The Horrors, John Grant, Simian Mobile Disco (Live),Dub Pistols, Glass Animals, Public Service Broadcasting, Grandmaster Flash, Ibibio Sound Machine, The Correspondents, Songhoy Blues, Novelist, and Melé.


You can watch the whole of the Dub Pistols set from Blissfields 2013 here

Also confirmed for the event are Missill, Cosmo Sheldrake, Gengahr, Loyle Carner, Kiko Bun, We Have Band, Alex Adair, Eton Messy, Subgiant, The Mispers, Flo Morrissey, Palace, Spring King, Ekkah, Matthew And Me, Andy Comley, Big Child Man Child, Bitr8, Black Feather, Cholombian, Dan Munro, Deadproud, Echotape, Espai, Fable, Floella Grace, Gypsy Disco, Headsessions Soundsystem, Johnny Boxcars, Jolta, Josh Savage, K1r3y, Lionface, Mary Miss Fairy, Milly Upton, Mini Da Minx, Morgan Hislop, Novatones, One Step Too Late, Ønly, Pachango, Popobawa, Ratzi, Science Of 8 Limbs, Shuddervision Presents Digits Mcphee & Guests, Soul & Fire, The Kings Parade, The Subgiant Soundsystem, This City Limits, Transend & Winterhours.

Blissfields will look back over a 15-year history, gaze into the curious future of the universe, and permit your imagination to run free. They invite you, and all tourists from the future, to the ultimate journey in traveling across the ages with Blissfields 2015… “Somewhere In Time.”

You’ll be able to explore Blissfields four-dimensional world featuring brand new and bespoke installations and artwork, plunge yourself into living, breathing and interactive festival scenery, bathe under the stars, join themed games and get a clear perception of humanity; where we’ve been, where we’re going, the pitfalls, the possibilities, the perils and the promise. All realised in Blissfields’ own vision of inclusivity, of family, of art and wonder, of music discovery and hazy inconsequentiality.

The family friendly festival for forward thinking music fans will be inviting many of its collaborators back in 2015, as well as opening up a new grant scheme for budding artists, promoters and performers. Some of the areas to look out for in 2015 are…… Amoeba To Zebra, Angel Gardens, Back Of The Bus, Boutique Camping, CAMEL CAMP, Craft Area, Electric Dreams, Fields Of Bliss Spa + Posh Wash, The Hidden Hedge & Time Warp Sportsday.




TIER 2 TICKETS: £90 Adult £65 Youth

TIER 3 TICKETS: £95 £69 Youth

PAYMENT SCHEME: Pay for your tickets over 4 monthly instalments, all ticket options available.

OTHER TICKET PACKAGES AVAILABLE including family ticket deals, 10 x weekend passes, Posh Wash passes, Live In Vehicle passes, Thursday Camping, and Car parking.


Dub Pistols confirmed as headliner for new Festival

Dub Pistols confirmed as headliner for new Festival

Northbound_Wall_25x5 - Double HeadlinerNorthbound Festival taking place at Wellington Farm, Cockermouth between 7th-9th August 2015 have announced their headline act for Friday night as the Dub Pistols! Also confirmed are Subgiant, The Beat and Colt 45.
Other acts confirmed include: Echotape, WOLFCLUB, Kontiki Suite, MyLittleBrother, Wasted Saints, The Atmospherics, Model Society, The Alleys, Bernaccia, Flight of Arrows, The iFoundation, Solar Wolf, David Kay, Youth Salute, Room Full of Mirrors, The Postcard Band, Periscope View, Kobadelta, The Fiction, Chemistry Lane, Tiny Folds, Reece Rheinbach, Chris James, Hourglass, The Rucksacks, Dan Mason, The Twitchers, Anita Rose Anderson, Ivory Veins, Joe McCorriston, Chapin-Wickwar, Katie Gentry &, DeeDee Ray.

On the site of the excellent and sadly missed Cockrock Festival in Cockermouth Cumbria, this small but perfectly formed festival isn’t just about the music, it’s about the whole festival experience and the true ethos behind music festivals; finding new music, having new experiences and spending time with friends in a place where anything goes.

Northbound is an affordable festival that incorporates great music with reasonably priced drinks, high quality food and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.



pistoleros_skull-hoody_greyDub Pistols Grey Skull hoody’s now available from our on line store


Back out on the road to promote the April Release of their new Album ‘Return of The Pistoleros’ founding member Barry Ashworth brings his band of sharpshooters to blow you away with their fusion of dub, breaks, jungle and hip hop. Famed for their snappy suits, intoxicating rhythms and catchy hooks these guys are amongst the best in their trade.

Regularly appearing across the world for nearly 20 years, and firm favourites at festivals including Bestival, Glastonbury and Beat Herder, we are pleased to welcome them to the fitting surroundings of The Factory for a night of high jinx and high quality tailoring – these guys never fail to disappoint.

They’re back! Although they’ve never really been away. Barry Ashworth’s evergreen bunch of dubwise vagabonds have been rocking practically every festival in existence all summer, and yet have still found time to squeeze out a new album — their sixth. And it’s another corker.

‘The Return Of The Pistoleros’ makes them sound like a Latin prison gang, extras in a spaghetti western, a marauding mob of Tequila-swigging mobsters, or a Mexican drug cartel. Some of which have a grain of truth to them. Joking aside, though, it’s been a long road to get to where they are — one of the most popular and best-loved acts on the circuit — but it’s testimony to their perseverance and staying power that their popularity still keeps increasing.

The Dubs have been dubbed ‘The Pistoleros’ in recent times by their army of fans — so it seemed only natural to adopt the tag for their latest album on Rob Da Bank’s Sunday Best imprint. El Pistolero is also the nickname of Uruguay talisman Luiz Suarez, who knocked England out of the 2014 World Cup. But as Barry is a Liverpool fan, he’s happy to still have this association. Just.

The Dubs toured with Neville Staple from The Specials at the start of 2014, and this led to the toaster guesting on ‘Real Gangster’ on the new ‘Pistoleros’ album. On the album, ‘Our Life’ is a free-spirited dub cut featuring long-term Dubs vocalists Lindy Layton and TK Lawrence. Languid beats song ‘Say Goodbye’ features the deep jazzual tones of Ashley Slater, ‘Report’ showcases major new hip-hop talent Genesis Elijah freeflowing over some lilting Dan Bowskill verses, and ‘Kill Your Sound’ has great reggae vocalist Seanie Tee all over it.

‘Roll & Come In’ sees the legendary Earl 16 (Leftfield etc) return to add sweet words to this spacious dub cut, and regular MC Darrison guests on dubwise drum & bass party track ‘Ride With It’. And there’s plenty more where that came from — it is, indeed, another corker. Like their incendiary live shows, this new long-player is a riotous mix of dub, drum & bass, hip-hop, punk and ska. They’ll be heading out on tour this autumn in support of the new ‘Pistoleros’ release, so watch out! The gun-slinging outlaws are back in town — and this time, they’re swigging Tequila.

The Dub Pistols coalesced in the mid-’90s and initially surfed the big beat wave along with acts like the Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim. They had some minor chart hits like ‘Cyclone’ and ‘There’s Gonna Be A Riot’ on Concrete Records, remixed the likes of Moby and Limp Bizkit, and made dramatic inroads into America. Their debut album in 1998, ‘Point Blank’, cemented their position as party-rockers extraordinaire, and by the time it came to their second album around the Millennium — ‘Six Million Ways To Live’, with guest vocals by reggae great Horace Andy and lead singer of The Specials, Terry Hall — they were more concerned with some of the world’s problems.

The album was due to come out just before September 11th 2001 — the date of the Twin Towers terrorist attack in New York — and so had to be postponed. It was the start of the now-familiar Dub Pistols self-deprecating mantra: what could possibly go wrong?

As the noughties progressed, they signed to Sunday Best and went a bit more poppy for ‘Speakers & Tweeters’, which included cover versions of ‘Rapture’ by Blondie, ‘Peaches’ by The Stranglers and ‘Gangsters’ by The Specials – a track they had been making their own live. After guesting on their second album with ‘Problem Is’, estranged Specials singer Terry Hall started singing live with them, and the warm reaction he received from music fans was instrumental in him agreeing to reform his infamous 2-Tone band a few years later.

Next Dubs album ‘Rum & Coke’, so named after some infamous recording sessions in Barbados, introduced more guest vocalists such as former Freak Power man Ashley Slater and Beats International gal Lindy Layton, and with last long-player ‘Worshipping The Dollar’ in 2012 they consolidated their position as one of the foremost festival-rockers in Europe.

Fri 24 April ’15 Dub Pistols Live , The Square, Harlow, United Kingdom

Thu 30 April ’15 Dub Pistols Live , Dingwalls , London, United Kingdom

Fri 01 May ’15 Dub Pistols Live , Kings Hall, Herne Bay, United Kingdom

Sat 02 May ’15 DUB PISTOLS UK TOUR, Mr Kyps, Poole, United Kingdom

Sun 03 May ’15 DUB PISTOLS UK TOUR, The Brook, Southampton, United Kingdom

Fri 08 May ’15 Dub Pistols Live, O2 Academy, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Sat 09 May ’15 DUB PISTOLS UK TOUR, Sin City, Swansea, United Kingdom

Thu 14 May ’15 DUB PISTOLS UK TOUR, Picturedome, Northampton, United Kingdom

Fri 15 May ’15 DUB PISTOLS UK TOUR, Audio, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Sat 16 May ’15 DUB PISTOLS UK TOUR, Buskers, Dundee, United Kingdom

Thu 21 May ’15 Dub Pistols Live , The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Fri 22 May ’15 Tunes in the dunes , Perranporth Beach,, Cornwall , United Kingdom

Sat 23 May ’15 Dub Pistols Live , Cheese & Grain, Frome, United Kingdom

Fri 29 May ’15 Dub Pistols Live , The Factory, Barnstable , United Kingdom

Sat 30 May ’15 LemonFest (Live show), Newton Abbot Racecourse, Newton Abbot, United Kingdom

Free Music

Free Music

a0015688519_2DJ Stix one of the original members of the Dub Pistols has released his fourth and FREE DOWNLOAD album “Waves”

Way back in 1997 through a mutual friend and Dub Pistols band member Jason O’Bryan, Stix met up with Barry Ashworth to do some scratching over a few of their songs for the Dub Pistols forth coming debut LP “Point Blank” 2 days later Stix was asked by Barry to come and play a show in Oslo Norway. This led onto long term touring of the world both as a DJ and band member performing at various venues, festivals, etc..

After all this time Stix still continues to meet up with Barry for the occasional show or scratch feature and in his spare time he still uses his abilities in the studio to produce hip hop beats hence the new 33 track LP.

“Waves” is all about digging the crates (real vinyl) so expect lots of static and quirky samples laced with some heavy kicks and snares and DJ Stix turntable skills to boot.

It is a free download so if you enjoy please share.


B7fD7otIUAAdvPDeFestivals can exclusively reveal Dub Pistols, and DJ Yoda lead the line-up on the main stage at this year’s Lemonfest, the one day event, which returns to Newton Abbot Racecourse in South Devon on the earlier date of Saturday 30th May 2015.

The 6th installment of the South Devon festival will have a line-up of local and national talent across 5 stages. Also on this year’s line-up will be Beans on Toast3 Daft MonkeysMatthew & MeSeven CitiesA$$munch, and King Tuts Revenge.

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Early bird tickets are priced at £20, or £30 with camping, under 10′s go free with ticketholder. Camping for under 10s is priced at £10.

The festival remains completely self-sufficient and independent, sticking true to its original ethos of having no major sponsors or VIP area. BBC Introducing will once again be supporting the ‘Locally Grown’ stage with live broadcasts and interviews. This stage has become an important factor which has allowed the festival to maintain popularity and cultivate the best local bands.

Despite the opportunity to expand in physical size and crowd capacity, organisers are keen to keep the event small and perfectly formed in order maintain their unique offering.

Organiser Matt Freemantle, says; “We can hardly believe that this will be the 6th year of Lemonfest, but are extremely proud to be running a truly independent music festival in the heart of the West Country. We’re very excited about this year, and with our strongest line-up to date we aim to deliver the best boutique festival experience in the UK. Saturday 30th May can’t come soon enough!”

Five stages include, Main, Dance Tent, Drum’n’Bass Arena, Acoustic & BBC Introducing’s Locally Grown. Amongst the attractions shall be international food stalls, Space Hopper racing, ‘Downtown’ Area, All local Real Ale & Cider bar, Fairground rides, a Kids area and a few more surprises TBA!

Transport links to the festival couldn’t be easier, with regular trains in to Newton Abbot Station.



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Saturday 30th May 2015
Newton Abbot Racecourse, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 3AF, England MAP
£30 with camping
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daily capacity: 3000
last updated: Fri 16th Jan 2015


Dub Pistols BMA ‘Best Live Act’ Winners Interview

Following the Dub Pistols’ ‘Best Live Act’ win at the Bass Music awards towards the end of last year, Barry sat down with DJ Target for this short interview to talk all things DP, including touring, the new album and the ups and downs of the music industry.

New T- Shirt Designs on sale

New T- Shirt Designs on sale

buy_2_get_5_offHaving just finished their 6th Studio album titled “”Return of the Pistoleros” the band have just put the album artwork on a new designed T-shirt, now available from the online store

DUB PISTOLS Greek tour

DUB PISTOLS Greek tour

10696373_563907213739755_1810930452118377366_nThe Dub Pistols return to Greece this February to play 3 shows

Feb 20th Fix Factory of Sound, Thessaloniki

Feb 21st Factory of Sound, Ioannina

Feb 22nd Fuzz Live Music Club, Athens