ACTION FROM ROCK FOR CHURCHILL FESTIVAL

ACTION FROM ROCK FOR CHURCHILL FESTIVAL

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The Pistols made their 2nd visit to the “Rock For Churchill” Festival in the Czech Republic last weekend and had an an amazing reception.

Win Free Audiofly Headphones

Win Free Audiofly Headphones

10616262_1530165463882140_5611547831352842751_n-1The Audiofly AF56M are designed for the music purist – they boast a 5 star rating from Stuff Magazine UKand for our Dub Pistols competition we have a pair to give away in Blue Tweed. You too could wear the same earphone brand as Barry and the other Pistoleros.

To enter, LIKE the Audiofly Team UK UK page then LIKE and SHARE this post! (must be original post) That’s it! You have until 12:00 BST (12 noon UK time) Thursday 25th September 2014 to enter. Good luck!

Terms and Conditions on our Notes page. This giveaway is open to everyone – not just UK residents.

For more on the Audiofly AF56M check out this page:http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/

DUB PISTOLS NOMINATED FOR BEST LIVE ACT

DUB PISTOLS NOMINATED FOR BEST LIVE ACT

a84bd1bf-e7a0-476c-8e7e-4b25c857e4c3Have your say!

It’s time to vote in this year’s 2014 Bass Music Awards in association with Skiddle.com and powered by Sony Entertainment Network

We’ve been nominated for ‘best live act’ so please click here and place your vote for Dub Pistols now!

Madness House of Fun Weekender 2014

Madness House of Fun Weekender 2014

Bu7EfbOCcAAwWcMDub Pistols have been confirmed to join nutty boys Madness at “The House of Fun” Weekender. The event takes place @Butlins Minehead on 21st November to 24th November.2014

Other acts confirmed include The Cuban Brothers, Norman Jay MBE, David Rodigan & Shy Fx

For full info click here

DUB PISTOLS @ Beat-Herder

DUB PISTOLS @ Beat-Herder

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Dub Pistols returned to the main stage @ The amazing beat-herder festival last week after a four year absence, they played just before the Happy Mondays on sunday evening, the crowd loved every minute of it as did the band.

Return Of The Pistoleros UK tour

Return Of The Pistoleros UK tour

ROTP_tour_poster_dub_pistols_3The Dub Pistols have announced the release date of their new album “Return of The Pistoleros” and UK tour dates, The new album is due out on the 9th of October on Sunday Best Recordings.

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 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.

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.

 

Full Dates
2nd October      The Boilerrooms …………….  Guildford
3rd October       The Crauford Arms …………   Milton Keynes
4th October       The Factory   …………….         Weymouth
10th October      The Hat factory……………….Luton
11th October      Grannys………………………..Lowestoft
17th October      Sound Control…………………Manchester
25th October      FunkDub……………….. …….Chester
31st October      The Donkey…………………….Leicester
 7th November   Pavilions ……………………..Falmouth
8th November    Phoenix……………………….Exeter
14th November  Garage…………………………Swanage
19th November Jazz Cafe ………………………London
20thNovember ……………………………………Whitstable
21st November Maddnes Party………………..Minehead
28th November Concorde 2……………………Brighton
dub Pistols in Norwich

dub Pistols in Norwich

10428724_10152899850913102_1745764463_nThis thursday 17th July the Dub Pistols will warm up for the weekends festival shows by playing a one off show @ The Owl Sanctuary in Norwich, 25 Cattle Market Street, NR1 3DY Norwich, Norfolk
support comes from Rebel Lion tickets are £12 available from http://www.theowlsanctuary.net/product/dub-pistols-plus-support-17-07-14.

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DUB PISTOLS ADDED TO BESTIVAL LINE UP

DUB PISTOLS ADDED TO BESTIVAL LINE UP

BestivalannounceJuly14The Dub Pistols have once again been added to line up of one of the greatest festivals in the world BESTIVAL

The Pistols will playing the amazing Desert Island Disco on Sunday the 7th September

We’re deep in the heart of festival season and as our Desert Island Disco comes into sight, we’re turning up the heat at Bestival with a gargantuan wave of castaways who’ll be washing up on Robin Hill’s shores this September 4th- 7th. Joining the throngs of incredible acts spread across more than 20 stages in 10 fields of wonderment with mega soundsystems, non-stop parties and joyous, 24-hour escapism, we’re adding even more live acts, DJs, oddities and even a brand new area to drink and dance, so there’s a little something for everyone!

Rob da Bank says: “From pop to metal, rockabilly to raging techno Bestivalites have no boundaries when it comes to what they wanna watch, so I book it all! I’m totally chuffed to have La Roux returning to the Big Top once again, the traditional Saturday mosh pit should be in evidence for Skindred, amazing songstress Jenny Lewis will be warming it up for Beck and Bipolar Sunshine and Catfish and The Bottlemen are two of the hottest acts of 2014. Hot Since 82 and Jimmy Edgar are electronic royalty, and I’m delighted to have The Cuban Brothers and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis back for the umpteenth year running. Update your clash finder!”

Returning synth-pop nightingale La Roux is first ashore, finding no trouble in our particular paradise, and leading a charge that includes alt-ragga-metal behemothSkindred, virtuoso, not to mention stylish, rock n rollers Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Bestival’s own prodigal sons and funk machine extraordinaire, The Cuban Brothers, pop chanteuse Sophie Ellis-Bextor, erstwhile Rilo Kiley, and Jenny & Johnny front-woman Jenny Lewis, whose latest single “Just One of the Guys” was produced by fellow castaway Beck, top skank masters Dub Pistols, former Kid British vocalist Bipolar Sunshine, indie rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen, and Sheffield’s finest Reverend and the Makers. There will also be live action from connoisseur of life Howard Marks, and Nimmo and the GauntlettsBad RabbitsBob MosesReeps OneThe Wolf and Arthur Beatrice.

full Line up and ticket info http://2014.bestival.net

DUB PISTOLS ON RUSSIAN RADIO

DUB PISTOLS ON RUSSIAN RADIO

10485588_874680512545370_4856180931535135324_nTune in to the award winning radio show from Lady Waks on Radio Record on Tues 24th June to hear an exclusive new mix from Barry Ashworth — with Alexandra Waks.

New Dub Pistols bass music DJ Mix

New Dub Pistols bass music DJ Mix

Free Download alert

Dub Pistols front man Barry Ashworth drops a bass heavy DJ set for you to download for free

grab your copy here