Music Muso Interview

Music Muso Interview

2+-+credit+Chris+DavisonWe chatted to BARRY ASHWORTH of DUB PISTOLS about their new album and UK tour….
After seeing Dub Pistols at various festivals throughout the Summer, we wanted to catch up with and chat to the charismatic (and super handsome) front man Barry Ashworth about the release of their forthcoming new album Crazy Diamonds (due on Oct 27th) and the UK tour that follows it, here’s how we got on….

Firstly, congratulations are in order as you recently got married, how was the day and where did you end up spending your honeymoon?

It was a fantastic day, surrounded by family and friends. We went to Marrakech for our honeymoon which is an amazing place!

On October 13th (which happens to be a Friday) you release your 7th Dub Pistols album ‘Crazy Diamonds’, you’re clearly not a superstitious man?

Well the release date has been moved back a couple of weeks now to the 27th of October so maybe I am after all?

You collaborated with a number of artists on the new record including Beenie Man, Cutty Ranks, Earl Sixteen and UK Hip Hop legends Too Many T’s, what is it you like about these and what did you feel they could bring to the party?

I have been lucky enough to work with a few legends in my long career and this just continues that list. Beenie Man, Cutty ranks and Earl 16 are reggae royalty. The Ragga Twins and Navigator Old Skool and jungle legends. These are the artist that have inspired me to make the music I’m making. Add to that the future of UK hip hop Too Many T’s and the Dub Pistols party rolls on.

The 15 date UK tour kicks off on Oct 14th in Poole and takes you around the country, are there any places that you’re really excited about visiting again?

The tour has been selling faster than any of our previous tours so I know every night is going to be good but I’m really excited about The o2 Academy show in London as we have the Ragga Twins, Mc Navigator and our friends Kioko joining us. It’s going to be a massive night at my favourite London venue. The Brighton date at Concorde 2 is always one of the liveliest nights on our tour. There is something about Brighton I just love. Manchester Soundcontrol will always be a great party, we have so many good friends up there now it kinda feels like home. Just thinking about these shows now has got me in the mood to get back on the road.

You mentioned that you’ve got some special guests planned at the London show at the O2 Academy on 7th December, are you planning any more for the other dates?

I’m sure we will have other guests along the way but there isn’t anything I can confirm right now

The tour finishes on December 16th in Birmingham, are you planning anymore shows this side of 2018?

After we finish the live shows on the 16th, I will carry on and do a few DJ shows ending on 23rd of December on the Isle of wight.

Have you been able to showcase much of the new album material over the Summer? if so, how has it been received?

We have played at least 5 tracks off the album at various shows throughout the year and they have gone down a storm which is amazing considering it would have been the first time the crowd has heard these tracks.

Looking back over the year, what has been the highlight so far?

It’s been another amazing year for us which started in New Zealand at Splore festival which has to be one of the most beautiful locations for a festival anywhere in the world. I think if I had to pick one show as the stand out it would be closing the Main Stage at Beat-Herder festival. It’s without doubt one of the very best festivals in the UK / World so to be given the honour of closing it was very special.

Have you found the recording process gets easier the more you do it?

Not really. It’s still the same, sometimes you have a good day and everything just falls into place and sometimes you have days when nothing works out but you just keep chiselling away and a track which started in one place will end up being something completely different.

Lastly, what would be the perfect Christmas present to give to Barry Ashworth?

The perfect Christmas present is to be home with the family my new wife Ilona, our daughter Amiah and the 2 furry kids Bilbo and Lilah. That is the perfect present

We’d like to thank Barry Ashworth for sparing the time to chat to us and we wish him all the very best for the both the album launch and the UK tour. We’ll be at the show in Plymouth on December 1st to capture the mood, watch this space for a write up and some live pics soon after!

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Dela Hoya

Dela Hoya

This weekend the Pistols return to the city that has become their second home in recent years Cluj in Romania.
Friday 29th September the boys play the Dela Hoya Urban festival alongside other artists including Sigma, Wilkinson and Foreign Beggars. Guitarist Johny Rockstar said, “we love Romania and Cluj is a very special city for us, the people have become our family and we can’t wait to play Dela Hoya for the first time.22042013_10155644538233326_1825532577149876857_o

Echoes Album of the month

Echoes Album of the month

21731275_10155615978283326_6985775520836143154_nEchoes Magazine have named the forthcoming Dub Pistols album “Crazy diamonds” as their album on the month.
Pre order your copy now from our store and get a free signed album

http://smarturl.it/CrazyDiamond

Free Show at Dreamlands in Margate

Free Show at Dreamlands in Margate

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This Friday the Pistols head over to Margate to play a free sunset session at the Dreamlands arena from 6pm till 10pm. Support on the night comes from the bands good friends Kioko who will also be joining the boys later in the year on their “Crazy Diamonds” UK tour.
Tickets are Free yep thats right Free just head on over to the Dreamlands page and grab your free tickets

http://bit.ly/DubPistolsDL

Pre-order Crazy Diamonds now!

Pre-order Crazy Diamonds now!

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That’s right, the Dub Pistols are returning with their seventh studio album ‘Crazy Diamonds’ and it’s available to pre-order now!

You can be one of the very first to get your hands on the album, released on 13th October via Sunday Best, which finds the band at their uncontrollable, bass-driven best.

A rampant mix of dub, reggae, ska, punk, breaks, beats and drum ‘n’ bass, ‘Crazy Diamonds’ is a full-on dub-quaking extravaganza, built for big fields and summer sound systems. It also happens to feature some of the biggest names in the game including Dancehall dons Beenie Man and Cutty Ranks, reggae singer Earl Sixteen, hip-hop act Too Many T’s, seminal MCs Navigator and the Ragga Twins, and long-time collaborator Lindy Layton.

*** SPECIAL OFFER ***
ORDER THE CD OR VINYL FROM THE OFFICIAL STORE LINK AND GET AN EXCLUSIVE SIGNED POSTER FREE, PLUS A WHOLE HOST OF OTHER BUNDLE OFFERS

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER NOW!


 

Bundles of Bundles

Bundles of Bundles

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If you thought a new Dub Pistols album was enough good news for one day, think again! The band have put together some bumper bundle offers to raise the bar even further.

Not only does every CD and Vinyl LP come with a free poster if purchased from the official album store, but you can also add an album T-Shirt into your order for only £5 extra! How’s that for a deal?!

BROWSE AND BUY BUNDLES HERE

Win Tickets to Solefest

Win Tickets to Solefest

19095366_10155444518102094_4076275452674988211_oSolfest is an established award winning family festival, overlooking the sea, nestled between the mountains of The Lake District and Southern Scotland.

The line-up includes NEWTON FAULKNER, DUB PISTOLS,SERIAL KILLAZ, STANTON WARRIORS, JINX IN DUB, BARRY HYDE and many more fantastic acts.

Solfest will take place over the August bank holiday weekend the 25th, 26th and 27th at Tarns near Aspatria. It boasts 9 stages plus an extensive kids area, walkabout entertainment, storytelling, open mic and loads of other entertainment. www.solfest.org.uk
Clink Link below to win

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TIPS ON PREPARING TO PLAY A FESTIVAL

TIPS ON PREPARING TO PLAY A FESTIVAL

DGPIMP9UQAEz3w6Dubs drummeister Jack Cowens takes time out to gives a few tips on preparing to play a show at major festivals to the students at the institute of contemporary music performance
read the full article

http://icmp.ac.uk/news/top-tips-on-preparing-play-a-music-festival

Barry Ashworth on Soho Radio

Barry Ashworth on Soho Radio

20507820_10154942834092055_3076251967537654495_oBarry Ashworth will be joining Mark Jones on his BACK TO THE PHUTURE Radio Show on Soho Radio. Wednesday 2nd August 2-4pm as usual. Barry will be playing and talking about the music that has inspired him to do what he does and more, tune in and drop out!

Beat-Herder review

Beat-Herder review

20121376_1928531610498968_7344513776778881617_oLast weekend the Dub Pistols had the honour of closing the main stage at the amazing Beat-Herder festival, read the full review of the festival below

“With regards to the main stage acts, Sunday was the real highlight. The always brilliant Toots and the Maytals provided the momentum for a blistering set from Dub Pistols that drew the biggest crowd of the weekend and saw the festival off in style”.

Full Festival Review http://www.humanityhallows.co.uk/review-beat-herder-festival-2017/