DUB PISTOLS live in Poland this weekend

DUB PISTOLS live in Bydgoskie, Poland this weekend May 25th 2011

This weekend the Dub Pistols will return to their 2nd home Poland for a one off show in Bydgoskie, Joining the Dubs will be the Mighty Pendulm Dj’s & Mc Verse.

We are very much looking forward to catching up with all our Polish friends this is going to be big!

Win Tickets to Beat-Herder 2011

Competition Dates: 17.05.2011 - 18.06.2011

Win tickets to 2011′s Beat-Herder music festival happening in The Ribble Valley, Lancashire from 1st-3rd July with Leftfield, Simian, We Have Band, The Dub Pistols and more.

Once upon a time there were the Toil Trees, where many danced to the music of the Toil Soundsystem. The landowner was due to cut down the forest, but chancing upon the event – enjoyed himself so much that the Beat-Herder event was born. There is a stage tucked away under the trees – follow the sound of the dancing!This family-friendly event boasts a Kids field, but a nonetheless party-mad crowd. It was recently runner-up in the Best Dance Event category at the 2011 UK Festival Awards.

The Line-up? Leftfield and Simian Mobile Disco and let’s not forget about Mr Scruff, We Have Band and the legendary ex-Special Neville Staples. Boy 8-bit, the Dub Pistols and Utah Saints are more jewels in an already stellar line-up.

Find out more about Beat-Herder on ClashMusic.com HERE.


DUB PISTOLS to Play Womad Festival 2011

We are delighted to be able to announce that The DUB PISTOLS are confirmed to make their first appearance at the world famous WOMAD Festival on friday 29th July 2011. Joining the band will be guests Rodney P & Mc Sir Real

From Thursday evening performances through to Sunday night delights, WOMAD Charlton Park 2011 dates are 28th July – 31st July 2011.

Who will be your discovery at WOMAD 2011?


“With hundreds of artists from everywhere in the world, everyone’s WOMAD will be different,””

The Evening Standard, 2010.


A DJ with his own barbershop quartet and 6 piece band from Ireland to a rebellious band of Chinese throat singers, WOMAD brings artists from all over the world to a location known for its rolling hills, green trees and rural beauty. Discovery is the key, and musical revelations causing spine tingling sensations are rife.

And its not just a spectators party, get involved. 
Taste The World Food and conversation – artists prepare & cook their favourite dishes with a side order of spontaneous music. Savour the experience.
Adult workshops Step into the world of the artist – opportunities for cultural exchange, active participation, collaboration and musical exploration.
And for the littlest Artists from far and wide share ideas, skills and enthusiasm over a weekend of making and creating large and small scale artworks, all displayed on the final celebratory procession.
Site Art Explore the decorative site art amidst the trees in the arboretum, seek out the pockets of the quirky, fun and interesting all over the festival site. 
Roots Architecture Workshops Create a stage using only recycled materials and the powers of your imagination with Roots Architecture Workshops at WOMAD. More information here. 
Human Library Be a ‘human book’ in this extraordinary library or loan a ‘human book’ and learn something new from your ‘book’s’ experiences at WOMAD Charlton Park this year. Find out more about the Human Library or fill out the questionnaire to sign up as a human book at WOMAD this year. 
WOMAD Spa Yes the WOMAD Spa is back to pamper you and treat you like royalty… Your Highness. More information here.
Don’t forget to buy your Franks Water bottle for free refills over the festi weekend.



Westway Records

The Dub Pistols emerged from the big beat scene after forming in 1996. Previously, Barry Ashworth had been in Bealearic band Déjà vu before becoming a DJ, and he’s continued to DJ all over the world when not rocking out live with the full Dub Pistols band.

In the early noughties he started the short-lived Ugly Records, and then in the mid-noughties got together with Carl Loben to form Westway Records. Named partly in homage to The Clash (whose ‘Westway To The World’ film was named after the iconic west London flyover), ‘Westway’ was also the name of an early Dub Pistols release. The mission statement from the beginning was to release quality underground dance music with attitude, achieved via a punk-infused DiY ethic.

“It’s important to keep feeding good music back into the scene,” says Barry, and Westway has done just that. Barry has fed productions by his side-projects – Dogtown Clash and Rumblefish – through Westway, including ska-dub-breakbeat opus ‘West London’s Burning’ which has since been co-opted into the Dub Pistols live set. The Japanese Samurai video for this was on rotation on MTV and played several times by Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 1, and Westway have had a number of other notable successes, including being nominated in the Best Label category at the 2010 Breakspoll awards.

The main thing, though, has been releasing quality club tracks, and Westway has given an early break to a number of artists who have since gone onto bigger things. A couple of early Westway releases were by Italian DJ/producer Madox, now one of the biggest names in house music as Riva Starr. Through his worldwide travels, Barry has brought several other new acts into the Westway extended international family, including Access Denied from Belarus, Sangers & ra from Australia, and Boogie Army from Germany – whose Marten Hörger is now one-half of the Smash Hi-Fi project with Leeroy Thornhill (ex-Prodigy).

Westway has also released tracks by Cut La Roc, the Drum Monkeys, D-Funk (Now Upstart Records), Myagi from Canada, Liverpool electro-rockers Killaflaw, B-Phreak from Germany, Moriarty (now NiteNoise), DJ Prosper from France, the Velours Brothers and more.

In addition, Westway has enlisted remixes from a host of quality names, including Dreadzone, Utah Saints, Lo-Fi Allstars, Beat Assassins, Plaza De Funk, Kouncilhouse, 601, Nils Jumpen, Misk, Eddy TM’s Losers, hardcore legend Zero B, dubstepper Mskr-nt, Klaus Heavyweight Hill, and electro anarchist IDC.

Supporters of Westway releases have included: the Crystal Method, Krafty Kuts, D.Ramirez, Stanton Warriors, Gabriel & Dresden, Eddy Temple-Morris (Xfm), Annie Nightingale (BBC Radio 1), Jay Cunning, Terry Hooligan, Pete Jordan, Lady Waks, Laurent Garnier and many more…







Merchandise delays

DUB PISTOLS would just like to say sorry for anyone who has been waiting for their merchandise order to arrive, we had a slight problem with our manufacturer which has resulted in our order being delayed by 2 weeks. We have now been informed that our order will be delivered by tomorrow and in the post to you by tuesday next week, again a massive thanks for your support and sorry you have had to wait.

DUB PISTOLS interview in LSD Magazine

DUB PISTOLS recently took time out for their longest ever interview with LSD magazine the feature is 12 pages long and takes a look back at the whole bands long history WCPGW

Read the full interview here

LSD Magazine – Issue 7 – Made in Space


As the sub atomic quantum vortex of nebulous neurons nestle into LSD’s particle accelerator and send synaesthesia screaming down the subterranean labyrinths of pirate expression, Issue 7 – Made in Space has finally touched down terrestrially. Frisking the fringes of physics, actualizing the apogee o

Dub Pistols Live @ Mighty Sounds Festival 2011

The dub pistols are heading back to the Czech Republic to play the Might Sounds Festival 2011 on July 15th

For details http://www.mightysounds.cz/eng_index.php?

Dub Pistols Live @ Blissfields Festival 2011

Great Blissfields line up
With a whole host of live bands, performers, DJs and musicians, the Blissfields Festival line up is sure to have enough to keep even the pickiest of music fan happy. The line up for the 2011 Blissfields Festival includes Tricky, Dub Pistols, Frank Turner, Andy Burrows, Gold Panda, Subgiant, Man Like Me, Chris T-T, The Riff Raff, Sixnationstate and many more, so whatever your particular musical taste, it should be well catered for.

For Tickets and info http://www.blissfields.co.uk/


Dub Pistols to DJ @ Mr Nice film premier in Germany

Dub Pistol Barry Ashworth has been invited to play at The German film premier of Mr Nice the film based on the life of his good friend Howard Marks, joining Barry will be no other than Marten Hoger of Smash HiFi fame. Barry” Its an honour to play for Howard who has always supported the dub pistols and really is the nicest man you will ever meet”

The Event will take place on June 23rd 2011, Club Hirsch, Nurnberg, Germany

Dub Pistols to Headline new Eco Peaks Festival

Dub Pistols are to headline the new Green Peaks Eco Festival on September 3rd 2011 in the heart of Derbyshire more details to follow