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When asked to describe Sublime to someone who hasn’t heard them before I always struggle. Do I say they are Reggae-rock? Surf-rock? Stoner-rock? Punk-rock? They truth is they are all of these tags and so much more. They are simply Sublime.
Hailing from Santa Barbara, California, the Rebelution boys play reggae with a pop flavour and with rumours of a UK tour coming up these are exciting times for the band.
New album Bright Side of Life released to much acclaim in the US and certainly proves Rebelution as one of the up and coming bands in the reggae-rock scene.
Interview originally published in September 08 after their debut album was voted iTunes Editors Choice for best Reggae Album of 2007
Described as the mother of all concept albums The Beatles “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” is not an album for the faint hearted to cover but the Easy Star All Stars are not a band to let that put them off.
Easy Stars are the creative force behind Dub Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon) and Radiodread (Radiohead’s OK Computer).
John Brown’s Body are coming to England to open for The Easy Star AllStars on their upcoming tour in October.
** UK Tour 2009 **
Oct 01 – Leamington Spa @ The Assembly
Oct 02 – Kendal @ Brewery Arts Centre
Oct 03 – Sheffield @ Corporation
Oct 04 – Whitehaven @ Civic Hall
Oct 06 – Bristol @ Thekia
Oct 07 – Norwich @ Waterfront
Oct 08 – Southampton @ The Brook
Oct 09 – Poole @ Mr. Kyps
Oct 10 – Folkestone @ Quarterhouse
Oct 11 – Oxford @ Oxford Academy
Oct 13 – London @ Scala
Oct 14 – Bath @ Komedia
Oct 15 – Plymouth @ The Hippo
Oct 16 – Falmouth @ Princess Pavillion
Oct 17 – Exeter @ Phoenix Arts Center
Oct 18 – Cardiff @ The Globe
Check back for a review of the London show and a possible interview with John Brown’s Body and the legendary Easy Star Allstars. In the meantime enjoy this studio/live mash up of JBB’s Give Yourself Over.
Also be sure to check out JBB’s podcast with New Zealand’s dub sensations The Black Seeds.