Whenever successful bands from the past reform, they often start trading in nostalgia and become heritage acts.
No-one expects them to grow artistically or continue to excel, but that’s what 2-Tone legends The Selecter have done in the past few years.
They’ve played at major festivals like Coachella, the Isle of Wight and Glastonbury, headlined two UK tours and recorded three studio albums, the latest of which is Subculture.
They’re led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black, whose recent series of shows on BBC 6Music were hugely well-received, and whose autobiography Black By Design continues to sell in droves worldwide, alongside an incredible talented band of musicians, including Neil Pyzer (Spear Of Destiny) Will Crewdson (Rachel Stamp) and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson.
Their confidence is sky-high and they’re also writing songs that can go toe-to-toe with hits like Three Minute Hero, Missing Words and On My Radio.
The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea
Saturday, December 19