The first ever Anti Fracking gig has been announced, with Asian Dub Foundation, Gavin Turk, Mark Stewart + Vivienne Westwood on March 12th in London. It will be held at Rollerdisco, Miles St, London SW8 1RZ, which you can contact on 020 7720 9140. The doors open at 7pm and it ends at midnight. You can purchase tickets for £12 each, both for in advance and on the door..Read more
Mark Stewart announces new Italy and UK October 2013 dates. For more info, visit the gigs page.More Info
Mark Stewart, Russell Haswell and Mika Vainio join forces for a one off performance at Krems Donau Festival this May 2nd.Read more
The industrial master talks us through his new album Exorcism Of Envy - listen to the "funkenstein" in full.Read more
Mark Stewart’s Savage Dub rework of ‘The Politics Of Envy’ is now available to pre order on CD / Limited Edition (2LP + CD + Poster) / DigitalPre order
Further information about the record is also revealed in Mojo: The Pop Group’s Mark Stewart will also make a guest appearance, and the as-yet untitled LP will be produced by David Holmes.Read More
In the finest dub tradition, Mark Stewart has returned to his recent highly-acclaimed ‘The Politics Of Envy’ album, by sonically savaging it, completely reworking and recreating a huge new monster in the shape of the suitably entitled ‘Exorcism Of Envy.’Read More
The video featuring Mark and Nik Void of Factory Floor, is a stunning visual piece that captures the intensity of their duet perfectly and was directed by Danish film, music and documentary maker Orla Fokdal who said “Mark is so inspiring and far from any stereotype that as soon as I was told the title of the track I knew I wanted to do it.”
An effortless modern pop classic, PiL founding member Keith Levene unleashes his inimitable full metal jangle, and Nik Void’s vocals are a perfect counterpart to an uncharacteristically understated Stewart on a slice of gorgeously - melancholic brilliance.
The single will come with a great line up of exclusive mixes from the likes of Hype Williams, Perc, Italoconnection, Chicago Footwork maestro Chrissy Murderbot, and Daniel B. of Front 242.
“The ‘Stereotype’ single, due on Future Noise Music, comes bolstered with a stack of remixes. Perc, industrial techno’s most visible blacksmith, contributes a take, as does footwork mentalist Chrissy Murderbot. Best of all is a freewheeling mix from Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland, once again operating under their Hype Williams moniker. FACT have an exclusive stream of the track, and it’s well worth eight minutes of your time.” FACT.Listen & read more
Mark announces the release of ‘Stereotype’, the second single from his album 'The Politics of Envy', featuring Factory Floor’s Nik Void on vocals and original PiL member Keith Levene.
Released digitally and as a limited edition 2 x12” on Oct 1st the single comes with a great line up of mixes from Hype Williams, Perc, Italoconnection, Chicago Footwork maestro Chrissy Murderbot, and Daniel B. of Front 242.Read more
New London date announced. Supporting Mark for this show are fellow collaborators Factory Floor.
Early early bird tickets now available from the venue site.Gig info
Mark will be doing a one off show with ferocious Jazz force from Leeds Trio VD at the 1234 Festival, Shoreditch on September 1st.Festival info
‘Autonomia’ Mark Stewart vs Primal Scream dedicated to Carlo Giuliani who died in the G8 Summits In Genoa, Italy.See Gig info
The Politics Of Envy is also an eye-opener, sounding like nothing else around. On it, Stewart takes sonic sensibilities such as Phil Spector's Wall Of Sound and projects them into the future via cutting-edge electronica. Read article
“I see ideas and ideals as kind of viral contagions which are transmitted/mutate through contact/our syntactic memory banks continually hyperlinking between this and the other.” Read article
To hail Mark Stewart as godfather of Bristol’s epochal music movements would be too insular a term for this most globally seismic of artists Read article
Mark releases a limited edition of Experiments EP exclusive to Record Store Day featuring mixes of tracks from his album The Politics Of Envy, including a mighty Dub remix of Gang War with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. Buy from Rough Trade
“He retains the vigilance, the eyes-on-stalks awareness, that characterises the great post-punk movers” Sunday Times Culture
“Such is Stewart’s artistic currency that these brand new songs held their own next to the tightly coiled controlled explosion of old favourite Hysteria'' The Scotsman
"A triumphant night and a lesson in the art of protest music" Louder Than War
“Mark Stewart still has a voice to be heard, and he still knows how to give a great live performance.” Buzzin Live Media
Mark announces new UK dates in support of his critically acclaimed new album.More events
SPIN 8/10 The mighty Chuck Eddy on the timeliness and timelessness of the Pop Group's MARK STEWARTRead article
We've created an interactive YouTube player of The Politics of Envy containing extended clips of all tracks on Mark's new album.
To listen, just click play and select tracks by clicking on the track titles.
Feel free to pass it on.Watch more videos
Primal Scream join Mark Stewart on stage at the Scala
The 'Screamadelica' duo joined the vitriolic singer for their single, 'Autonomia', written about Carlo Giuliani, who was killed during a G8 protest in Genoa in 2001. The song is taken from Stewart's new album 'The Politics Of Envy'. Read article
‘A National Treasure’ **** Daily Mirror
‘A counterblast and anti-venom in one dosage." **** Mojo
"Going on mob-handed. Known as 'the man who changed everything', the Pop Group's Mark Stewart is still fighting the power 30 years on.... Sunday Times Culture feature
“I'd written this song about Carlo Giuliani, who was killed at the G8 demonstrations in Genoa. At that point, it was a protest song... afterwards I started getting on with Bobby and I asked Adrian [Sherwood] about doing it. It's important that people hear about the story, it's the message and the atmosphere as much as anything.” – Mark Stewart
“Starting out as a teenager in the late 70s with the Pop Group and thru the 80s with the Maffia up to his new solo record, Mark Stewart has led the attack on conformist reality. Mark is a constant inspiration and a true Thief of Fire. A poet of paranoia and a great laugh. What a guy.” – Primal ScreamWatch more videos
Mark and Bobby talk in depth about their past and inspirations published on Q Online in 2 parts:
Some shots of Mark’s exhibition with Rupert Goldsworthy at the Ritter/Zammet Gallery in Whitechapel London running till March 31st, 2012See gallery
Some shots of final recording sessions of The Politics Of Envy at The Study in London. See gallery
Mark joined the rising star St. Vincent on stage at Queen Elizabeth Hall in November of 2011 for a duet of The Pop Group’s ‘She Is Beyond Good And Evil’ Here are some pictures of them on stage and backstage. See gallery