The new video for Jah Wobble's 'A Very British Coup' featuring Mark Stewart, Martin 'Youth' Glover, Richard Dudanski & Keith Levene, a 'post-punk supergroup', alongside an interview with Mark Stewart discussing cut-ups, chance procedures, working with Levene & more.
In honour of the US CD edition release out now on 80 Proof Media
Mark Stewart will be appearing alongside Stuart Swezey (director), Chris Bohn (Wire) & Jack Sargeant (underground film writer) for the London premiere + Q&A of Desolation Center
'The previously untold story of a series of Reagan-era guerrilla music & art performance happenings in Southern California that are recognised to have paved the way for Burning Man, Lollapalooza, and Coachella, collective experiences that have become crucial parts of alternative culture in the 21st century. The feature documentary splices interviews and rare performance footage of Sonic Youth, Minutemen, Swans, Einsturzende Neubaten...'
Saturday 16th November, 5pm
Curzon Soho, Doc'n Roll Film Festival
An experimental film for The Pop Group’s 1978 track 'Blood Money (Slow Thief)' by Mark Stewart, Peter Harris & Llyr Williams
'Blood Money (Slow Thief)' is taken from 'Alien Blood', an additional album included in the deluxe limited edition box sets released on November 1st as part of the 40th anniversary reissue of The Pop Group's debut album 'Y'
Brooklyn Vegan premiere the video of the previously unreleased studio version of 'Kiss The Book' available on the upcoming album 'Alien Blood' and released as part of the 40th Anniversary reissue of 'Y'.
'The Pop Group‘s debut album, Y, is one of the definitive post-punk artifacts. For its 40th anniversary, Mute Records is reissuing Y in a deluxe edition. The vinyl has been half-speed mastered at Abbey Road & comes with a bonus 12″ of “She is Beyond Good and Evil.” There’s also a box set version that includes Alien Blood (which features rare and unreleased tracks) and Y Live.
The opening cut of Alien Blood is “Kiss the Book,” a tense, taught track that had previously only been heard via a 1978 Peel Session. This studio version was excavated from the original 2” tapes and The Pop Group have made a video for it as well, made by artist and filmmaker Daniel Kramer aka The Visceral Glitch'
40th Anniversary reissue of 'Y' out November 1st on Mute Records
(please note 3CD and black vinyl box set for US customers out November 22nd)