MARK STEWART INTERVIEW x RIMAS E BATIDAS
'I continue to experiment and try to communicate important ideas'
For the Portugese comrades
Mark Stewart in conversation with Rui Miguel Abreu for Rimas E Batidas
Mark Stewart selects 'music which has the potential to inspire the disenchanted & encourage resistance' for Ransom Note in his contribution to their 8 Tracks series
Featuring Radical riddims, street funk, protest rap & much more
With John Holt, James Brown, The Last Poets & other selections
A new track from a forthcoming album by Mark Stewart. Laser-beam synth and cosmic italo backing vox glide over depth charge dubbed to oblivion snare hits and a Stewart vocal in the manner of a distorted chansonnier. Redolent of his solo projects and his classic work with The Pop Group and New Age Steppers.
Stewart comments: “For my first new solo release in seven years it’s an honour to be on our Pay It All Back series. Big up Sherwoody! The circle remains unbroken”
Mark recently appeared on the Back To The Phuture show on Soho Radio helmed by Mark Jones
Featuring stories of The Pop Group, The Maffia, Bristol & the soundtrack of his life including music by The Clash, Nico, Lucio Battisti, War, David Bowie, Cockney Rebel & many more.
The definitive release of Mark Stewart's debut solo album Learning To Cope With Cowardice, including a new collection of unreleased material titled The Lost Tapes, is out now on Mute Records
Available as Limited Edition Clear Double Vinyl (Numbered Edition + Essay Booklet by Obselete Capitalism + Posters + Artwork Cards + Insert)
+ Black Double Vinyl (Vinyl Wrap Poster)
+ Double CD (Limited Edition Double Black CD + 16 page Booklet)
'Moving, mind-mangling, amazing...sounds that still beckon from an unrealized future' Dangerous Minds
'Alarming, forceful music which gives the listener no choice but to pay attention...The Lost Tapes is at least as revolutionary as Stewart's groundbreaking first album, and just as essential' AllMusic
'Sherwood’s deep dub, matched with Stewart’s post-apocalyptic confrontational style made Learning to Cope with Cowardice sound like the tapes had been through a war… still sounds futuristic and alien today' Brooklyn Vegan
'An exercise in disorientation...in a more paranoid age Stewart sounds like the voice of reason' Uncut
'An astonishing debut...still sounds restless, exploratory, and revelatory. One of post-punk dub's finest moments' International Times
'An album that indelibly inspired me to bring my noise...ESSENTIAL' Kevin Martin aka The Bug
'Head above the heavens, feet below the hells, the singer Mark Stewart has embodied the international rebel spirit since he fronted the Pop Group as a teenager, giving voice to activist and imaginal concerns shared by punks, Rastas and b-boys. The sounds of Mark Stewart and the Maffia’s moving, mind-mangling, amazing debut album, 1983’s Learning to Cope with Cowardice, still beckon from an unrealized future...'
Mark discusses the definitive reissue of his solo debut album and the current historical moment with Oliver Hall at Dangerous Minds.
'If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they don't want to hear'
Marc Riley interviews Mark for the Manic Q&A series on his BBC Radio 6 Music show
Some chat, some records, some havoc with Mark Stewart on Morning Glory / Soho Radio, sharing the airwaves with Melissa Chemam & James Endeacott
Talking Bristol music history, Learning To Cope With Cowardice & how Prince Far-I likes his porridge
Mark Stewart has contributed a new, unreleased track to the long-awaited latest instalment in the legendary On-U sampler series 'Pay It All Back'.
Alongside new material from Mark, Volume 7 in the series promises an 18 track showcase comprising previews of several forthcoming On-U releases, unique mixes, deep cuts, and unreleased tracks from the likes of Roots Manuva, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Coldcut, Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band), Horace Andy and many more.
All stitched together with a number of special pirate radio style segueways making for a unique journey through the modern world of On-U Sound.
Released 29th March 2019
Available on 2LP | CD | DL