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)
Mark Stewart will be appearing at the Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival for a 10th anniversary screening of "ON | OFF" + Q&A with director Tøni Schifer & author / DJ legend Dave Haslam. Afters will be a DJ set at Ramsgate Music Hall helmed by Mark Stewart & Ben Millar
'"ON | OFF" mixes archive material, live footage & interviews to give an insight into one of music’s true pioneers.
Followed by a Q&A with Mark Stewart, director Toni Schifer and author/DJ Dave Haslam, and “ON/OFF/AFTER” party at the Ramsgate Music Hall.
The Palace Cinema Broadstairs - Friday 14th June, 8:30pm'
'Everything in 'Favour' suggests a vast mental space where all that is solid has melted into air. The only landmarks are memories that vanish as soon as they surface, represented here by footage from Tøni Schifer’s documentary On/Off: Mark Stewart (Pop Group to Maffia). Perry and Stewart have processed these images from the singer’s life to resemble the “Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite” sequence of 2001.'
The new video for Favour, Mark Stewart's first solo release in seven years, now premiering at Dangerous Minds
Favour is taken from the new On-U Sound Records compilation 'Pay It All Back Vol. 7'