The Pop Group Announce New Album, Single & Live Dates

The Pop Group Announce New Album, Single & Live DatesWith Honeymoon On Mars, The Pop Group open another chapter at a time when their iconoclastic contention is needed now more than ever. It’s a record that finds the band unwaveringly incensed and resolute in their mutative sense of innovation, as Mark Stewart elaborates: ‘it’s a stand against manufactured hate, a hypersonic journey into a dystopian future full of alien encounters and sci-fi lullabies’.

Recorded and mixed in various studios in early summer of 2016, working with Dennis Bovell and Hank Shocklee, the band realised a dream twofold collaboration, as Stewart concludes: “We’ve at last fulfilled a double fantasy to work with our two favourite sonic assassins, Dennis ‘Blackbeard’ Bovell and Hank Shocklee. We’re in awe as Dennis, the Captain Kirk of dub is taking us on a hyper sound voyage into the future, and Hank, as always tears up the rules totally upholding our faith in the absolute value of noise. We’ve gone completely off the map.”

Talking about working with The Pop Group, Shocklee said: “The Pop Group sound has a level of freedom, fun and creative musicianship in their recordings that is a special and rare find in today’s world. Their uncompromising spirit to be themselves and not worry about fitting into a musical box, sets them apart.”

Long-time collaborator Dennis Bovell added: “It’s been a great pleasure to be working with the guys again. They are truly beyond good and evil.”

The Pop Group – Honeymoon On Mars tracklisting:
1. Instant Halo
2. City Of Eyes
3. Michael 13
4. War Inc.
5. Pure Ones
6. Little Town
7. Days Like These
8. Zipperface
9. Heaven?
10. Burn Your Flag

UK Tour Dates:

Monday 14 November
Ramsgate Music Hall

Tuesday 15 November
Brighton Komedia

Thursday 17 November
Cardiff The Globe

Friday 18 November
Leeds Wardrobe

Saturday 19 November
Manchester Deaf Institute

Sunday 20 November
Newcastle Think Tank

Tuesday 22 November
Cambridge Portland Arms

Thursday 24 November
London The 100 Club

European Tour Dates:

Saturday 26 November
France Boulogne-Billancourt BBmix

Sunday 27 November
Netherlands Amsterdam Paradiso Nord

Tuesday 29 November
Denmark Copenhagen Jazzhouse

Thursday 1 December
Germany Berlin Volksbuhne

Tickets on sale from thepopgroup.net/live.

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