|The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black, alongside an incredible talented band of musicians, and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the 2 Tone era is still there, except the pair (Pauline & Gaps) are more driven than ever. Their confidence is sky-high and they’re also writing the best songs of their career, which is saying something given the enduring popularity of hits like Three Minute Hero, Missing Words and On My Radio. Their latest album, Subculture, was mixed by UK dub-master Prince Fatty and released to critical acclaim in 2015.
As well as headline shows, festivals and a tour in Germany, The Selecter are teaming up with The Beat in 2017 to give fans a rare treat, hitting the road together for a number of dates around the UK and Ireland. Originally a six-date tour, due to demand they added 8 more dates and now a final 22 extra dates have been announced including a date at the Roundhouse in London.
Life-long friends, they are two of the main bands to come out of 2 Tone – a crucial musical and cultural movement which is still as relevant today as it was over 30 years ago. The two bands played live from Maida Vale on 13 December for Steve Lamacq’s Christmas Ska Party on BBC Radio 6 with other guests David Rodigan and Mungos HiFi.