British 2-Tone Legends Make First Australian Trip

18 July 2012 | 4:59 pm | Dan Condon

The Selecter, led by Pauline Black, hit Australia this November.

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They're considered the most vital and visceral of the huge wave of British 2-Tone outfits to come out of the ska revival of the late-1970s/early-'80s and now The Selecter is finally going to hit Australian soil for the very first time.

First up, let's get this straight; the band coming to Australia is the full eight-piece incarnation led by the band's Pauline Black (she secured the trademark on the name recently) not Neol Davies. In 2010 Black's band reunited with the legendary toaster Gaps Hendrickson, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal album Too Much Pressure, which was a major UK hit in 1980, and he remains a part of the band to this day.

The group's performances in recent years have been lauded by fans and critics alike, the energy coming off stage is said to be fierce, as is the passion the musicians put into their show. They are one of the true progenitors of 2-Tone and their first visit here with have rude boys and girls skanking for joy. They play the following shows this November.


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