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Dub Pistols Release Video For ‘Crazy Diamonds’

As they gear up to celebrate 20 years of unhinged lunacy, Dub Pistols return with ‘Crazy Diamonds’, the first track to be taken from their forthcoming seventh studio album released October 13 via Sunday Best.  A typically raucous Dub Pistols track built for big fields and summer sound systems, ‘Crazy Diamonds’ features South London hip-hop duo Too Many T’s who smash it with their mystifying quick-witted lyrics that always hit the mark.

One of the hardest working bands in showbusiness, Barry Ashworth and his motley crew have added a much-needed swagger to the UK dance scene in recent years. Proudly working class as a band, Dub Pistols have been tearing up venues and festivals throughout their career. Inspired by the Second Summer of Love, the band were founded by ubiquitous Londoner Barry Ashworth in 1996 and have been at the forefront of beats culture ever since.

The band’s reputation as an explosive live act has seen them turn into super-tight festival regulars, with Dub Pistols headlining some of the biggest festivals in Europe including Glastonbury, Bestival and Beat-Herder. Their bass-driven live machine has seen them win numerous plaudits along the way and recent live guests have included vocalists Rodney P, Ragga Twins, MC Navigator, The Specials’ Terry Hall and Neville Staple. Dub Pistols have also turned their hand to the world of remixing and have remixed the likes of Ian Brown, Moby, Limp Bizkit, Korn and Bono and worked with hiphop legend Busta Rhymes. The band’s music has been used by Playstation and major Hollywood films.

Ashworth is also a much sought-after DJ which has won him many fans around the globe over the last 15 years. Additionally, he is founder of Westway Records, a London breakbeat and hip-hop label that’s put out releases from many currently-emerging artists from the UK dance music underground. He is currently working on a warts 'n' all documentary about the band’s career; a mix of archive and new footage that charts Dub Pistols’ strange journey from chancers to hot property to epic f**k-ups to unlikely triumph.

UK tour dates:

14th Oct                   POOLE                                  Mr Kyps

3rd Nov                   MANCHESTER                    Sound Control

4th Nov                   LEICESTER                          The Shed

10th Nov                 LEEDS                                   Brudenell Social Club

17th Nov                 GUILDFORD                        The Boileroom

18th Nov                 SOUTHAMPTON                 The 1865

23rd Nov                 BRIGHTON                           Concorde

24th Nov                 BATH                                     Nest

25th Nov                 SWINDON                             Level 3

1st Dec                   PLYMOUTH                          The Hub

2nd Dec                  BARNSTAPLE                     The Factory

7th Dec                   LONDON                               Islington Academy

9th Dec                   PERRANPORTH                 The Watering Hole

15th Dec                 HITCHIN                                Club 85

16th Dec                 BIRMINGHAM                      Hare and Hounds




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