Y IN DUB - OUT NOW

'Y in Dub' by The Pop Group & visionary dub pioneer Dennis Bovell
CD | Cassette | Digital - Out now on Mute Records
Vinyl out 25th March 2022
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'A masterful reconfiguration of the Bristol post-punk outfit’s pipebomb LP wherein Bovell picks apart and re-imagines the entire album in a way that accentuates its scarifying doom and white-hot grooves while rendering it freshly tooled for the present' The Quietus

'A remarkable achievement, adding a new layer to an old record in a unique way'
Record Collector

'Bovell and The Pop Group take 'Y' to the furthest reaches of the galaxy and the depths of the ocean, ripping these songs apart and stitching them back together in surprising ways, stretching them to breaking point and beyond...More than a companion piece, more than a remix album, 'Y in Dub' stands on its own' Brooklyn Vegan

'Fierce and fearless, a brave triumph' Electronic Sound Magazine

'With 'Y In Dub', Dennis Bovell has taken a sacred text and reawakened the demons within it. He has created a new language with old words and has answered the question of can you improve on perfection because here Bovell has proven that yes indeed you can' Louder Than War

'A quiet triumph...the quality of sound in this new dub version is sky-high. It’s immensely fun. Recording artists of all manner should be contractually obligated to dub out every album and find the better version hiding inside a perfectly good one' Sasha Frere-Jones / 4Columns

'Four decades on, The Pop Group’s post punk classic get exquisitely dubbed up by Dennis Bovell...a resolute success - a relevant and interesting return to a landmark album'
Juno Daily - Album of the Week

Read Dennis Bovell's Baker's Dozen w/ The Quietus

Read an essay by Sasha Frere-Jones on 'Y in Dub' & dub music history for 4Columns

TIME TRAVEL & Y IN DUB: MARK STEWART INTERVIEWED BY FLOOD MAGAZINE

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'Each track is given the studio-as-instrument treatment as they’re drenched in effects and mutated into strange new shapes, it’s like hearing the album again for the first time'

''Y in Dub' is like taking Dennis Bovell in a Tardis back to that studio when we left and saying ‘Dub it!''

Jesse Locke / FLOOD Magazine interviews Mark Stewart about 'Y in Dub', time travel, the magic of experimentation & more - Read

'Y in Dub' - CD | Cassette | Digital
Out now on Mute Records
Vinyl out 25th March 2022
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MARK STEWART IN CONVERSATION ON THE TANGENT CALLING PODCAST

Mark Stewart in conversation with Tangent Books for the 'Tangent Calling' Podcast

Discussing a personal history of dub music, 'Y in Dub', the work of Dennis Bovell & Lee 'Scratch' Perry*, the early days of punk, the dub-influenced production style of The Pop Group and much more - Listen

Tangent Books is a radical Bristol publisher that celebrates the city’s counter culture.

*Podcast recorded before the passing of the mighty Lee 'Scratch' Perry (RIP)

'WORDS DISOBEY ME (DENNIS BOVELL DUB VERSION)' OFFICIAL VIDEO PREMIERE + MARK STEWART ESSENTIAL DUB MUSIC PLAYLIST

Presenting the brand new official video for 'Words Disobey Me (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)', an animated art visual by Peter Harris & Llyr Williams - premiered via Brooklyn Vegan

Plus our very own Mark Stewart curates a playlist of essential dub music dedicated to Lee 'Scratch' Perry (RIP), featuring the likes of Prince Far I, The Twinkle Brothers, Elizabeth Archer & The Equators, Devon Irons & more

The Dennis Bovell dub version of 'Words Disobey Me' is taken from the upcoming album 'Y in Dub' - a dynamic dub reconstruction of our debut album 'Y' out 29th October on Mute Records

Watch Premiere / Listen to Mark's playlist

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WIMPY LOVE: A NEW REMIX OF PREGOBLIN BY THE POP GROUP

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The 'Wimpy Love Mix' - a new remix of PREGOBLIN by The Pop Group

'PREGOBLIN reached out to Mark Stewart saying they dug The Pop Group, and asked would we rework some of their material, I had a listen and they have this great song, with lyrics somewhere between Ian Dury and Serge Gainsbourg. A remix was put together and here it is. Enjoy with fries and a doughnut!' - Gareth Sager

'Mr Warren Mansfield introduced me to Mark Stewart in a pub - Sebley don't get star stuck often as a rule but like meeting a first Debenhams Father Christmas, I was timid and excited and may have chewed my hand producing a lot of saliva. "I thought we got rid of all you hippies'' - said Mark (I had long hair at the time) from that day we hit it off. God bless Mark Stewart and Gareth Sager.' - Alex Sebley / PREGOBLIN

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THE POP GROUP ANNOUNCE 'Y IN DUB' - A NEW DUB RECONSTRUCTION OF DEBUT ALBUM PRODUCED BY DENNIS BOVELL MBE

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We're excited to officially announce the release of 'Y in Dub' - a new dub reconstruction of our debut album 'Y' & our debut single 'She Is Beyond Good & Evil' produced alongside visionary dub pioneer Dennis Bovell MBE

'An explosion in another dimension, I see dub as a portal to another world' - Mark Stewart

'Here 'Y' is twisted & flipped to reveal other colours, different atmospheres...let your ears quake' - Gareth Sager

'Y in Dub' will be released on CD & digital formats via Mute Records on the 29th of October 2021 with the vinyl release set to follow at a later date

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Listen to 'Words Disobey Me (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)'

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THE POP GROUP VS DENNIS BOVELL: WORLD PREMIERE OF 'Y IN DUB' AT TERRY HALL PRESENTS HOME SESSIONS FOR COVENTRY UK CITY OF CULTURE 2021

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The Pop Group vs Dennis Bovell - World Premiere Performance of 'Y in Dub', 31st July 2021
Confirmed for 'Terry Hall Presents Home Sessions' at Coventry UK City of Culture 2021
Please note change of venue to Coventry Cathedral Ruins & earlier scheduled set time
More Info HERE | Tickets

'Dub to me is the music of chance. A teenage dream come true – at last – this one’s for the explorers' Mark Stewart

The Pop Group have been invited by Terry Hall (The Specials) to perform at a specially curated festival, 'Terry Hall presents Home Sessions' at Coventry UK City of Culture 2021. The Pop Group will perform a brand new dub version of their timeless album 'Y' with original producer and dub maestro Dennis Bovell MBE.

'Y in Dub' is set for release on Mute Records later this year, to register your interest and receive updates on the release, head HERE.

LISTEN to Mark Stewart in conversation on Shaun Keaveny's BBC Radio 6 Music show discussing the world premiere performance of 'Y in Dub' & the upcoming album (from 1:44:40).

THE POP GROUP FEATURED IN CELEBRATION OF BRISTOL MUSIC FOR DIGITAL MUSEUM PROJECT EVERYTHING IS MUSIC

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The Pop Group have contributed to the Everything Is Music platform, a new digital museum project celebrating the music of Bristol

Open the map on your phone and walk to the pins to unlock stories, sounds and experiences from the region’s musical past, present and future, including a profile of The Pop Group's first rehearsal space, where we wrote our debut album 'Y'

Discover reflections from Mark Stewart & Gareth Sager, rare & unreleased audio, as well as some visual art that proved influential to TPG

More Info via Crack Magazine

Everything Is Music App / Guide

HELLO / GOODBYE: THE FIRST ACT OF THE POP GROUP BY GARETH SAGER FOR MOJO

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'It began in the car on the way to the Roxy. And ended under Nelson’s column... I know we didn’t want to sound like any other band. That was our launch point...we just used to be laughing all the time...and since re-forming its an ongoing affair, again’

Gareth Sager relates the early days and final era of The Pop Group’s first incarnation for the ‘Hello / Goodbye’ feature in the April issue of MOJO

Featuring stories of punk beginnings, the reaction to debut album 'Y', an immense farewell gig at a CND rally in Trafalgar Square & more

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The 40th anniversary definitive edition reissue of 'Y' is out now on Mute Records

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