'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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MONDO DECAY BY NUN GUN: A NEW ALGIERS SIDE PROJECT FEATURING MARK STEWART

'We wanted to make a video where Mark Stewart was the ghost of past, present & future. He haunts the upper echelons of the scrambled channels of your teenage cable box, pulling back the curtain on the dystopian present. Imagine a parallel universe where Mark was Max Headroom...one of the reference points for this project was much of Mark’s solo work, and the words he penned and sent over fit perfectly within the concept'

'Mondo Decay', the award winning multimedia collaboration between visual artist Brad Feuerhelm & Algiers' Lee Tesche & Ryan Mahan aka Nun Gun

First single 'Stealth Empire' featuring our very own Mark Stewart

Video by Nun Gun & Ian Cone

Read More via The Quietus

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MARK STEWART: MUTE RECORDS MIXTAPE

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Mark Stewart's Mute Records Mixtape 🖭

Featuring The Pop Group & On-U Sound, as well as personal favourites from the likes of Prince Alla, Junior Delgado, Michael Rother, Pan Sonic, Dusty Springfield, Tom Moulton, Keith LeBlanc & more

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ALIEN BLOOD & Y LIVE - INDIVIDUAL LP EDITIONS

'Alien Blood' & 'Y Live'

Initially included with 'Y' 40th anniversary limited edition box sets, now available as individual LPs.

'Alien Blood' features never-before-heard material from the 'Y' studio sessions & recordings, mastered from the original 2" tapes. Revealing the life of 'Y' before everything was finalized, exposing revelatory dimensions within these iconic works.

'Y Live' comprises live recordings from the 'Y' era, capturing all of the fierce urgency of The Pop Group's live performances at that time. A snapshot of a period when the group were sharing stages with future acolytes including Cabaret Voltaire, Linton Kwesi Johnson & Public Image Ltd & a collection of recordings described by Mark Stewart as an attempt to 'paint the impossible'.

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