Hot on the heels of playing the festival circuit, The Dub Pistols crew descended on Dingwalls, in Camden on a wet and windy Tuesday night. Neither the mid week slot nor the weather did anything to dampen the mood however and the band lived up to their now legendary reputation for live performance and delivered a set which had the crowd roaring and jumping!
The band, famous for their collaborations with the good and the great of the music scene, Rodney P, Terry Hall, Gregory Issacs and Lindy Layton, have been touring with their new album âRum ân’ Coke’ in recent months showcasing their unique brand of skank. Drawing on influences of punk, ska and reggae, The Dub Pistols are a dub, dance, reggae, hip hop, outfit who are rightly regarded as genre-defying.
They played a set which took in tracks from both old and new albums including, the sun-soaked delights of “Ganja“, the seminal “Westway” and atmospheric “You’ll never find“, as well as current new single “I’m In Love” with sublime vocal pairing from Rodney P and Lindy Layton set against a big beat. Bruising baselines mixed with horns and guitar to create a mashed up sound personified at one point by front man Barry Ashworth, colliding with the floor during a particularly energetic dance move!
The Dub Pistols never fail to deliver and this gig lived up to all expectations. A band that are recognised for their spectacular live events, the energy and excitement they incite was in evidence on Tuesday.
Mine’s a Rum and Coke!
The Dub Pistols – I’m In Love (Foamo Remix)