NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘DAYLIGHT’ OUT 06 OCTOBER 2017
The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black, alongside an hugely talented band of musicians, and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. Their new studio album DAYLIGHT is scheduled for release in October 2017 and the first single from the album FRONTLINE is out now and has already been added to the BBC Radio 6 Music playlist. Frontline is a song about the internet – consumerism, social media and how we interact online in the modern world. The song asks the question: can we really reduce peoples’ lives to hashtags? The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the 2 Tone era is still there, except the pair (Pauline & Gaps) are more driven than ever. Their confidence is sky-high and they’re also writing the best songs of their career, which is saying something given the enduring popularity of hits like Three Minute Hero, Missing Words and On My Radio. The Selecter are teaming up with The Beat in 2017 to give fans a rare treat, hitting the road together for a number of shows around the world. Originally a six-date tour, due to phenomenal demand they are playing nearly 40 dates together in 2017 including a night at London’s iconic Roundhouse in October. The tour is now continuing into 2018 with tours of Australia, New Zealand and Scandinavia. Life-long friends, they are two of the main bands to come out of 2 Tone – a crucial musical and cultural movement which is still as relevant today as it was over 30 years ago. The two bands played live from Maida Vale in December for Steve Lamacq’s Christmas Ska Party on BBC Radio 6. The Selecter are playing festivals during the Summer of 2017 and are heading back out to the US and Canada for a run of shows before joining Rancid & Dropkick Murphys on their arena tour. The band also have dates in Germany, Italy and Switzerland.