THE RETURN OF THE POP GROUP: No. 1 - UPPING THE ANTI
The Pop Group return after nearly thirty years to "blow the dust off the old songs and pick up where we left off.”
These initial dates serve as a brief introduction to a new generation
of the band's signature caustic Molotov dub funk that manifested
itself into only two albums that went on to sporn a whole genre.
Formed in Bristol in 1978, The Pop Group were for many the first and the last après punk band. After two seminal albums ‘Y’ and ‘For How Much Longer Must We Tolerate Mass Murder’ the group split in 1981.
"There was a lot left undone,....we were so young and
volatile....Let's face it, things are probably even MORE fucked now
than they were in the early 80's.....and WE are even more fucked off!"
The line-up features all original members,
Mark Stewart (vocals), Gareth Sager (Guitar, Keys, Sax), Bruce Smith (Drums), Dan Catsis (Bass).