Essex-based DEATH OF GUITAR POP have announced details of their debut album ’69 Candy Street’ (out November 10th), a new single ‘Suburban Ska Club’ (which features Neville Staple of The Specials), and their debut live show as a 9-piece ska band (taking place at Oslo, Hackney on Friday 1st December).
Death Of Guitar Pop have been sparking huge interest across social media over recent months, with The Orginal Rudeboy Neville Staple (The Specials) collaborating on their new single, the Bad Manners horn section (aka The Mafia) throwing their hat into the ring to play on the album (and will play as part of the Death Of Guitar Pop live band playing at Oslo on December 1st), and with the likes of Pauline Black (The Selecter) and Dave Wakeling (The Beat) getting in touch and giving the lads big props on social media.
As a member of The Specials Nevill Staple was responsible for a number of hit singles, including ‘A Message To You Rudy’, ‘Ghost Town’ and ‘Too Much Too Young’.
“Suburban Ska Club” is lyrically inspired by the characters that frequent the bands free Ska night “Ska Club Essex”, a “no thrills – just tunes” monthly affair at the spit and sawdust boozer The Traitors Gate, deep in the heart of Grays Essex.
Death of Guitar Pop are that breath of fresh air that the old guard (who were there the first time) have been craving for years … by the same stretch, Death of Guitar Pop are new role models for the younger blood of the skinhead and mod subculture, a subculture that could never die out with a single generation.
The debut album ’69 Candy Street’ is available to pre-order online now – www.skaclubessex.bigcartel.com
Friday 1st December – Death Of Guitar Pop @ Oslo, Hackney (get your tickets here)