The Pop Group release “Little Town” video ++ Mark Stewart’s Top 10 LPs of 2016
The Pop Group have released the video for "Little Town," the current single from their new album, Honeymoon On Mars. The video was made by Douglas Hart, the onetime Jesus & Mary Chain member who went on to be a very successful video director, working with The Stone Roses, My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream and more. Pop Group frontman Mark Stewart says, "Doug’s documented cruel Britannia, the hidden truly frightening little Britain, perhaps the real battle for Britain has truly begun," while Hart adds, "The video attempts to capture the feel of towns beyond the big metropolises...towns that suffer most from the brutal post capital culture we live in now." The video premieres in this post and you can watch it below.
If you haven't checked out Honeymoon on Mars, which was produced by Dennis Bovell and Hank Shocklee and finds the post-punk icons in top, dubby form, you can stream that below. Mark Stewart has also given us his Top 10 Records of 2016, which is a mix of new releases and crucial reissues.
In other news, The Pop Group have UK/EU dates lined up for early 2017. Those are listed below.
The Pop Group's Mark Stewart - Top 10 LPs of 2016
Autechre - elseq 1–5
Not Waving – Animals
Shirley Collins – Lodestar
Automat – Ostwest
I’m A Freak Baby: A Journey Through The British Heavy Psych & Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-72
David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976)
Goth-Trad - Psionics
Mikael Tariverdiev – The Irony Of Fate
Asda – The Abyss
New Orleans Funk Vol 4: Voodoo Fire in New Orleans 1951-77
The Pop Group - 2017 Tour Dates
Friday 3 February 17 – Belgium Antwerp Het Bos
Saturday 4 February 17 – Belgium Eeklo Muziekclub N9
Sunday 5 February 17 – Germany Frankfurt Das Bett
Tuesday 7 February 17 – Italy Turin Spazio 211
Wednesday 8 February 17 – Italy Ravenna Bronson
Thursday 9 February 17 – Italy Milan Circolo Magnolia
Wednesday 15 February – UK Cambridge Portland Arms
Thursday 16 February – UK Brighton Komedia