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For bands with a history it can be tempting to take the easy route. Play the hits and a few covers. Keep it simple. Give the crowd what theyre expecting. Live comfortably in the past. Not so for The Selecter, the riotous skank machine who exploded out of Coventry in the game-changing, multi-cultural 2 Tone explosion of 1979. Led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black, alongside a hugely talented band of musicians, and co-fronted by original member Arthur Gaps Hendrickson, The Selecter are firing on all righteous cylinders in 2017 and ready to release DAYLIGHT their most urgent, politically engaged and purely uplifting music since the days of Too Much Pressure and Celebrate The Bullet. Their new studio album looks at the modern world with classic Selecter energy, wit and danceability and will be released on 06 October. The anarchic passion that fuelled the bands 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 theyre also arguably writing the best songs of their career.
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And you know what, I have been pleasantly surprised. As one reviewer has said Daylight is more reggae and rocksteady than ska; well if that's so, then now I understand the difference between ska and reggae /rocksteady, because Daylight isn't shouty and jagged. In fact it’s a lot slower and smoother than I had expected with a set of fine songs that will undoubtedly be generally overlooked but which deserve critical acclaim. What I also hadn't expected was the agit-pop themes that ran through many of the songs, not an angry shouty agit-pop but a compassionate and concerned awareness.
Unfortunately though Daylight is an album of two halves with the stronger songs on the first half (5 stars), I particularly like Frontline, the Big Badoof and Paved with Cold; the second half though is weaker and by the end feels a bit samey (3 stars) That said, this is a good album that I'll be playing often, but not I suspect end-to-end, and as a recent convert I'll be exploring the Selecter's back catalogue starting with Subculture, I hope I'm not going to be disappointed.