Dreadzone Sound

Dreadzone to re-issue their classic 2001 album ‘Sound’ inc Dbl Vinyl edition…

Electro-dub pioneers Dreadzone have confirmed the re-issue their classic 2001 album ‘Sound’.

The band formed in 1993 when ex-Big Audio Dynamite drummer Greg Dread Roberts teamed up with Tim Bran, with the duo soon joined by bassist Leo Williams. Until the release of their fourth album ‘Sound’ in 2001 the band continually remixed itself, chopping and changing members (and record labels).

Greg and Tim approached the new millennium with a fresh idea in the form of the Dubwiser Club night at Notting Hill Arts Club a move that would sow the seeds for the birth of Sound in 2001 on the Ruff Life label. They channelled their energy into DJ based club nights that fused dub and reggae with contemporary electronic beats to create the perfect soundtrack for people from different planets. This proved a fertile musical playground with immediate feedback on the Dreadzone sound. It was in this climate (and in a new studio) that the band would create Sound .

The album was written and evolved over a two year period at the turn of the century and featured contributions from Don Letts, Earl 16, Brinsley Forde and MC Det. It s also most notable for the first appearance of a certain MC Spee on the opening track ‘Return of The Dread’

This re-mastered release features bonus remixes from Soul of Man and Drumattic Twins, as well as extensive sleeve notes written by Don Letts who also coined the album title; the album will be released via the bands own Dubwiser Records imprint.

Advance Orders are being taken now; release date 31st July 2015

Dreadzone have previously announced a full UK tour;


Fri 9 BARNSTAPLE The Factory
Fri 23 DERBY Flowerpot
Sat 24 NORWICH Waterfront
Fri 30 WARWICK Copper Rooms
Sat 31 NARBERTH Queens Hall

Thu 12 CAMBRIDGE Junction 2
Sat 14 EDINBURGH Electric Circus
Sun 15 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
Fri 20 BRISTOL Fleece
Sat 21 MEGADOG Manchester Academy 1

Tue 1 SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion (With Levellers & Ruts DC)
Wed 2 READING Rivermead (With Levellers & Ruts DC)
Thu 3 DONCASTER The Dome (With Levellers & Ruts DC)
Fri 4 WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall (With Levellers & Ruts DC)
Sat 5 BLACKPOOL Empress Ballroom (With Levellers & Ruts DC)
Sat 12 PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
Thu 17 LONDON Under the Bridge
Fri 18 STOWMARKET John Peel Centre

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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