Mark Stewart to release new album and play gigs

MARK STEWART sonic visionary and pioneer of mutant music, has continued to innovate and influence throughout his career from The Pop Group through to crucial solo releases like ‘Learning to Cope With Cowardice’, ‘As The Veneer Of Democracy Starts To Fade’ and 2009’s ‘Edit’.

2011 sees Mark on startling form working on his upcoming album with a host of legendary collaborators and many more to be announced.
The album (title tbc) will be released on Future Noise Music this coming October in what is set to be a very busy year.

“Working with Kenneth Anger, Lee Perry, Keith Levene and Richard Hell is like a dream come true. I have to pinch myself that it’s real and with the rest of the collaborators it’s all gone a bit Wizard Of Oz. Gina Birch is like a hurricane” ”“ MARK STEWART

Mark Stewart & the Maffia will be headlining a series of gigs for On-U Sound 30th Anniversary celebrations. Mark has been heavily involved with Adrian Sherwood’s innovative label from the start.

The first of these are announced now. More dates to be confirmed soon.

Sat 9th April – London ”“ The Den (formerly The End) ”“ support from Tackhead, Adrian Sherwood, Tony Thorpe (400 Blows, Moody Boyz)

Fri 15th April – Rome ”“ ENIT

Sat 16th April Bologna ”“ Locomotiv

The Mark Stewart documentary film ”ËœOn/Off’ covering his music from Pop Group to now is being released in the UK in April.

Mark Stewart fronted the incendiary Pop Group at age 16, made crucial solo albums like ‘Learning To Cope With Cowardice’, and majorly influenced both the trip hop of Massive Attack and Tricky and the harsh industrial mix of rock, noise and beats of Nine Inch Nails and Ministry, as well as Nick Cave, David Bowie,
Sonic Youth, Goldfrapp, Belle & Sebastian, techno god Carl Craig, Digitalism, Alec Empire, !!!, Jon Spencer, DJ Hell, Orbital,
Primal Scream, ADF and key modern producer Paul Epworth (Cee-Lo Green, Florence and the Machine, Adele, Plan B, Bloc Party). Nick Cave recently chose Mark as his favourite artist for Channel 4’s Music Of The Millenium series that included other nominees such as Beethoven and The Beatles. Daddy G of Massive Attack chose Mark as one of his All Time Favourite Artists on the TV programme ‘All Back To Mine’ and Massive Attack invited Mark to perform at their prestigious Meltdown festival.

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