X.O.Dus have confirmed they are to play their first gig for over 30years…
The Manchester based band ”â the only reggae act to sign with Factory Records have reformed with four of the original members to play a showcase gig entitled ”ËA Punky Reggae Party’ on Friday 6th July 2012 with support from Liverpool’s Dead Class, Biteback and System Adtics.
The gig is to be filmed for a future DVD release.
X.O.Dus released ”ËEnglish Black Boys’ as a 12”Â in August 1979 (FAC 11) and was sadly their only release, ”ËEnglish Black Boys’ b/w ”ËSee Them A-Come’ was produced by reggae legend Dennis Bovell who at that time was responsible for producing The Slits. The single was housed in a Peter Saville design in two hue tones, and as the only reggae sleeve designed by Saville is now considered highly collectable.
Demo tracks were recorded for a full album release though Factory never progressed this option. The recordings lay dormant for 32yrs until Manchester boutique label LTM Recordings released the 11 track album in April this year.
Tickets are on sale now, door price ÃÂ£5 – full details from the PRP Facebook Page