Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Dub Sex

Ralph's pleased to announce that legendary Manchester band Dub Sex are have announced their first full set headline show for over 25 years, on Thursday 10th April at Sound Control.
In 2013 the band reformed for a special fund-raising event at Manchester’s Ruby Lounge in aid of the Manchester Special Care Baby Unit which helped raise over £1600 and brought together almost 300 fans old and new.

DUB SEX frontman Mark Hoyle said of the evening; “The Halloween show in Manchester was very special. Putting us together in the same place, with a common aim was such a blast and so satisfying that we simply had to do more!”

Guitarist Chris Bridgett “Rehearsals are sounding amazing; we’re adding tunes like Tripwire and Push to the set, the tunes we didn't get to play back in October. Expect a pretty special gig.”

Pic courtesy of © Elspeth Moore
Sound Control is the first of only a handful of carefully selected shows and festival performances planned for 2014. The band is in discussion to release a comprehensive box set collection of their recordings later in the year that will include their John Peel Sessions and previously unreleased Martin Hannett recordings. Current line up is Mark Hoyle - vocals, Cathy Brooks - Bass, Chris Bridgett - guitar, Kev Clark - drums and Stefan Hoyle - guitar.

DUB SEX are often cited as one of Manchester’s greatest “lost” bands. Formed in the concrete landscape of 1980’s Hulme they had a unique, raw and at times brutal sound all of their own. The band came to prominence in the late 80’s releasing 4 critically acclaimed EP’s, recording 4 John Peel sessions and performing on local and national TV (Snub TV and Tony Wilson’s Granada TV show,The Other Side of Midnight) with the release of the classic Swerve EP in 1989. 

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