Little Roy Announces details of the release of a new single and London Scala show.

Little Roy has announced details of the release of a new single. Lithium will be released through Ark Recordings on Monday November 28th 2011.

The single is lifted from his recent album with Prince Fatty and Mutant Hi-Fi, Battle For Seattle, a collection of 10 songs recorded by Nirvana covered by the legendary Little Roy in a reggae style.

Following his recent barn-storming performance at this year’s Reading Festival where he packed over 3000 people into Festival Republic tent, Little Roy has also announced details of a show at London’s Scala on November 17th 2011.

Tickets for the show are priced at £12.50 and are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

Part of his Reading performance can be viewed here:

Additionally, Little Roy recently appeared on Later With Jools Holland. His performances of Lithium and Heart Shaped Box can be viewed via the following links:

A huge success, Battle For Seattle recently made the number 1 reggae album slot on both iTunes and Amazon while Radio 1 and 2, XFM and 6Music have been hugely supportive playing a number of tracks from the album.

A man with the ‘right credentials’ Little Roy cut his first single at the legendary Studio One in 1965 and grew up in Kingston surrounded by many of Jamaican music’s biggest hitters – Prince Buster, Lee Perry, Bunny Wailer & Peter Tosh. Later a growing interest in the emerging rasta religion saw him release some early roots classics such as ‘Prophesy’, ‘Christopher Columbus’, and ‘Tribal War’ and most recently he has worked with Adrian Sherwood releasing an album on On-U Sound Records.

Glorious. A refreshingly offbeat homage to greatness – 4/5 Daily Telegraph

It works brilliantly. This one is for everyone – 4/5 The Times

Stunning. The arrangements are visionary. Deconstructive genius – 4/5 Mojo

Daring and brilliant – 4/5 BBC.co.uk

Astonishing. A bold, endlessly good-natured gem – 4/5 Artrocker