MARK STEWART FEAT. FACTORY FLOOR & KEITH LEVENE NEW SINGLE – ‘STEREOTYPE’
RELEASED ON FUTURE NOISE MUSIC – 1ST OCTOBER 2012
Bristol punk pioneer, Mark Stewart is set to release a new single, the second release from current album ‘The Politics Of Envy’, on the Future Noise Music label on the 1st of October 2012.
‘Stereotype’ features Factory Floor’s Nik Void and former PiL guitarist Keith Levene and is released on 12” vinyl and available to download. An effortless modern pop classic, Levene unleashes his inimitable full metal jangle, and Nik Void’s vocals are a perfect counterpart to an uncharacteristically understated Stewart on a slice of gorgeously – melancholic brilliance. The single will come with a great line up of exclusive mixes from the likes of Hype Williams, Perc, Italoconnection, Chicago Footwork maestro Chrissy Murderbot, and Daniel B. of Front 242.
To coincide with the release Mark Stewart is set to play a London headline show at Village Underground with very special guests, electronic three – piece, Factory Floor on Thursday the 27th of September 2012.
Stewart will be joined on stage with the tightest punk psyche-funk rhythm section in the shape of Arkell & Hargreaves (True Tiger / Submotion Orchestra), a melange of guitar courtesy of Dan Catsis (The Pop Group, Glaxo Babies) and fellow On-U man MC Culture.
Prior to the Village Underground show Mark Stewart will take to the stage with the Leeds based Trio VD for a special one off performance when he headlines the Rough Trade Tent at the 1234 Shoreditch Festival on the 1st of September 2012.
SEP 01ST 1234 FESTIVAL, SHOREDITCH, LONDON
SEP 27TH VILLAGE UNDERGROUND, SHOREDITCH, LONDON
Critically acclaimed and cementing the elements which have infused Mark Stewart’s work since his first band, The Pop Group erupted ‘The Politics Of Envy’ was painstakingly constructed by Stewart as a magnum opus, tracing themes of social decay, alienation and injustice in a stunning work of gladiatorial confrontation.
Recorded over two years in Berlin, Lisbon, New York, Vancouver, and at old mucker Adrian Sherwood’s On-U Sound, the album was put together with co-producer Youth. While it’s not unusual for albums to feature a roll-call of star guests, Stewart takes the art of collaboration to a different level in his never-ending quest for fresh aural vistas and new ways of channelling the verbal insurrection racing through his brain. Stewart’s partners in crime include Kenneth Anger, Richard Hell, Massive Attack’s Daddy G., Primal Scream, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Slits bassist Tessa Pollitt, and Jesus and Mary Chain bassist Douglas Hart.
A follow up dub album is set to be released in December, more details will be announced in the very near future.