3 Voor 12 ranked The Pop Group’s performance as their #1 choice Sunday pick at this year’s Le Guess Who Festival Read in full HERE (Photo by Atze de Vrieze)
Courtesy of Veteran Rolling Stone great David Fricke Head HERE for the full list (Photo by Erik Luyten)
One of Citizen Zombie’s most emphatic moments visualised
Billed as a ‘local band’ in a noise-accented incarnation, Mark Stewart and Gareth Sager made a surprise appearance at Banksy’s Bemusement Park Dismaland in September. Mark shared his reflections on the park and The Pop Group’s performance (as well as his ‘holiday photos’) with the Rolling Stone. In full HERE.
“It was around 1980 when Bristol post-punk band The Pop Group were touring in New York, proving their worth as No Wave pioneers. The group’s frontman Mark Stewart tuned into Kiss FM (yes, even white kids from Bristol were well up on their hip-hop back then), and the DJ at the time, Red Alert, was
“Both Mark Stewart & The Maffia albums, Learning to Cope With Cowardice and As The Veneer Of Democracy Starts To Fade are visceral, evil-sounding records. Sonically they’re innovative, groundbreaking. The message is so important, what Mark was talking about, it’s happening now. All of his fears, his paranoia, have come to light. I didn’t