Rockers Revolt Newsletter // Feb'09
Welcome to the February 2009 Rockers Revolt newsletter. Pama Intl's very own recording label. Some great things afoot early into 2009, so without further ado...on with the news...
01. PAMA INTERNATIONAL - HIGHRISE CAMPAIGN
Pama Intl-Highrise Campaign is picking up wonderful press and radio. The Sun, DJ mag and Straight No Chaser all featuring the anti-knife and anti-gun album this month, with more press coming in daily. The radio has been equally as supportive with 30+stations now playing the album. Mark Lamarr (Radio 2), Steve Lamacq (Radio 2 and BBC6), David Rodigan (Kiss100), Mike Davies (Radio 1) and a host of other quality shows have all been spinning tracks. John Kennedy (xfm) played 6 tracks in a row the other night.
PAMA INTL - HIGHRISE CAMPAIGN
ft.Dennis Alcapone, Billy Bragg, Lynval Golding (The Specials), Michie One, G.Corp, Mungos Hi Fi and Jimmy Screech
is in all good record shops now or online from http://www.rockersrevolt.com/products-page/?brand=1
Pama Intl-Highrise Campaign is distributed by; Cargo (UK), Jump Up (USA) and now Goodfellas (Italy)
Here’s some of the reviews…
“wicked wicked…will playlist on my web radio….Brilliant” Laurent Garnier
“another winner from the Rockers Revolt stable…10/10? Mikey J-Radio Ceredigion
“Every bit of sound, echo & effect is 100% to the point” Reggae Vibes.com
10 out of 10 Street Voice
“thoroughly recommended, I haven’t really got that band in the past, but very, very much enjoying this” Mark Lamarr - BBC Radio 2
“its great to report that the music is as fantastic as it is” i really love music
“**** Album of the Week” Update
“I played the whole of side 1 in a row the other week on the show! Great album” John Kennedy xfm
“most impressive release yet from UK reggae collective Pama International” Straight No Chaser
“Pama Intl are maintaining 2 Tone’s fine tradition of mixing social comment with great tunes” The Sun
For full reviews go to
For a list of all airplay & playlists go to
02. MEMBERS FROM THE SPECIALS RECORDING WITH PAMA INTL
Never ones to stand still Pama Intl are now working on their next full length studio album titled PAMA OUTERNATIONAL. Following on from the last years hugely successful 'Pama Intl Love Filled Dub Band' album, the band describe 'Outernational' as a much "heavier sounding album...a 70s dub & soul affair for the 21st century...King Tubby meets Stax Uptown!"
Despite their hectic schedules both Lynval Golding and Sir Horace Panter from The Specials found time to guest on a number of songs. The album is being produced by Pama/Rockers Revolt head honcho Sean Flowerdew at the bands newly built 'Rockers' studio. The first single is slated for an April release with the album following in summertime 2009.
To receive exclusive previews and a free copy of the first single join the mailing list at http://rockersrevolt.com/mailinglist/?p=subscribe&id=1
03. PAMA INTL LIVE
Pama Intl are delighted to announce they will be supporting The Levellers on their forthcoming UK tour in April/May. More great dates on their way...here what's in already...
08 Kendal Brewery Arts
09 Leeds Hi Fi Club
16 London Gazs Rockin Blues
18 Reading Plug n Play
and then supporting
THE LEVELLERS *
21 Portsmouth Pyramids
www.seetickets.com 023 9282 4355 *
22 Cambridge Corn Exchange
www.cornex.co.uk 01223 357851 *
23 Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
www.seetickets.com 0870 4000 890 *
24 Stoke-on-Trent Victoria Hall
www.seetickets.com 0870 060 6649 *
25 London Forum
www.ticketmaster.co.uk 0844 847 2405 *
26 Nottingham Rock City
www.alt-tickets.co.uk 08713 100 000 *
28 Cheltenham Town Hall
www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk 0844 576 2210 *
29 Edinburgh Picture House
www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844 847 1740 *
30 Newcastle Academy
www.gigbox.co.uk 0191 2603246 *
01 Wolverhampton Wulfrun
www.wolvescivic.co.uk 0870 320 7000 *
04. ROCKERS REVOLT GOES INTERNATIONAL
Two of Rockers Revolt artists head out on international tours this spring...
ED ROME DOWNUNDER
Ed follows up having his 'A Life In Minutes' (Rockers Revolt) album listed in the 'Best albums of 2008' by Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio2 with a 3 date tour of Australia. On his return he should be the main tour support for Easy Star All-stars UK dates.
12 The Step Inn, Brisbane
16 The Forum, Sydney
17 Prince of Wales, Melbourne
ED ROME-A LIFE IN MINUTES CD on Rockers Revolt is available here http://www.rockersrevolt.com/products-page/?brand=1
NO1 STATION GO TO MEXICO
No1 Station ("UKs premier ska band") follow up the success of their BBC Radio2 session on Mark Lamarr's Gods Jukebox show with a number of UK club dates and a 5 date tour of Mexico!
28 Kingsmeadow Stadium, Kingston-Upon-Thames
25 Club 85 Hitchin, Herts
28 April - 3 May MEXICO
08 The Elephant, North Seaton, Ashington, (nr. Newcastle) Northumberland
09 Gosforth Civic Centre, Newcastle
10 The HiFi Club. 2 Central Rd. Leeds W. Yorks LS1 6DE
23 Firegathering Festival, Nr. Horsham, Sussex
NO1 STATION - BOSS BEAT CD on Rockers Revolt is available here http://www.rockersrevolt.com/products-page/?brand=1
for more info on both bands check out their forums at
05. NEW TO ROCKERS REVOLT SHOP
PAMA INTL-FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY on vinyl
We've just found a box of this much sort after/rare Pama Intl album. Their 3rd studio album released back in 2004 and featured Lee Thompson (Madness) and Lynval Golding (The Specials) for the first time. This USA pressing is a limited editon affair. Only 330 copies, all numbered, hand stamped on heavyweight vinyl. A real collectors piece. We only have a box so grab them quickly.
DO THE DOG BRAND NEW RELEASES
Two great new releases from leading UK ska label Do The Dog Music, lead singer of Jimmy The Squirrel, Liam O'Kane's solo scoustic album and north east punk upstarts The Steady Boys
Liam O'Kane "Happy Days Sad Songs" (dogcd40)
Out now on Do The Dog Music is the superb debut solo album by Nottingham based acoustic ska sensation Liam O'Kane, titled "Happy Days Sad Songs"! Liam is vocalist & guitarist for another Do The Dog Music outfit Jimmy The Squirrel & for this side project he has created a wonderfully raw & rootsy organic brand of acoustic ska, reggae & folk in the mould of Chris Murray or Bedouin Soundclash that utilises instruments like acoustic guitar, Bogdon box bass, box drum & melodica, as well as loads of soulful vocal harmonies!
BUY NOW at http://www.rockersrevolt.com/products-page/?brand=4
Out now on Do The Dog Music is the scorching debut 12 song CD by The Steady Boys titled "Roots"! Formed in October 2007 this young 4 piece have been gigging hard on North East punk & ska scene ever since. Strongly influenced by the likes of The Clash, Specials & Rancid, their highly infectious sound is firmly rooted in old school punk rock & punky edged ska & reggae, offering driving in-yer-face tunes with great shout-a-long choruses.
BUY NOW at http://www.rockersrevolt.com/products-page/?brand=4
FROM TROJAN RECORDS
We've just got some more old Trojan Records stock in. All brand new and still sealed. To check out everything we've got go to http://www.rockersrevolt.com/products-page/?brand=5
Here's our pick of the bunch....
BRUCE RUFFIN - MAD ABOUT YOU anthology
Fantastic 40 track anthology of one of the finest Jamaica singers ever BRUCE RUFFIN...brought to you by Trojan Records
RANKING JOE - DUB IT IN A DANCE
Seminal 1980 album from the legendary sound system MC. Featuring 15 cuts, including 5 rare bonus hits
PAMA INTL - TROJAN SESSIONS
2006's Pama Intl album on Trojan Records. All new cuts with a host of classic guest artists; Dave & Ansel Collins, Derrick Morgan, Dawn Penn, Dennis Alcapone, Rico Rodriguez, Winston Francis and AJ Franklin
This has been out of print for ages. Grab one quickly, we have limited stock on this.
Loads more Trojan stock including Lee Perry triple box set collectors vinyl. See it all here
Loads more ska/reggae/dub/punk releases in the Rockers Revolt shop. Why not have a browse through here
Thanks for reading.
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