Tag: The Specials

Best Of: The Specials

It was with extreme sadness and shock that I discovered this week that John ‘Brad’ Bradbury, the drummer from The Specials, had passed away. Announced on Twitter by the band, Brad was referred to as “the powerhouse behind The Specials,…

10 of the Best Protest Songs

What makes a great protest song? Decent lyrics and worthy sentiments alone aren’t enough – the music also needs to cut the mustard. Great protest songs have a defined purpose; they’re not limited to providing simple commentary or merely bleating on about how shit things are in general….

INTERVIEW: THE SCENES

The Scenes are a Finnish rock band with an eclectic collection of songs tucked into their repertoire. A swift run down their Soundcloud drags the listener through the rowdy, yet cinematic clamour of ‘City Of White Blankets’, the meandering ‘Anorexia…

Steve Craddock joins The Specials for November tour

Ocean Colour Scene and Paul Weller guitarist Steve Craddock has announced he will join legendary band The Specials on their UK tour this November. Craddock, who released the excellent ‘Travel Wild, Travel Free’ last year replaces Roddy ‘Radiation’ Byers who…

The Specials announce headline UK tour

Two-Tone legends The Specials have announced a full UK winter tour. The dates are all in November and mark the first headline tour the band will embark on since 2011. Full tour dates are below. To celebrate, here’s The Specials…