The Selecter Announce UK Tour Ahead Of New Album, ‘Human Algebra’. Tickets Available Now

Set for release on April 21, ‘Human Algebra’ is the sixteenth studio album from the reformed and ever-industrious The Selecter. To commemorate the release, The Selecter will be touring across the UK, including a date at London’s majestic KOKO venue.

Tickets are available here and from The Selecter’s official website.

Once again, Pauline Black brings her imperious vocals to the fore, backed by the group’s trademark ska-punk fusion as they tackle topics from knife crime to political extremism, throwing in a touching tribute to The Beat’s Ranking Roger in the process.

Iconic frontwoman Pauline Black is co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. They are now re-united with original drummer Charley ‘Aitch’ Bainbridge who is back in the line-up.

Pauline Black is one of very few women in the 2-Tone scene – often referred to as “the Queen of Ska” – she was awarded an OBE in the in the 2022 New Year Honours. 2-Tone was a crucial multi-racial, multi-cultural explosion borne out of Coventry and the Midlands that remade British pop from 1979 onwards.

Watch the music video for the title track, ‘Human Algebra’, below. Pre-order now on CD, Red or Black Vinyl from The Selecter Official Store.

The Selecter - Human Algebra (Single)

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