Legendary UK ska performers The Selecter have just unleashed a new video for ‘Walk The Walk’, a track taken from their brilliant 2015 LP ‘Subculture’. Filmed in London, the clip features Pauline Black, ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson and an important guest cast. The new single comes ahead of the bands November/December tour (full details below, along with the new video and full press release).
Read a review of ‘Subculture’ here.
The Selecter – Walk The Walk –
Baloji (Internationally recognised Belgian-Congolese rapper; performed on Damon Albarn’s Africa Express tour)
Mike B (Owner of celebrity stylists BOGARD. As in-house designer for Bad Boys Entertainment for 10 years, Mike helped shape the image for icons such as Notorious BIG and Sean ‘Puffy’ Coombes and continues to work with many contemporary music and style icons)
Harris Elliott (Designer and stylist, Creator of luxury luggage brand H By Harris, and who’s ‘Return Of The Rudeboy’ collaboration with photographer Dean Chalkley was a major exhibition at Somerset House throughout Summer 2014).
Matteo Gioli (Milliner to the stars and MD of SuperDuperHats in Milan)
Sam Lambert & Shaka Maidoh (high end fashion stylists & tailors known as ArtComesFirst)
Sinbad Phgura (feted fashion & travel photographer, and as a member of The Twilight Players has performed at worldwide from 10 Downing Street to Glastonbury to Mumbai, and also appeared in videos by Madonna, U2, David Guetta and Kylie)
The video was filmed in two evocative locations in South London.
Rectory Grove in Clapham has been a housing co-operative for over 40 years but the residents have now been evicted by Lambeth council who are selling the formerly derelict houses for huge sums of money. Walk the Walk was shot on the very last day prior to their eviction and stands as a homage to that community that has been dismantled for profit.
Brixton Railway Arches provide the interior location shots. The owners of the artistic communities who thrive there are desperately fighting eviction by Network Rail, who wish to install expensive retail chains in their place.
Support on all Tour Dates comes from the fantastic all-girl Punk Band, The Tuts, who wowed Selecter fans up and down the country supporting them earlier this year.
Pauline Black and Gaps Hendrickson will both also be joining Jools Holland on an extensive tour of the UK this autumn, including 2 nights at the Royal Albert Hall.
THE SELECTER – 2015 LIVE DATES
SUBCULTURE UK TOUR