One of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post-rave scene, Dreadzone have steadily been releasing albums and progressively bettering, refining and perfecting their own unique and inimitable take on dub since their inception in 1993. Still going strong after nearly 25 years in the game they have also long been and still are, one of the best live bands around.
Heading into 2018, Dreadzone move forward as a 5 piece, after parting ways with their guitarist after 10 years, and are focusing more on the electronic and dub elements of their stage show – a sound they developed in earlier years of Dreadzone. Their old skool dread sound comes bubbling to the surface on new album ‘Dread Times’ which digs deep into their dub and reggae roots whilst still keeping the beats fresh and the textures electronic. 
Dread Times is the band’s 8th studio album and the 3rd release on their own Dubwiser label. The album stormed into the Top 40 UK Official Album Charts on release – the first time the band have charted in over 20 years. The album also made the Top 10 in the Indie and Dance Charts.
MECA, Swindon – 27 April 2018
 
Support comes from local legends, The Tribe and Rufus & Audax (DJ Set)
 
The Tribe are the UK’s freshest new Hip Hop, Reggae collective. Typically they blend hip hop drum grooves with smooth bass lines and classic offbeat reggae guitar skanks.

Vocally they execute sweet and soulful pop which provide the perfect counterpoint to staccato rap verses. In previous reviews their live show has been described as “A benchmark for live shows that few bands on the local scene would even get close to” and “a master class in accessible, enthralling music and stagecraft .

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