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We will be able to see a galaxy like our Milky Way five billion light years away, writes Imogen Whittam*.
Subculture is the rhythm-packed, vibrant, fresh new album from The Selecter, and listening to it you understand why this
"It was something of a shock when The Specials became famous," Horace Panter tells me. "We started off doing things at our own pace, and then, after playing in pubs and clubs, we got a recording contract and started making music at the much faster pace of the record companies."
Think of Sly and the Family Stone, Dexys Midnight Runners and The Specials. Then think again, because the clue's in the name. Their sound is a fine blend of all that has come to pass, from the blues and early R'n'B, all the way up through to soul and ska and the new wave, so theirs is a solid musical grounding.
This isn't a comeback to do with reinvention. They're largely the same.
I recently caught up with Jonzey (Tim Jones) of King Porter Stomp to talk about the band's eagerly awaited sophomore record, Shuffle.