BELATED BAD PRESS ALBUM PARTY
CARDIFF THE GLOBE / 18 FEBRUARY 2022
“The usual luscious sunshine reggae is in effect, but with cutting protest lyrics; Not the End of The World and Run Rabbits Run being prime examples” BUZZ | 5*
“Captain Accident’s fourth album delivers a fresh and uplifting brand of soulful ska, roots and reggae laced with dark lyrical content full of social and political commentary; not to be missed” DO THE DOG
“While predominantly influenced by reggae, fans of a more traditional ska or rocksteady sound will find a kindred spirit with Bad Press. At its heart, you’ll find plenty to dance to … but much like the roots reggae that inspired the album, the songs don’t shy away from hard hitting topics” BEARDED GENTLEMEN MUSIC
“An extraordinarily honest, personal, heartfelt, absorbing and hugely likeable slab of sound … transporting us effortlessly to the high-water mark of old school roots reggae, dub and ska evoking the prophetic and soulful sounds of Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Burning Spear. Bob would’ve approved, I think” ALL MUSIC
“The best in British reggae” DAVID RODIGAN | BBC RADIO 1XTRA
Having released his fourth album BAD PRESS to great acclaim earlier this month, CAPTAIN ACCIDENT has announced a belated hometown album party at CARDIFF THE GLOBE on FRIDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2022. Tickets priced at £8 from here: https://premier.ticketek.co.uk/shows/show.aspx?sh=ACCIDENT21
“It’s been almost three years since the band and I have had the chance to play a hometown show,” says the Captain. “Cardiff gigs are always incredible with the most buzzing atmosphere and The Globe is the perfect setting for a belated album party. This is going to be HUGE – especially after everything that we’ve all been through – and I can’t wait to catch up with everyone.”
BAD PRESS is available now on all major digital outlets from https://ingroov.es/bad-press and also on CD from https://clumsyproductions.bigcartel.com/product/captain-accident-bad-press-cd
Watch videos to the two singles from the album here:
CAPTAIN ACCIDENT has also announced that WINGS, the second single from BAD PRESS and already racking up plays on BBC Radio 1Xtra, will be released as a very limited edition of 100 coloured 7’ singles and 200 black 7” singles on Happy People Records, the highly respected London reggae, soul, ska and rocksteady label. All singles will be numbered and pressed on the label’s trademark heavyweight vinyl. Pre-order here: https://happypeoplerecords1.bandcamp.com/album/captain-accident-wings-7-preorder
BAD PRESS follows three previous albums – Pick Up the Microphone (2010) Slippin’ Up (2013) and Wake & Break (2016) – each of which earned attention and acclaim from national press and BBC Radio 1Xtra and cultivated legions of fans within the vibrant reggae, ska and festival scenes, drawn by an intelligent approach to songwriting and the heartfelt and captivating lyrics.
As often seen in the roots of reggae and ska, the message in the lyrics is both politicised and agitated. It’s a trait that has epitomised the previous albums and continues with BAD PRESS. As Skiddle noted, “What stands out is the paradox between heavy political commentary and the boisterous rocksteady bass and supporting guitar, emanating both a warmth and a declaration of peace.”
CAPTAIN ACCIDENT creates his unique blend of roots reggae, ska and rocksteady at his studio in Cardiff, a sound that is then transformed to the live stage with the help of five exceptional musicians. Through numerous festival appearances which include Glastonbury, Bestival, Wilderness, Boomtown and Secret Garden Party, and extensive touring of the UK and Europe, the live show has become one of the most infectious and thrill-inducing on the circuit.
He was handpicked by the legendary Toots & The Maytals to support on a run of UK dates in 2016 and impressed the reggae masters to such an extent that he was invited to perform as full tour support in 2017 and 2018, playing such eminent venues as London Barbican Theatre, Manchester Academy and Brighton Dome. He and the band were then asked to support on the full Toots & The Maytals European tour last year although, naturally, this was initially postponed due to Covid-19 and subsequently cancelled following the death of Toots Hibbert.
CAPTAIN ACCIDENT has also shared stages with many of the most recognisable names in reggae and ska including Suggs, who has been known to invite himself onstage in order to sing with the band, Neville Staple, The Skints, Less Than Jake, The Toasters, Aswad, The Skatalites and Fishbone.