Frontman Dave Wakeling reminisces on the 40th anniversary of the Beat’s fiery debut ‘I Can’t Help It’ and updates Lisa Torem about the band’s ambitious 2020 tour.
Paul Waller chats to vocalist Ranking Roger about his reformed 80's ska/reggae group the Beat and their 1981 second album 'Wha'ppen?'which has just been re-released on vinyl
Luke Haines and Peter Buck
British singer-songwriter and author Luke Haines and ex-REM guitarist Peter Buck speak to Denzil Watson about their new collaborative album, 'Beat Poetry for Survivalists'.
John Clarkson speaks to Steve Bronski from 80s synth pop band and gay rights activists Bronski Beat about 'The Age of Reason', their first album in twenty-two years, a reworking of 'The Age Of Consent', their bestselling 1984 album.
Whilst touring in support of their fourth studio album, ‘Here We Go Love’, the English Beat’s Dave Wakeling brings Lisa Torem up to speed
Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 5/10/2016
Dave Wakelings 80's ska outfit The English Beat return to Nottingham in good style, lighting up the Rescue Rooms with their own brand of two-tone excellence
Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, 19/11/2015
Daniel Cressey watches Americana act the Mountain Goats play a bleak but compelling show at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London to promote their latest album 'Beat the Champ' on which front man John Darnielle’s songwriting focuses on the professional wrestling world
ABC2, Glasgow, 10/3/2014
Tony Gaughan watches Dave Wakeling with his band the English Beat play an excellent set of his classic hits at the ABC2 in Glasgow
The Age of Consent
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at classic albums, Tommy Gunnarson examines Bronski Beat’s seminal electro-pop classic 'The Age of Consent'