Born out of love for Jamaican sound clash, forged with a do-it-yourself punk rock ethos and delivered with a raw hip hop swagger, the unstoppable Babyhead sound is drawn from all quarters of the musical universe, in true Bristol fashion. They have been a live phenomenon in the clubs and on the festival circuit for a decade plus, rocking stages from Glastonbury to Fabric and attracting onstage collaborations from Ozomatli, Rodney P, Alice Russell, scores of children, transvestites and even a three legged one eyed dog!
Keith Allen called them “bastard child of Ian Dury and Iggy Pop” while the legendary Toots of The Maytals fame proclaimed the band “Irie, despite their beards and suits”.
After two years in the lab reworking their sound, and newly signed to reggae label Rockers Revolt, Bristol’s bastard sons Babyhead are back out on the road with full horn section, to deliver their extraordinary and energetic live show.
Plus UK festival favourites Samsara support.
Friday 17 September
Coalition, Brighton beach, £8.50 adv, doors 7.30pm