Reconstituted 70’s punks The Slits play Crawdaddy next Thursday & we got some free tickets for you.
Thursday May 6th
CrawDaddy – Harcourt St – Dublin 2.
Doors – 8pm
Tickets €16 available from Ticketmaster, City Discs, Road Records and usual outlets. www.ticketmaster.ie
Trapped Animal is the first full-length release from The Slits in over 25 years. 2009 also marks the 30th anniversary of The Slits debut album Cut, the historic album released on Island Records.
The Slits became a part of the punk pantheon with songs that even today continue to be meditations on alienation and angst. With Trapped Animal, The Slits remain the same genre bending band they were in their inception, still standing out from the rest of the pack.
The current line-up features original members Ari Up and Tessa Pollitt along with Hollie Cook (daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook), Anna Schlute and Adele Wilson.
The Slits, known for their infusion of punk and reggae sounds, are one of the most significant female punk-rock bands in history. Both legendary and somewhat notorious, there is a satiric, tongue-in-cheek quality to their songs instead of a strident peachiness. The Slits are loud, brash, bold and unrepentant. They never compromised their image or stance, and their very presence threatened those that considered rock to be a male-only pursuit.
In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s the band toured with legendary punks such as The Clash, The Buzzcocks, and The Sex Pistols. They went on to influence many generations of bands, including The Gossip and Sonic Youth, with whom they played in 2007. The Slits continue to expand the boundaries of punk, combining it with various ethnic and experimental sounds and plan to continue doing so for years to come.
In addition to the new album, a book about the band, “Typical Girls? The Story Of The Slits” written by Zoe Street Howe, was published last year.
An email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “The Slits Tickets” as the subject & containing your message board username & your contact details by midnight on Tuesday (4th May) gets your name into the hat for a pair of tickets.