Dreadzone flew into the commercial domain with the unique, genre busting dub, folk, electronic dance epic ‘Second Light’ which featured their first ground breaking top 40 hit ‘Little Britain’ back in ‘96.
The band formed by ex Big Audio Dynamite member Greg Roberts, Tim Bran and Leo Williams are an intrinsic part of the UK dance heritage. From their first album ‘360’ signed to the legendary Creation Records in 1993 and their foray into the mainstream when snapped up by the mighty Virgin, where their label mates included the likes of Massive Attack, Daft Punk and The Chemical Brothers to 2011 and the release of ‘The Best of Dreadzone – The Good, the Bad and the Dread’, Dreadzone are celebrating 20 years of recordings and live music performance in 2013.
The Sunday Times recently called them ‘the best British rock’n’roll band since The Pogues, or quite possibly the Clash.’
Whatever your opinion, they are undoubtedly ‘the greatest American act the UK ever produced’.
Animals & Friends
‘House of The Rising Sun’… ‘We Gotta Get Out Of This Place’… ’Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’ and 'Boom Boom’ (as featured in the James Bond movie, ‘Skyfall’).
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Off The Radar
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Third album, 12 Shots From the Coffee Shop received great reviews.Top