2015 was a fantastic year for Bristol punk funk legends THE POP GROUP. They scored a highly praised comeback album with ‘Citizen Zombie’. Their first LP in more than three decades. A smoking body of work that mixed with their late seventies killer classics – such as ‘She Is Beyond Good And Evil‘ and ‘We Are All Prostitutes’ – will get your lazy New Year Eve’s guests on their feet and turn them into unstoppable 24 hour-party-people.
But the spectacular resurrection of reared frontman Mark Stewart & his explosive
gang wouldn’t be complete without their electrifying live shows. Up there on the stage
The Pop Group becomes a nasty groovin’ machine. I saw them performing last month at the excellent indoors Sonic City Festival in Kortrijk, Belgium (curated by the striking Canadian post punk noisemakers Viet Cong). Overmastering. Loud. Intoxicating. Sonic dope for body and soul. FUNKY AS HELL. The Bristolian Pop Zombies smashed all competition that day and infected ineffaceably the whole audience, young and old(er). One of the best gigs (and I danced at many in 2015) I experienced all year. Welcome back, imperishable prostitutes…