Cable Street Collective
AS HEARD ON BBC 6MUSIC’S STEVE LAMACQ RECOMMENDS
The band are a permanent fixture on the festival circuit and have built up a stellar reputation as a live band, with upbeat rhythms and Congolese-influenced guitar sounds; they make music that makes you want to dance!
Festival highlights (so far) including: Latitude, Secret Garden Party, Electric Picnic, Great Estate Festival (just before Manic Street Preachers!), Boardmasters, Glastonbury Avalon Stage, Shambala, Boomtown, The Isle of Wight, Bestival, and the Lake of Stars Festival (Malawi). Recent supports have included Molotov Jukebox, The Dualers and Go_A!
Their second EP, Where Now From Here? (2018) earned them critical plaudits and radio play on BBC Radio 6Music, Radio X and Amazing Radio, among others. Their debut album Battle Lines (2022) includes songs that have been featured on BBC 6Music, with Bells & Whistles selected for Tom Robinson’s BBC Introducing Mixtape of the Year.
“…shoulders dipping, feet moving and hands clapping. They are a blast of pure sunshine, a funk/soul/highlife tornado and the perfect party band.” – Bristol24/7</Span
“Their music grooves like a bastard.” – Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music & BBC Introducing) </Span
“Such a great live band.” – John Kennedy (RadioX Xposure)
“Music that makes you want to dance your ‘beep’ off” – Amy Lamé (BBC 6 Music)
“Spicy indie pop with a tropical feel.” – CLASH Magazine