Some good news for fans of Hip Hop. For those about to bounce, we salute you! Scroobius Pip seems to be a regular visitor to our shores, but this time around, he’s coming with B Dolan and Warrenpeace as part of the Speech Development Tour. Tickets on sale already. Eek. Get clicking. Full details below.
W/ B Dolan / warrenpeace & Scroobius Pip
November 20th, The Workman’s Club
Tickets on sale TODAY, Thursday Aug 21st available from www.theworkmansclub.com / www.tickets.ie & Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide
Headlined by the UK & Ireland return of B Dolan ( with live band for the first time this side of the world!), bolstered by warrenpeace taking to the open road for the first time and topped off with Scroobius Pip, hosting, talking, guesting, DJing, introducing and lord knows what else!
In 2011 rapper/spoken word artist Scroobius Pip formed Speech Development Records, now the home of warrenpeace, Jackamo Brown, polarbear and the UK home of Sage Francis & B Dolan. This Nov they are taking the label on the road for the first time. With the triumphant UK return of label favourite B Dolan and the first tour of the hugely hyped warrenpeace the tour is already assured to be memorable. Add Pip holding the reigns in hosting, guesting and DJing the whole affair and the first ever Speech Development Tour is surely not to be missed!
B. Dolan is an emcee, poet, and activist from Providence, RI. Since 2005, he’s been touring the world behind a genre-defying catalog of underground rap and spoken word. He was signed to Sage Francis’ Strange Famous Records in 2008 and has since cemented himself in the landscape of indie-rap with songs like “Film the Police,” “Earthmovers,” and “Which Side Are You On?”. He is set to release a highly anticipated mixtape and official LP in the coming months via SFR in the US, and Scroobius Pip’s Speech Development imprint in the UK.
Having built a fan base from an exhaustive touring record (over 500 shows in the past few years), B. Dolan has got there by providing a completely bombastic live experience. From 2011-2013, his Church of Love and Ruin tours brought audiences nothing less than a 19 piece marching band, Sissy Bounce from New Orleans, Burlesque, Punk and Hip-hop acts. More recently he’s earned respect in as unlikely a place as the DIY Hardcore scene, touring in 2014 with blistering bands like Circle Takes the Square and United Nations as the only rapper on the bill, and gaining a legion of hard-won converts with a powerful Live Band setup.
This autumn, he will headline in the UK & Ireland with a new live outfit, comprised of Warren Borg & Paul Glover (who backed Scroobius Pip a few years back on his acclaimed “Distraction Pieces” tour) as well as DJ Buddy Peace, who Dolan has collaborated with extensively. The tour will support Dolan & Buddy Peace’s House of Bees Vol. 3 mixtape, due out this fall, and tease an official LP (4 years in the making) due next spring.
warrenpeace are Buddy Peace and Worgie. warrenpeace have been making music together since summer 2012 after both performing on Scroobius Pip’s Distraction Pieces tour. Buddy Peace makes beats and blips and is best known for his work with Sage Francis and Strange Famous Records. Worgie makes guitar noise, beats and blips and is best known for his work with Scroobius Pip and Speech Development Records.
warrenpeace craft music combining raw, dusty drum heat geared around live sampler performances with angry and personal storytelling, adrenaline fuelled guitar noise and grizzly, sub-heavy synths. Personal tales of a sartorial take on London life and experiences are captured in present day discofied city punk bangers. SDR007 is both catalogue number and the title for their debut record released on Released onSpeech Development Records on 2 June 2014. It features guests Scroobius Pip, Natasha Fox (Distraction Pieces/FutureAges and Amy Bullman (DJ Zinc/Rinse). Singles Indoor Voice, Hungry and FRNKLY STVN have had extensive airplay on XFM (Hungry making the evening playlist) and BBC 6 MUSIC and their accompanying videos have had thousands of views on YouTube and continue to attract both fans and media interest; most recently Clash Magazine’s premiere of the video for FRNKLY STVN. warrenpeace are coming for you.
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