The Soup Dragons have reformed with their original line-up for a string of live dates this November.
Scottish psychedelic punk rockers Sean Dickson, Ross Sinclair, Sushil K. Dade and Jim McCulloch will return to the live stage after an absence of over 30 years, performing their back-to-basics effervescent guitar pop.
The band achieved huge success with their anthemic cover of the Rolling Stones’ ‘I’m Free’, and with MTV award nominations and Top 20 hit records especially in USA under their belts, they rocked many a live stage for years.
Last winter the band reactivated their influential ‘RAW TV PRODUCTS’ record label and in partnership with the mighty ‘LAST NIGHT FROM GLASGOW’ released compilation album ‘RAW TV PRODUCTS (SINGLES AND RARITIES 1985-88)’, celebrating their highly successful pre-“I’m Free” indie years.
The album was well received and went Top 5 in the Scottish album charts, convincing the band to bring their music back to the stage once more.
The Soup Dragons were leading lights in the so-called C-86 Music Scene – named after an NME produced cassette compilation of bands that were all coming through at the same time. It was a musical hotch-potch of different styles and genres but for the band it was an ideal springboard to get their irresistibly melodic punky pop music out into the mainstream.
“We were all teenagers at the time!”, recalls lead singer Sean Dickson, “we hit the ground running and basically made it up as we went along…we didn’t follow the rules then and we still don’t.”
“We’re aiming to capture the energy and sound of those early records”, states guitarist Jim McCulloch, “and to do what we did best-playing live and loud!”
The Soup Dragons 2023 UK Tour Dates:
Manchester Academy 2, 27 Oct
Birmingham O2 Academy2, 28
Leeds Brudenell Social Club, 29
London Electric Ballroom, 31
Newcastle Boiler Shop, 01 Nov
Glasgow SWG3 Galvanizers, 02
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