Sunday, 5 October 2014

REWIND: Levellers - 'The Cholera Well'

Following the hugely divisive 2000 album 'Hello Pig', the Levellers spent a few years in commercial and creative decline, with 2002's inconsistent 'Green Blade Rising' failing to make an impact, and 2005's disappointing 'Truth And Lies' marking an all time low for this usually brilliant band.

2008 saw the group release their finest album in at least a decade, the excellent 'Letters From The Underground' which signalled a return to the political punk-folk sound of the band's vintage material and landed in the UK album charts at number 24. The regained sense of purpose is evident for all to hear on the awesome 'The Cholera Well', which burns with vitality as a rousing sense of unrest rages from within.

Frontman Mark Chadwick talks to RW/FF in this interview which can be found HERE. As well as the band's history and future plans, he talks about the new Greatest Hits album, which entered the UK charts at number 32 today. If you haven't noticed, all this week has been Levellers week on RW/FF, and more articles on the band can be found HERE.

The band will soon embark on a UK tour with support from the brilliant She Makes War, and ska legends The Selector.

NOV 11 Nottingham Rock City
NOV 12 Bristol o2 Academy
NOV 13 London o2 Shepherds Bush Empire
NOV 14 Birmingham o2 Academy o2 Academy
NOV 15 Norwich UEA
NOV 16 Portsmouth Guildhall
NOV 18 Wrexham William Aston Hall
NOV 19 Newcastle o2 Academy
NOV 20 Sheffield o2 Academy
NOV 21 Glasgow o2 ABC
NOV 22 Manchester Academy

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