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Radical Dance Faction – 26th October 2012


Radical Dance Faction began in 1986 in Hungerford. They were founded by Chris Bowsher, who always remained the core of the group. In their early days they were known as Military Surplus, and indeed they kept this military connotation when they switched their name to something harder and startlingly original – “Radical Dance Faction.”

Radical Dance Faction’s music mixes punk sensibility and attitude with dub and ska grooves and sounds. They took the anger and anarchism of punk, but approached it with the mellow determination of reggae. The lyrics are spoken just as much as they are sung, and primarily deals with political issues and working class life in the UK. Chris Bowsher’s voice perfectly suits the dark moodiness of the music. He personally witnessed the Hungerford massacre in 1987, describing his experience in the song “Hot on the Wire”, and this made a strong impression on him in his early political development.

Bandicoot Promotions are bringing RDF to Cork for 2 gigs,

Sun 28th Oct 2012, Pine Lodge, Myrtleville
Price: Free adm
Doors: 8.30pm

And in conjunction with Cork Jazz Festival
Mon 29th Oct 2012, Crane Lane Theatre, Cork city
Price: Free adm
Doors: 11.30pm

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