3rd June 2016
East End Babylon
1. Your Country Needs You / 2. Grasses And Snides / 3. I Love Being Me / 4. The Devil Went Down To Essex / 5. East End Babylon / 6. Scars To Prove It / 7. Silvertown / 8. Bang Out Of Order / 9. Back To My Roots / 10. In Control Forever
The Cockney Rejects release their brand new album 'East End Babylon' on the back of a 7 date UK tour in October. A comprehensive feature length documentary on the band, also called ‘East End Babylon’, will be shown nationally in 40+ cinemas on 8 November. With Pussy Riot covering 'I Am Not A Fool' and The Rejects recently joining special guests at the Stone Roses' 'Village Underground' show in London alongside Bradley Wiggins, Jessica Ennis and Jimmy Page, there has never been a better time to check out the band that inspired a generation. Formed in the turbulence of late Seventies East London as an answer to the art school punk that had dominated until then, the Cockney Rejects soon cornered their patch with their timeless brand of terrace singalong classics and white hot live set. In recent years the band were discovered by a new fanbase, such as US bands Rancid [whom The Rejects will support in Glasgow on 2nd December and Liverpool on 3rd] and Green Day. The Rejects were fiercely working class in stance and attitude, the band eschewed the political ramblings of punk’s first wave and sang about their own circumstances - police harassment, street battles and football to name three. Signed by EMI after playing four local gigs (less than The Pistols!) they found themselves playing sell out tours the length and breadth of the UK and seeing their debut album storm the charts. Top of the Pops appearances followed, which became the stuff of legend as the band generally ran amok in the hallowed White City studios, finally getting banned from the show for their boisterous behaviour. The band's renaissance is duly set with the release of this fearsomely good album and a forthcoming film that will secure their legendary status and win them a whole new generation of fans. Also available: Unforgiven (GR2); East End To The West End (GR5).