CAPTAIN ACCIDENT will release his fourth studio album on 20 August 2021 via iTunes, Spotify, Deezer and all other major digital outlets and also on CD. BAD PRESS follows three previous albums – Pick Up the Microphone (2010) Slippin’ Up (2013) and Wake & Break (2016) – each of which earned attention and acclaim from national press and BBC Radio 1Xtra and cultivated legions of fans within the vibrant reggae, ska and festival scenes, drawn by an intelligent approach to songwriting and the heartfelt and captivating lyrics.
As often witnessed in the traditional roots of reggae and ska, the message of PLAYING FIELD, the first track released from the album, is both politicised and agitated whilst being enveloped by the sweetest of rhythms and vocal performance. It’s a trait that has epitomised the previous albums and continues with BAD PRESS. As Skiddle rightly noted when discussing the band, “What stands out is the paradox between heavy political commentary and the boisterous rocksteady bass and supporting guitar, emanating both a warmth and a declaration of peace.”
CAPTAIN ACCIDENT creates his unique blend of roots reggae, ska and rocksteady at his studio in Cardiff, a sound that is then transformed to the live stage with the help of five exceptional musicians. Through numerous festival appearances which include Glastonbury, Bestival, Wilderness, Boomtown and Secret Garden Party, and extensive touring of the UK and Europe, their live show has become one of the most infectious and thrill-inducing on the circuit.
The band were handpicked by the legendary Toots & The Maytals to support on a run of UK dates in 2016 and impressed the reggae masters to such an extent that they were invited to perform as full tour support in 2017 and 2018, playing such prestigious venues as London Barbican Theatre, Brighton Dome and Manchester Academy. They were then asked to support on the full Toots & The Maytals European tour in 2020 but, naturally, this was initially postponed due to Covid-19 and subsequently cancelled following the death of Toots Hibbert.
CAPTAIN ACCIDENT has also shared stages with many of the most recognisable names in reggae and ska including Suggs, who has been known to invite himself onstage in order to sing with the band, Neville Staple, The Skints, Less Than Jake, The Toasters, Aswad, The Skatalites and Fishbone.
AUGUST
Sun    01    LONDON                   Scoop @ City Hall (Free show)
Sat    07     OXFORDSHIRE      Wilderness Festival
Thu    12    DERBY                       Hairy Dog (with The Maytals Band)
Fri    13      CAMBRIDGE            Junction (with The Maytals Band)
Sat    14      SHREWSBURY       Farmer Phil’s Music Festival
Thu    26    BRIGHTON              Chalk (with The Maytals Band)
Fri    27      SALISBURY             Winchester Gate
Sat    28     BIDEFORD               Big Sheep (with The Maytals Band)
Mon    30   OXFORD                   O2 Academy (with The Maytals Band)
SEPTEMBER
Fri    03      BRISTOL                Motion (with The Maytals Band)
Fri    17       NARBERTH          Queens Hall
BAD PRESS track listing: 
•    Not the End of The World
•    Best Shoes
•    Playing Field
•    Wings
•    Miami Incoming
•    Run Rabbits Run
•    Ride My Own Path
•    Puttin’ Up A Fight
•    Darn N Stormy
•    Wake Me Up

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