PAULINE BLACK WINS SELECTOR NAME
PAULINE BLACK = THE SELECTER®
ULTIMATE RUDE-GIRL WINS TRADEMARK RIGHTS FOR SEMINAL SKA BAND’S NAME
It’s official: queen of ska Pauline Black now owns The Selecter® name. This makes the band’s forthcoming gig at Islington Academy on July 23 even more exciting as it’s the first time since the original band split from 2-Tone in 1981 that a The Selecter® event has been this official. Driven by Pauline Black and Gaps Hendrickson’s inimitable vocal-power, The Selecter® offer a full-on, skank-heavy ska revival with a contemporary edge and political bite.
From now on, Neol Davies will have to think up a new name for any future musical projects, clearing up any confusion among fans as to which ‘The Selecter’ they were going to see – there is only one The Selecter® and it belongs to Pauline Black.
The Selecter®’s fabulous new single, Back To Black, a cover of the Amy Winehouse classic, is out July 25, and the band has an equally ace album Made In Britain, out Sep 5. Pauline Black is available for interview.