Surrey Socialist R’n’B collective THEE FACTION release their new album next week, together with a batch of festival dates and a brand new video, premiered by Vive Le Rock today!

Reading Writing Revolution is the band’s fifth album since the original 80s line-up were spurred into reforming by the discovery of the tapes of their Live At Ebbw Vale album and follows 2013’s Good Politics.

Subtitled The Tendency Of The Rate Of Profit To Fall and released through Soviet Beret, the album features eleven brand new tracks, including the new download single ‘(You’ve Got The) Numbers (Why Don’t You Use It?)’ – check out the video here!

The band will be playing three festival shows this Summer, including the Left Field Stage at Glastonbury at the personal invitation of Billy Bragg. The dates are…

Sat 27 June: Left Field Stage, Glastonbury (6pm)

Sat 4 July: Matchwomen’s Festival, London

Sun19 July: Tolpuddle Festival, Dorset

You can buy Reading Writing Revolution here.


Pic: Robin Boot


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  • Mark Lancaster on

    And what a great album it is too. Their best to date I think.

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