Saturday 1st June⋄ 15.00 - 15:45 ⋄ Stage On The Green
Grown out of their small-town suburban roots to speak to the trudging nation, The Drop have established themselves touring the UK festival circuit and self releasing a string of singles and EPs, gaining a loyal grassroots following along the way. Marrying jump-up grooves, down & dirty bass, epic walls of sound and clever lyricism they create a mesmeric stage show, captivating the audience from the first track to the reluctant last.
Taking some time out after a frantic first few years of gigging to perfect their long awaited debut album, ‘Last Stand’, they are primed for a return to the stage. The album, recorded at the prestigious KONK Studios, remains true to the live experience they’ve developed and features dub pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry on lead single Dunna Runna.
Described as ‘UK Reggae at its best’ (BBC 1Xtra), The Drop’s contemporary take on Jamaican Roots music has been accepted and acclaimed across the board. They have had national radio plays
from Gilles Peterson, Huw Stevens (BBC 6 Music) & David Rodigan (BBC Radio 1Xtra & Kiss FM), and online support from Clash, Irie Mag, United Reggae and UK Bass Music to name a few.
Stoking the fires of free thought, reggae has long been the spark to ignite any potential brooding youth movement. From The Clash to the explosion of dub-step, they all have their place and are each as culturally significant as the last. The Drop are set to find their place in this category, coming hard with their own distinctive sound and a strong message.
“A dubby lullaby with a dancehall flex to engage your feet as well as you brain” The Skints
“No, this was not recorded in Kingston Jamaica, this was recorded right here in London, real real fine!” David Rodigan MBE
“Explosive.. a riotous fusion of rock with reggae, indie songcraft with dub exploration all delivered with no small degree of attitude” Clash Music