The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. Pauline Black is one of very few women in the 2-Tone scene – the original Rude Girl she is often referred to as the Queen of Ska.
The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the original 2-Tone era is still there, except the pair are more driven than ever. The band recently won Best Roots Act at the 2018 Vive Le Rock Awards and played on the Main Stage at the The Biggest Weekend for BBC Radio 2 in Coventry in May. The Selecter are touring the West Coast of the US this Autumn to play 11 shows with Special Guest and DJ Rhoda Dakar. The band will be playing an extended, hit-rich set with some added live favourites and surprises.
The Selecter’s new studio album Daylight was released to critical acclaim in October 2017. Recorded in London against a strangely familiar backdrop of political foment, anger at austerity policies and the sudden emergence of a revitalized left wing vying for Government, Daylight looks at the modern world with classic Selecter energy, wit and danceability.