The Beat reveals music video for brand new single, ‘Side to Side,’ taken their first album in 30 years ‘Bounce,’ the band’s fourth LP.
Joining Roger in the revitalized Beat is his son Ranking Junior AKA Matthew Murphy, a powerhouse MC who brings to the band an update on the toasting that made Ranking Roger such a pivotal part of the original Beat. Side to Side features Ranking Junior taking the lead as well as co-writing the track with his dad Ranking Roger.
Life-long friends, The Selecter and The Beat are two of the main bands to come out of 2 Tone – a crucial musical and cultural movement which is still as relevant today as it was over 30 years ago. Renowned for their energetic live shows, longevity has not diminished either band’s ability to put in a performance and get everyone in a room, or field, dancing. The bands are teaming up to give fans a rare treat, hitting the road together for a number of dates around the UK and Ireland in Spring 2017. Originally a six-date tour, due to demand they have now added 8 more dates.