socialist rnb

Next gig: 2nd April, 100 Club, with The Darling Buds

Darling Buds flyer

Our next gig – which is also our first of 2016! – will be 2nd April at The 100 Club, supporting our comrades The Darling Buds, who are celebrating their 30th Anniversary by playing ‘Pop Said’ in full (is this a first?) as well as other classics.

Also on the bill are Brighton C86 band The Popguns.

We can’t wait to be back on the stage. See you down the front.

Tickets and info here.




Buy Thee Faction’s LP: Reading Writing Revolution


Reading Writing Revolution, or, The Tendency of the Rate of Profit to Fall, is the fifth album from legends of Socialist RnB Thee Faction. It’s yours for £7.

Track listing: Choose your enemy/(You’ve got the) numbers (why don’t you use it?)/The Three Rs/Rent strike/Bastards/Socialism:utopian & scientific/Police state/(Get it out) of your system/Strictly come marching/Equality/Bubble club

Reading Writing Revolution £7

Not sure? Here’s the first single from Reading Writing Revolution:

Like it? Download it for free:

And here’s the second single. With a selection of pictures and numbers to look at:

And here’s the title track:

Now buy the album.

The Socialist RnB Top 20 Album Chart is in! We’re not in it much.

The latest album chart is in from Socialist RnB!  It’s full to bursting with new entries, with Darren Hayman’s just-released indiepop hymnal Chants for Socialists making the Top 5 on the strength of pre-orders alone. chart

Anti-Tory/UKIP band of the year Sleaford Mods have clearly resonated with the Socialist RnB audience since the chart was last compiled, and quality new albums from stalwarts SmithJohnson and Petrie make a strong showing, competing with the back catalogue of ultra-left folkie David Rovics and a box set reissue from sarky Marxist C86-sters McCarthy.

A strong showing for home-grown queercore this time too, with “the one-man-punk-Soft-Cell” Ste McCabe’s Cockroaches and transgender riot grrrls Not Right’s Tory Scum pushing demand for their respective albums into the Top 10.


But the real news here is the Socialist RnB chart breakthrough of Steve White & the Protest Family, East London’s premier percussion-phobic agit-folkers. Putting the fallout from the 2012 Bookmarks Payola scandal behind them, The Family produced their best album yet in 2014, and were apparently beaten to the top spot only by a sudden UK demand surge for Bambu’s brand of deeply conscious Filipino hip hop.

Will Thee Faction, Lone Groover and Hurriers get their new albums out in time for the next chart? Stay tuned!