Captain Accident / Bad Press Album Tour – Pt. 2






The usual luscious sunshine reggae is again in effect, but with more cutting protest lyrics than usual aimed towards politicians and mainstream media; the Bad Press album deserves to propel Captain Accident onto even greater thingsBUZZ MAGAZINE / 5* LP REVIEW

While predominantly influenced by reggae, fans of a more traditional ska or rocksteady sound will find a kindred spirit with Bad Press. At its heart, you’ll find plenty to dance to but much like the roots reggae that inspired the album, the songs don’t shy away from hard hitting topicsBEARDED GENTLEMEN MUSIC

An extraordinarily honest, personal, heartfelt, absorbing and hugely likeable slab of sound transporting us effortlessly to the high-water mark of old school roots reggae, dub and ska evoking the prophetic and soulful sounds of Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Burning Spear. Bob would’ve approved, I thinkALL MUSIC


The best in British reggae DAVID RODIGAN / BBC RADIO 1XTRA


Like sunshine pouring out of your speakersPUNKTASTIC



Following the highly acclaimed and successful first instalment earlier this year, CAPTAIN ACCIDENT is happy to announce the BAD PRESS ALBUM TOUR – PART 2 for the autumn. The tour comes in support of his fourth album, which generated a multitude of hugely positive reviews and is available now on CD and via iTunes, Spotify, Deezer and all other major digital outlets.





Watch videos to the two singles from the album here:





BAD PRESS follows three previous albums – Pick Up the Microphone (2010) Slippin’ Up (2013) and Wake & Break (2016) – each of which earned attention and acclaim from national press and BBC Radio 1Xtra and cultivated legions of fans within the vibrant reggae, ska and festival scenes, drawn by an intelligent approach to songwriting and the Captain’s heartfelt and captivating lyrics.





Fri             07             DERBY                                        Hairy Dog

Sun          16             LEICESTER                                 Firebug

Fri             21             HEREFORD                                Babar Café

Sat            22             GRAVESEND                             Red Lion

Fri             28             LONDON                                    The Grace

Sat            29             BRISTOL                                     Thekla




Wed         02             GLASGOW                                Hug & Pint

Thu          03             HULL                                            New Adelphi

Thu          10             SWINDON                                 The Vic

Fri             11             ALTON                                        Lounge Bar

Sat            12             ST DAVIDS                                Clwb

Fri             18             BOURNEMOUTH                    Chaplin’s

Sat            19             SHREWSBURY                         Albert’s Shed


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CAPTAIN ACCIDENT has been creating a unique blend of roots reggae, ska and rocksteady for several years at his studio in Cardiff, which is then transformed to the live stage with the help of exceptional musicians. Through numerous festival appearances – including Glastonbury, Bestival, Wilderness, Boomtown and the Secret Garden Party – and extensive touring of the UK and Europe, the live show has become one of the most thrilling and infectious on the circuit.


The band’s live history has seen them experience many momentous and notable occasions, including being handpicked by the legendary Toots & The Maytals to support on a run of UK dates in 2016 and impressing the reggae masters to such an extent that they were invited to perform as full tour support in 2017 and 2018, playing such eminent venues as London Barbican Theatre, Manchester Academy and Brighton Dome.


Already this year they have supported Steel Pulse at London Kentish Town Forum and performed at Europe’s most prestigious summer reggae festival, Rototom Sunsplash in Spain, and have previously shared stages with many of the most recognisable names in reggae and ska including Suggs – who invited himself onstage to sing with the band – Neville Staple, The Skints, Less Than Jake, The Toasters, Aswad, Fishbone, Alborosie and The Skatalites.









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