news archive - july 2011
28th July 2011
Secret London pub gigs 1978
During 1978, in an effort to circumnavigate their GLC ban from London venues, the band played a trio of secret gigs in the capital. The gigs, all played under pseudonyms, have become legendary in the band's history. This feature spotlights these dates...
22nd July 2011
Jet deciphers Genetix
Following its recent live airings, the site has received a number of emails asking Jet to explain his complex drum pattern to this classic track from The Raven. Jet revisits a piece he penned for Strangled magazine back in 1982 in his latest ratter.
14th July 2011
New gig for Northern Ireland
The Stranglers are confirmed to appear at the Feile An Phobail festival in West Belfast on Saturday 6th August. It is the band's first date in Northern Ireland since late 2008. More details and ticket info will be available on the festival website.
Updated- Tickets for this gig are now on sale via the Feile box office and are priced at £12.
9th July 2011
Stage times for Benicassim
The band are appearing at this Spanish festival late on Friday 15th July on the FiberFIB stage. They will actually be onstage at 12.15am so it's the early hours of Saturday in reality and are schedlued to play an hour long set. Times may vary slightly on the day. Further details can be found here
3rd July 2011
Black and Brown
In the first of an occasional series of features, Jet turns investigative journalist exploring a subject close to his heart...
1st July 2011
Memorabilia-Black and White
The third article in the memorabilia series focuses on 1978's Black and White album.
A large selection of promo items from around the world were produced for the album release including a poster for their debut Icelandic gig...