“Music that makes you want to dance your ‘beep’ off” Amy Lamé (BBC 6 Music)
“Spicy indie pop with a tropical feel.” CLASH Magazine
AS HEARD ON BBC 6MUSIC’S STEVE LAMACQ RECOMMENDS
London's Cable Street Collective broke through onto the UK festival circuit with the release of their first EP, 'The Best of Times', in 2014, which earned support from the likes of John Kennedy (Radio X) and Tom Robinson (BBC 6Music). In the years since, they've built up a stellar reputation as a live band, playing Glastonbury, Boomtown, Shambala, Bestival, Secret Garden Party (RIP), The Isle of Wight Festival, and the Lake of Stars Festival in Malawi.
They released their second EP, 'Where Now From Here?' in 2018, earning a raft of positive reviews from the likes of Clash Magazine, and more extensive radio play on BBC 6Music, BBC London, Radio X, Amazing Radio and others. They're currently working on their first full-length album.
Their music mixes African-influenced guitars and beats with soulful female vocals, socially-conscious lyrics and western melodies, creating an idiosyncratic alt-pop sound that’s all their own.
The band take their name from the Battle of Cable Street, the anti-fascist demonstration on 4th October 1936 which saw the people of East London come together to say ¡No pasarán! and deny Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts a chance to march.