Vice Squad Bio:
2009 - In spite of the grinding disappointment of shelving 'Fairground', being permanently skint and trying to keep the band on the road Beki and Paul rally from the setbacks and write a brand new set of songs that later become 'LONDON UNDERGROUND'. The album sees a welcome return to UK Brit Punk style that was missing on previous albums of the 90's. This album is a fitting follow up to the much acclaimed 'Defiant', and boasts a brilliant sleeve drawn by US artist Landon Armstrong depicting London Punk night life and a fold out poster of fan photographs. Beki and Paul have started their own 'Last Rockers' label and 'London Underground' is it's first release. 'We thought that as we'd created this album at a time when most people would have quit and had scraped together the money to master it we may as well stick our necks out even further and release it ourselves. This way it's entirely DIY from start to finish, except for the amazing sleeve which was down to the talent and generosity of Landon and designer Barry Kade. This album was the easiest to write and record so far, the ideas were bursting out of us and as usual it was cathartic to get my feelings out in the lyrics. We were on such a creative roll that we wrote and recorded half of the next album. '
Vice Squad are about to embark on a tour of the West Coast and Texas and will be playing songs from 'London Underground' and 'Defiant' as well as the old favourites.
On their return to the UK in July they will play Shepherds Bush Empire with US punk legends Bad Brains and UK punk festival 'Rebellion' in August.
2010 - VICE SQUAD playing many UK and Italian dates with US tour in the pipeline.