TOUR NEWS : Captain Accident / Bad Press Album Tour – Pt. 1

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

Bad Press interweaves reggae, rocksteady and ska with boisterous bass and silky guitars to create a tapestry of seriously mellow music; yet there’s an edge here, for the lyrics contain heavy political commentary that add a sharp, smart overlay to the dulcet soundsMEDIUM

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CAPTAIN ACCIDENT has announced the BAD PRESS ALBUM TOUR – PART 1 for February and March in support of his acclaimed fourth album, which was released in 2021, and includes a special homecoming date at Cardiff Globe on Friday 18 February. The Bad Press Album Tour – Part 2 will follow in the autumn of 2022. The BAD PRESS album is available now on CD and via iTunes, Spotify, Deezer and all other major digital outlets.



Watch the videos to the two singles from the album here:



To coincide with the tour, the second single from the album, WINGS, which has accumulated repeated plays on BBC Radio 1Xtra, will be released in March as a very limited edition of 100 coloured 7’ singles and 200 black 7” singles on Happy People Records, the highly respected London reggae, rocksteady, soul, and ska label. All singles will be numbered and pressed on the label’s trademark heavyweight vinyl. Pre-order here:

BAD PRESS track listing:

  • Not the End of The World
  • Best Shoes
  • Playing Field
  • Wings
  • Miami Incoming
  • Run Rabbits Run
  • Ride My Own Path
  • Puttin’ Up a Fight
  • Darn N Stormy
  • Wake Me Up


Full tour dates as follows:



Fri           04           CHELTENHAM                       Frog & Fiddle

Sat          05           LONDON                               Signature Brew Haggerston

Sun         06           WESTON-SUPER-MARE       Incider Festival

Fri           11           GUILDFORD                          Star Inn

Sat          12           WEYMOUTH                         Belvedere

Fri           18           CARDIFF                                 Globe

Sat          19           SALISBURY                            Winchester Gate

Thu         24           GLASGOW                             Hug & Pint

Fri           25           PRESTON                               Continental

Sat          26           NUNEATON                          Queens Hall




Fri           04           NOTTINGHAM                      Old Cold Store

Sat          05           BRADFORD                            Underground

Fri           25           HONITON                              Beehive

Sat          26           FALMOUTH                           Chintz


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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 heartfelt and captivating lyrics.

As often seen in the roots of reggae and ska, the message in the lyrics is both politicised and agitated. It’s a trait that has epitomised the previous albums and continues with BAD PRESS. As Skiddle noted, “What stands out is the paradox between heavy political commentary and the boisterous rocksteady bass and supporting guitar, emanating both a warmth and a declaration of peace.”

CAPTAIN ACCIDENT creates his unique blend of roots reggae, ska, and rocksteady at his studio in Cardiff, a sound that is then transformed to the live stage with the help of five exceptional musicians. Through numerous festival appearances which include 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 infectious and thrill-inducing on the circuit.

CAPTAIN ACCIDENT and his band were handpicked by the legendary Toots & The Maytals to support on a run of UK dates in 2016 and impressed 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.

They have also shared stages with many of the most recognisable names in reggae and ska including Suggs, who has been known to invite himself onstage to sing with the band, Neville Staple, The Skints, Less Than Jake, The Toasters, Aswad, The Skatalites and Fishbone.





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