FINAL SHOW OF 2017: MANCHESTER – 16th DECEMBER
2018 UK TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT
A Certain Ratio play a special end of year show at Manchester O2 Ritz on 16th December, final few tickets available here: MANCHESTER TICKETS
ACR will then commence a UK tour early in 2018. A Certain Ratio (Jez Kerr, Donald Johnson, Martin Moscrop, Denise Johnson, Tony Quigley and Liam Mullan) will kick off the dates on 16 March with a show in Newcastle, the tour will include a performance in London on 21 April and at Atmosphere Festival at Seel Park in Mossley, full details below.
A CERTAIN RATIO UK TOUR
16 March – Newcastle, Hoochie Choochie – TICKETS HERE
17 March – Glasgow, Stereo – TICKETS HERE
24 March – Bristol, Fiddlers Club – TICKETS HERE
25 March – Brighton, The Haunt – TICKETS HERE
21 April – London, Garage – TICKETS HERE
18 May – Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
26 May – Tameside, Atmosphere Festival – TICKETS HERE
Tickets available from http://www.seetickets.com/tour/a-certain-ratio
A Certain Ratio are supporters of Artists Against Hunger, a campaign by Action Against Hunger and will donate £1 for each ticket sold in 2018. For further details, please go to: http://againsthunger.uk/acr
Friday 24 November will see the first three albums in a reissues series released:
The Graveyard And The Ballroom (limited edition vinyl with PVC sleeve)
To Each (limited edition double red vinyl)
Force (limited edition yellow vinyl)
Order from all good music stores or here: ACR store
I’d Like To See You Again
Up In Downsville
Mind Made Up
Change The Station
A Certain Ratio recently collaborated with the designer Ian Jackman Read to create a limited edition print and postcard set illustrating all of their album releases in the form of butterflies. The limited edition print and postcard book are available here.
“It was dance music, but a very different kind of dance music, one that located funk’s heart of darkness” – CLASSIC POP
“Cult punk funkateers” – UNCUT
“…mould-breakers” – MOJO
Listen to ‘Do The Du’: https://youtu.be/TsJ_54WyZ48
Watch the inspiring short film Tribeca, directed by Michael Shamberg here:
Follow A Certain Ratio on Spotify:
“… all the energy of Joy Division, but with better clothes” – 24 Hour Party People
“In tandem with the city that surrounded them, they had evolved, expanded, grasped a new diversity and, not least, surged to new levels of musicality.” – The Quietus on Force
“Soulful, smooth and packed with proper anthems…” – The Vinyl Factory on Good Together
A Certain Ratio + Mute = Good Together
A Certain Ratio embraced the ethic and culture of the late seventies post-punk explosion, but sounded like nothing else around them and refused to fit in. Formed in 1978, the band had various members throughout their career, and a core line-up of Jeremy Kerr, Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson.
Hailed universally as pioneers of what became known as “punk funk” thanks to the success of ‘Shack Up’ on both sides of the Atlantic, their sound is not easily pigeon holed and their influence can never be understated. The band introduced the avant-garde elements of funk, jazz, electronics, tape loops and technology to the pop song, wrapping it in a post punk aesthetic, adding great clothes and the coolest haircuts.
They have gone on to influence generations of musicians – from Talking Heads, LCD Soundsystem, Happy Mondays, Franz Ferdinand, ESG, Factory Floor and Andrew Weatherall. The Guardian’s Dave Simpson paid tribute to the band, once described as “James Brown on acid” in a recent Cult Heroes piece: “Once you start listening to A Certain Ratio, it’s difficult to stop”.