The Slits |  Artist

The Slits | Artist

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The Slits was a British post-punk dub band formed 1976 in London by Ari Up, Palmolive, Kate Korus and Suzy Gutsy. Viv Albertine and Tessa Pollitt replaced Korus and Gutsy soon after the band formed. They got their big break as a support band, along with Buzzcocks, on The Clash's White Riot tour. Soon after they recorded their masterpiece album Cut produced by Dennis Bovell and with Neneh Cherry on backing vocals. The band carried on with lineup changes until 2010 when lead singer Ari Up passed away. The Slits' unique mix of post punk and dub styles, coupled with their social and political activism made them one of the most influential bands of their era. Cut is a classic album and Return of the Giant Slits is also excellent.

Artist Website: theslits.co.uk

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Related Artists: Ari Up, Viv Albertine, Hollie Cook, New Age Steppers