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Dissociates Announce Debut Album ‘A Capital Idea’

25th October 2017

London punk rock powerhouse Dissociates are delighted to share their debut album ‘A Capital Idea’ set for release on 10th November 2017 through Safety Second Records.

Recorded at Middle Farm Studios, Devon with James Bragg (Cock Sparrer, Solemn Sun, Woahnows) the 10-track album contains 5 brand new songs and 5 tracks from their previous EP – ‘After Hours At The Violet Club’.

The album artwork, revealed today features the iconic George Major wearing a radiation mask imagining “A London which continues to thrive with the backdrop of low-level radioactive fallout”. Also known as the ‘Pearly King of Peckham’ George comes from a long line of working-class Londoners who don magnificent suits and hats and raise money for charitable causes. Commenting on the artwork and the ideas behind it, vocalist/guitarist Dan Stevens explains:

“We wanted to contrast something traditionally London with the imagined future of fallout. That’s where the idea of getting a Pearly came from. It would have been disrespectful to have faked it so that’s when we got in touch with George Major. He’s not just ‘a Pearly’ he’s King Pearly and president of the Guild of Pearlies.

At 84 he’s a living legend and we were honoured to have him part of our story. When David Gill heard what we were doing he very kindly offered his services and really captured George’s dignity in the photo”.

To celebrate the release of their first full-length album the band have shared a brand new music video for their new track ‘Useless Wooden Toys’ taken from the forthcoming album.

The release will be supported by UK and European touring including a free entry London album release show with support from River Jumpers, Sweet Empire and Harker at The Finsbury on November 11th organised by Punktastic.

‘A Capital Idea’ is out Friday 10th November on Safety Second Records.


Nov 02 – Lille FR, Do It Yourself Cafe
Nov 03 – Tours FR, Canadian Cafe
Nov 04 – Amiens FR, Sombrero Cafe
Nov 09 – Hastings UK, Flairz Bar
Nov 10 – Plymouth UK, The Junction
Nov 11 – London UK, The Finsbury
Nov 12 – Canterbury UK, Lady Luck
Nov 18 – London, UK, T-Chances


Dan, Ned, Julian, Dave