Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Plan B retires Strickland Banks

Plan B is retiring his soul alter ego Strickland Banks, and will not release another soul record.
Great deals on musical instruments

Plan B is retiring his soul alter ego Strickland Banks.

The rapper turned faux soul star scored huge commercial and critical success with his last album 'The Defamation Of Strickland Banks' - a concept driven record written in the first person, which saw the titular hero deal with life in the underworld and sent to prison- but has said he won't be following it up with a similar sounding record.

He said: "Why try and make another soul record when I made the best soul record I could? It was the best I could do.

"As an artist, someone with many different tastes, I want to go and venture into a different style, maybe reggae, maybe punk, dubstep.

"Who knows. There's stuff that I'm experimenting with at the moment that I really want to get stuck into."

The 27-year-old artist - real name Ben Drew- released a debut album of rap songs, 'Who Needs Actions When You Got Words' in 2006, and will return to the hip hop genre with his next release, 'The Ballad of Belmarsh' which gives an alternative version of the events in 'The Defamation Of Strickland Banks'.

The album will come out on an independent label after his record company, Atlantic, opted not to release it.

'The Defamation Of Strickland Banks' was the fifth biggest selling record of 2010 in the UK.

Posted on 6 Jan 2011 16:15 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures

28 Mar 2017 12:28
thumbnail

On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day

23 Mar 2017 15:29
thumbnail

With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.

22 Mar 2017 15:09
thumbnail

Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.

21 Mar 2017 15:25
thumbnail

Aiming to provide equal educational opportunities for children across the U.K, NYMAZ outline the importance of technology in today's learning environment.

10 Mar 2017 12:22
thumbnail

Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.

14 Feb 2017 13:19

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Designed in collaboration with celebrated musician Devin Townsend, Mooer's Ocean Machine blends gorgeous, transient tones with powerful expression and depth.

24 Apr 2017 13:35
thumbnail

JHS Pedals give us the lowdown on their latest pedal launches and re-releases from NAMM 2017, with products Shipping to European dealers on April 24th.

21 Apr 2017 15:18
thumbnail

Introducing a sleek aesthetic to an established favourite, Arturia's Step Range offer an extensive selection of creative options to the discerning musician.

21 Apr 2017 11:52
thumbnail

News has emerged from Superbooth that Behringer will be introducing their brand new Deep Mind 6, a smaller more condensed version of its big brother DeepMind 12

20 Apr 2017 16:32
thumbnail

Utilizing innovative features designed to complement the modern piano player, Yamaha's MX88 Synth offers a re purposed design and flawless functionality.

20 Apr 2017 13:33
thumbnail

Need to sort out your audio inconsistencies? iZotope launch an update across three of of their pieces audio editing software: Elements, Regular and Advanced.

20 Apr 2017 12:17