Their fusion of rave and indie is one of the things that makes them unique, with a new album always eagerly awaited. Fans need not wait much longer
Paul Weller is not just an English pop star he’s a style icon. His group the Jam, following hot on the heels of the UK punk scene, helped introduce Mod to an unsuspecting global public, synthesising rock and soul in a peculiarly English vision with one eye on the past and another on the future. Then his aptly named Style Council rode in on a wave of acid jazz and soul and reinvented them in ever more popular forms. In a career that has gone from strength to strength his has been a consistent evolution, drawing upon past influences to build new forms, from ‘My Ever Changing Moods’ to ‘Stanley Road’ and ‘Promised Land’.
Now he has announced a round of summer concerts in England, but with an unexpected twist – setting them in some of the UK’s most beautiful forests, including June 14 in Sherwood Pines Forest, on June 21 in Bedgebury Forest, June 27 in Dalby Forest, June 28 at Cannock Chase Forest and 4 July in Delamere Forest as part of Forestry Commission gigs tour.