Celebrating their 30th anniversary, Brighton folk-punk band The Levellers are setting off on a new tour.
The tour follows the release of their acoustic album recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the talented producer John Leckie.
Emerging victorious through the ups and downs of label deals, spats with the music press, and the wear and tear of touring, The Levellers are still going strong.
They have long been, and still are, one of the best live bands around, and, often overlooked, is their impressive back catalogue of recorded music.
The Levellers sold more platinum, gold, and silver selling albums in the 1990s than any other act.
They have had seven Top 40 albums, including the number one album Zeitgeist and their platinum-selling 1991 album Levelling The Land, as well as a number of Top 40 singles including This Garden, Hope St, Just the One and What a Beautiful Day.
Musicians Mark Chadwick and Jeremy Cunningham met in The Eagle, a pub in Brighton, in 1988. Discovering that they had a fair bit in common, including a left wing view of politics, they decided to form a band.
They soon added Charlie Heather on drums and Jon Sevink on fiddle and, after a short while, Alan Miles to play harmonica, guitar and the mandolin.
Before the end of the decade the band released two EPs on their own Hag label in 1989, which led to a contract with Musidisc and the rest is history.
The band have had a hugely varied career including headlining at Glastonbury Festival to 300,000 to winning the Roots Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2011.
The Levellers are making a stop at The Anvil on Friday 13 July; doors open at 7pm.
Tickets are £27 and £29.50. For more information or for tickets, call the Anvil Arts box office on 01256 844244, or visit the website anvilarts.org.uk.