- 20 Oct 17
Post-punk legend Jah Wobble talks about his groundbreaking work with PiL, his Irish roots, and collaborating with The Edge and Sinéad O’Connor.
Over the last 40 years, Jah Wobble has remained at the cutting edge of music. Whether laying down throbbing basslines with Public Image Limited, or ploughing his own eclectic furrows in various guises, he has continued to push the boundaries.
The Manchester resident is Ireland-bound this month with his Invaders Of The Heart, who have just unleashed their latest opus The Usual Suspects – a cogent reworking of some career-spanning cuts.
“I have a really hot band at the moment,” states Wobble when queried on the background to the project. “People at the shows come up to me and say, ‘I want to buy exactly what you have done on the stage tonight.’ So that was the idea of it, to capture one of our two-hour sets. There are some new songs too, because we’re always doing new things anyway.” The legendary bassist is enjoying a new flush of creativity, born it seems from the chemistry in the current line-up. His next collection will be a collaboration with Youth of Killing Joke fame.