Popes of Chillitown release their fourth studio album ‘Take A Picture’.  A genre-denying melée of energetic, fiercely catchy and immersive songs, the record brings together all the diverse influences in the band, spanning punk, rock, ska, hip-hop, metal, dub, two-tone and drum n bass.

Accompanying single ‘Short Straw’ joins recent cuts ‘Crashmat’ and ‘Take A Picture’, gaining support from Spotify, Apply and Deezer with airplay including from Johnny Doom at Kerrang! Radio, Total Rock, Amazing Radio, Primordial and as wide reaching as national radio in Colombia.

Popes now announce a string of new tour dates to celebrate the album release. Renowned for their energetic live shows, they have amassed a loyal following, with 3 well-received albums, millions of streams, tours supporting Fishbone, Voodoo Glow Skulls & The Slackers as well as relentless headline touring of their own.

The eagerly anticipated fourth album ‘Take A Picture’ is out now on Criminal Records, with digital, CDs and 12” Splatter Vinyl available at all good retailers.


Jun 30 – ALRESFORD Wood-Fest 2023
Jul 1 – SETTLE Settle Down Festival
Aug 4 – BLACKPOOL Rebellion Festival
Aug 5 – DONCASTER Gig In A Field Fest
Aug 6 – BLACKPOOL Rebellion (Acoustic)
Aug 7 – LANCASTER Ye Olde John O Gaunt
Aug 10 – YORK Fulford Arms
Aug 12 – LEEDS The Key Club
Aug 13 – NEWCASTLE Trillians
Aug 18 – DORSET Convoy Cabaret Naughty Corner
Sep 29 – NORWICH Arts Centre w/ Random Hand
Sep 30 – LONDON The Dome w/ Random Hand
Oct 1 – BRISTOL The Fleece w/ Random Hand
Oct 13 – ALTON Lounge Bar
Nov 1 – HASTINGS The Crypt w/ Wonk Unit