Pop: asian dub foundation

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Many thought that Asian Dub Foundation (right) were unlucky not to scoop the Technics Mercury Music Prize after having made the shortlist with their Rafi's Revenge album, an exhilaratingly angry fusion of breakbeats, punk, rap and traditional Asian vibes. Onstage, ADF's political consciousness is even more of a full-on proposition, as they add extra decibels and energy to already charged-up numbers like "Naxalite" and "Free Satpal Ram". Jazz- sampling, funky New York lo-fi rockers Soul Coughing are an inspired if not an obvious choice for a support band.

Shepherds Bush Empire, London W12 (0171-771 2000) Fri; Anson Rooms, Bristol (0114-222 8777) Sat 21 Nov; Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 22 Nov

Tim Perry