If hip-hop was your bag in the late '90s, you'll no doubt remember hitting up clubs and pumping your fists to the superb Jurassic 5. Always impossibly funky, tight and left of centre with little in the way of derogatory and degrading lyrics, the Californians announced their intent in 1998 with their eponymous debut EP which contained their only UK hit, "Concrete Schoolyard", as well as bangers like "Action Satisfaction" and "Jayou".
Later releases saw Jurassic 5 broaden their sound with perhaps 2000's "Quality Control" being their most commercial and 2006's "Feedback" their most successful.
Shortly after that last album appeared, the band disbanded - until now. This year has seen their name already appear on festival line-ups, including Manchester's The Parklife Weekender 2013 in June and, just confirmed, London's sexy Lovebox 2013 in July (they'll support Azealia Banks on the Friday).
Not surprisingly, the group has lined-up some headliners as well. First up are June shows in Glasgow, Birmingham and Brixton - all have tickets available but the Brixton one is down to seats only at £32.50.
As well as Lovebox, Jurassic 5 will warm-up for that lucrative slot with a show in Leeds and Bristol on 16th/ 17th July - tickets on sale [19/4/2013 9:00].