All posts tagged: ska

The Selecter & The Beat at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, April 29th, London

The Selecter and The Beat have announced a co-headline London concert on Saturday 29th April 2017. The 2 Tone legends are teaming up to give fans a rare treat. Life-long friends, they are two of the main bands to come out of 2 Tone – a crucial musical and cultural movement which is still as relevant today as it was over 30 years ago. The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black, alongside an incredible talented band of musicians, and co-fronted by original member Arthur Read more […]

Nubiyan Twist Deliver Their Ska-Fused Track ‘Headhunter’

Whilst there have been a number of bands to try to recreate the sound of ska and afrobeat, Leeds band Nubiyan Twist have done it well…extremely well. In 2015, they released their self-titled debut album which garnished support from the likes of David Rodigan and Huey Morgan, just to name a few. With their forthcoming EP ‘Siren Song’ scheduled to land May 27th on Wormfood Records, the 12 piece band now unveil their new track ‘Headhunter’. Heavy-hitting with a roundhouse kick of ska, the festive song is an instant warmer, giving more credibility to the idea that Nubiyan Twist are one of the best to do it in these modern times.

The Skints Release “Short Change” EP

Recently the East London reggae/ska/punk band The Skints released a video for the track “The Cost of Living Is Killing Me”, a dub cut which focuses on the high costs of living in the UK during these times of economic woes. Now the group drops their anticipated new EP titled “Short Change”. The four song EP features a guest appearance by Jovel, who many remember as Random Impulse, as well as an instrumental version of “The Cost of Living Is Killing Me” on the EP. “Short Change” is released out Read more […]

The Skints to release new single “Out My Mind”

East London reggae/ska/punk band The Skints are set to release a new single titled “Out My Mind” on May 27th on Bomber Music/Penny Drop Recordings. The mellow, warm reggae cut relates to those who have recently broken up with someone and is now trying to go out and have fun. The band is currently on tour around the UK after a number of shows in France. You can preview and pre-order “Out My Mind” on iTunes. The Skints tour dates 15th PORTSMOUTH WEDGEWOOD ROOMS – 16th BRIGHTON KOMEDIA 17th Read more […]

Dub Pistols live at XOYO, May 23rd, 2013, London

The ascendancy of big-beat techno with punk rock attitude continued unabated with the Dub Pistols, a lager-swilling quintet headed by ex-club promoter Barry Ashworth and featuring guitarist John King, bassist Jason O’Bryan, programmer Bill Borez, and turntablist Malcolm Wax. Ashworth, who had been turned on to the vibes of Ibiza house in the mid-’80s, began promoting clubs in Britain later in the decade. 8PM – 11:30PM | £12 ADV XOYO 32-37 Cowper Street, Shoreditch London EC2A 4AP 020 Read more […]

The Skints “Rub-A-Dub” video

The Skints have been touring throughout Europe so in their new video “Rub-A-Dub” you’ll catch the band mashing up shows from city to city. Not only do we love this track, which is taken from their album “Part & Parcel”, but you have to love the English breakfast stop motion in the beginning of the clip. The video is directed by Chris Hugall. Read more […]

Farmfestival 2013 line up announced

Held at the Gilcombe Farm in Somerset, Farmfestival is a smaller scaled two day event that packs in tons of good music, people and a great experience. The line up for the festival this year includes Ghostpoet, Art Brut, The Skints, DJ Die, Reeps One and more. The event takes place on July 26-27 so get your tickets early and enjoy a weekend of beautiful vibes. Farmfestival Date: Friday 26th – Saturday 27th July 2013 Location: Gilcombe Farm, Bruton, Somerset Bands Ghostpoet Art Read more […]