Ska-Line A Round Up Of The Global Ska News 21st March 2021
Alright fellow humans! Let's GO!
So we've been living with this pandemic thing for a year now and it sucks. However, a tiny silver lining in an otherwise very big, black cloud is that we are back and skanking - broadcasting to the UK, NETHERLANDS, MEXICO, GERMANY, SWEDEN, AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, JAMAICA, GREECE, NEW ZEALAND, BELGIUM, HONG KONG, FINLAND, POLAND, ITALY & MALAYSIA 24/7. Can't hear us where you are? Get in touch and we will see what we can do.
As of yesterday, we have now included ARGENTINA, DENMARK, PERU and PANAMA.
To the music!
First up we have the new single from BDR regulars Half Past Two. Well known for their upbeat ska / pop / punky sounds and fantastic covers of pop standards - this is a return to their original ska/punk sound and it it's fantastic! Horns saturated, crunchy guitars and Tara's characteristic voice. As always with HP2, there's a really feel good aura to their music and it's a proper get you up in the morning and pep you up tune.
available from distrokid.com/hyperfollow/halfpasttwo/mean-green
New to us this week is Rude City Riot - a Vancouver based power-ska crew. They release their debut album 'Shady Schemes and Molotov Dreams' April 9th on the superb Stomp Records and we have chose Molotov Dreams to play you. A fairly assertive sound with a full sounding horn section (pretty sure it's one guy) the 2-Tone spirit is strong with the blend of ska guitars and brass over a hard rocking drumbeat - nice use of the floor tom throughout to give the song it's full power. These guys show real promise
Pre-order from https://stomprecords.com/shop/shady-schemes/