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Ska-Line Round Up Of The Global Ska Scene 7th March 2021

Updated: Mar 7

Morning all - been a bit busy with the new station of late...

Let's dive in - lots to see and hear


NEW BOSSTONES ALBUM IMMINENT

May 7th sees the release of The Mighty Mighty BossTones' 11th album. Written before and during the pandemic, this is set to be a visionary piece. New single I Don't Believe In Anything arrived a couple of days back. After The Final Parade, it's good to see that there is less of a Tim Armstrong influence on the sound. Nothing wrong with TA - we love him - but we also love that Mighty Mighty Sound!


Mr Kingpin has a new album on the horizon. Beautiful reggae infused tunes with boss ska keys. The album entitled Introducing Mr Kingpin will be released on the legendary Jump Up records. The first single 'Think Again' dropped last week and it is a belter.


The project is the brainchild of Jon E Bravo, aka Mr. Kingpin, who has been writing, recording, and performing ska music for 16 years with Dallas based 2Tone band, Rude King. It really does have that authentic Jamaican sound of the 60's.

Go get it from https://mrkingpin.bandcamp.com/album/introducing-mr-kingpin

Full album drops June this year.


Sgt Scag and Hans Gruber and the Die Hards have a split EP out right now and it's pretty damn heavy! Sgt Scag donate Cultination to the release which is a hard and brassy number (if you have Nu Ska Vol 2 - you've heard it on there) The last thing we had from these Connecticutians was Murderhouse and it's just as good.


Hans Gruber and the Die Hards offer up Medical Advice and You Are Being Watched. These Texans describe themselves as a punk band but this is pretty ska heavy to my ears! With horns to the fore, this is more punky than Sgt Scag but the off beat energy drives it forward. Op Ivy and System of a Down fans should dig this.

https://sgtscag.bandcamp.com/album/sgt-scag-hans-gruber-and-the-die-hards


Next up Hub City Stompers! The boys and girls form Dirty Jersey kept this on quiet!