Ska-Line Round Up of the Global Ska Scene February 14th 2021
Morning all - here we go with some stuff about the music we love...
I'm sure it hasn't passed you by, but just in case... The Selecter re-released their 40th anniversary masterclass Too Much Pressure album.
Released on heavyweight 180g vinyl (black or clear variants) remastered and cut at half speed. 3CD box set contains a new remaster of our original 1980 album. CD2 collects all the non-album singles, b-sides, John Peel session and some previously unreleased rarities. CD3 features a newly mixed concert recorded at Tiffany’s in Coventry on the Two Tone Tour in November 1979, along with some tracks recorded in 1980. Early orders also get a 7 inch single of On My Radio b/w Too Much Pressure which I am assuming will carry the CHSTT4 number?
Pre-order now from https://theselecter.tmstor.es/cart/product.php?id=76419
First new music from The Launchers since 2019's The Leader - is Rainbow Children. A reggae infused, bass driven number. A summation of life in lockdown. A laid back reggae heavy vibe in this one. Love the recorder motif after the chorus - linking the child like qualities of the Rainbow Children.
From their press release 'Rainbow Children’ presents a hopeful message of love and light in these challenging times, it must be love... A message to those struggling to take joy and hope from restriction. A spirit of re discovering the simple things in life, family values, taking forward the positives from Lockdown life. A new ‘look up’ generation will emerge, It's okay to revel and celebrate one of the defining challenges of our time… . ' Releasing 23rd March, marking the one year anniversary of the first lockdown
Those talented people of the Holophonics have released a fun version of music from the N64 classic game Banjo-Kazooie with some decidedly Cardiacs like chord structure amongst the ska rhythms.