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Ska-line - round up of the ska news 24th Jan 2021

Snow? Looks like we have a ton of it in the UK. Stay safe - Stay Home - Listen to SKA!


Orquestra Brasileira de Música Jamaicana (OBMJ) have released much of their back catalogue on Bandcamp ahead of their new single 'Go!' releasing Feb 1st. The band hail from Sao Paolo in Brazil and pay tribute to Jamaican music in versions of Brazilian music classics in ska, reggae and rocksteady versions all with a flavour of Central and Southern American rhythms.

Avialable from https://obmj.bandcamp.com/


New Neville Staple and Sugary Single

Be Free Baby follows the stylings of Rude Rebels (How can that be 3 years old already?) Shared vocals with Nevile's characteristic toasting over an easy skanking beat. Released on Pickout Records.

Sugar Ants from Washington DC teased us by releasing some raw demo tracks from their forthcoming release. Now these demos are down and dirty organ driven numbers that will have fans of Mango Wood and Traveller's All Stars whetting their appetite. The lo-fi sound harkens back to the late 60s sound is a great promise of things to come.


Scandinavian stalwarts Babylove and the Van Dangos dropped a new single - the first since The Golden Cage Master, which - you will recall - was released a track at a time across the whole of 2019. Check it out below: