Category Archives: Ska

The UK’s wonderful two-tone take on Jamaican beats.

Album Review: The Skints – FM


WITH their frequent lyrics of London Town and strong male/female vocals flawlessly rapping, The Skints 3rd album FM still shares the familiar ska/dub/rap upbeat vibes, which they are so easily recognizable for. Continue reading Album Review: The Skints – FM

Live: Cut Capers + Neville Staple @ Circus of Boom, China Town, Bristol 23/02/15


BOOMTOWN have decided, this year, to run a series of themed events in Bristol in the run-up to the city’s 7th proudly-independent summer festival of the same name. For those who haven’t been or are unaware of the vibes that Boomtown provides, exploring the website and taking a look at the phenomenally well-produced video of the 6th festival last year gives you a great idea of what to expect. Certainly what I experienced at this promotional gig corroborates the fiercely alternative and independently-focused production style Boomtown aims to provide, with an immaculate attention to detail – the weirder and wackier the better.

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Cut Capers: Bristol Ska + Hip-Hop For Your Saturday Night Playlist!


Bristol-based Cut Capers have just released another brilliant, bouncy blend of ska and hip-hop that has become their trademark since getting together back in 2011. They describe themselves as an eight-piece band with a style based in hip-hop; swing; ska and roots reggae, a combination that, as previous EPs such as début The Pinstripe and Lighter prove, can work spectacularly well.

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