The Australian power-skapunk septet announces with a new sweep! 10 songs that continue where the predecessor "See You In Hell" ended. For 8 years, the crew around singer and mastermind FRANCIS HARRISON has been offering impeccable live entertainment, which regularly even takes audiences who are not at home in the genre. The fact that this level is always maintained on their albums is clearly a plus. With atmospheric songs like Black Jack Swing, Buy More Shit, Pretend Friend or the RANCID cover Old Friend, THE RESIGNATORS prove their class again and highlight their individual touch with a little rockabilly and wave feeling in addition to influences from US acts like MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES or OPERATON IVY. Impeccable Ska-Punk Album!
Rise Up" is the latest album by NH3, an Italian band that describes itself as a ska-core and was released by Mad Butcher. The sound is reminiscent of Talco again of Los Fastidios. The lyrics are very reminiscent of Los Fastidios especially when, as in "Rude Love", the Rudeboys and Rudegirls are paid homage. A total of a record that is fun and that you can like for only the first 6 numbers alone. NH3 is a band worth discovering and certainly not hiding in the shadow of Talco, RedSka and the like successful imports from Italy. Solid muck for fans of Talco, Ashpipe, Los Fastidios... (Excerpt from Review sub-cultures.de)
Honey in the voice, rubber in the bones and a heart for bass. Basel's best rhythm-understanders are back. If the legendary Kalles Caviar gave their albums and EPs some decent titles in the almost 20 years of band history, the latest work of the eight people is simply called: Volume 6, which has no influence at all in terms of the quality of the songs.
Intoxicating, hot-blooded and exotic, the ska, rocksteady and early reggae of Kalles Caviar inspires and tenderly but demandingly and relentlessly demands to dance. Cheerful, exhilarating rhythms, passionate, loose-light melodies and the excitable, beguiling singing voice of Nicole Bernegger envelop the listeners and inevitably captivate. It all started in Basel in 1995 and a year later the band released their first MC "Morocco", with seven songs. Three more recordings followed. Andi Schaer and Yogi Feyfar have received tremendous support in terms of singing. Nicole, up to "Lime time" only guest singer, accompanies on Lime Time through the whole fifteen pieces.
The first album with the "sweet Voice" by Nicole Bernegger. She sings lead, she sings backing and Kalles has been different since then. A second rhythm/solo guitar simmers the sound on a constantly high flame. And it sounds wonderfully jazzy from the corner of the winds. So the regular band has grown from seven to nine people. But that's not all the news about Kalle's caviar. On 'Early Bird' you can hear two international stars: King Django (Stubborn All Stars, New York) and the Jamaican-English chart-topper of the 60s: Roy 'Mr. Symarip' Ellis, former frontman of the band that brought early reggae to Europe in the late 1960s, the famous 'Symarip/Pyramids'. Their 69 hit 'Skinhead Moonstomp' is still being released today at many reggae allies.
The band's debut album from Basel. Make Wonder" includes a successful mix of classic-traditional ska with 60s impact and chill out/easy listening touch. Their instrumentals are particularly outstanding. Quality instead of quantity! Listen, marvel, enjoy.
With "Follow My Sound", The Prizefighters from Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota present their first work, which is stylistically located somewhere between Madness, Intensified and Hepcat. What is certain is that they are concerned with honestly made music and the recordings come along accordingly rough. The organ always weighs heavily in rhythm, the multi-voiced vocals provide variety and leave neither punk nor soulattitüde missing. Honestly made ska sound, straight out of the belly, from reggae to ska and back. "Follow My Sound" just.
After 10 years finally a new album of the now 67-year-old Jamaican Lovers-Rock/Rocksteady singer, whose star rose in 1975 when Lee Scratch Perry was looking for a singer for a cover versio of Millie Jackson's "Hurt so good ". Produced by Mitch "King Kong" Girio, the album offers plenty of variety and a song journey between early reggae and rocksteady with Susan's animated, slightly sour, expressive and charismatic soul voice. Relaxed summer reggae album with a focus on the vocals of the now 67-year-old reggae lady. *Grover
Twelve songs, twelve hits: The seventh prank by Kalles Caviar. "Probably The Next Big Thing" is the name of the new record by Kalles Kaviar. The title song is about a boxer who is traded as the next big sensation. In the big fight he goes in the first round K.O. The next big thing of the longest-serving Swiss ska-haudegen Kalles Caviar is quite different. The Baselers are releasing album number seven with "Probably the Next Big Thing" after almost a quarter of a century of existence. Twelve new songs - all original compositions - are on your ears. Reinhauen is worth it!
Here comes authentic traditional fabric, vintage ska, rocksteady, somewhere in between, incredibly warm and charmingly interpreted. The 7-member troupe with multi-ethnic roots truly conveys a wonderful old-school feeling and we wouldn't know better, we would consider the recordings to be a find from about 50 years ago. The wind band evokes pleasant memories of Don Drummond and his special sound at the Skatalites. They stand for the album as a silent godfather in the background, this spirit is ubiquitous on "Trouble in paradise". The Steady 45s, along with the Frightnrs, Soul Radicts and Jr. Thomas & the Volcanos, are currently the best in the Trad Ska range. (Source: Excerpt from Review by moloko-plus.de)
On 'Blue Beat In My Soul' the style of the 'Blue Beat' (synonym for the ska, rocksteady and reggae in the 60's, was created by the label 'Blue Beat Records') in the form of this CD is taken into account. - Together the sampler was produced by Siggi Seide, who hosts the eponymous show on 'Radio FLORA' from Hannover every second Sunday of the month, and what was then pressed by 'Nasty-Vinyl' is neatly produced: bands like Godzilla, Rudy Willy's Soundsystem, the Calamities, Ska Trek and Schwarz Auf Weiss and many others are absolutely worth listening to here."
Dexter Doom and the Loveboat Orchestra is a not entirely scots-packed dance band of nine professional musicians who fear neither death nor devil. It was in the year of the monkey in 2004 when this bunch of eccentric musicians came together to form a solid orchestra to indulge together in the "Scandalous Elevator Music". Stoically grooving and orgasmically soring, the ensemble crosses stylistically off the coasts of ska, reggae, Balkan beats and film music. Here, a hefty load of virtuosity meets unfathomable Dadaist depths. In their merciless overestimation and the pursuit of rum and honor, the eight sailors and the matron stand up for the Kaposvar dance guarantee. As the old Vikings used to say: sweating is better than rotting!
A couple of young men from East L.A. formed this band during their high school days. Less than 10 years later, your sound is a decisive influence on California's ska and reggae scene. As a backing band, the Delirians have already earned themselves for various Jamaican legends such as the Jamaicans, Derrick Morgan, Pat Kelly and many more. Your 2014 album "Get Up!" proves that you also play solo great, funky & soulful reggae.
Dexter Doom and the Loveboat Orchestra is a not entirely scots-packed dance band of nine daring musicians who fear neither death nor devil. It was in the year of the monkey in 2004 when this bunch of eccentric musicians came together to form a solid orchestra to indulge together in the "Scandalous Elevator Music". Stoically grooving and orgasmically soring, the ensemble crosses stylistically off the coasts of ska, reggae, folklore and film music. Here, a hefty load of virtuosity meets unfathomable Dadaist depths. In their merciless overestimation and the pursuit of rum and honor, the eight sailors and the matron stand up for the Kaposvar dance guarantee. As the old Vikings used to say: sweating is better than rotting!
One of the most active of the Jamaican old stars is certainly WINSTON FRANCIS. Born in Kingston Jamaica in 1948, his vita reads with pleasure for every reggae lover. There is talk of collaborations with Bob Andy, Dennis Brown or Bob Marley. Once again, Rude Rich & the High Notes are at his side - after various reshuffles now in outstanding form and seemingly better than ever. This cooperation was once again very fruitful. Like the fist on the eye, the fact that the record was mixed by the wonderful Nico Leonard, mastermind of the Moon Invaders in his 'Pum Pum Hotel in Belgium' fits.