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.
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!
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.
Double album of the Hungarian trad. Ska heroes the ska and reggae similar to the previous Open Season games and season the whole with a dash of Eastern European dance music. The good piece by PANNONIA ALLSTARS SKA ORCHESTRA was produced by none other than Victor Rice.
If the debut of CARTOON VIOLENCE already provided for a lot of movement on the dancefloors worldwide, "tit for tat" should bring the Skanighters and live clubs to the boil on land. Each song tells a little story and builds up tension gradually, and this is the very one that can be felt throughout the album. The four Welsh combine classic 2Tone ska with British indipop, so no foot can stay quiet. Energetic melodies and catchy choruses that you want to sing along to right away. In addition, singer Chuzz's concise piano playing makes each individual an unmistakable pearl. It is not for nothing that CARTOON VIOLENCE is being traded as the new hope in the British ska sky!
Inspired by bands like The Clash, The Specials, The Offenders and Redskins, friends Till and Schnall have been doing their own thing since 2003. It's the energetic skabeats that they take care of and provide with a good portion of mod and garage to punk. It's fast, reddish and cheeky, with lots of guitar and organ as well as a dominant saxophone that builds the necessary wind front all by itself. Ska for party people and with the necessary dose of political engagement: "Strictly Antifa". Sound-wise, this is reminiscent of successful acts such as Mr. Review, The Offenders, Cartoon Violence, The Hotknives or even some role models from the Two Tone era, and yet carries its very own touch with mod attitude.
As on the previous album "But Not For You", KEYSER SOZE from Reno also mix reggae, ska, jazz, soul and rocksteady on their new album. The musicians not only have an unmistakable fondness for jazz, but also create a much stronger album with "The Remedy" compared to its predecessor.
Arthur Kay is something of the most famous insider tip of the ska scene, because although he has been involved in all the developmental stages of the genre since the late 1960s, he is mainly known to scene connoisseurs. With the Clerks, one of the most exciting skabands from German lands is the accompaniment. Since the "Freedom Sounds Festival" Kay and the Clerks have been on stage together and have released a versatile album with "The Night I Came Along". It's not just ska fans who get their money's worth with this cast!
The well-known and universally popular Ska Sampler series goes into the 14th round and offers everything from early reggae to ska-core everything your heart desires from 22 bands around the globe. Lots of good music for little money!