Tag: Ska

LIVE: Boomtown Fair 2019

During 9-12th August 2019, Boomtown, located in the beautiful (but oh so hilly) South Downs National Park, unfolded its twelfth chapter to 66,000 attendees. The stage design work throughout the festival is astoundingly beautiful, just like each year before. The…

Preview: Great Northern Ska Festival

We will be at the Great Northern Ska Festival this weekend, surrounded by all sides of one of the most immersive cultures the UK has ever produced: the Skinheads. Here’s why you should think about coming too, and everything you…

Festival Guide: Boomtown Festival

Name: Boomtown Festival Where: Matterley Estate, near Winchester, Hampshire When: 10-13th August 2017 Headliners: The Specials, M.I.A, Cypress Hill Also Featuring: Ziggy Marley, Reel Big Fish, Black Sun Empire, Caspa, The Prototypes, Redlight, Rusko, S.P.Y, Shy FX, Pieman A Brief History: Boomtown Festival started back…

The Tuts Announce Album Launch Tour

Receiving plenty of acclaim over the last couple of years, having supported the likes of The Selecter and The Undertones, vivacious punk-pop trio The Tuts have now announced their very own headline tour, in celebration of their brand new debut album….

FESTIVAL GUIDE: The Great Northern Ska Festival

Name: Great Northern Ska Festival Where: Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester When: 20th August 2016 Headliner: The Selecter Also Featuring: The Beat, Neville Staple, Dawn Penn, King Hammond & The Rude Boy Mafia. What to Expect: According to the festivals website,…

Video Premiere: The Begbies – ‘It’s Just The Way’

Glaswegian collective The Begbies combine elements of indie with upbeat ska, drawing on influences from the likes of The Specials and Madness. The band are currently making a name for themselves for their out-of-the-ordinary live performances, including a show where…

Video Premiere: The Meow Meows – ‘Young Blood’

Brighton nine-piece, The Meow Meows, have been playing live festivals, putting smiles on people’s faces, since 2005, and their reputation on the live circuit has built steadily. So much so, in fact, that they have appeared on bills with the…

LIVE: The Cat Empire @ Hammersmith Apollo, 15.04.16

Creating their own unique brand of energy-filled party anthems for over thirteen years now, The Cat Empire have recently returned to our ears with a new album, Rising With The Sun. Australian pioneers of all things ska-funk-jazz, the band have now come…

Interview: The Cat Empire

With a fantastically upbeat, wonderfully danceable, new album out next month, Australian pioneers of all things ska-funk-jazz, The Cat Empire, are back; and I couldn’t be happier. Creating their own unique brand of energy-filled party anthems for over thirteen years now,…