STOP YOUR MESSIN’ AROUND – Neville And Christine Sugary Staple On 40 Years Of 2Tone, Knife Crime and The Specials’ New Album

For those old enough to remember, culturally and politically 1979 was shaping up to be a pretty grim and demoralising year. In February Sid Vicious…

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Music Compilation Album ‘Let The Music Give’ Set To Be Released Through Generous Records

‘Let The Music Give’ is the latest compilation album from Generous Records. Set for release on February 22, it’s aim is to raise money for charities in support of cancer research, and motor neurone disease.

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FESTIVAL FAVOURITES KEANE RETURN FOR CORNBURY’S SWEET 16 & THE SPECIALS OPEN THE PARTY!

Six years after their sensational performance at Cornbury, award-winning pop rockers Keane return to headline Cornbury’s 16th Festival on Saturday 6 July. Cornbury will be one of Keane’s first appearances since band members took a break at the end of 2013 to work on other projects, so their appearance will be a huge crowd-puller.

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Gentleman’s Dub Club’s ‘Lost In Space’ 2019 UK Tour Will Be Out Of This World!

Gentleman’s Dub Club are a nine-piece, formed in early 2006 in Leeds. Described as the godfathers of the UK Bass scene by Bestival, the band combine genres such as dub, ska and bass culture to conjure their distinct, futuristic sound.

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Reel Big Fish Release Surprise Single ‘You Can’t Have All Of Me’

Following their worldwide success in the 90s’, helping to bring back ska-music to the forefront of the mainstream, legendary ska band Reel Big Fish return with a brand new surprise single and LP.

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Nuke The Soup – ‘Network’

Nuke The Soup’s Mark Davison, first started seeing the blurring of the line between war and commercialism during the first Gulf War, when cameras and news coverage took on a shiny look, with embedded journalists on location wearing fatigue jackets and helmets on top of their perfect dos, not a hair out of place. All the while panels back at home discussed strategies, not solely of battle plans, but also how to make it all into a saleable commodity.

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Neville Staple Launches UK Tour While Denouncing Violence Causing Grandson’s Death

It’s with overwhelming sadness that Neville Staple has announced the death of his grandson Fidel, who was brutally stabbed to death this past weekend. Neville is well known as a founding member of The Specials and Fun Boy Three, not to mention his major role in 2Tone Records. Together with his wife Christine Sugary Staple, the Staples are a permanent fixture of the UK and International ska scene, performing regularly at both concert venues and massive festivals as the Neville Staple Band.

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ORIGINAL RUDE BOY – Toast Master Neville Staple On The Specials, Fun Boy Three And His New Solo Tour

Judge Roughneck is back and about to lay down the law at a venue near you. Ska great Neville Staple revived the character, first heard on The…

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Eat The Evidence Are Far From Politically Correct And We Like It – ‘Tories Go To Waitrose’

We love a bit of ska around here and when it comes in a punk wrapper we like it even more.

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‘A Crafty Cigarette’ By Matteo Sedazzari Is On The Road For My Generation

With a foreword by punk poet John Cooper Clarke, and a subtitle of ‘Tales Of A Teenage Mod’, you start out with a good idea of what to expect from Matteo Sedazzari’s story of a half English half Italian boy growing up in the leafy Surrey suburbs.

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Eclectic And Energetic Rumjig Release Self-Titled Crowd Funded Album

Rumjig, currently located in Liverpool, find their inspiration in a variety of artists and have as their “soul” intention to “uplift and ignite people’s lust for life”. The band has released their debut, self-titled album.

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Essential Covers: Sam And The Womp – ‘Light It Up’ (Major Lazer Cover)

Our Essential Cover is from Sam And The Womp, who’ve given us their take on Major Lazer’s ‘Light It Up’.

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Essential Advent Calendar: The Diamond Age – ‘Holly’

We’re up to Day 18 of the Essential Advent Calendar – only a week left to go! Today we feature ‘Holly’, the new single from The Diamond Age.

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The Selecter Release Iconic Music Video, ‘Walk The Walk’

Ska legends The Selecter have released a new video for their song ‘Walk The Walk’.

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Counting Coins – ‘Don’t Look Down’ 

Counting Coins is an ska/punk outfit whose very modern sound can switch from ska/punk to gypsy to hip-hop and back again in the space of one song.

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Beneath The Reef – ‘Bring The A Game’

Welsh Ska/Punk band, Beneath the Reef will be releasing their latest EP, ‘Bring The A Game’, on 4 September.

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