|The Skints - Rudies Come Home|
Here we go, for all those who get a buzz from hearing a young band take hold of the sounds you loved and love from your youth and plug them back into the musical motherlode, meet The Skints. Authentic reggae/ska/punk in the Two-Tone mould brought fearlessly into the 21st Century. They've been around a while - their first album Live. Breathe. Build. Believe. was released in 2009. Their second Part & Parcel is due for release ...er next week!
So if you're looking for an alternative olympic-summer soundtrack to a re-hashed Blur or an Elbow 'epic', stick your quid on The Skints. They're playing support slots live - they've supported, amongst others, The King Blues and Gogol Bordello - through the summer, then out on their own in the autumn.
Ratatat The first single from Part & Parcel was released last week.