Is it just possible that with ‘Live. Breathe. Build. Believe’ The Skints have created the classic debut album? All the hallmarks are here; raw, unbridled energy and unflinching sincerity over the bedrock of an exciting new musical voice. Fresh yet familiar, The Skints bridge the gap between early UK reggae classics (think UB40’s ‘Present Arms’ and Steel Pulse’s ‘Handsworth Revolution’) and the contemporary, conscious street-sounds of The King Blues and Sonic Boom Six while adding a cheeky twist of Lily Allen’s ‘Alright, Still’ modern ska-pop. In any other hands, dub-soaked tales on the options and outlook of London youth – from violence and drugs to job-prospects and the telly - could fall very far of the mark but 'Live. Breathe. Build. Believe.’ hits the spot because we’re hearing it straight from the real thing; the London youth themselves.
London punky reggae rockers The Skints debut album 'Live. Breathe. Build. Believe' is released November 9th on Rebel Alliance Recordings.
Right now you can head over to the Rebel Alliance Recordings myspace http://www.myspace.com/rebelalliancerecordings to hear an album taster track featuring samples from every song on 'Live. Breathe. Build. Believe.' You can also hear another track from the album, 'Contemplations of the Modern Rude Boy', in the same place.
If you like what you hear, why not click the banner at the top of the page and pre-order the Skints debut in a digipak signed by the full band with FREE P&P?!
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