People either love or hate ska.
People either love or hate [spunge].
[SPUNGE] no idea why they have those brackets either, but they’re the UK’s most active live band, probably (if you know of any who plays more please ring the men in white coats). Skanking from 32-date tour, to 30-date tour; to support tours in big venues with some chauffeur driven daaahlings off mtv; to playing to 300 fans in a 200 capacity venue in some small town, somewhere, anywhere with electric; a pattern which would baffle most travelling aliens. Something that sets them 10 hard working leaps apart from most bands. If you ever want some stories about sleeping on strangers floors, they've probably got one for every town they've ever played in.
This is their third record, ’The Story So Far’. This record does sound like one of their sweaty gigs which you leave grinning so much it hurts. It’s an album that mentions the Rik Mayall classic flick ’Drop Dead Fred’, that German cut The Mullet, crap girlfriends, the music biz, being in a band, Fight Club food treatment, touring, the strife of life… pretty standard band lyrics really. Honestly, you won’t get any morose, acoustic, the singers nearly asleep, and the pale bassists not even broken a sweat, underachieving type crap round these parts! This is Madness, Sublime, ‘A’ and LA-punk done by and for kidz who love this kind of stuff! Simple as.
This record sounds like the band are ready, after about 4 years of hardworking to finally reach those hooded MASSES on our streets. They’ve earnt every penny they get back from this record, which doesn’t break any boundaries, so what, who gives a shit? This is about fun! Simple as..
“Everybody, JUMP! JUMP! JUMP!”
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And click here to buy 'the story so far' from Tower Records.
8Sean Adams's Score