DAKKA SKANKS Meeting at music college in Brighton, this young band have pulled together so many influences, to take a classic ska rhythm into the 21st century. They blend established Jamaican dance rhythms, sprinkled with indie rock guitar and catchy choruses that give this band a truly fresh and new sound. Clara Byrne's mesmerizing lead vocal cuts through like a wave of emotion, her lyrical content straight from the soul, with serious social issues explored through dramatic delivery. Formed in 2017, this band have come on leagues in a very short space of time. Involved in The Camden Roundhouse Emerging Artists programme, Spider Johnson (Potato 5, Lee Perry, Acid Jazz, Kioko) produced the first album really pulling the loose ends together, giving a professional edge of experience to the band. Dakka Skanks are already picking up several live shows from promoters across Europe, the first Spanish mini-tour of the Madrid area generated more offers including several shows across Germany, France, Belgium and Spain. 2018 brought shows with Madness, Neville Staple, The Skatalites, headline slots across the country and dates across Europe. 2019 bought more extensive European touring, a show with the mighty Toasters and lots more as the year moved forward, and 2020 would have seen Dakka Skanks playing at many more festivals and events in the UK and beyond - Except for that pandemic…….., but undeterred Dakka have carried on releasing the tracks ‘Mr Murder’, ‘Sir Action’ and the current ska anthem in the making ‘Babylon Falling’. After the first lockdown lifted Dakka Skanks had a very busy 2021 starting with headlining the first live event in Brighton and The Dome and into festival season with appearances at Illusive Festival, Tearout Festival, Victorious Festival, Leeds Ska Festival and at Lakefest where they were so well received on the Friday that they were asked to cover a main stage slot the next day sharing the stage with Stereo MC’s, New Model Army and Scouting For Girls, and they finished the year on the main stage at House of Fun with Madness in Minehead. 2022 was another busy year with a European tour supporting Buster Shuffle in June and support slots with The Selecter, Popes of Chillitown and The Dub Pistols as well as a busy festival season culminating at Boomtown. On the release front, the In Control EP was released in December to round off the year. 2023 has seen the band go from strength to strength with many prestigious London shows at established circuit venues like The Underworld, New Cross Inn and Camden Assembly Rooms, supporting the legendary NYC band The Slackers and being booked for the first time at the legendary Rebellion Punk Festival, all the time while writing and performing new songs.
REDEEMON combine a totally unique sound with explosive live performances to create a truly memorable experience. Featuring current and ex members of Beat the Red Light, The Filaments, Smokey Bastard, Tigers of Junction Street and Voodoo Glow Skulls (recording only), the 7 piece have set about creating a sound influenced by a huge variety of genres.
The idea being, write what you enjoy playing. With influences ranging from 90's groove metal, ska, jazz and anything in between, Redeemon don’t really fit into a genre, and that’s how they like it. The challenge of winning over an audience fuels the band. they have played a handful of shows in both the UK and mainland Europe, testing new ideas in the best way - via audience feedback. Recording is almost complete and they will release their debut record ready to tour in 2021. Expect anthemic choruses, break neck double time, syncopated horn lines, polyrhythms, frantic danceable ska, jazz breakdowns, ear splitting beat downs and head banging groove metal. That’s what they like and they hope you like it too.
DOG ROTTEN "5 piece SE London skatepark misfits merging punk, hip hop and hardcore with a relentless live show"
KUGO DEATH RAY are carved from solid brutalist concrete. The three piece blend poetry, Dark Wave, and post Punk to create a British sound that is completely their own. A spine tingling live performance combining deep bass, synths and crashing drums, all bound together with raw emotive lyricism that creates a totally bold and British sound
a 6-piece band hailing from Halifax, West Yorkshire - Heavily influenced by punk, dub, ska and reggae; they have a penchant to blend the genres, creating a unique sound for everyone to enjoy.
Brigantes have performed shows and festivals with the likes of Jaya the Cat, Millie Manders and the Shutup, DeadBeat at Dawn, Riskee and the Ridicule, Dub Pistols, The Toasters and many more influential artists within the scene and are looking to build their name moving forward
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