New Town Kings
Date: 25th May 2018 (20.00)
Plus Special Guests :: Faintest Idea
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-- New Town Kings --
Ska/reggae collective New Town Kings emphatically blend old school Jamaican rhythms with a fresh dose of UK inspired ska.
Hailing from New Town, Colchester, the band’s modern twist on classic Jamaican music has seen them tour the country and play with the likes of The Skints, The Slackers, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Lucky Chops and US reggae legends The Aggrolites to name a few.
The eight piece have rarely taken it easy when it comes to travelling the world bringing their high energy show and unique brand of reggae, ska, and rocksteady to venues and festivals across the UK, Germany, France, Holland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland.
Their DIY ethic and extensive touring schedule has seen them perform at Boomtown Fair, Secret Garden Party, The Electric Ballroom, Nottingham Rock City, The HMV Forum and a whole host more.
Recent releases include ska stomper ‘Luna Rosa’, featuring sound system veteran YT, and reggae anthem ‘Something More’, recorded with Grammy nominated producer Daniel Boyle (Max Romeo/Lee Scratch Perry).
Their fresh approach has gained attention and received airplay from BBC 1Xtra’s reggae hotshot David Rodigan, and led to features on Fred Perry Subculture, WorldAReggae and Punktastic.
With a brand new album set for release in the Spring and an extensive UK album tour and festival season planned, 2018 promises big things for the band.
-- Faintest Idea --
Faintest Idea are a ska-punk band with deep, hard hitting dual vocals and addictive brass. From there energetic live performance, its no suprise they have an ever growing army of loyal fans. Mixing an exciting concoction of their influences - The Filaments, Rancid, Inner terrestrials,The specials,Toots and the Maytales etc; this band has its own sonic blast punk injected sound that is to rare to comprehend on its own!