Ladies and gentleman, it’s a privilege this week to introduce the lot of you to East London’s The Skints. They dropped a new album on March 10th with Easy Star Records and it’s one of 4 albums to ever receive a 4.5 out of 5 Star Album Review via The Pier. We’re giving away their first single “This Town” featuring Tippa Irie and Horseman, this week only…
You can download The Skint’s new single “This Town” (ft. Tippa Irie & Horseman), for FREE, on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday March 21st, 2015.
The Skints – “This Town” (ft. Tippa Irie & Horseman)
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“This Town” Background:
The Skints deliver a refreshing new sound and swagger to this growing reggae movement with FM. As Tommy Dubs states in his Album Review, “The Skints are equal part The Specials, The Dead 60’s and Prince Fatty – With a slathering of Roots Manuva and Lily Allen tossed in.”
The leading single for FM is “This Town” that features Tippa Irie and Horseman. Heres what The Skints guitarist/vocalist, Joshua Waters Rudge had to say about the track: “‘This Town’ is a song we wrote in the studio at Prince Fatty’s about our hometown. It was an honour and a privilege to work with two of the greatest reggae artists to ever come from London, Tippa Irie and Horseman, on this one. Their energy and musicality is inspiring and I think the fun we had making the tune is definitely what drove the whole thing. Showing love to home and sound system summer’s day flavour was the way we wanted to set the album off.”
Here’s what The Pier’s Tommy Dubs states in his Review, regarding “This Town”: “This track is full of digital percussion, dub treatments and a great hook giving love to their London hometown. You can’t help but draw the comparison of the track ‘Come To You’ to another British songstress, Hollie Cook. This short track is beautifully sung over a nice rock steady rhythm.” You can read Tommy’s entire review of FM by clicking HERE!
Titled as a tribute to the radio culture that The Skints love as music fans, they named their new album FM and it follows the 2014 Short Change EP that they dropped via their own Penny Drop Recordings. The Skints first album, Live,Breathe,Build,Believe was released back in 2010, followed by their sophomore release, Part and Parcel in 2013 and was produced by close friend and renowned producer Prince Fatty. Prince Fatty returns with production alongside some guest appearances that include reggae legends Tippa Irie and Horseman, in addition to grime MC Rival.
Go grab “This Town” for FREE, this week only, on the homepage of The Pier and pick up FM on iTunes by clicking HERE!
The Skints Background:
The Skints, with members Jon Doyle on Bass, Jamie Kyriakides on Drums/Vocals, Josh Waters Rudge on Guitar/Vocals and Marcia Richards who rocks the Keys/Sax/Flute/Melodica & Vocals, are a band from London, United Kingdom. The Skints mix reggae, ska, dub, punk & hip-hop, dubbing their sound as ‘East London Reggae’. Since 2008 the band have toured extensively, playing hundreds of shows, supporting bands that include The King Blues, The English Beat (The Beat UK), The Aggrolites, Gym Class Heroes, You Me at Six, Sublime with Rome, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, The Slackers, Gogol Bordello and Bedouin Soundclash.
The group is currently touring through France, before hitting Germany, Netherlands and a slew of shows in the UK before jumping the pond on April 29th to make the U.S. debut for a tour that starts in New York before reaching CA to play at California Music & Arts Festival May 23rd, with a final show in Las Vegas, NV on May 24th. Find a show near you below with links to discover more of The Skints!
Huge thanks again to The Skints and Easy Star Records for allowing us to share their new song “This Town” featuring Tippa Irie and Horseman to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti
Watch: The Skints – “This Town” (ft. Tippa Irie & Horseman)