The Skints Announce New Album and Drop New Track

The skints - FM

East-London Reggae outfit The Skints have recently announced the release of their third full-length album, which is entitled FM and will be released on the 9th March (UK/EU) / March 10th (US/CAN) on Easy Star Records, to whom the band have recently signed. The album artwork can be seen above. In an interesting turn for the band, the album will be a concept album, set over the course of a single day (the hottest of the year) at a London Radio station – 103.Skints. The trailer released for the album featuring Tippa Irie, who plays the role of the radio host, can be seen here:

In addition to this announcement, the band has also dropped a new track – ‘This Town’ is a laid-back dub affair with machine gun vocals from all vocalists and which features the talents of Tippa Irie and Horseman. As the title suggests, the track is a homage to the band’s hometown and their experience growing up in the Big Smoke. Have a listen here:

The band’s second album Part & Parcel adopted a more dub-reggae oriented approach in comparison to the ska and punk sounds of their first album Live, Breathe, Build, Believe. I’m personally hoping that some of the edge and social commentary embedded in their original sound makes a return on this new release – if the bands recent Short Change EP and the newest single is anything to go by, this will almost certainly be the case. If you want to see the band live in the near future, you’re in luck as the release of the new album will be accompanied by a UK-wide tour in April – the dates, with ticket links, are as follows:

APRIL
13th NORWICH EPIC STUDIOS – http://tinyurl.com/nk7rhqe
14th LEEDS STYLUS – http://tinyurl.com/k9axgc3
16th EDINBURGH STUDIO 24 – http://tinyurl.com/p9dcd3r
17th MANCHESTER GORILLA – http://tinyurl.com/n6skkra
18th BIRMINGHAM LIBRARY @ THE INSTITUTE –http://tinyurl.com/kcrmlbl
19th BRISTOL CIRCUS OF BOOM – http://tinyurl.com/lnjzju4
21st LONDON O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE – http://tinyurl.com/ldjp4pr

The Skints Website: http://www.theskints.co.uk/

The Skints Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theskints

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