Artist: The Skints
Label: Easy Star Records
Distribution: Broken Silence
Style: Reggae / Ska / Dub
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Their latest release (and first with Easy Star Records) FM is a concept album that tracks one day at the fictional pirate radio station 103.Skints. With radio station/DJ interludes, and a broad range of styles in the songs, including retro-dancehall (“This Town”), girl-group rocksteady (“Come To You”), Motown-ska hybrids (“Friends & Business”), and classic roots reggae (“In The Night,” “The Forest For The Trees”), The Skints pay homage to the Pirate Radio culture that has helped keep reggae alive for years in the UK. The record even features an amazing, off the wall version of “My War,” by hardcore icons Black Flag. Produced by Prince Fatty (Hollie Cook, Lily Allen, Dennis Alcapone) with the band, the record features guest appearances by Tippa Irie, Horseman, and Rival.