Dr Schwamp – Tunes, Tall Tales & Tinctures LP

Dr. Schwamp is one of the most characteristic bands I had an opportunity to encounter during my explorations through the vast world of music. Their musical direction is not so obvious to be defined by simplistic terms, neither the group tends to converge on a particular genre. Quite the contrary, Dr. Schwamp floats between an… Read More Dr Schwamp – Tunes, Tall Tales & Tinctures LP

Arm The Poor – Vomnibus LP (Toe Tapper Records)

Arm The Poor is a longstanding ska-punk quartet originating from Tampa, Florida. The group started in 2004 by delivering the perfect blend of hardcore punk, skate punk, and ska music, combined into an entirely polished form. However, Arm The Poor liberates enough power through their highly engaging music, so this is not another typical contemporary… Read More Arm The Poor – Vomnibus LP (Toe Tapper Records)

Frau Doktor – Onkel Punk CD (Rookie Records)

Frau Doktor is a longstanding German ska group originating from Wiesbaden. The group started by covering the essentials of sixties ska music with a little bit of punk rock lurking in the background. Gradually, they introduced more instruments, more improvisations, more experimentations, and evolved into something much more familiar to ska orchestra than a simplistic… Read More Frau Doktor – Onkel Punk CD (Rookie Records)

V/A – For Family And Flag Vol. 1. (Pirates Press Records)

Pirates Press Records are active for fifteen years and counting by releasing only the premium streetpunk, Oi!, ska, and reggae artists you could imagine. Since the establishment in 2005, Pirates Press has worked hard on promoting its extensive roster by simultaneously pushing new names in the game and renowned artists, without losing any quality along… Read More V/A – For Family And Flag Vol. 1. (Pirates Press Records)

The Slackers – Nobody’s Listening / Sleep Outside 12″ EP (Pirates Press Records)

The Slackers are one of those groups that don’t need an introduction. This New York City ska institution has been active for three decades without doing any breaks in between. Quite the contrary, the group is famous for being highly prolific by publishing full-lengths every two or three years, with loads of live albums, extended… Read More The Slackers – Nobody’s Listening / Sleep Outside 12″ EP (Pirates Press Records)

The Slackers – Blue 7” (Pirates Press Records)

The Slackers are proudly keeping the flame of ska music alive since their formation in 1991. This prolific Manhattan, NYC based orchestra is keeping it busy with an exceptional quality being present throughout their entire discography. Their specific blend of ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, soul, garage rock, and jazz is the main attribute that settles… Read More The Slackers – Blue 7” (Pirates Press Records)

Hightime – Thrive 7” (Pee Records)

Hightime is an amazing mashup of various genres coming from Adelaide, Australia. Thrive is their brand new 7” record that has been announced on the social media a while ago. By mashup, I mean tons of well-incorporated influences ranging from highly addictive fundamentals of melodic skate punk and jazz to perfectly arranged elements of reggae… Read More Hightime – Thrive 7” (Pee Records)

The Restarts – Uprising LP (Pirates Press Records)

The Restarts has become a punk rock institution and whoever listened to these political punk rockers is presumably assured that nothing occurs without a reason. The band was established in Hackney, London’s East End, with a definite purpose to bring back social awareness on a DIY punk rock scene and since then, The Restarts has… Read More The Restarts – Uprising LP (Pirates Press Records)