Meow Meows: Friends on Benefits

Here come the Meow Meows with a new EP, ‘Friends on Benefits’. With their characteristic brass and guitar it’s a fast upbeat ska sound on these three short-ish songs, starting with the title track, followed through by ‘London Road’ and finally ‘Tits and Hatred’. The first of these is Two –Tone inspired punky ska, a […]

After the Ibis: Dig Up

The excellent debut album from Dublin band After the Ibis was reviewed on these pages a year ago (ReggaeMusic.org.uk 1st June 2014). Now comes the belated release of the first single from the album. Entitled ‘Dig Up’, it’s a strong and slow-burning song, melancholy in feel, and musically powerful. The song was written and produced […]

Capital Letters: Wolverhampton in Dub

Capital Letters, producing new music after a gap of several decades, have met with acclaim for their resolute adherence to the authentic sound of Midlands roots reggae. Their comeback release ‘Wolverhampton’ has been positively reviewed on these pages and now we have the complete dub version of the album on separate release. Mixing engineer Dave […]