The Skints are a London-based group who record dub, punk, ska, and predominantly reggae music. Since forming in 2008, they have garnered a loyal fan-base who are crazy about their “East London” sound. The group have even received backative from the Beeb (via BBC Radio 1) which is indicative of their major scope! Dubbed ‘one of the hardest working bands in the UK’, the quirky quartet have collated with legendary producers Prince Fatty and Mad Professor and continue to gig all over the world, selling out venues in their own right, and supporting acts such as The Gym Class Heroes, The Slackers and The King Blues. But, when all is said and done, there is no place like home. We learn that much from The Skints’ latest single “London Town,” a rhythmic ode to the ends that mentions UK keywords like Saxon Sound System, Brixton and Victoria Line. What’s more, Jamie, Jonathan, Joshua and Marcia called upon foundation DJs Horseman and Tippa Irie to pass through and chat two lyrics on the mic! Video After The Jump…
“Respect this band to the max,” says Tippa. “They called when some of these grime artist who have made it, go to the USA and make tune with Chris Brown and 2 Chains don’t even give the elder a mention and forget without us there would be no rap.” The black and white visual for this tune off their third studio album FM (which stands for Frequency Murderation in case you were wondering), is completely stripped back, consisting of a few shots of the city and the artists holding a vibe and having a good time. Nothing else needed! It is not hard to see why the buzz surrounding The Skints is fast gaining momentum. We look forward to hearing more material from them in the future.
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