It’s import single time again and we have a nice and diverse collection today! First of is the debut 4 song 7″ EP from Germany’s T-KILLAS, co released by CASUAL (France) and GROVER (Germany). These guys play fantastic 2-TONE influenced ska in the vein of modern acts like PIETASTERS, INTERRUPTERS, LIPTONES, CROMBIES. It’s fast and furious and guaranteed to get your feet moving, a truly top notch debut. ROCKSTEADY SPORTING CLUB are back, our favorite darlings from the former French holding of Reunion Island (off of Africa) bring us another two tracks of uplifting traditional ska with sultry female lead vocals. “ISLAND IN THE SUN” and “SHEEPISH SHEEP” are both more uptempo than previous singles, the 2-TONE vive does remind of a bit of THE SELECTER. Nice! THE UPSESSIONS celebrated their 10th anniversary with a special 7″ EP + CD release on Grover – the vinyl features some hard to find cuts back on wax again: “I Can’t Believe You’re Gone”, “The Woman Is A Shark”, “Forget What Your Mother Said”, and “Lincoln County War” plus you get these and an additional 5 bonus tunes on the CD. Very limited!
Dutch skinhead reggae masters THE UPSESSIONS released this new album at the tail end of 2016, and it’s a corker! Well, I shouldn’t say it’s just skinhead reggae as it really touches upon lots of styles indeed! More scorching 60’s ska on here than expected, plus the direct calypso tunes are to DIE for. This one is such a fun listen front to back, and yes it has that Spaghetti Western theme running throughout. Not to be missed! LP comes with a CD, or you can get a stand alone CD in jewel case too.