“Packed with energy and tonnes of soul” Clash
“Hard-hitting lyrics and sunny, feelgood grooves” The Guardian
Originating from the East London ska-core scene, THE SKINTS continue to push boundaries with their original brand of “tropical punk” with new single ‘Restless’, featuring Grammy-nominated Jamaican reggae star, Protoje.
‘Restless’ follows previous single ‘Learning to Swim’, which received critical acclaim from the likes of The Independent, Louder Than War, and Don Letts on BBC Radio 6 Music. The singles is taken from their upcoming new album Swimming Lessons, which is released on May 10th via Easy Star / Mr Bongo.
The track features Jamaican artist Protoje who has emerged as a leader of the modern reggae revival movement and recently released his critically acclaimed album, A Matter of Time. With over 13 million streams last year and over 156 million YouTube views, his popularity has transcended genre, being the first Jamaican act in 35 years to grace the main stage at Reading and Leeds Festival last summer.
Since the band’s inception, The Skints have toured extensively across the globe, playing hundreds of shows and festivals including Summerjam (Germany), Dour Festival (Belgium),California Roots (US) and ReggaeSunSka (France). In the UK, The Skints sold-out their most recent 10-date UK tour including Shepherd’s Bush Empire and have performed at the UK Reading and Leeds Festivals, Bestival, Glastonbury and Boomtown Festival, performing to 15,000 fans. In addition, the band have supported bands that include NOFX, 311, Less Than Jake, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Mariachi El Bronx, You Me At Six, Sublime with Rome and Easy Star All Stars.
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