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Soul Radics / Press

“I came across this band while randomly browsing music (as I frequently do) on ReverbNation. I was immediately smitten not only by the catchy melodies, but the soulful feel in “Pressin’ On,” the first song I heard from this band. Dani Casler sings with soul to go along with some excellent horns and a really cool bass line. Let’s face it. There is just something about a woman who sings with soul. Sure, there have been a lot of great male soul vocalists, but for me there’s just a little something extra when that soul comes from a woman. If I had to compare her to anyone, I’d put her somewhere between Elyse Rogers of Dance Hall Crashers and Ruby Velle. Quick, loyal reader. What’s one of the best things about ska? That it gets you moving. I’ll tell you one thing. If “Down to the Hall” doesn’t get you moving your two-tone wingtips, I’m not sure what will. This is an upbeat treat with a great sax solo....” read full article by following the link!”

“Jump Up Records of Chicago has released more than 100 albums by bands based on the Jamaican ska template over the last 20 years. With The Soul Radics they’ve found one of their best yet. Mixing up original JA sounds with a more modern approach this is an album that comes squarely under the heading of ‘keeper’. Fronted by the sweet soulful voice of Dani Casler, they add a slight American twist to the traditional sounds. A strong brass section lifts everything to give a remarkably joyous sound to the classic rhythms created by the tight rhythm section. This is one of those albums where it’d not be fair to try and point out one or two tracks that are better than the others in some arbitary way, there isn’t a bad tune in there.”

“This was my first encounter with the opening band, Nashville-based seven-piece Soul Radics, and going on the conversations I heard around me, this was also the case for much of the audience. These guys (and girl) have been at it since 2011, and their new album Down To The Hall just came out on Jump Up Records. Their ensemble included two guitars, a five-string (!) bass, drums, saxophone, keys, and a cute but charismatic vocalist. It’s so refreshing to see an attractive female singer who still has the balls to let her voice occasionally slide into that uniquely punk rock brand of guttural squall that imbues a band like this with a special edginess. Soul Radics clearly have a strong musical foundation drawn from all the classic ska greats, but they have a more modern sound and an irreverent energy that keeps things from being boring or old-hat. They had the newly initiated audience hooked and dancing from the first note, which speaks volumes for how catchy their music is.”

“One of the freshest new talents to emerge on the US scene in 2012 were Soul Radics. Hailing from Tennessee, this 7 piece recently released a stunning debut album on Jump Up Records titled "Down to the Hall" on CD and red vinyl. The disc is a highly danceable feast of high energy trad ska, early reggae & 2 tone stompers, all topped off by the wonderfully powerful & soulful frontwoman Dani Radic. Soul Radics have been gigging hard in recent months, supporting Fishbone, The Aggrolites, The Toasters, & The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.”

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“Wait a second — is this the same Soul Radics that’s been kicking around town for ages? They went from from being a good band with some good ideas to a band that brings the heavy, heavy monster ska. We learned to skank to the sounds of Millie Small and Desmond Dekker, and we’re always on the lookout for more of that sweet, sweaty Southern soul sound, and the combination of the two just makes our hearts go giddy-up. You could say that the sounds on the band’s latest, Down to the Hall, set the world on fire; it’s our one desire! Seriously though folks, Soul Radics have turned in that most rare of Nashville commodities — a local record of meticulously crafted songs, thrilling arrangements and powerful vocals that you can actually fucking dance to! You know, rather than weeping on your Western shirt.”