Popes of Chillitown (Album Launch) + King Punch + Millie Manders + The Snare + The Punk Archive DJ Set
Boomtown, China town Courtyard 8.30 Friday 8th August
Sounds Like: Popes of Chillitown, The Slackers - New York Ska, Sonic Boom Six, Ian Dury (and the Blockheads), The Skints
Label: Lost Town
Bio: A smash n grab assault on the uk live scene. Ska, dub and 2tone grooves are kidnapped, stripped naked, doused in hip hop, brit-pop, punk, mod and Jazz, then set ablaze. Immersive, energetic performances co-erce the crowd and like having someone shooting at your feet... you will dance!
THE SNARE ...See Full Bio
“THE SNARE come correct with a sound drawing not from the deep roots of Jamaica as much as the 2-Tone of their homeland. The band plays the ska with a waggish saunter while the rascally vocals strongly recall the great Ian Dury, leaving the rest of us more than ready for another round.”