with Jesse Royal
Jamie Kyriakides - vocals, drumsJoshua Waters Rudge - vocals, guitarJonathan Doyle - bassMarcia Richards - vocals, keyboards, alto saxophone, melodica, flute, guitarThe Skints are a Reggae/Dub/Ska/Punk band from east London, UK. Formed as school friends in 2005 at Woodbridge High School (London). The band hail from the Leyton/Walthamstow and South Woodford/Woodford areas of north-east London. They spent their first year and a half changing band members whilst perfecting their sound. They settled on the current line-up in May 2007. By the summer of 2008 when they toured with ClayPigeon the band had released their debut 6-track E.P. on Do The Dog Records. Two months later The Skints were offered their first ever major tour, as main support to The King Blues on their second album tour. The tour was extremely successful and allowed them to start making a name for themselves in the UK underground punk scene as well as form firm friendships with members of The King Blues.In July 2009 whilst on tour with Random Hand, the band announced on stage at the Underworld in London after asking Sonic Boom Six who were in the audience for permission, that their debut album was going to be released later in the year on Sonic Boom Six's very own Rebel Alliance Recordings. Recorded by Peter Miles, the debut Punk Reggae album Live.Breathe.Build.Believe was released on 9 November 2009 and contains 10 tracks (plus one hidden track). The band's first headline UK tour started with a sold out show at Camden Barfly and ended at the annual City Invasion Festival. To celebrate and promote their release on Rebel Alliance, the band took part in the first ever Rebel Alliance Tour in January and February 2010 with Random Hand, Chris Murray and Mouthwash who also all had releases on the record label. The Skints left Rebel Alliance Recordings in May 2010 and re-released the album through their publisher, Bomber Music Ltd, in June 2010.In December 2011 awareness of The Skints grew rapidly due to the release of the music video for their cover of Brit School Singer Katy B's Katy on a Mission. The video received over 10,000 views on the first day as well as congratulatory social networking posts by Katy B, the songs' original producer Benga, and fellow Dubstep musician Skream. Since its release the video's view count rose to over 70,000 within the month due to multiple plays on BBC Radio 1 and heavy sharing on Blogs and Social Networking sites.In April 2011 The Skints started a campaign through Pledgemusic in which fans could financially contribute towards the recording of their new album in return for exclusive rewards such as signed CD's, limited edition t-shirts and the option for the 'pledger' to have their name printed in the album. Although they were given 90 days in which to raise the money needed to record the album, 100% of the money was reached in just 11. In January 2012 The Skints announced the title and release date of the album to be 'Part & Parcel', released officially by Bomber Music on the 12th March 2012. It was produced in the summer of 2011 by Mike "Prince Fatty" Pelanconi, a British sound engineer who has worked with a diverse repertoire of artists and labels, from rock musicians like Graham Coxon (of Blur), reggae legends like Gregory Isaacs and Dub Syndicate, The Sugarhill Gang and pop singers such as Lily Allen.The Skints have also toured with many many bands including The Aggrolites, Gym Class Heroes, You Me at Six, Sublime with Rome, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, The Slackers, Gogol Bordello, Bedouin Soundclash, The King Blues and The English Beat (The Beat UK).
Cost: $16 in advance / $19 at the door
2367 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704