LAST GANG IN TOWN present NEW TOWN KINGS + SMILEY & THE UNDERCLASS
NEW TOWN KINGS – Making another welcome return to Cambridge, the Essex-based New Town Kings collective are re-uniting with the Last Gang In Town crew to bring you another night of full on skanking with their unique, infectious and energetic brand of Ska and Reggae.
Since 2006 this 9 piece have been rocking venues and festivals across the UK and Europe and sharing the stage with bands including The Slackers, The Aggrolites, Gentlemen’s Dub Club and The Skints to name a few.
Emphatically blending old-school Jamaican rhythms with a fresh dose of UK-inspired Ska, the New Town Kings’ sound ranges from mellow, chilled-out Reggae reminiscent of Gregory Isaacs, to thumping dub, and to upbeat party-fuelled Ska anthems of a similar vein to The Specials – all delivered with an expert ability and that all important punk-rock attitude.
Skank away the Winter blues with the sounds of Summer!
SMILEY & THE UNDERCLASS – Smiley and The Underclass emerged a few years ago from the melting pot of West London’s Ladbroke Grove as the sound of 21st Century multicultural London.
Echoing the rebellious call to arms of The Clash and Dylan, infused with the bass-heavy vibrations of Jamaican sound system culture, Smiley sings the revolution blues with a burning fire largely missing from today’s music scene. Heavyweight horns punktuate the skank of urgent guitars driven by relentless rhythms that are guaranteed to put holes in your shoes.
“The perfect blend of righteous reggae and punk attitude to soundtrack the current sense of unease” – Vive le Rock Magazine
LAST GANG IN TOWN DJs – Ska, Reggae & Punk