Or dub and hardcore. Whatever. But it’s “nice”, even if the world it’s not quite appropriate. Raggae, punk, dub, rock and hardcore are melting into one and The King Blues delivering another album with good pulse and groove, pumping rhythms, punk flashbacks and ska/dub mixture with hardcore attitude.
The King Blues started off in 2004, in London as a two man ska outfit, consisting of Jonny ‘Itch’ Fox playing ukulele and vocals and Jamie Jazz playing acoustic guitar and contributing vocals, fusing ska and folk together with influences from punk rock and hardcore punk. Influences include Public Enemy, The Clash, The Specials, Black Flag and Minor Threat. Full of energy, but not aggressive, more fun and refreshing.
In June 2006 their debut album, “Under the Fog”, was released on Household Name Records. In 2007 the band was signed to Field Recordings, a label co-owned by Rollo Armstrong and backed by Island Records. Under the Fog was partly rerecorded and re-issued in March 2008.
Their second album “Save the World. Get the Girl” was released on October 20, 2008 in the UK.
“Punk and Poetry” consist of 12 brand new songs, I like most “We Are Fucking Angry”, “Headbutt”, “Everything Happens for a Reason”, “5 Bottles of Shampoo”Â and “Last of the Dreamers”, but the whole album it’s quite exciting, it flows and pumping. I actually miss them before, now I have to dig, they convinced me.