Zibabu: AKA the dyslective collective. AKA fluorescent flavor failure. AKA schizo-core. AKA powersquat ska, punk reggae, metal, grunge, rock, bossanova slickness. Yeah yeah, a whole lot of shit. It's 'cause we is part of the tv culture, slowly looking what's happening outside of the box. We're opening up to a whole new world of views and possibilities. It seems to be worse than on tv though... The voyage taken with ideals and political views collides with those of most world leaders. No one is born illegal, they're just filed as such.
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Blag formed back in the later part of 2003, after meeting at college. Since then. they've worked on getting the ska-core sound they'd always wanted. So far they have recorded 2 EPs and have worked with the BBC on a music video to the title track of their EP "Bling Bling". They have played with some of their favourite artists such as Capdown, Voodoo Glowskulls and Howards Alias. Blag Official Site.
Dirty Revolution are a four-piece female-fronted reggae ska punk band based in Cardiff, South Wales. With such songs as "50 Pence" and "I Love Reggae" being played on Radio One's 'The Lockup', Dirty Revolution have enjoyed an ever-growing fanbase. They've recently recorded and released a five-track self-titled EP on Do the Dog Records.
Punk-ska(core)-melodic punk band from Edinburgh/North Berwick Scotland. Taking Chase are collective where the word genre is not a restricted buzz word that 5 five gentlemen hide behind - playing music that makes you feel happy and accomplished is what you should take delight from. We are all part of a "scene" that is split into too many sub-genres which is an uncomfortable and un-easy way to live, everyone should rejoice in the fact that it is all music - no matter what style you play!
Lightyear were a hugely popular ska punk band who blended elements of ska, pop, hardcore, punk and occaisionally hip hop who were probably best known for their intense live shows that regulaly saw members of the band (and unfortunately crowd) getting naked. Hailing from Derby and previously split up, they reformed briefly for the summer of 2006 in which they played a whirlwind UK tour which included both the Reading and Leeds carling festivals.
Powerman 5000 is a Boston-based industrial metal/nu metal band formed in 1989. Frontman Spider One (Michael Cummings) is the younger brother of Rob Zombie (Robert Cummings). Lineup includes Spider One (vocals), Evan9 and Velkro (guitar), X51 (bassist), and GFlash (drums). In 1990, Spider dropped out of art school and bought a cheap 4-track home studio and drum machine. Working under the title "MC Spider", he recorded "Much Evil" with producer Lamar Lowder.
No Use for a Name (often abbreviated NUFAN) is a punk rock band from San Jose, California. They were formed in 1987 by Tony Sly and Rory Koff. The band is highly praised in the skate punk and hardcore scenes, though their sound has evolved considerably through the years, taking on a much lighter and poppier brand of melodic punk. NUFAN's debut album, Incognito, was released in 1990 through New Red Archives.
THE UPGRADES are an up-beat alternative punk rock band. Mixing modern day rock influences with reggae rhythms and punchy beats, their music clearly points to a targeted audience more in touch with mainstream commercial music than just a niche market of ska or punk enthusiasts. The hints of modern pop punk, and vocals reminiscent of many "anthem-esque" type rock songs with traditionally catchy chorus's have been said to “stir up even the most stoic listener“.