Now normally to write a blog I'll sit down at the laptop, stick on the headphones and listen to the artistes I'm writing about. Trouble is I'm writing about the nine man ska juggernaut that is Bombskare and the last thing you can do when you've got their crazy brand of ska playing is sit down.
The second Bombskare studio album, the interestingly titled 'The Day The Earth Stood Stupid' was released recently and since then I've hardly had the even more recently released (and aptly named) single 'Do All Dogs Go To Heaven off the jukebox. It's so 'get you on your feet and jump around poptastic' that when it's played regularly on Radio KC in France there's a lady (you know who you are Sylvie) always tweets in that she's dancing around her kitchen!
Bombskare are Andy P on Vocals/Harmonica, Murray on Vocals/Gtr, Rev. Scott McC on Gtr/Vocals, Papa Joe on Bass, Dave on Drums, Matt on Keys, Colin McC on Trumpet, Mike on Trombone with Calum on Alto Sax and such is their popularity they have an extremely busy summer coming up.
They describe themselves as - "The Fat Man and Little Boy of Scottish Ska. Bigger, better, louder, tighter, harder and faster than the competition - we leave every stage like Tokyo following a visit from Godzilla."
I'm not giving too much away here, you can download the single and the album from the usual suspects or from the Bombskare Website, you'd be just plain daft not to and you wont be sorry as
they're equally renowned for their musicianship and recordings.
They form a tight knit, force of nature live with their trademark ska rhythms and lush, three-part harmonies working together with choppy guitar sounds and an explosive horn section to truly blow the audience away. If you find them at a festival or venue nearby don't miss the chance of catching their live set.