This UK based ska band will be releasing their new album “Commoners, Peers, Drunks, and Thieves,” on November 24th. The Talks are certainly a ska band, but this album includes some hip hop and synth elements. If you think you have heard all there is to hear from a ska band, It might be time to listen to The Talks singles until the album drops in late November. Start here with one of their singles off of the new album:
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“There’s a revival going on. The forgotten sound of early ’80s ska is making a return in a form more suited to the modern age. 2-Tone has collided head-on with the US ska-punk scene and out of it has emerged a new sound, so new that it hasn’t yet been named.”
Official Press Release:
The last three years have seen The Talks working relentlessly to bring us a smorgasbord of bouncy, big hitting singles with ‘Can Stand The Rain‘ featuring Neville Staple and ‘Friday Night‘ creating a huge buzz online, replicated by the response of the crowd when the band have performed live. With main stage performances at globally renowned festivals such as ‘This Is Ska’ (DE), ‘Mighty Sounds’ (CZ) and the UK’s ‘Rebellion’, tweets of appraisal and support from new wave big hitters ‘Less Than Jake’, glowing reviews and cover features from Big Cheese and Vive Le Rock Magazines – not to mention appearing in programmes on various UK TV networks – the bands reputation has surged from strength to strength.
2014’s recent singles ‘Don’t Look Behind You‘ and ‘Radio‘ have paved the way for The Talks’ long highly anticipated new album ‘Commoners, Peers, Drunks and Thieves‘, and these cheeky Yorkshire chaps are gaining widespread attention on an international level. The album offers an insight into the versatility of the band’s sound. ‘Light Up’ is an up tempo and anti-love song whereas ‘Ceasefire’ featuring Itch from The King Blues is a hard-edged call to arms, a fast paced and dazzling assault on the senses.
Following another busy summer of festivals across Europe, the band will be taking their new album on the road with an extensive European tour planned for October and November.
Of the album, lead singer Pat Pretorius says “It’s really personal. Our last album ‘Live Now, Pay Later’ felt more like a catalogue of songs, but this time it feels like a real album, a journey. We agonised over this, and we’d like to think it’ll bring our audience closer to us, help get the idea and vibe across more clearly.”