I've seen Whitmore twice, and they quite simply ooze talent and catchy ska riffs which will have u dying for 'a little jigg' as frontman robb once said the last time i saw them in leeds on the golfing on the moon tour.
To start with theres a re-vamped version of 'Alison', and this version has so few expletives it can actually get radio play, unlike the version on '260', their first ep on moon ska, its a classic catchy melodic pop-punk song about a girl.
The album continues with a few new skanky-punky songs and then you can really hear why this is called a ska band with the strangely titled '* (star thing)' which was also a b-side along with '1000 bongs', but does not make an appearance on this although it is still being used as a filler at some shows, from the second ep, nine bar blues. this is followed by another song which was a live track on nine bar blues, and definately brings blink 182 or mest to mind.
Soon pops along the excellent live favourite 'tell you twice' which is most skanktastic and will have you charging to the front of the crowd, which most likely is singing along happily.
Nine bar blues then comes along but because i cant seem to find the album at the moment im not sure if its a new version, but its still a cracking song... about strange substances and a truck from what i remember.
the album continues being a mixture of ska-punk-rock (change to skapunknerdrock if you're a bus drivers fan, although theres no horn with whitmore) which as everyone else says does bring to mind sublime, less than jake, sugarcult, mest, goldfinger etc... if you like and of those bands or anything that can be slotted into ska or punk you will be overjoyed with this buy!
Added into this Whitmore are all really nice guys to talk to and know and even joined in the pit at when 4ft fingers played.
Buy it before the world ends!