I discovered the Skints when they supported the Slackers two years ago and pretty much instantly got myself a copy of their debut full length effort, Live Breathe Build Believe. What I particularly like about them is the variety that the range of vocal styles bring to it- that's their "USP", as the Apprentice spicks would say. Also they have a talent for writing catchy choruses, and the periodic use of heavier guitar sections gave the album a really dynamic feel.
Fast forward a year and I was moved to contribute to their project to get this latest effort up and running using Pledgemusic.com. The band wanted to create an album without the artistic interference of a record label. It has paid off. Gone, sadly, are the punky guitar sections, but as a huge ska fan I can live without that in light of the quality. Throughout the album they use the vocals of all three singers to produce a varied album with no skippable track to speak of.
As an honourary native of Leyton I feel a certain sense of patriotic pride in supporting a band like the Skints, representing and definitely on the uppers. Buy this and say that you were there at the start of something big!
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