NEW TOWN KINGS
Ska/reggae collective New Town Kings emphatically blend old school Jamaican rhythms with a fresh dose of UK inspired ska.
Hailing from New Town, Colchester, the band’s modern twist on classic Jamaican music has seen them tour the country and play with the likes of The Skints, The Slackers, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Lucky Chops and US reggae legends The Aggrolites to name a few.
The eight piece have rarely taken it easy when it comes to travelling the world bringing their high energy show and unique brand of reggae, ska, and rocksteady to venues and festivals across the UK, Germany, France, Holland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland. Their DIY ethic and extensive touring schedule has seen them perform at Boomtown Fair, Secret Garden Party, The Electric Ballroom, Nottingham Rock City, The HMV Forum and a whole host more.
Previous releases include ska stomper ‘Luna Rosa’, featuring sound system veteran YT, and reggae anthem ‘Something More’, recorded with Grammy nominated producer Daniel Boyle (Max Romeo/Lee Scratch Perry). Their fresh approach has gained attention and received airplay from BBC 1Xtra’s reggae hotshot David Rodigan, and led to features on Fred Perry Subculture, WorldAReggae and Punktastic.
With an extensive touring schedule and a new album set for release in the summer, 2018 promises big things for the New Town Kings.
“Hey, New Town Kings, I like what you’re doing. You’re doing good!”
– Toots Hibbert (Toots and the Maytals)
“New Town Kings are great crowd pleasers and are made to play live shows”
– Colin Murray, Radio 1.