Our new friends at Longbeach Records released a phenomenal compilation disc last year entitled Incredible, Unstoppable Titan of Terror! Big Party 2 that is chock-full of standout performances from bands based here in the US and abroad. In the “abroad” category we’d be remiss if we did not highlight Leek & the Bouncing Uptones from Pretoria, South Africa as their vibrant brand of Ska-core packs more than just a bit of a wallop. You will want to crank up the decibels because these blokes flat out bring it. The crisp guitars deliver just the right amount of distortion. The bass is fat. The horns are perfectly placed. The drums are silly good and the vocals are right on point. All in all, they deliver a Ska-core sound that is tru dat, showcasing elements of both genres all the while striking the perfect balance that keeps listeners engaged and engrossed.
Souldier of Fortune‘s “Payasso” is a groovy track featured on the compilation and now is part of Froglix Radio’s Global Broadcast. 3rd Alley dives in as well with “Zim 2007” and “Oh My Janitor” also off of Big Party 2.