The Skints take London’s reggae to Billboard

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

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LONDON-BASED reggae band The Skints re-enter the Billboard Reggae album chart at number 10 with their most recent album FM.


Released by Easy Star Records in 2015, the album initially opened and peaked at number five. In the UK, the album debuted at number seven on the Independent album chart.


The four-member outfit mixes reggae with ska, dub, punk, rock, dancehall, soul, grime and hip-hop. Its members are Jamie Kyriakides (vocals, drums), Joshua Waters Rudge (vocals, guitar), Jonathan Doyle (bass) and Marcia Richards (vocals, keyboards).



FM is the group’s first entry on the Billboard reggae album table. Their previous full-length releases are 2009’s
Live.Breathe.Build.Believe and 2012’s Part & Parcel.


The Skints formed at Woodbridge High in London. They played the London punk rock and squat party circuit before being noticed by radio jocks at BBC Radio 1. In the summer of 2008, the band released their debut six-track ska-punk/reggae E.P. on Do The Dog Records.


In 2010, the band released the single Up Against the Wall on Seven Inch Records, which featured a dub version by prolific dub producer Mad Professor.

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