The Talks are a Ska/Reggae band with punk attitude from Hull, East Yorkshire (UK).
If you like your 2-Tone Sounds to be convincing, juicy, sweaty and – above all – fun then The Talks is the new band for you.
Last year these dub-ska rockers released their ‘Westsinister’ E.P. along with single ‘Can Stand The Rain’ (featuring the legendary Neville Staple) and this April saw the band release ‘Don’t Look Behind You’ – their first single from the upcoming album ‘Commoners, Peers, Drunks and Thieves.’ The second single ‘Radio’ will be released in June.
And here’s what we think:
The fluctuating rhythms are powerfully hypnotic.
The patinated percussion hits you like big fat drops of rain bouncing from a corrugated roof.
The horn sounds are greedy and slippery.
The bass makes your head bounce.
The vocals are acidic – sometimes – but then they rush at you jubilantly. And you will feel relieved.
The uncertain intersection about two-thirds through the tune will make you smile. And it will almost certainly take you up and get you dancing.
This is a fiesta. Come and join in.
@neilmach © 2014