The Skints – On A Mission (Katy B Cover)


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My names Giles, I work with a band called The Skints who characterise their sound as east London Reggae but in reality their music spans many more genres than the name implies,

They recently dropped a cover of Katy B’s track ‘On A Mission’. The cover received some seriously positive support, seeing Katy B, Skream and Benga, all getting behind it on twitter/facebook and commenting on how good of a twist the band had put on it. The track then got played by Huw Stephens on Radio 1 and later on 6 Music by Steve Lamacq.

I wanted to make sure I’d sent this over as hopefully you might like it and post it up for us!

Soundcloud Link

There is some pr blurb and a photo below. Give me a shout if you need any more info or can offer any feedback, more than happy to help and hear from you!

Look forward to hearing back from you.

The Skints are a rude reggae, ska & dub youth band from London. They mix Jamaican styles with pop hooks, grimey raps, filthy basslines and a punk rock work ethic to create a sound familiar to newcomers, yet unique below the surface.

This is what they had to say on covering Katy B…….

“We’re all pop music fans and obviously we like our sounds in a reggae-reggae style, so On A Mission seemed like a fun tune to cut a Skints version of. Garage, dubstep, reggae, dub, whatever, is all music of the dancehall! We rate the Katy B tune, so hopefully the people appreciate the vibes on the this one.”

The Skints define themselves as one of the British punk rock scene’s premier headlining artists, selling out London’s Barfly, Borderline, Gaff and Camden Underworld consecutively.

2011 has seen East London’s finest across Europe with Reel Big Fish and currently in the studio with renowned reggae/dub/pop producer Prince Fatty (Lily Allen/Gregory Isaacs/Sugar Hill Gang) as well as numerous festival appearances. Instead of looking for ‘traditional’ label backing, The Skints started a campaign through Pledge Music in which fans could financially contribute towards the recording of their new album in return for a number of different exclusive rewards. Although they were given 90 days in which to raise the money needed to record the album, 100% of funds were reached in just 11.

In the build up to what is arguably the most anticipated album in British reggae, The Skints are showing no signs of slowing up or backing down to anyone and are cementing their place at the forefront of contemporary UK reggae.

Giles Cowan
Lost Art
t: + 44 (0) 207 843 0641
m: + 44 (0) 798 003 1326


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