Back to the Planet

Back to the Planet
with: Skewwhiff

Date/Time
Date(s) - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cost: £10 in advance
Tickets: Buy on-line


Kick Out EP – Release Date Sept 30th

Back to the Planet are an independent, hard to define, dub, crusty, punk, ska band who started their career in the squats of London and on the Free Festival circuit in the golden era of the new age travelers in the late 1980’s.

They have been reformed since 2008 and have been playing a handful of Festivals and packed out London dates every year.

The band stepped up their game this year with the recording of an EP of 4 blazing new tracks, which were recorded in the studios of two of the members of the band who have both gone on to work as well known electronic music producers. Naturally some of that influence is in the recording, but this is a live performing band, and the record is intended to sound like the band as they are live.

Kick Out: The title track is a storming no nonsense drum and bass inspired groove track, with driving keyboard bass wobbles and heavy bass grooves, breaking into razor sharp guitar led half time chorus. The lyrics are pinpointing greed, corruption, poverty and power.

Lighten The Load: A melodic grooving ska track, with a hip hop piano, uplifting guitar riffs and some deep insights about getting older and feeling insecure.

Where Has Our Soul Gone: More liquid style drum and bass rhythms this time, with a deep dubby bassline, ska guitar and techno keyboards. Socially conscious lyrics push the idea that out society has become soulless and uncaring.

We Let Go: A romping tom tom beat with an almost Jazz/Rockabilly chorus, tempting us to Let go and enjoy our lives.

We hope you enjoy these tracks, it has been great fun making them, please like our Facebook page, or visit our website and pick up a T Shirt!

http://backtotheplanet.com

https://www.facebook.com/backtotheplanet

 

 

Skewwhiff have played festivals and gigs extensively, honing the songs and the set in preparation for their debut long player, Nice Little Upper, which was released in 2014.

 
Genre is always a poser when faced with such variety of sound, so the fact that Skewwhiff have not been out of place supporting bass legend Mike Watt’s brand of jazz/punk and Brit-pop pioneers Dodgy, demonstrates the difficulty in pinning a pithy label to this bunch of misfits.
 
The majority of the album was recorded at Tower Studios with Dave Draper (Kerbdog, [spunge], Merrymouth) at the helm, with three tracks having been previously recorded with Nigel Clark, and released via The Whole Hog Recordings in April. The Whole Hog are also responsible for Slap Magazine (Supporting Local Artists and Performers), which further shows that Skewwhiff are fully ensconced in a thriving local music scene.
 
“I absolutely LOVE your new album and am playing it in the car ALL THE TIME. It is THE TESTICLES.” Attila The Stockbroker.
 
“Brilliant angular indie-punk from Worcester.” Glastonwick.
 
“They evoke some of the classic early 80s political punk bands like the Au Pairs, Gang of Four with a hint of Pixies ” Surprise Attacks.
 
“Brit-pop, space-rock” Doozer McDooze
 
“Excellent debut album there guys, great mixes too” Fudge, Cracked Actors.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozJ9bltJqmY

 

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