Why it has taken over three years to return to the Indian Ska outfit The Ska Vengers is a mystery of its own creation.
The Ska Vengers
Although not a new song, nor even of a recent performance, the track Shut Your Mouth, captured live in England has this past week been made available. In the fond hope of new material, a reminder of The Ska Vengers.
Special mention is made to Karan Joseph, who died last year and plays keys in this performance.
Rodrigo Vera Tudela (Vocal / Guitar), Richard Angeles (Drums), Lucas Stiglich (Bass) and Mateo Majluf (Guitar) from Lima (Peru) who form the alt-rock band Mundaka released the recorded live EP Mar Adentro on the 21st.
An EP which introduces various guest musicians and disparate instrumentation as and where required, journeys around a broad thread of influence.
My selection from the EP being the penultimate, which only features the four players in the band in a swooping hazy array of fretboards, surrounded by an uncompromising bass / drum combination, Desaparecer.
All five tracks were, as with this video, captured in the live performance of the recording session of the EP.
Their music is defined by a forceful bass that bulges through the speakers and a flattened vocal which gives the songs their brooding presence. With a growing audience both in the USA and in Europe they are often to be found touring on either side of the atlantic.
Recently caught in live performance in Denmark – from their eponymous LP, the third of the ten tracks, Artificial.
Once again they fill the room with a summery vibe in their latest release Young, which was recently captured in live performance. The addition of keys has allowed Call It Off to add an additional flavour to the packet of sweets they offer.