Skaciety have just released their new video for the single “Step Back” and this time they feature Laila K from Sonic Boom 6! I want to say this song is “ska-tastic” but I’m afraid I would sound like a complete tool (but I think I just said it anyway). But I will say that “Step Back” does not let up for one single second! These are the types of post-punk anthems I can really get into.
Another thing that absolutely must be noted is that, with a lot of ska bands, there tends to be a similar sound to a fault and that is not the case (at all) with Skaciety. This is a totally original concept disguised as a song and that is a rare thing nowadays. Bravo!
Skaciety (pronounced the way you’d pronounce society) formed three years ago when Aiden Lamb (Bass/Lead Vocals), Benjamin Davison (Trombone/Backing Vocals), Harry Whatrup (Trumpet/Backing Vocals) Logan Haddrell (Guitar) and Will Freed (Drums) met at school in Sittingbourne, Kent.
Despite the fact the band are all still at school and college, they have played numerous gigs and festivals across the UK including appearances for the last two years at Blackpool’s Rebellion Festival where songwriter and lead vocalist Aiden celebrated both his sixteenth and seventeenth birthdays.
Having all been victims of bullying in the past, the band chose to speak out about the issue by supporting anti-bullying organisation The Sophie Lancaster Foundation. They raised over £1000 for the charity during their appearances at summer festivals this year. Skaciety are also proud members of the local Kent Punk community and actively promote an initiative called Up The Kent which raises the profile of Kent’s Punk scene.
New Single ‘Step Back (Take a Look Around)’ features none other than Laila K from Ska superstars Sonic Boom 6. The band start work on their second album in December when they will be working with producer Dave Chang (Capdown, Lightyear, 4ft Fingers).
“Eleven tracks of Skate Punk-infused, Ska-driven and brass-laden Punk-Rock music that will make you wonder why the hell you haven’t listened to Skaciety yet…“
Musically Fresh 2015
“This is a band set to go places”
Vive Le Rock Magazine
“God knows how young this ridiculously fun and energetic ska-punk outfit from Kent are, but they cracked out the brass for an amazing set that had everyone skankin their muddy boots off.”
3 Chords Festival Review
“These five young lads took the stage by storm raising the energy levels to overload.“
Midlands Metal Heads
“Skaciety, young SKA/Punk sensations from Kent, produced an amazing performance. Definitely ones to watch they left the stage to an amazing send off from the crowd who loved every minute of it and from the amount of Skaciety T-Shirts on show on the Sunday made themselves a whole load of new fans.”
January 30th – T Chances, Tottenham
February 12th – Wheatsheaf, Banbury
February 13th – Retro Bar, Manchester
February 20th – Phoenix, High Wycombe
February 27th – James Street Vaults, Plymouth
April 1st – Red Lion, Ramsgate
April 9th – Inverness (Venue TBC)
April 10th – Edinburgh (Venue TBC)
April 11th – Glasgow (Venue TBC)
May 26-29th – Nice N Sleazy Festival, Morecambe
June 4th – Squires Bar, Leeds