LIVE REVIEW: The Skints @ The Hub, Plymouth

The Skints are one of those bands who know how to put on a show. They always guarantee a good time. Their music is the perfect tonic if you’ve had a bad day. And the urge to dance is impossible to resist.

This was the last show of the band’s “Nice Time” tour. It celebrates the collaboration between the band and Signature Brew. The result is Nice Time beer. It’s a pale ale brewed with passion fruit, pink guava and blood orange. For those who want to know, it’s a belter. The tour restarts in September if you missed it.

Another band that always promises dancing, smiles and tight musicianship are New Town Kings. They opened the show and were truly delightful. Much like The Skints, their mix of ska, reggae and pop is easy on the ears and will get you moving. After the show, Kings’ frontman Dabs Bonner informed me that a new album was imminent. And that he and the band were in an “amazing creative bubble at the moment,” and that he had just welcomed his first child into the world. (Congratulations, again).

New Town Kings did their job well and the crowd were buzzing. The Skints arrive on stage bubbling with energy and passion. The harmonies between the three vocalists are stunning. The basslines are tight and stylish, and the melodies dance from the speakers into your ears. Once again, by the end of the show, everyone was left breathless by another flawless performance.

The band tour more than most, and will be appearing at festivals all over the world. They are a must-see, time and time again. The only downside was that The Tuts weren’t also on the bill that night.

Check ticket details for future shows here.

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