Genre: Dub / Reggae / Ska
Location Leicester/Hinckley, UK
Profile Views: 91074
Last Login: 3/8/2012
Member Since 2/15/2006
Record Label Do The Dog
Type of Label Indie
Bio...... .. .. Our music, sometimes dark, sometimes sweet, has elements of 2tone and old-school ska with a dab of dub and punk rock. .. .. We love to play live and we put on a big show having toured the UK, Ireland and on the continent extensively over the fifteen or so years we have been together... .. Reject the Guilt from the Good Time Trouble album was played on Radio One's The Lock Up for several weeks running... .. Good Time Trouble was released on Do the Dog Music, which is cool, but we would like to go forward with some support from a bigger label. At the moment we are preparing a live album, doing some demos for a fourth studio album and loving the festivals. .. .. .. STOP THE CLOCK is our new single released just for fun just by us on red 12" vinyl and single CD. Only 500 available. .. .. .... ......reviews...... .............. .... .. REVIEWS of GOOD TIME TROUBLE:.. “They say all good things are worth waiting for and this album only confirms it. Do The Dog have built up a awesome reputation of only having the best on their label and this album by the Splitters is no different. The album kicks off with ..Reject The Guilt.. and its just briliant Ska with a modern feel. There's some great songs such as ..Out On The Border.. and ..Babylon Rocket.. on here and this album made me feel like getting my DMs and Ben Shermans out the Cupboard and having a great stomp. There's not one filler on here and production wise this album is spot on.”.. - http://www.fullfrontalrecordings.co.uk .. .. ”Adding weight to the argument that says Do The Dog is the most consistently impressive UK label at the moment is 'Good Time Trouble', the new album from Leicester's ska mob. Taking a more trad route compared to Duff Muffin's ska-punk frenzy or Smoke Like A Fish's more 2-tone vibe, this is a solid album that manages to sit flush with DTD's apparent desire to both update and resurrect the ska scene. .. .. 'Blurred TV' and 'Out On The Border' glide along with the urgency of a cloud, and with an irresistible charm that colours the whole album. 'Good Time Trouble' is a very understated collection of songs that seeps under your skin, partially because I'm a ska fan anyway but mainly because it's so well constructed. 'Blurred TV' in particular slips by in a fug of purple smoke, smooth enough to banish even the greyest of moods and as such succeeds in being one of the most effective tracks on display. There seems to be no danger in the world of The Splitters, it's all a case of getting on with everything in its own rhythm – when 'Work Faster' picks up the pace the effortless laid-back vibe still anchors the song. .. .. Could this album tempt a non-adorer of ska? Perhaps. When I mentioned earlier that 'Good Time Trouble' was well-constructed it's a facet of the album that only becomes obvious after repeated listening, because the brass is utilised so effectively that it's easy to take the music as a whole without realising when new sounds are introduced. What this suggests is that The Splitters are so accomplished at playing this brand of ska that they're able to get on with it subtly and not have to resort to the cheap tricks of a band that hasn't yet found their sound. .. Obviously, as an album, it could be seen as being a touch repetitive, most noticeably on 'Stolen Receiver'. It's not a poor song but doesn't have the same punch as the rest of what's on offer here, and breaks the tone of 'Good Time Trouble' by raising the tempo without adding any really effective moments. This is a fine trad-ska album, and one that could win them some new fans, as long as they're open minded enough to give it a chance. Or, to paraphrase, if you like the odd smoke, you really should get this.” .. - http://www.punktastic.com .. .. The Splitters Good Time Trouble .. Second album of The Splitters released by Do The Dog Music. Originating from Leicester, England, The Splitters are one of the most popular bands of their kind in Great Britain. Their new disc condenses a skillful mixture of upbeat trad ska and heavy reggae with a certain dose of punk attitude... http://www.liquidatormusic.com .. .. SPLITTERS - GOOD TIME TROUBLE CD (Do The Dog UK) .. Great 2-Tone ska and rasta’d skinhead reggae from this long time English band. http://www.jumpuprecords.com/ .. .. The Splitters - Good Time Trouble.. (Do the Dog Music).. .. I think I first set eyes on the Splitters at a small scooter rally in the 90s. They impressed me back then by how they managed to pack a dance floor and keep it full. This seven-piece ska band from Leicester release their third album, Good Time Trouble, and it’s a bit of a cracker. 11 tracks in total, all self-penned (with some good lyrics I must add), a mixture of upbeat skankers (the opener Reject the Guilt for example and Work Faster) to some good reggae (such as the second tune Blurred TV or Out on the Border). Probably more slower reggae-style numbers on this particular CD than some dancers would like, but the Splitters’ take on the infectious off-beat does hark close to the 60s sound at times, yet with a unique modern day twist, feel and technology. Hard to pigeonhole, which is a good thing. I like... Andy.. .. - Scootering magazine..
Members.. ............Myspace Layouts.. - ..Myspace Editor.. - ..Hot Graphics.... .. ..TO ORDER OUR MERCHANDISE MESSAGE US THROUGH MYSPACE WITH YOUR ORDER DETAILS AND YOUR ADDRESS... WE WILL ACCEPT PAYPAL, POSTAL ORDER OR CHEQUES.. .... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .......... ...... .......... .. .. LEAD SINGER - BRAIDLEY .. I'm the one at the front with mike .. in one hand and beer in the other... I sit comfortably on top of the .. melodies both smooth and hectic... .. BASS MAN - BUSTER.. I pound out earth-shaking .. basslines driving the vibes... watch out for my moves as I .. hit the groove... .. DRUMMER - FEZ .. I'm the one that sits at the back.. keeping the beat locked in, whacking.. the crap out of that pig skin... .. GUITAR AND BACKING VOCAL - TED.. I play the cool ska'd up .. riffs and the waa pedal, off-beat .. reggae rhythms. Suspected.. Trotskyist subversive... .. TROMBONE - NATHAN .. I Blow the big horn phat and.. warm a la Rico and Don de Lion... I can sing soul too... .. TRUMPET - STEVE .. I employ the special moves and .. brassy tricks that make the best, .. traditional, old-school licks .. making us stand out from the rest... .. .. .. ..
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