“More infectious than Ebola, it is almost impossible not to want to skank, jump, shake or wiggle when you listen to these guys.”
“The sharpest, tightest Ska sound we have ever had on the show” – Tom Robinson BBC6
Popes Of Chillitown are a Ska/Dub/Punk band from London, who have been rampaging through the UK scene for the last few years like an unstoppable grooving, skanking juggernaut. A straight-up ska-punk band they are not, expertly mashing the energy of upbeat ska, punk, 2-tone and drum & bass with the groove of reggae and dub, adding in the lyrical flow of hip hop and finishing it all off with a generous helping of catchy melodies and hooks. The result has been likened to artists such as Capdown, Skindred, The Beat, The Police and Jamie T.
After releasing their pledge-funded debut album ‘A Word To The Wise’ in 2013, the band have had a relentless touring schedule across the UK and into Europe, seeing them play banging headline shows, festivals and support slots with the likes of Reel Big Fish, The Selecter, The Skints, Imperial Leisure, [Spunge], Mouthwash, The Snare and many more.
May 2015 saw them release their sophomore album ‘To The Moon’, an explosive tour-de-force of groove and energy with a lifetime’s worth of lyrical hooks, melodies and basslines.
“If you’re looking for a band who play the kind of ska punk that’s infused with a variety of styles and influences like Capdown and The King Blues were so great at, then get this second album from Popes Of Chillitown.” – Big Cheese (8/10)
The city of Brighton has always been renowned for its vibrancy, creativity and desire for live music. Offbeat Odyssey comes out of this scene captivating audiences with their irresistible grooves and ear tendering melodies. With influences from all over the genre spectrum including reggae, rock & psychedelia, Offbeat Odyssey are a band bringing you a fresh taste of new music!
Plus, a DJ set from the folks behind dub-rock group Solko!
The venue is open from 10:30am, serving food from 12-10pm. Happy Hour is 5-7pm!