Thrive ‘Be Love’ album review

It’s been a few years since Thrive’s last full-length release, but the band is back filling the airwaves with their positive and uplifting vibes. On July 27th, Thrive released their new LP, Be Love, off Roots Musician Records. The band has put out several full-length albums, EPs and a handful of singles, so this Northern […]

For Peace Band ‘Always Love’ album review

Guam musicians, For Peace Band, have been making quite a big splash in the reggae scene not only in Guam, but also throughout North America – making them one of the only bands from Guam to do so! After the release of their first album in 2014, the band has been hard at work touring […]

KBong drops new track & video for “Easy To Love You”

If he’s not slaying the keyboards with Stick Figure, Hawaii’s KBong is livin’ it up creating his own music in whatever spare time he had. In his newly released single and music video for the new track “Easy To Love You,” KBong teams up with The Movement to up the ante. The new track is […]

Zander ‘Sunshine State Of Mind’ EP review

On June 22nd, Miami Beach, Florida-based reggae/pop/rock musician Zander has released a new EP called Sunshine State of Mind. The new album vibrates with colors of reggae, pop, funk and rock, and takes his fans to the ocean’s edge. It’s like experiencing of an endless summer. Zander is all about living in the moment and loving everything […]

Slightly Stoopid ‘Everyday Life, Everyday People’ album review

Reggae rock is what it is today from the direct influence of few bands – Sublime being the breadwinning bellwether. But, Sublime made its mark on music in many ways, a primary one being when frontman Bradley Nowell unknowingly left his legacy in the hands of two adolescent Ocean Beach boys after signing them to […]

Rebelution ‘Free Rein’ album review

Over the last decade, Rebelution have dominated mainstream American reggae radio waves and wowed some of the biggest festival audiences around the world with their melodic reggae anthems. And although they’ve had an astounding impact on their home country, Rebelution’s journey is one that has played out on a global scale, with all the sweet, guitar […]

The Nextmen vs Gentleman’s Dub Club

British dub band, Gentleman’s Dub Club, and UK songwriting/DJ duo, The Nextmen, have joined forces to create an incredible 12-track album titled Pound for Pound. Gentleman’s Dub Club began building a reputation for themselves by playing live, high-energy shows from places like Goa to Glastonbury to France to Poland and more. The Nextmen had similar […]

Free Radicals ‘No State Solution’ album review

The Free Radicals’s No State Solution is the album you definitely want on road trips where you hop in the car and simply enjoy the drive, letting the road wind with every new song. The album makes you take the scenic route home to see where the music goes next. Throughout the album, you’ll find […]

Katchafire ‘LEGACY’ album review

Refreshed and refueled for a new reggae reckoning, the New Zealand platinum album-selling band Katchafire released their 12-track album this week titled LEGACY with support from top Jamaican names. The album taps the brakes and turns on the cruise control, unafraid to check the rearview mirror for trusty old tricks which, thankfully, means no unfamiliar […]

Buddha Council ‘True Love’ album review

Buddha Council (BC) began to take form from the components of the Mid-Atlantic reggae scene in 2013. It all began with collaborations composed from multiple members of a vast multitude of backing bands and other artist groups. This co-creation of musical masterpieces gave birth to Buddha Council, who held steadfast to their own distinctive style […]

Ease Up ‘Return to Sender’ EP review

SoCal’s sunny ska-reggae-rock ensemble, Ease Up, is showing off their edgier side with a double-single EP out today off MNO Records. The release consists of two main tracks, “Return To Sender” and ” Turn Around”, both of which cater to the skanking end of the tempo scale. Not feelin’ the skank pit? The double-single also […]

Bumpin Uglies ‘Beast From The East’ album review

Reggae, rock, punk, ska, hip hop – those are the main ingredients that make up the Annapolis-based band Bumpin Uglies. An enigma of sorts, the Bumpin Uglies boys is celebrating a decade of playing music and their punk-rock ethos with their fourth full-length album, Beast From The East. And, yes, this beast of an album […]

Mellow Mood ‘Large’ album review

Italy’s premiere reggae roots band, Mellow Mood, is taking a stance against capitalism, materialism and fake news in their forthcoming full-length LP Large, out April 6th off La Tempesta Dub and Believe Distribution Services. Fueled with frustration over the current state of global affairs, this Italian five-piece is calling for unity, equality and, at the […]

Ben Barbic debuts “On My Mind” single

Reggae solo artist Ben Barbic is back with his latest hip hoppy love ballad “On My Mind” off Rebel Sound Records. This is the first single for Barbic fans to enjoy since his full-length album The Takeoff took to the airwaves last November (following an EP release in June). Ben Barbic is certainly pumping out the […]

Exploring the ‘Enter the DARENOTS’ EP

Canadian hip hop/reggae/industrial band DARENOTS are back with a vengeance in their latest EP, Enter the DARENOTS, available everywhere off LAW Records as of March 2nd. Following their inaugural full-length album The Now is Truth in 2016 and a three-song EP Strange Love last year, the DARENOTS boys are currently on the fast-track to becoming […]