The Hostiles Bio:
The Hostiles are an american fronted ska-punk band from Ayr/Glasgow who formed in 2001. After going through almost their entire school brass band in a bid to find passionate members with whom to make music with, they now find themselves as a settled six piece.
The Hostiles’ first love is performing live. Over the last few years they've had the pleasure of sharing stages with great acts like Neville Staple, Zox, Beat Union, The King Blues, Random Hand, The JB Conspiracy, Leftover Crack, Catch 22, The Toasters, Sonic Boom Six, Zebrahead, Fandangle, Jaya the Cat, Failsafe, Strike Anywhere, The Beat, Mouthwash, 3 Minute Warning, Catch it Kebabs, Zen Baseball Bat, The Amphetameanies, Mad Caddies and Chase Long Beach. “You guys are exactly what most ska bands need to be.... good, creative, and catchy.”- garageband.com
Their debut album, Always Looking Forward, was released in the UK in April 2009 which was followed by a successful 18 date UK tour. ALF became available worldwide through Devon based label SYWP records. With reviews piling in, ALF became a hit in the underground ska scene establishing The Hostiles as one of Scotland's most repected ska bands.
2010 is looking promising with a full gig calendar and a second release in the works. Things are going to get exciting for The Hostiles so you better keep an eye on this space!