The Calamatix

Members: Raylin Joy (vocals), Adam Porris (guitar), William "Matty" Taylor (bass), Clarence "Pocket" Kidd III (drums) Established Date: 2024 Record Label: Hellcat Records

At the helm of producer/songwriter Tim Armstrong, the group started out as a fun writing project between himself and Joy before bringing in the current lineup to make it feel like a real band.

Pulling influences from Jamaican rocksteady and old-school ska, their dynamic new single “Rootstyle” also boasts co-writes from Grammy nominated Albert Hype (Bad Bunny, Kali Uchis) and Scott Abels (Hepcat, The Aggrolites). Paying homage to classic Jamaican sounds informed by a contemporary and comprehensive perspective, The Calamatix are here to write their chapter of the ska-punk playbook.