UK ska-core outfit Faintest Idea have announced April 1st, 2016 as the release date for their much anticipated album “Increasing The Minimum Rage” out on TNS Records. To help support the release the band have also planned a short stint of tour dates around the UK. Details of the tour can be viewed below.
I managed to have a brief listen to a pre-release copy of the record whilst writing this news feature up and it’s everything you’d expect from Faintest Idea. It’s raw, powerful, laden with great brass hooks and super-polictically charged anthems which will likely excite fans of crack-rock bands such as Leftover Crack as much as it will more traditional ska bands and even UK street-punk listeners. It’s a great release from one of the biggest purveyors of ska-core that the UK currently has to offer and features guest performances from the likes of Vic Ruggiero (The Slackers) and Sean Howe (Random Hand).
Speaking about the new release the band had the following to say:
“The new record sounds heavier both musically and lyrically than our previous releases. With free market capitalism still rampant things don’t look too great for the younger generation. The album is a reflection of the time we find ourselves in, it is the sound of people trying to keep hope in a seemingly bleak future.”
A teaser track “Circling The Drain” can be listened to below.
FAINTEST IDEA 2016 UK HEADLINE TOUR
13.02.16 – Reading – Face Bar
24.02.16 – Oxford – The Cellar
25.02.16 – Canterbury – The Lady Luck
26.02.16 – Brighton – Bleach
27.02.16 – Hasting – The Union Bar
03.03.16 – Sheffield – The Lughole
04.03.16 – Liverpool – Maguire’s Pizza Bar
05.03.16 – Cambridge – The Corner House
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