New Town Kings – Reach Out (Out Digitally 27th April 2018)

New Town Kings – Reach Out (Out Digitally 27th April 2018)

Following on from the recent release of politically charged and cognitive persuader track ‘Borderline’, reggae collective New Town Kings release their new single ‘Reach Out’, offering up another fresh dose of UK ska. As lead vocalist Dabs Bonner explains: “‘Reach Out’ is a rallying call. It is the album’s signature song, showcasing the unique sound of the New Town Kings. Rapid fire lyrics – reminiscent of pirate radio jungle MCs of old – combine with a stomp inducing rhythm to communicate the song’s central message that through adversity comes strength”.

Normally I don’t gamble, but I’d put a chunk on New Town Kings getting much deserved mass recognition, apart from the collective’s aesthetic, their fusion of Reggae, raga, old and new ska with an undercurrent of dub, all done well. What’s not to like?

As a clarion call for for global solidarity, there’s nothing like setting your aims too low. The new single is  warmer, than ‘Borderline’, more eased, grooved up, ‘Reach Out’ is a strong motivation, for me to ask why haven’t you already noticed New Town Kings are such good value. 8/10

Steve Janes






Songwriter (s): Daniel Bonner,Tommy Marchant, Stu McClung, Scott James, Sky Roskell-Cheale, Rob Band, Robert Landen, Rory Sadler

Producer (s): New Town Kings

Video director (s): James George

Mixed by: Matt Lord

Recorded at: Konk Studios


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New Town Kings – Reach Out (Out Digitally 27th April 2018)