Our latest Band of the Week hails from Los Angeles, and delivers female fronted ska-punk.
Our latest Band of the Week hails from Los Angeles, and delivers female fronted ska-punk. The Interrupters self-titled debut album is released August 5th on Hellcat Records, so now is the perfect time for you to discover their music.
Aimee Interrupter (known for her solo work as Aimee Allen) has taken a new turn into this ska-faced group backed by a strong repertoire. There’s no doubt that it is refreshing to see some new female fronted ska coming out of Southern California (pun intended for those who spotted it).
With a ballsy rasping voice and a raw urgency that’s not always perfect, Aimee has the perfect vocals for giving a punk injection to The Interrupters ska tones. She’s joined by Kevin, Justin and Jesse Bivona, who bring the guitar rhythms, bass beats and driving drums to the album, which was produced by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong.
Upbeat ska melodies and sing-along harmonies
Their album kicks off with “Take Back The Power” which has a real taste of angsty-punk but with upbeat ska melodies and sing-along harmonies. It’s easy to see a room full of people dancing along to this and getting ready to skank.
Next up is “White Noise,” jumping in with the pounding drums but after that white noise is quite fitting, as this track just doesn’t stand out from the rest.
The Interrupters are clearly a band who likes to keep it fun and easy, although there’s a note of deeper meaning to some of their lyrics, like the punk politics of “Liberty” and “Can’t Be Trusted.”
Playful and cheeky punk album
We get a taste of the horns and an almost anthemic-ska feel in “Judge Not” and “This Is The New Sound,” before moving into one of the most memorable tracks. “Family” features Tim Armstrong, and there’s a strong Rancid-infused feel, with some two-tone ska styles to get your toes tapping and head bopping.
The rest of the album offers more of the same ska-punk feels and the high-energy carries right through to the final track “Haven’t Seen the Last of Me.” The lyrics here speak of breaking free of the mainstream, echoed alongside a poptastic na-na-na melody.
The Interrupters are playful and cheeky, an easy-listen for a punk album, with a catchy pop feel brought in by hints of horns and upbeat ska. Support our Band of the Week and give them a listen now!
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