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These Are The Nominees For Video Of The Month April 2015

Ready to have have a look at the Official Ska & Reggae Video nominations for April 2015? Here they are.

Following on a 2013 EP release, the debut album of London’s ska crew Chainska Brassika, has been announced for the coming weeks. “Bad Habits” is the first video taken from the album. The band also offer a free download of the song at bandcamp.

Alpheus is booked for a lot of big festivals this spring and summer, an outstanding singer and performer. His album “Good Prevails” is still hot, bursting with Ska, Rocksteady and Early Reggae gems. “The Right One” is one of them, the video was shot on location in the City of Love: Paris.

Kumpania Algazarra from Sintra mix Ska and Reggae with Balkan Beats and Afro Beat, an exciting sound, first captured on an album in 2008. The video to “Mariquita” raises hopes that a new longplayer is imminent.

If the tune “Long Gone” is any measure, then it will be hard to find a band that sounds more like early Madness than Hometown Hi-fi. Which is far from being a bad sound to go for. “Long Gone” is the title track of their self-released EP.

The video to “The Exorcist”, taken from Dr. Ring Ding Ska-Vaganza‘s fab new album “Bingo Bongo”, was shot on location in Praga. Another collaboration with videographer Krzysztof Gajewski (who also produced the documentary “Ska Delight”.

As always, I highly recommend you take the time and watch all videos. You won’t regret it. They are all embedded in this article, or watch them in our “Video Of The Year 2015” playlist.

Done? Now let us know: Which one do you like best?

Vote here. (Login is easy, via Facebook, Twitter or Email, community functions are being added).

We made it obligatory to log in to take part in our polls to make sure that it’s “one person, one vote”.

For any shout-outs, you are welcome to use the comment section.

Plus, there should also be “Album Of The Month” poll. Check our current polls here.


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Chainska Brassika – Bad Habits, Release Date: 1 Apr 2015, England, label: self,Video directed by Ig Wilkinson.


Alpheus – The Right One, Release Date: 6 April 2015, England, Spain, label: Liquidator Music


Kumpania Algazarra – Mariquita, Release Date: 19 Apr 2015, Portugal


Hometown Hi-fi – Long Gone, Release Date: 23 Apr 2015, video by Sarah Goldring


Dr. Ring Ding Ska-Vaganza – The Exorcist, Release Date: 28 Apr 2015, Video by Krzysztof Gajewski, taken from the album “Bingo Bongo” (Pork Pie Records)


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Deadline for voting is 10:00 pm, Thursday, 21 May, 2015 (Central European Time). The winner will be featured on the Reggae Steady Ska homepage for the rest of the month. Happy voting.

Also check the Reggae Steady Ska “Video Of The Year 2015” playlist for an overview on all the recent video releases.

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With his Ska band The Braces (1984-1991, 2000-2006) Joachim Uerschels released three albums for Unicorn, Pork Pie and Mad Butcher Records. He lives in Cologne, Germany as a writer and musician. In 2016, he published his solo debut album "Songbook Vol. II" as Joe ScholesJoe Scholes

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