ska Archives - Noise11.com

ska

Kevin Rowland of Dexys Midnight Runners performs at the Harvest Festival at Werribee Park on 11 November 2012. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Dexys Continue the Album Performance Tour for The Feminine Divine

by Paul Cashmere

In September, Kevin Rowland took Dexys back on the road with a show featuring a complete performance of the new Dexys album ‘The Feminine Divine’.

Read the full article →
Madness

Madness Have Their First Album In Seven Years On The Way

by Paul Cashmere

Madness are heading for lucky 13 with their thirteenth album “Theatre Of the Absurd Presents C’Est La Vie”.

Read the full article →
Smash Mouth

Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth Dead At 56

by Paul Cashmere

Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell has died of liver failure at age 56, his manager has announced.

Read the full article →
Smash Mouth

Smash Mouth Singer Steve Harwell Given Days To Live

by Paul Cashmere

Steve Harwell, the lead singer for Smash Mouth, has days to live according to his manager Robert Hayes.

Read the full article →
Felix Riebl of The Cat Empire photo by Ros O'Gorman

New The Cat Empire, Here’s ‘Money Coming My Way’

by Paul Cashmere

The Cat Empire have a new song ‘Money Coming My Way’ and an album coming their way in August.

Read the full article →
Dexys Midnight Runners (photo supplied by BMG)

Dexy’s Midnight Runners Premiere New Song ‘I Am Going To Get Free’

by Paul Cashmere

Dexy’s Midnight Runners a new song ‘I Am Going To Get Free’ ahead of the band’s first album of original material in 11 years ‘The Feminine Divine’ due 28 July.

Read the full article →
Terry Hall photo from The Specials memorial on Facebook

Elvis Costello and UB40 Lead Tributes To Terry Hall

by Music-News.com

Elvis Costello and UB40 have led tributes to late The Specials frontman Terry Hall.

Read the full article →
Terry Hall photo from The Specials memorial on Facebook

Terry Hall of The Specials and Fun Boy 3 Dead at 63

by Paul Cashmere

Terry Hall, the British singer with The Specials and Fun Boy 3, has died at age 63.

Read the full article →
Kevin Rowland of Dexys Midnight Runners performs at the Harvest Festival at Werribee Park on 11 November 2012. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Dexys Midnight Runners Cancel Tour To Allow Kevin Rowland To Recover After Motorcycle Accident

by Paul Cashmere

Kevin Rowland of Dexys Midnight Runners is recovering from a motorcycle accident but not as fast as was expected. Therefore Dexys Midnight Runners are cancelling their upcoming tour.

Read the full article →
No Doubt 'No Doubt'

No Doubt’s First Album Came Out 30 years Ago This Week

by Paul Cashmere

17 March 2022 marked the 30th anniversary of the debut album from No Doubt called ‘No Doubt’.

Read the full article →
Bruce and Ian Hearn of Strange Tenants

Strange Tenants Clock Up 40 Years

by Paul Cashmere

Strange Tenants were one of Australia’s first Ska bands. In November 1981 Strange Tenants played their first gig at the Lygon Street Festival. That was just two years after the first acknowledged Australian Ska band The Jumpers formed in Adelaide in 1979.

Read the full article →
2 Tone

Prince Charles Visits 2 Tone Exhibition In London

by Music-News.com

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall today visited 2 Tone: Lives & Legacies at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum to mark the beginning of Coventry being UK City of Culture 2021.

Read the full article →
Suggs of Madness

Madness To Have Their Own TV Series

by Music-News.com

Madness past and present members Chris Foreman, Mike ‘Barso’ Barson, Lee ‘Thommo’ Thompson, Graham ‘Suggs’ McPherson, Daniel ‘Woody’ Woodgate, Mark ‘Bedders’ Bedford and Carl ‘Chas Smash’ Smyth – will have their incredible music career documented in a new three-part series, titled ‘Before We Was We: Madness by Madness’, which will debut on BT TV on May 1.

Read the full article →
Bruce Hearn

Bruce Hearn Debuts ‘All You Fascists Bound To Lose’ Video

by Paul Cashmere

Former Strange Tenants member Bruce Hearn has debuted his version of Woody Guthrie’s ‘All You Fascists Bound To Lose’ in a new video with The Machinists.

Read the full article →
Bruce Hearn

Former Strange Tenants Singer Bruce Hearn Has Two Albums On The Way

by Paul Cashmere

Bruce Hearn of 80s ska band Strange Tenants will release two albums soon.

Read the full article →
Millie Small

60’s Pop Star Millie Dies At Age 73

by Paul Cashmere

60s pop star Millie Small has died at age 73 from a stroke.

Read the full article →
Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Memo Music Hall’s New Years Eve Party To Feature Melbourne Ska Orchestra

by Paul Cashmere

Melbourne Ska Orchestra will be the party band for the end of year performance at Memo Music Hall in St Kilda.

Read the full article →
Mad Caddies

Mad Caddies Head To Australia For 25th Anniversary Tour

by Tim Cashmere

Australian third-wave ska fans, grab your chain wallet, pierce your eyebrow, bleach your hair and jump on your rusty old skateboard because Mad Caddies are on their way!

Read the full article →
The Cat Empire

The Cat Empire Tour Will Raise Money for Children’s Ground

by Paul Cashmere

The Cat Empire play their next round of Australian shows in October and November with proceeds going to Children’s Ground.

Read the full article →
Ranking Roger

Ranking Roger of The Beat has died at age 56

by Paul Cashmere

The Beat’s vocalist Ranking Roger has died at the age of 56.

Read the full article →
Strange Tenants

Strange Tenants Have New Music, A Book and a Documentary

by Paul Cashmere

Just when you thought they were relegated to the history channel, Melbourne ska band Strange Tenants suddenly have a lot of activity with new music, a book and a documentary.

Read the full article →
Smash Mouth

Smash Mouth Are Heading Back To Australia

by Paul Cashmere

Smash Mouth will be back in Australia in November for the first time since 2013.

Read the full article →
Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Mighty Mighty Bosstones Reactivate

by Greg Phillips

Remember The Mighty Mighty Bosstones? They became the ambassadors of the 90s ska explosion (the third wave of SKA) by forging new territory and being one of the first, if not the first band to cross high-energy ska with hardcore punk. Over a 30-year career Boston’s best dressed band has built, and continue to build,

Read the full article →
Fishbone

Fishbone Reunite 80s and 90s Lineup

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Legendary Ska/Punk band, Fishbone is red hot…again, as the group’s early members have made their way back home.

Read the full article →
The English Beat Here We Go Love

The English Beat To Release First Album Since 1982

by Paul Cashmere

The English Beat starring Dave Wakeling are returning with their first studio album since 1982.

Read the full article →
Winston Samuels

R.I.P. Winston Samuels of Desmond Dekker & The Aces 1944-2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Winston Samuels, a long time hitmaker in Jamaica and a member of the group Desmond Dekker & the Aces, has died.

Read the full article →
Saxa

R.I.P. Saxa From The Beat 1938-2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Saxa, the Jamaican saxophonist who was a member of the British band The Beat (known in the U.S. as The English Beat), died on Wednesday at the age of 77.

Read the full article →
Gwen Stefani of No Doubt - Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Gwen Stefani Suffers Ruptured Eardrum

by Music-News.com

Gwen Stefani is making a speedy recovery after suffering a ruptured eardrum.

Read the full article →
The Selecter

The Selecter and The Beat Set For 2018 Au and NZ Dates

by Paul Cashmere

UK ska bands The Beat and The Selecter have teamed for an Australian tour in January 2018. The confusion is in working out which one is which.

Read the full article →
Madness: Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Suggs Kicks Off His Spoken Word Australian Tour

by Paul Cashmere

Madness have just finished touring Australia and Suggs has stayed behind to perform his solo spoken word ‘Suggs My Life Story In Words and Music’.

Read the full article →

Related Posts

Buzzcocks To Tour Australia in October

Buzzcocks will return to Australia for dates in October and November.

4 days ago
John Lennon Mind Games EP
John Lennon ‘Mind Games’ EP To Be Released Ahead of Box Set

The Estate of John Lennon will preview the upcoming ‘Mind Games’ box set with a 4 track 12” EP to be released for Record Store Day 2024.

4 days ago
AC/DC To Release Gold Disc Editions Of American (Not Australian) Versions of Classic Albums

AC/DC will release nine Gold disc editions of their classic albums to mark the 50th anniversary of the first gig of the band in Australia but for some weird reason it is the US editions of the albums, not the Australia editions.

6 days ago
Engelbert Humperdinck performs at the Palais Theatre in St Kilda on Thursday 29 October 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Engelbert Humperdinck Has The Hot Ticket of 2024

If Taylor Swift fans are called Swifties, what are Engelbert Humperdinck fans called? Humpers?

6 days ago
Peter Garrett Midnight Oil 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Peter Garrett Spans 46 Years With Solo Setlist

Peter Garrett has played two solo shows so far in 2024 with a fairly even divide between the solo songs and his Midnight Oil catalogue.

6 days ago
Alice Cooper photo by Ros O'Gorman
Alice Cooper Announces UK Tour With Glen Matlock and Primal Scream

Alice Cooper is touring the UK this October with Primal Scream and Sex Pistol Glen Matlock.

6 days ago
Rich Kids
Glen Matlock’s Post Pistols Band Rich Kids Was The Group That Never Took Off

After Sex Pistols broke up, Glen Matlock formed a new group Rich Kids with Midge Ure pre-Ultravox on vocals but the band never kicked in, was short lived and broke up after one album.

7 days ago