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London’s The Skints release new single featuring Protoje

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Originating from the East London ska-core scene, THE SKINTS continue to push boundaries with their original brand of “tropical punk” with new single “Restless”, featuring Grammy-nominated Jamaican reggae star, Protoje.

Protoje has emerged as a leader of the modern reggae revival movement and recently released his critically acclaimed album, A Matter of Time. With over 13 million streams last year and over 156 million YouTube views, he was the first Jamaican act in 35 years to grace the main stage at Reading and Leeds Festival last summer. You can listen to the single below.


“We first befriended Protoje and his band on the road in 2014 and have been talking about collaborating every time we’ve seen each other since. After making the riddim of this one, we knew we had to call him to voice the missing verse, and he definitely brings a vibe and style to the tune that only he can deliver.” 


Since the band’s inception, The Skints have toured extensively across the globe, playing hundreds of shows and festivals including Summerjam (Germany), Dour Festival (Belgium), California Roots (US) and ReggaeSunSka (France). In the UK, The Skints sold-out their most recent 10-date UK tour including Shepherd’s Bush Empire and have performed at the UK Reading and Leeds Festivals, Bestival, Glastonbury and Boomtown Festival.  The Skints have supported NOFX, 311, Less Than Jake, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Mariachi El Bronx, You Me At Six, Sublime with Rome and Easy Star All Stars. The Skints latest album Swimming Lessons will be released May 10th and you can pre-order the album HERE 

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