After surfacing in 2013 with their debut EP, “Wasters & Wannabes”, The Kubricks soon became one of the must-see ska bands of this generation. Tracks from their debut release were supported by Huey Morgan (6Music) and Tom Robinson (BBC Introducing – 6Music), and The Specials' bassist, Horace Panter championed the band, claiming “I can hear Madness, The Ruts, Squeeze and The Clash in there…” The timing was perfect, and coincided with a new interest in ska music, as many of UK’s festivals began dedicating entire stages to the genre. Riding on the back of this wave, the band soon found themselves supporting legends such as UB40, Bad Manners and The Toasters, in addition to sharing the stage with The Skints, Buster Shuffle and Bombskare.
Produced by Toby Davies of Gentleman's Dub Club, the band’s first album "The Heist" was released in 2017. The UK’s longest-running skazine, Do The Dog, immediately commented that it was already, “A very strong contender for album of the year”, whilst Bucketlist in Canada called it, "A gem of an album that makes ska and reggae seem like a perfect fit with 21st-century musical trends.” Tom Robinson (6Music) immediately shared the track “Down With the Dogs” with his listeners, and BBC Introducing in Essex soon began supporting the album too.
The Kubricks have spent years developing their energetic live set, headlining their own shows and playing small and large festivals across the country. They have played to tens of thousands over the years with appearances at Wickerman (Scotland), Godiva, Bug Jam, Brownstock, The London International Ska Festival, Dance Ska La (France), Brentwood Festival and Boomtown Fair, amongst others.
The band are currently writing and recording their second album, set for release in 2019.
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