This week sees The Skints getting added to the Radio 1 playlist with their track Up Against The Wall Riddim being heard across daytime shows including Greg James, Dev and Scott Mills. Have a listen and read up on some essential facts about the band.


Hometown: East London
Style: The Skints describe themselves as reggae and dub upstarts. There's plenty of punk and ska in the mix too as is shown by Up Against The Wall Riddim, a rampaging tune which flips and switches comfortably between engaging rhythms and vocalists.
Did you know? The band are pretty much always on tour. Well maybe they do take the odd break, but not many. They've supported Gym Class Heroes, Reel Big Fish, You Me at Six, Gogol Bordello and even found time to play for us at Hackney Weekend in June.
Supported by: Mike Davies from the Radio 1 Punk Show is a big fan of the band and had them in for a session at the start of 2012.
Where can I find out more? Head to their website for the latest news and a selection of amusing photos. The Skints head out on their own headline tour this October in support of their new album, Part & Parcel.

Let us know what you make of Up Against The Wall Riddim in the comments section below.

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  • Comment number 6. Posted by Laura

    on 4 Oct 2012 12:10

    This is an awesome track, please play more of The Skints! Love it!

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  • Comment number 5. Posted by SusieRi

    on 3 Oct 2012 19:21

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  • Comment number 4. Posted by SusieRi

    on 3 Oct 2012 19:16

    (Didn't mean to stop there) Can radio one play some more songs by this band? its really feelgood music and I love all their voices, they are interesting listening, a bit different too.

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  • Comment number 3. Posted by SusieRi

    on 3 Oct 2012 19:10

    i love this song and have played it over and over again since I first heard it…

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  • Comment number 2. Posted by Raoul Gerhard

    on 3 Oct 2012 19:03

    If any band is there to reassure us that real, good quality music has a future, it's the Skints. I've heard them live many times now and I have their album Part & Parcel. Every song is top quality; I bet they couldn't produce a duff one if they tried. MORE MORE MORE OF THEM ON MY RADIO PLEASE!

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  • Comment number 1. Posted by pwffi

    on 3 Oct 2012 11:57

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