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WE ARE . . .

Zen Baseballbat are back refreshed with a more daredevil sound with a mass of reggae dub overtones mixed with New Wave electronic pulses. You’ll notice a vocal clarity that goes well beyond that of the band’s earlier albums.

This band will take you through a whole gamut of emotions, lifting you up when you least expect it, at other times provoking anger, sadness, determination and the desire to stand up and be counted, as we enter yet another phase of vilifying the wrong enemy, while the real one who’s out of the public eye gets away scot-free.

 

The new album, titled BETTER WAYS TO LOVE AND OFFEND perfectly highlights the emptiness of the particularly British obsession with price, within a mindset that knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing. Adorable song brimming with irony, presented through the lens of the unique Gleavey sense of humour.

 

The mocking words represent what is justice to some, deliver poignant messages in tracks about a society

that’s a lot more than one frame out of sync.

BETTER WAYS TO LOVE & OFFEND

The New Album

Buy the CD version in a 12cm disc format presented in a printed metal tin, including a foam insert to keep your CD protected. Packaged in a bespoke envelope with an A5 booklet for the lyrics. Released on Stahl 42 Records

Ltd 12 inch vinyl version edition is released on Happy People Records

 

Zen Baseballbat's 4th album is a fantastic, forward thinking blend of new wave sounds fused onto their ska and reggae scaffolding. The likes of the B-52s, The Beat, The Specials, Yello, The Fall and Human League all play their part, while their Mancurian roots & influences remain undeniable throughout.

Or as the band themselves describe it... "a slap in the face, a wake-up call to rip us from the stasis we’ve ghosted into since recession and Brexit took hold. Can’t go forward, can’t go back so we might as well just sit and watch the bombs fall."

Only 300 copies of the LP are being pressed (100 on coloured vinyl and 200 on black). All numbered.

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RATIONS

Reimagined versions album

Buy the CD version in a 12cm disc format presented in a printed metal tin, including a foam insert to keep your CD protected. Packaged in a bespoke envelope with an A5 booklet for the lyrics. Released on Stahl 42 Records

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Upcoming Shows

  • Punk For Pam
    Star & Garter, Manchester
    27 Feb, 15:30
    Star & Garter, Manchester, 18-20 Fairfield St, Manchester M1 2QF, UK
  • With The Skapones
    The Boulevard, Wigan
    09 Apr, 19:00
    The Boulevard, Wigan, 19 Wallgate, Wigan WN1 1LD, UK
    KDS Promotions present The Skapones and Zen Baseballbat at Wigan's best venue
  • International Ska Festival 2022
    International Ska Festival 2022
    London
    29 Jul, 19:00 – 30 Jul, 23:00
    London, 53 Lafone St, London SE1 2LX, UK
    The Pioneers, Big Youth, Susan Cadogan, Dennis Alcapone, Dave Barker, Freddie Notes, Perkie, Zen Baseballbat, Joe Yorke, and Subsetters
  • Pavillion Colwyn Bay
    Colwyn Bay
    08 Jan, 19:00
    Colwyn Bay, 25 Abergele Rd, Colwyn Bay LL29 7RS, UK

BALACLAVA T-SHIRTS

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From the traditional leading clothing brand Fruit Of The Loom. The Ringer is a short sleeve t-shirt with a contrasting colour neck and cuff rib. Manufactured using 100% cotton 160gsm for white and 165gms for colours is a high-quality, fashionable product. Shoulder to shoulder taping gives additional comfort during wear. Other styling features include twin needle stitching detail on neck, sleeves and hem.

SIZING
Chest to fit (inches) (M) 38-40 (L) 41-43 (XL) 44-46 

Actual chest (cm) (M) 48 (L) 53 (XL) 58.5
Body length (cm) (M) 70 (L) 72.5 (XL) 75 

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