CELEBRATE THIS SHIT, IT'S ALL WE HAVE LEFT
Zen Baseballbat have unmistakable shades of post ska reggae simmering with new wave riffs, rhythmical plinks and bowel-shaking rumbles. Industrious bass and luminous bursts of percussive melody straddling the divide between manipulated dub, instrumental groove and disgruntled rhyme. 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.
Zen Baseballbat write forward thinking songs which perfectly highlight the emptiness of the particularly British obsession with price, within a mindset that knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing. The album, 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 songs 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.
Zen Baseballbat are a well oiled live machine, fresh from touring with New Model Army, The Selecter, The Beat, The Ragga Twins, Rhoda Dakar as well as playing The London International Reggae Festival, The Irish International Ska Festival and The Specialized Big One. The band have also featured at this year world famous Rebellion punk festival.
BETTER WAYS TO LOVE & OFFEND
Buy the CD version in a 12cm disc format presented in a printed metal tin, including a foam insert to keep your CD protected. Released on Stahl 42 Records
The 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.
This album is dedicated to the life and art of Jane Anderson, who sadly passed away on 19 July 2022. She played a major part on Better Ways to Love and Offend and the complimentary Dub version, OTHER WAYS TO DUB AND OFFEND. Released in November 2022.
RIP Jane, you will be missed forever xxx
Check out the bredrin album to Better Ways To Love And Offend, the contemporary dub album;
OTHER WAYS TO DUB & OFFEND
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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