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THE NEW ALBUM OUT NOV 2022

OTHER WAYS TO
DUB & OFFEND

This muster of tracks increases the bands unmistakable shade of post ska reggae simmering with new wave riffs, rhythmical plinks and bowel-shaking rumbles. Industrious bass and luminous bursts of percussive melody straddle 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.

BETTER WAYS TO LOVE & OFFEND

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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

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

 

The 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.

 

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.

This album is dedicated to the life and art of Jane Anderson, who sadly passed away in July 2022. She played a major part on this album and the complimentary Dub version, OTHER WAYS TO DUB AND OFFEND to be released in November 2022.

RIP Jane x

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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BALACLAVA T-SHIRTS FOR SALE

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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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