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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.


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 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'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.

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 on 19 July 2022 at 11.44pm. 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

Upcoming Shows

  • Skapones seaside  tour
    Sat, 08 Jul
    08 Jul, 19:00
    Blackpool, Waterloo Rd, Blackpool FY4 2AF, UK
  • Rebellion Punk Festival
    Sun, 06 Aug
    Winter Gardens
    06 Aug, 04:40 – 09 Aug, 09:36
    Winter Gardens, Blackpool, UK
    Featuring acts such as Steel Pulse, Die Toten Hosen, New Model Army, Skinny Lister, The Damned, Ferocious Dog, Zounds, Ruts DC etc etc etc
  • Blam Blam Fever
    Fri, 08 Sept
    08 Sept, 19:00 – 09 Sept, 19:00
    Redcar, Redcar, UK
    Featuring Bad Manners, The Beat, Skapones, Hot knives, AKA The Syndicate, The Rough Kutz and many more
  • Halton Stadium
    Sat, 09 Sept
    09 Sept, 19:00 – 10 Sept, 19:00
    Widnes, Lower House Ln, Widnes WA8 7DZ, UK
    Soft Lad promotions event



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.

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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