The Kubricks return in 2017 with their new album, The Heist.
Produced by Toby Davies (Gentleman’s Dub Club, Maverick Sabre), The Heist features 12 new tunes including Hold Us Down – featuring reggae legend Horseman, Better Of Me with the immense Sharlene Hector on vocals, and lead track Down With The Dogs.
In addition to writing and recording The Heist, The Kubricks spent 2016 performing yet again to huge festival crowds. The last four years have seen the band play to tens of thousands with slots at Wickerman Festival, Godiva, Brentwood Festival, Brownstock, and The London International Ska Festival, supporting acts such as UB40, Bad Manners, The Skints and The Toasters.
Their independently released debut Wasters & Wannabes, produced by Andrew Tulloch (The Charlatans, Madness), started to gain traction in 2014 with support from BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing, and BBC 6Music, after Huey Morgan featured the band’s single, Self-Help Wannabe. Tom Robinson chose new track Rave With the Rebel (July 2015) for his show, leading Horace Panter (The Specials) to champion the band, claiming, “I can hear Madness, The Ruts, Squeeze and The Clash in there…”.
With The Heist, The Kubricks have evolved their traditional ska sound, adding new elements such as percussion, samples and programming across 12 new compositions that combine the energy of the live band in a new studio setting.