Chainska Brassika release new single ‘Simple Things’ featuring Frank Harper

Chainska Brassika release new single ‘Simple Things’ featuring Frank Harper

Chainska Brassika and Frank Harper have teamed up to release their refreshing and incredibly carefree new single ‘Simple Things’ on 6th March 2020. They\’ve released a music video for ‘Simple Things’ which captures the essence of the dynamic 8 piece ska-reggae band’s contagious energy. Actor, film producer and ska reggae fan Frank Harper directed the video and uses distinctive vocals as spoken word over a section of the anthem.

The single is an ode to the uncomplicated things in life, a modus operandi that Chainska Brassika endorse wholeheartedly and with cheerful abandon. Chainska have a distinctive vibrance in their sound that combines sweet melodic vocals, rough lyrics with high energy ska rhythms and reggae passages soaked in magnificent brass lines.

Audiences across the UK have witnessed the band’s pulsating live show, which will debut in the US with two official showcase performances at the legendary SXSW 2020. Nine more UK dates will follow and take place across April to October this year, including the International Ska Festival in London and Ska Gate in Margate. Chainska have supported Madness, Toots and the Maytals, Gentlemen’s Dub Club and The Skatalites. The band have filled countless UK venues and mesmerised crowds at festivals including Glastonbury, Outlook, Hay Festival, Rototom Sunsplash, Valley Fest, European Reggae Festival, Jamaica and more.

Chainska Brassika collectively said “Our new single highlights the bare necessities that help us get through, core values like music and fellowship are what Chainska is all about. Reggae and ska have always been linked with protest and this track celebrates the alternative to all the complications. Simple things is about moving away from the issues, surpassing them and dealing with them in our own way. We can’t wait to showcase our UK sound to the American masses and hopefully gain their respect. Watch this space.” 

Frank Harper added “I never thought that at my age I would be walking into a recording studio to perform on a track with such a talented group of young musicians. And then to be asked to direct the music video to ‘Simple Things’, capturing the energy of the band’s live performance and paying homage to the roots of the music that we all love and respect, resulted in one of my favourite days ever on a film shoot.”

Confirmed live dates:

14th – 18th March 2020 SXSW Official Showcase (15th March, British Music Embassy @Cedar St.

Courtyard & 17th March, Official SXSW Showcase @ Flamingo Cantina)

10th April London International Ska Festival, O2 Academy, Islington

12th April Quayside Music Festival, Weymouth

9th May Somerset Cider & Cheese Fayre

31st May The Great Estate Festival, Cornwall

3rd July SkaGate, Margate

26th July Fleur Fest, Didcot, Oxfordshire

6th – 8th August Buskers Bern Street Music Festival

22nd Aug  Soul Circus, The Cotswolds

17th Oct Cowley Workers Club, Oxford


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