Fresh Picks: Nevermind Being Serious, It’s The Crash Mats.

The Crash Mats – Oldham, England, United Kingdom.

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As you can probably already deduce by the title of this article and the album cover that showcases a grown man with what seems to be wine on his shirt, The Crash Mats are not a band that take themselves too seriously. This is actually relatively on point because Ska-Punk often needs a dash of humour to match the erratic and ridiculous dancing that should always accompany it.

If Leftover Crack were British and a bit more easy going or if Sublime were also from these (not particularly) fine islands and laced even more hilarity and laid-back attitude through their work then you’d have Oldham gents The Crash Mats. The band also remind me and could well do some of you, or MF features, Bobby Funk, who can be found – Here.

Smoking? The question of why no one likes Pablo? Pasties, pies and sausages rolls, eclairs and cream cakes? Throwing up? Wrestling? An undying love for “Heavy Metal”? All these issues are addressed with the first full length from a band playing fast Ska-Punk-Rock and filling it with whatever they please.

Musically the band have the tempos, the grit and classic English-Punk vocals that suit the sloppy yet oddly coherent musical backing a treat. Professional term that.

You can find all things The Crash Mats below, as well as their record label, Horn & Hoof Records:


Matthew Speer

Matt has 2.1 BA in History and is most likely somewhere in his twenties. He enjoys a wide range of music, but has a strong penchant for Punk-Rock. Originally he hails from the Isle Of Wight off the South Coast of England, UK and spends most of his time around England's South-West.

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