Taken from the forthcoming album BIGGA BAGGARIDDIM out 25th June 2021 and available for pre-orders NOW, via the SRG ILS label imprint. This is an album full of reggae collaborations with artists spanning four continents and seven decades of recording experience, featuring House of Shem, Tippa Irie, BLVK H3RO, Inner Circle, Pablo Rider, KIOKO, Gilly G, Slinger, Winston Francis, Leno Banton and General Zooz (Reggae Rajahs).
Kioko’s ‘You Don’t Call Anymore’ is a perfect foil to UB40’s own cut. They too, all contribute ideas and finish the songs together. Their objective is to create a body of work that they can be proud of as a band, and there’s quality in everything they do, including put-downs of politicians. Again, like UB40, the members all grew up within a few miles of each other and some even went to school together, although this was in the leafy suburbs of south Birmingham, and not the rundown inner city areas that spawned early UB40. “There are loads of parks where we come from,” says lead singer Matt, “and yet everyone who’s seen Peaky Blinders thinks we have soot-covered faces and wear braces.”