Mix ex-members of ska, hardcore and punk bands and add them into a new melting pot, and what would you expect the result to sound like? Not reggae, is my bet. However this self-titled album, The Aggrolites debut on Hellcat Records is one that recalls the sounds of a funky James Brown and laid back Bob Marely fused with the odd Doors moment to create 19 bizarre but strangely addictive songs.
You can’t help but get into the groove of these songs and if you are still smarting at the thought of no Glastonbury this year, I urge you to buy this. Whack it on, turn it up and get your mates round in the garden and chill in your own mini Glastonbury. It’s the perfect partner to heady summer nights with it’s sunny melodies like ‘Mr. Misery‘ and ‘Funky Fire’. Having toured with the likes of Rancid and Madness, there is a wide ranging appeal to their joyful and passionate tracks which will brighten up even the rainiest of days.