Project Description

TOGETHER NOT APART BY BACKBEAT SOUNDSYSTEM

While the US reggae scene has only recently boomed with new bands expanding the boundaries of the genre, the UK has long had a tradition of home grown reggae acts. Easy Star Records proudly released the first full-length record by Backbeat Soundsystem, one of the bright lights of the latest UK reggae wave. Together Not Apart showcases the unique sounds of this up-tempo funky reggae 8-piece. Produced by the band’€™s singer and main songwriter, Dean Forrest, the record features 12 songs that demonstrate a sound somewhere between Steel Pulse and SOJA, with equal parts political, social, and romantic lyrics.

Release Date: October 14th, 2014

“The positive and vibrant atmosphere that colours the band’s infectious songs are a deliberate antidote to what vocalist Dean Forrest calls ‘angry music.’” – Western Morning News

“This is a record which combines the very best of modern, twenty-first century reggae, with the right amount of influence from the old-school.” – The Punk Archive

“Backbeat Soundsystem have crafted a slick, sexy and heavy-grooving tune.” – The Musical Melting Pot

RELEASES BY BACKBEAT SOUNDSYSTEM ON EASY STAR RECORDS