Stowmarket IP14 1ET
After surfacing in 2013 with their debut EP, ‘Wasters & Wannabes’, The Kubricks soon became one of the must-see ska bands of this generation. Tracks from their debut release were supported by Huey Morgan (6Music) and Tom Robinson (BBC Introducing – 6Music), and The Specials’ bassist, Horace Panter championed the band, claiming “I can hear Madness, The Ruts, Squeeze and The Clash in there…” The timing was perfect, and coincided with a new interest in ska music, as many of UK’s festivals began dedicating entire stages to the genre. Riding on the back of this wave, the band soon found themselves supporting legends such as UB40, Bad Manners and The Toasters.
Produced by Toby Davies of Gentleman’s Dub Club, the band’s first album ‘The Heist’ was released in 2017. The UK’s longest-running skazine, Do The Dog, immediately commented that it was already, “A very strong contender for album of the year”, whilst Bucketlist in Canada called it, “A gem of an album that makes ska and reggae seem like a perfect fit with 21st-century musical trends.” Tom Robinson (6Music) immediately shared the track ‘Down With the Dogs’ with his listeners, and BBC Introducing in Essex soon began supporting the album too.
For their next project, the band began working with Tom Donovan – producer, writer and musician from Essex hip-hop act, Monster Florence. The subsequent album ‘Between Antipodes’ was released in the autumn of 2022, and is their most ska-pop venture to date.
The Kubricks have spent years developing their energetic live set, headlining their own shows and playing festivals across the country. They have played to tens of thousands, with notable appearances at The Isle of Wight Festival, Boomtown Fair, Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering, Wickerman (Scotland), Godiva, and The London International Ska Festival, amongst many others.
“I can hear Madness, The Ruts, Squeeze and The Clash in there … all mashed up to make something very listenable. There are tunes you can sing in the bath or at the traffic lights. Intelligent lyrics and danceable too!!” Horace Panter, The Specials
“The Kubricks’ bring something surprisingly refreshing to the table”; “[they make] ska and reggae seem like a perfect fit with 21st-century musical trends.” Bucketlist Reviews, Canada
Standing tickets only
Book online (fee applies) or call our Box Office on 01449 774678 (open 10am to 2pm weekdays).