I know ska, I know punk, and I know ska punk. I know Oi. But never before have I heard ska Oi! until today.
Playing anywhere and everywhere from squats to bars to festival main stages and drawing inspiration from bands such as The Specials, The Filaments & Operation Ivy this is angry political commentary that you can shout along to while stomping your feet.
Faintest Idea take the bouncing beat of 2 Tone Ska and smash it over the head with fast, angry UK Punk. Hailing from the East Anglian region of Britain the rabble rousing political lyrics are shouted over layers of catchy brass lines and heavy boot stomping beats. Signed to TNSrecords the band have extensively toured the UK, Europe, Russia, Canada and Japan and had major airplay on BBC Radio 1’s Punk Show with Mike Davies, being invited down to the legendary Maida Vale Studios in London to record a live session.
“I know ska, I know punk, and I know ska punk. I know Oi. But never before have I heard ska oi until today. Faintest Idea, hailing from the port town of Kings Lynn in Norfolk, are a pretty fucking unique band in this world, and that should be treasured. Too many bands set out to sound like other bands that they think are popular, and we end up with a boring sea of sameness. Faintest Idea turn this trend on its head with tight, energetic ska music blended with tough working class oi, and the result is nothing short of astounding.” Keep Track Of The Time
“So far Faintest Idea are yet to disappoint, they always seem to put on a great show, from the music they perform to the attitude they unleash it with. A must see band for any ska-punk fan.” Broken Arrow Magazine
“I’m not even that much of a ska fan but Faintest Idea are brilliant and particularly brilliant live.” Rock Album Archives