The Raindogs!
Unleash the six LP / CD
The Lab Records
The Raindogs! is a band based in Athens, Greece and this is their first full length, released in both vinyl and CD formats.
Kostas, who take cares of the trombone in The Raindogs!, was kind enough to give me a copy of the vinyl edition in order to review it in this blog.
First of all, I must say that the artwork of the album is awesome. The LP (black / orange split) comes in a gatefold case, featuring great drawings. It really grabbed my attention.
Musicwise, The Raindogs! deliver 10 songs of modern ska / reggae music, with a lot of funk / rock and some dub elements. It's not easy to make comparisons but I guess that a band like The Slackers is definitely one of their fav and a huge influence for them!
The recordings of the record were done the analog way, while Jim Spliff (The Last Drive) and Panos M. (The Earthbound) took care of the production. The mastering was done in London, UK.
'Unleash the six' was released by the local label The Lab Records (founded by Deus Ex Machina and The Earthbound members). Stavros (Deus Ex Machina) offers guest vocals in the song 'Fight and Get', as well.
I'm really into The Raindogs!. I dare to say that their new record is the soundtrack of the broiling August that is coming our way faster than fast...!
Give it a try and support your local scene!