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Live Review: Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag, and Mad Caddies at 02 Academy Leeds

Fireball’s Fuelling the Fire tour returned to the UK, this year bringing in tow Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag and Mad Caddies for a triple headline set. Ready to entertain the seas of attendees in patched black denim jackets, or trilby’s and ties.

Mad Caddies kicked off the headline sets, offering up their eclectic back catalogue of traditional ska-punk sound mixed with hardcore, reggae, jazz and swing. Not leaving any chance to let the night get stale, bouncing between more melodic numbers like Souls for Sale and Shoot out the Lights to their more hectic and faster tracks, such as Leavin’ and Monkeys. Taking advantage of the wide demographic in the room to not only bring out songs from most of their full-length releases, but also to best express the signature caddies sound and style.  Continue reading Live Review: Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag, and Mad Caddies at 02 Academy Leeds

Live Review: Mad Caddies at the Manchester Club Academy

California’s ska heroes the Mad Caddies returned to the UK for the first time since the release of their first album in seven years, Dirty Rice. Bringing Jaya The Cat with them for their five day trip across England.

Based out of Amsterdam, Jaya the Cat took the stage and immediately set a strong reggae groove throughout the whole room in such a way that only a band from the Netherlands could. With a clean, crisp sound the band entranced the crowd with their infectious rhythms and beards too by the look of things. With the members of the band playing a fairly stationary set (with the exception of bassist ‘Jay’ Onverwagt) for the most part, they did begin to move around a fair bit as their set went on, including front-man Geoff Lagadec despite playing the guitar without a strap as he is known to do.  Continue reading Live Review: Mad Caddies at the Manchester Club Academy