Rantanplan released their latest album “Stay rudel stay rebel” at the beginning of the year and are now following it with a 6 track EP. Rantanplan are a German ska-punk band. Formed in Hamburg in 1995 they have ten albums to their name. As a ska-punk band you’ve got that punk heaviness and attitude combined with the brass section and sounds that we often associate with Reggae. When I reviewed “Stay rudel stay rebel” I was impressed – it’s a great album, so I was curious about this new EP – would it be up to the same standard or would it prove to be the bits that weren’t good enough to be included on the album.
Happily it’s the latter – this is a great EP. The songs are heavy but with the brass section adding a different sound. There’s a bit of organ in places too. It’s got a slightly crazy fun feel to it, but that’s not a bad thing – in fact it’s the sort of music you can really enjoy while knocking back a few beers on a night out.
Check out “Scheiss auf Gestern (featuring Swiss)”…
The EP was recorded live so it’s got that live feel rather than feeling too polished and it’s just what the music demands. A great EP from a band that deserve to be better known.
1. Rudeboys von der Reeperbahn
2. Finger 13
3. Scheiss auf Gestern (featuring Swiss)
6. Wir kommen nicht aus Trenchtown