The Skinny: Berlin-based quartet The Offenders are back with their new album, X, and celebrating the 10th anniversary of their formation. The new record, the band’s 6th studio album, is a 12 track melting pot of trad-ska, punk rock and rocksteady, packed full with singalongs, rockabilly inspired licks and hammond organ for good measure.
Inspired by emotional turmoil, life-changing experiences, wasted nights, troubled times and the reality of everyday life, X is an incredibly honest and genuine collection of tracks. “I was never a poseur, writing about things I never lived, understood or felt passionate about. I will never play the tough and wise guy” says Valerio, vocalist/guitarist. “I’ve been honest and loyal to myself and to our fans throughout the duration of The Offenders, and that’s never going to change.”
2015 will see the release of X, which is an international cooperation release with Bomber Music (UK), Destiny Records (GER), Rudys Back (FR), KOB (IT) and Stomp Records (CAN). X was recorded at Out-o-Space Studios, Göttingen Germany and mastered at Pauler Acoustic in Northeim Germany, between May and June 2015.