Junior Bill’s streetwise sound is both refreshingly youthful and politically mature. The young Cardiff five piece’s catchy songs brim with witty playground limericks and latin melodies so singable they distract you from the tragic subtexts of division, decline and gentrification.
The music is hugely danceable too. Dubby basslines and concrete grooves underpin a ska-tinged global-local collage of sound. It's a blend that makes them the natural torch-bearers of a vein of Jamaican-influenced British songwriting running from Jerry Dammers to Jamie T.
Since meeting in their local community centre at the tilt of their teenage years, they have grown from youth club loiterers into electric and brilliant showmen, delighting crowds up and down the country.