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Pama International - Pama Outernational

Pama International Pama Outernational
Pama International - Pama Outernational
(CD/LP) Rockers Revolt Records, 2009-10-26

Pama International are back in the studio finishing the much anticipated follow up to Love Filled Dub Band.... Pama Outernational. It features Lynval Golding & Horace Panter (The Specials) and is again being produced by John Collins (producer of The Specials iconic Ghost Town). It picks up where Love Filled... left off with Pama's unique blend of 60s soul/70s reggae & 21st social commentary, but takes some darker twists and dub turns along the way. Billed as 'The Heavyweight Dub Sounds of Now', it will be preceded by three singles over the coming months. Pama International… Reggae For The People

Pama International Pama Outernational
Pama International - Pama Outernational
(CD/LP) Rockers Revolt Records, 2009-10-26

Tracklisting :
01. Equality & Justice For All
02. Dub A Disco
03. Are We Saved Yet?
04. I Still Love You More
05. Still I Wait
06. He's More Like His Father
07. Happenstance
08. Dub A Dance
09. Question The Answer
10. Trade It All For More
11. What You Do Now
12. Look Out Your Window

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Info :
The new album Pama Outernational has been mastered at John Dents Loud Mastering (the man behind the mastering of Island Rcds classic such as Bob Marley, Lee Perry and one of our all time favourite cuts Junoir Murvin's Police & Thieves.) The 12 track album is billed as "the heavyweight dub sounds of now"...

As the billing would suggest the mainstay of the albums direction is heavyweight dub sounds, but with Stax, Johnny Cash, Ken Parker, The Blockheads, Joe Gibbs & Peter Tosh also inspiring, you can expect a fairly mixed bag. Lynval Golding sings backing vocals throughout and takes lead on 'Question The Answer', whilst fellow member from The Specials, Sir Horace Panter takes bass duties on 'Dub A Disco' and also 'Question The Answer'.

Pama Intl will be touring it Oct-Dec'09 to promote the album's release

Biography :
Introducing Pama International; the UK's leading dub collective - soul-fueled & dub-induced for the 21st century, fronted by Sean Flowerdew, Finny and Lynval Golding (The Specials/Fun Boy 3). The line up has included members from; The Specials, Bentley Rhythm Ace, Galliano, Steel Pulse, The Lee Perry Band, PWEI, Lord Large, Madness, The Style Council, and more.

Pama Intl, have released 7 acclaimed albums, recorded 2 Radio One Sessions, played at Glastonbury, Bestival, Womad, Wickerman, Beautiful Days & many more festivals. They've performed with The Specials, The Levellers, Jimmy Cliff, Prince Buster, Lee Perry, Skatalites, Toots & The Maytals, Mad Professor, Mick Jones' Carbon/Silicon & Madness, creating a huge grassroots following, with a live show that has become second to none.

"the best live roots band I've ever seen" FACT magazine.

2006 saw them become the first new band in 30 years to sign to the legendary Trojan Records. The resulting release boasted a classic line-up of vintage ska and reggae guests including; Rico Rodriguez, Dennis Alcapone, Dawn Penn, Derrick Morgan and the first recording since the 1970's from Dave & Ansel Collins, and immediately won global praise.

"YOU'D swear blind this CD was a compilation of forgotten reggae gems from the 70s. A wondrous revelation of an album. **** out of 5" Daily Star

"a mouth watering slice of authentic Club Ska cool for the 21st Century. **** out of 5"

"Neither too modern or too retro, it blends classic ska and reggae rhythms with a double shot of dub" Record Collector

Getting back to their deep-rooted DIY philosophy in 2008 they launched their own Rockers Revolt label. Mixed by John Collins (producer of The Specials iconic Ghost Town) and featuring guest appearances from Rico Rodriguez, Sir Horace Panter (The Specials) and Top 10 hit-maker Michie One, the first album on the label 'Love Filled Dub Band', received airplay from 64 (and counting) stations/DJs, including; Radio One; Rob Da Bank, Chris Goldfinger & Mike Davies, Radio 2-Steve Lamacq, David Rodigan, Gary Crowley, Charlie Gillet, BBC6; Don Letts & Shaun Keaveny, xfm-Jon Kennedy plus live sessions at Abbey Road and on Craig Charles' BBC6 Funk & Soul show. Reviews have been equally as enthusiastic...

**** MOJO

"Social commentary only grime & UK Hip Hop can rival" Echoes

"bringing funk soul & dub to near perfection" Craig Charles BBC6

"Beguilingly beautiful, an album to cherish" Swell magazine

"Downright heavyweight...Cut from the same cloth as Tubby & Perry in their heyday" UK Reggae Guide

It also features Lynval Golding's first foray into song-writing since his days with The Specials & Fun Boy 3 on the thought provoking 'Wonder Wonder'. The album draws on the classic sounds of yesteryear, blending Stax inspired soul with Lee Perry's rockers reggae, King Tubby dub workouts with bang-on-the-button social commentary.

Not content to keep their sound to the music world alone 7 appearances on British and Hollywood film soundtracks have already been landed. The most successful of which is included on Pama Intl's debut, the Flowerdew penned 'Truly, Madly, Deeply', as featured on 'Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels'.

2009 has already seen the release of Pama Intl's anti-knife/gun album 'The Highrise Campaign', featuring versions of Pama Intl's anthem 'Highrise' by; Studio One legend Dennis Alcapone, Billy Bragg, Michie One, Wrongtom (best known for his work with Hard Fi and recent Roots Manuva album), G.Corp, Mungos Hi Fi, Lynval Golding (The Specials) and Banana Clan protege Jimmy Screech.

"wicked wicked...will playlist on my web radio….Brilliant" Laurent Garnier

"another winner from the Rockers Revolt stable...10/10" Mikey J-Radio Ceredigion

"Every bit of sound, echo & effect is 100% to the point" Reggae

"thoroughly recommended, I haven't really got that band in the past, but very, very much enjoying this" Mark Lamarr - BBC Radio 2

"its great to report that the music is as fantastic as it is" i really love music

"I played the whole of side 1 in a row the other week on the show! Great album" John Kennedy xfm

"most impressive release yet from UK reggae collective Pama International" Straight No Chaser

"Pama Intl are maintaining 2 Tone's fine tradition of mixing social comment with great tunes" The Sun

"sensational" DJ magazine


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